Archive | November, 2009


30 November 2009 | 6,284 views

Home Secretary says McKinnon must face US trial

Since the last update almost a year ago when Gary won the right to appeal against extradition, the latest news in the Gary Mckinnon saga is that his extradition to the US for trial will be going ahead. Even with his apparent medical condition of Ass Burgers Asperger’s it seems he will be extradited anyway […]

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24 November 2009 | 12,447 views

Metasploit 3.3 Released! Exploitation Framework

What is Metasploit? The Metasploit Framework is a development platform for creating security tools and exploits. The framework is used by network security professionals to perform penetration tests, system administrators to verify patch installations, product vendors to perform regression testing, and security researchers world-wide. The framework is written in the Ruby programming language and includes […]

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23 November 2009 | 11,480 views

First Malicious iPhone Worm In The Wild

It’s a little less than 2 weeks since the Jailbroken iPhone Users Got Rickrolled and as I thought a similar worm has been seen in the wild – but this time with malicious intent. As the rickrolling incident showed, even the more savvy users that jailbreak their phones neglect to change the default SSH password […]

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19 November 2009 | 23,730 views

Microsoft Confirms First Windows 7 0-Day Vulnerability

So a pretty serious remote vulnerability has been discovered in Windows 7, as usual Microsoft is downplaying the problem asking you to block the ports on your firewall rather than fixing the issue. I’d imagine the problem would only really be a big issue inside networks as who exposes SMB ports to the outside world […]

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17 November 2009 | 21,896 views

Katana v1 (Kyuzo) – Portable Multi-Boot Security Suite

The Katana: Portable Multi-Boot Security Suite is designed to fulfill many of your computer security needs. The idea behind this tool is to bring together many of the best security distributions and applications to run from one USB Flash Drive. Instead of keeping track of dozens of CDs and DVDs loaded with your favorite security […]

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16 November 2009 | 32,450 views

SSL Renegotiation Bug Succesfully Used To Attack Twitter

When this SSL Renegotiation bug hit the news, most people said it was a theoretical attack and was of no practical use in the real world. But then people tend to say that about most things don’t they until they get pwned up the face. It turns out the rather obscure SSL flaw can be […]

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12 November 2009 | 68,204 views

Cain & Abel v4.9.35 – Password Sniffer, Cracker and Brute-Forcing Tool

It’s been quite a while since we’ve written about Cain & Abel, one of the most powerful tools for the Windows platform (back in 2007 here). Cain & Abel is a password recovery tool for Microsoft Operating Systems. It allows easy recovery of various kind of passwords by sniffing the network, cracking encrypted passwords using […]

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11 November 2009 | 7,553 views

Jailbroken iPhone Users Get Rickrolled

The ‘big’ news this week was the first self-replicating worm hit the iPhone, it only seemed to be spreading in Australia though and only worked under a specific set of circumstances. It only effects iPhone users that have jailbroken their phone and have the SSH software installed with a default password of alpine. Thankfully it’s […]

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10 November 2009 | 5,921 views

Turbodiff v1.01 BETA Released – Detect Differences Between Binaries

Turbodiff is a binary diffing tool developed as an IDA plugin. It discovers and analyzes differences between the functions of two binaries. Requirements “Turbodiff 1.01 beta release 1″ works with IDA starting from v5.0. Instructions For the binaries: Download the plugin and store it at the directory “..\IDA\plugins”. If you want to compile it on […]

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09 November 2009 | 8,035 views

Facebook Used By Whitewell Trojan To Communicate

Facebook has had it’s fair share of security woes and the latest is the discovery of a new Trojan that uses Facebook to communicate. Interesting that it’s using the Facebook notes feature to communicate depending on title/subject of the note. The actual malware itself is spread through doc/pdf exploits and not through any flaws in […]

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