Archive | May, 2010


13 May 2010 | 8,394 views

Suricata – Open Source Next Generation Intrusion Detection and Prevention Engine

The Suricata Engine is an Open Source Next Generation Intrusion Detection and Prevention Engine. This engine is not intended to just replace or emulate the existing tools in the industry, but will bring new ideas and technologies to the field. Basically it’s a is a multi-threaded intrusion detection/prevention engine engine available from the Open Information [...]

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12 May 2010 | 8,470 views

New Argument Switch Attack Bypasses Windows Security Software

There’s been a lot of highly technical and most theoretical attacks lately, academic season really is in full swing. This is a very neat attack which is being labeled somewhere between catastrophic and mildly annoying depending on who you ask. It effects most of the major Anti-virus vendors, it’s called an argument-switch attack and leverages [...]

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11 May 2010 | 7,641 views

iScanner – Detect & Remove Malicious Code/Web Pages Viruses From Your Linux/Unix Server

iScanner is free open source tool lets you detect and remove malicious codes and web pages viruses from your Linux/Unix server easily and automatically. This is a neat tool for those who have to do some clean up operation after a mass-exploitation or defacement on a shared web-host. This tool is programmed by iSecur1ty using [...]

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10 May 2010 | 7,839 views

Federal Authorities Have Seized More Than $143 Million USD Of Fake Network Equipment

What a surprise, another quiet weekend – nothing much has been going on apart from the big furore about Facebook privacy – which frankly has been discussed to death. Other than that, 2 critical patches are expected in the next Microsoft patch Tuesday – info here and here. One story which I did find interesting [...]

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07 May 2010 | 8,295 views

Jarlsberg – Learn Web Application Exploits and Defenses

This codelab is built around Jarlsberg /yärlz’·bərg/, a small, cheesy web application that allows its users to publish snippets of text and store assorted files. “Unfortunately,” Jarlsberg has multiple security bugs ranging from cross-site scripting and cross-site request forgery, to information disclosure, denial of service, and remote code execution. The goal of this codelab is [...]

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06 May 2010 | 10,047 views

Untethered Userland Jailbreak For iPhone 3.1.3 & iPad 3.2 Has Arrived

It’s been a long time since we’ve covered any kind of Jailbreak apps, although we did cover some stories where owners of jailbroken devices were getting pwned by Rickrolling followed up shortly after with a malicious version of the worm. I thought I’d cover this anyway as the iPad seems to be ‘the next big [...]

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04 May 2010 | 24,357 views

OpenDLP – Free & Open-Source Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Tool

OpenDLP is a free and open source, agent-based, centrally-managed, massively distributable data loss prevention tool released under the GPL. Given appropriate Windows domain credentials, OpenDLP can simultaneously identify sensitive data at rest on hundreds or thousands of Microsoft Windows systems from a centralized web application. OpenDLP has two components: a web application and an agent. [...]

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03 May 2010 | 7,477 views

New Malware Variants More Malicious Than ILOVEYOU Bug

So no big surprise here, malware is getting more malicious! It’s good to know though and it’s good that companies out there like Messagelabs, under the watchful eye of Symantec, are trying to measure what is going on in malware land. The malware/worm landscape has always been a fast moving one and my guess is [...]

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