Archive | February, 2008


15 February 2008 | 117,025 views

Password Hasher Firefox Extension

Well seen as though we were talking about breaking passwords, here’s a tool for Firefox to help you manage your more secure passwords. Better security without bursting your brain Password Hasher is a Firefox security extension for generating site-specific strong passwords from one (or a few) master key(s). What good security practice demands: Strong passwords [...]

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14 February 2008 | 499,790 views

Password Cracking Wordlists and Tools for Brute Forcing

I quite often get people asking me where to get Wordlists, after all brute forcing and password cracking often relies on the quality of your word list. Do note there are also various tools to generate wordlists for brute forcing based on information gathered such as documents and web pages (such as Wyd – password [...]

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13 February 2008 | 10,085 views

US Customs Owns Your Data?

Ok here’s something controversial for you guys to digest, there has been anecdotal evidence of US Customs seizing laptops before and examining the data…but it now seems to be rather more widespread. It’s a little worrying to me how a government can just rummage through your data when you are totally innocent and they don’t [...]

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12 February 2008 | 7,330 views

PHPIDS – Security Layer & Intrusion Detection for PHP Based Web Applications

Another protection for those building website and web applications, as it’s the the most common attack vector nowadays I think it’s important to be extra safe on this front. PHPIDS (PHP-Intrusion Detection System) is a simple to use, well structured, fast and state-of-the-art security layer for your PHP based web application. The IDS neither strips, [...]

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11 February 2008 | 13,186 views

Adobe Reader Vulnerability Being Actively Exploited

It seems like some recently patched flaws in Adobe Reader are actively being exploited in the wild, mostly via malicious banners from various sites. Nothing particularly nasty is happening, but a trojan is being installed which can intercept search engine results. It’s definitely recommended to update to the latest version (8.1.2). Personally I don’t have [...]

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06 February 2008 | 81,753 views

Kismet – Wireless Network Hacking, Sniffing & Monitoring

For some reason I’ve never posted about Kismet, and I don’t like to assume everyone knows everything. So for those who may not have heard of it, here’s Kismet. Kismet is one of foundation tools Wireless Hacking, it’s very mature and does what it’s supposed to do. Kismet is an 802.11 layer2 wireless network detector, [...]

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05 February 2008 | 3,570 views

January 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 eigth month of the competition in January and are now in the ninth, starting a few days ago on February 1st – [...]

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04 February 2008 | 8,209 views

FireCAT 1.3 Released – Firefox Catalog of Auditing Extensions

FireCAT is a Firefox Framework Map collection of the most useful security oriented extensions. Version 1.3 was pending the ExploitMe tools availability to the public. Changes for version 1.3 Category Information Gathering (Googling and Spidering) GSI Google Site indexer (GSI Creates Site Maps based on Google queries. Useful for both Penetration Testing and Search Engine [...]

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01 February 2008 | 13,299 views

German Police Creating Law Enforcement Trojan

After banning hacking tools it looks like the German police are looking into digital wiretapping and creating ‘whitehat’ trojans for monitoring the bad guys… Of course they define who the bad guys are, and according to law 202(c) it could be us.. This is very definitely questionable when it comes to ethics, it’s almost as [...]

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