Archive | December, 2008


12 December 2008 | 6,419 views

sapyto v0.98 Released – SAP Penetration Testing Framework Tool

sapyto is the first SAP Penetration Testing Framework, sapyto provides support to information security professionals in SAP platform discovery, investigation and exploitation activities. sapyto is periodically updated with the outcome of the deep research on the various security aspects in SAP systems. Although sapyto is a versatile and powerful tool, it is of major importance [...]

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11 December 2008 | 7,144 views

Microsoft IE7 Exploit Allows Remote Code Execution on XP & Vista

It seems a new, fairly serious flaw has been discovered in Internet Explorer 7 – and as accounts go it’s been around for a couple of months in the underground. The worrying part is, patch Tuesday was yesterday and after testing it’s been discovered that this flaw WAS NOT patched in the updates. ISC reports [...]

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09 December 2008 | 4,939 views

Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) 1.0

To continue with some software targeted towards security and self-protection after posting about Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) and Microsoft Security Assessment Tool (MSAT) we continue with one more – Secunia Personal Software Inspector. We did write about this software way back when Secunia first came out with their Secunia Software Inspector. There’s now 3 [...]

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08 December 2008 | 14,144 views

Scammers Using Asterisk VoIP Systems to Make Calls

It seems like ‘vishing‘ (basically Phishing – but utilising VoIP call services) as it’s known is getting bigger, especially since the scammers have been using a flaw in Asterisk systems that allows them to hijack the VoIP exchange. Older versions of Asterisk do have quite a number of serious flaws and it looks like scammers [...]

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05 December 2008 | 46,797 views

The World’s Fastest MD5 Cracker – BarsWF

BarsWF is basically an MD5 cracking tool and at the moment, is currently the fastest. Right now on nVidia 9600GT/C2D 3Ghz CUDA version does 350 M keys/sec, SSE2 version does 108 M keys/sec. You may check benchmarks of all known good MD5 bruteforcers here. Changes in 0.8 Added checks for errors when calling CUDA kernel. [...]

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04 December 2008 | 63,374 views

Retarded E-mails – Crack Hotmail? Hack Facebook? Boyfriend Cheating?

I get a lot of these e-mails, sometimes I receive them almost every day. I had a thought the other day, it might be amusing if I shared them with you guys. So I’ll post them up every time I receive 2-3. I’ve had a LOT of these kind of e-mails and some spooky ones [...]

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03 December 2008 | 96,297 views

Confused by WEP, WPA, TKIP, AES & Other Wireless Security Acronyms?

I found an interesting article today which sums up most of the acryonyms involved in wireless networks and wireless security and explain them all in brief. It may clear things up for some people who get overwhelmed by all the jargon, especially with the recent news hitting the mainstream about WPA being partially cracked. Users [...]

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02 December 2008 | 6,549 views

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer – Free Windows Tool

Recently we mentioned MSAT – Microsoft Security Assessment Tool and I recalled another tool which came out originally years and years ago and I’ve personally found useful in a few situations. It’s good when you’re working on a Domain/Group Policy and you want to lock down one machine nice and tight, it can give some [...]

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01 December 2008 | 3,804 views

Malware Researchers Discover Rootkit HKTL-BRUDEVIC Similar to Sony CD Malware

You might remember the Sony BMG Rootkit fiasco back in 2006 when the whole Internet was up in arms about Sony installing a rootkit in the name of Digital Restriction Rights Management. Another piece of malware has been uncovered that has been linked to Sony and their Fingerprint reader. Researchers have unearthed rootkit-like functionality in [...]

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