Archive | 2009


03 December 2009 | 9,289 views

Microsoft Leaves Users Waiting For Black Screen Of Death Fix

The news this week has been a flaw in Microsoft‘s all versions of Windows labeled as the “Black Screen of Death”, they did acknowledge the problem a few days ago (in a roundabout way) but basically said it wasn’t their fault and it wasn’t widespread. The blame is currently being passed around and as of […]

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01 December 2009 | 17,669 views

Process Hacker v1.7 Released – Process Viewer & Memory Editor

Process Hacker is a free and open source process viewer and memory editor with unique features such as powerful process termination and a Regex memory searcher. It can show services, processes and their threads, modules, handles and memory regions. Key Features Viewing, terminating, suspending and resuming processes. Restarting processes, creating dump files, detaching from any […]

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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 | 23,725 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 | 21,892 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 | 68,194 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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