Archive | January, 2008


17 January 2008 | 9,449 views

New Rootkits Infecting the MBR

Ah I remember some of the nastiest viruses back in the day attaching themselves in the MBR (Master Boot Record) rendering most anti-virus software useless (as it sits on top of the OS). Now it seems MBR infection is back in fashion for a new age of rootkits. Security mavens have uncovered a new class [...]

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16 January 2008 | 9,446 views

w3af Fifth BETA for Download – Automated Web Auditing and Exploitation Framework

As you all seem to pretty interested in Inguma, there’s something else similar called w3af – the fifth BETA was released a while back and the team are now working on the sixth. w3af is a Web application attack and Audit Framework. The project goal is to create a framework to find and exploit web [...]

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15 January 2008 | 12,829 views

The First Reported Facebook Worm/Malware Pops Up – Secret Crush

So facebook has finally fallen victim, after the recent Orkut worm now we have malware infection from Facebook, an application called Secret Crush. The application was renamed as My Admirer but that seems to be gone now too. The first spyware spreading with Facebook application has been discovered. Security company Fortinet reports that application called [...]

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14 January 2008 | 14,581 views

VoIP Hopper – VLAN Hopping Tool

VoIP Hopper is a GPLv3 licensed security tool, written in C, that rapidly runs a VLAN Hop into the Voice VLAN on specific Ethernet switches. VoIP Hopper does this by mimicking the behavior of an IP Phone, in both Cisco and Avaya IP Phone environments. In Cisco IP Phone networks, it first dissects either IEEE [...]

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11 January 2008 | 14,321 views

UK Government Set to Make ‘Hacking Tools’ Illegal

This is sad news, it seems UK is considering following the lead of the Germans and their recently implemented hacking law 202(c) regarding the making of ‘hacking tools‘ illegal. It’s almost like making baseball bats illegal because you can hit someone with it, doesn’t matter its made for playing sport and that’s what most people [...]

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10 January 2008 | 10,364 views

Unicornscan v0.4.7 Released for Download – Fast Port Scanner

Unicornscan has always been a favourite of mine, especially for UDP scanning and scanning large networks (and getting it done fast). Unicornscan is a new information gathering and correlation engine built for and by members of the security research and testing communities. It was designed to provide an engine that is Scalable, Accurate, Flexible, and [...]

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09 January 2008 | 3,515 views

GFI Survey – 4 in 10 US Companies are NOT Secure!

GFI has recently conducted a survey concering corporate security in the US for small and medium sized enterprizes (SMEs). Despite the best efforts of many small and medium sized companies, a recent US survey shows that four in 10 companies believe that their networks are not secure. Thirty-two percent of the companies also reported that [...]

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08 January 2008 | 6,145 views

The Revisionist – Metadata Retrieval Tool

The Revisionist is a tool for extracting and indexing hidden metadata (such as deleted or modified text) from large collections of MS Word files. It can operate whole Web sites or SMB or NFS directories. It is handy for pen-testing, or it can be used just to spot embarrassing secrets. It’s useful in that it [...]

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07 January 2008 | 2,861 views

Uber Spammer Alan Ralsky Back In The News

Ah so Mr Alan Ralsky one of the biggest spammers of all-time is back in the news after his indictment with 10 others for running a large scale spam operation intended to inflate stocks artificially. At one time it was thought Mr Ralsky and his friends were responsible for the majority of the spam sent, [...]

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04 January 2008 | 3,019 views

December Commenter of the Month Competition Winner!

Competition time again! As you know we started the Darknet Commenter of the Month Competition on June 1st and it ran for the whole of June and July. We have just finished the seventh month of the competition in December and are now in the eight, starting a few days ago on January 1st – [...]

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