Archive | January, 2011


28 January 2011 | 10,179 views

Happy New Year Geohot – Court Orders Seizure Of PS3 Hacker’s Computers

We published the story about the Playstation 3 (PS3) Finally Hacked & Exploit Released back in January 2010. The exploit of course developed by the very prolific hacker and jailbreaker extraordinaire Geohot. He became notorious way back in 2007 by fulling unlocking the iPhone and then again in 2008 by jailbreaking the iPhone running 1.12 [...]

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26 January 2011 | 11,288 views

Mausezahn – Fast Traffic Generator/Packet Crafting Tool

Mausezahn is a free fast traffic generator written in C which allows you to send nearly every possible and impossible packet. It is mainly used to test VoIP or multicast networks but also for security audits to check whether your systems are hardened enough for specific attacks. Mausezahn can be used for example: As traffic [...]

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25 January 2011 | 14,748 views

Digital Underground Offering Cheap Botnets For Hire

Perhaps even the cyber-criminals are effected by the recent recession – botnets for hire are hitting rock-bottom rates starting at just $2. We reported back in April 2010 about the Texas Man Who Pleaded Guilty To Bot Network For Hire. They are becoming more multi-talented as well rather than just offering bot networks for DDoS [...]

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24 January 2011 | 19,227 views

Mantra Security Toolkit – Free & Open Source Browser-Based Security Framework

Mantra is a dream that came true. It is a collection of free and open source tools integrated into a web browser, which can become handy for students, penetration testers, web application developers, security professionals etc. It is portable, ready-to-run, compact and follows the true spirit of free and open source software. Mantra is a [...]

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20 January 2011 | 15,136 views

Java Based Cross Platform Malware Trojan (Mac/Linux/Windows)

It’s pretty rare to read about malware on the Linux or Mac OSX platforms and even more rare to read about cross-platform malware which targets both AND Windows by using Java. A neat piece of coding indeed, it targets vulnerabilities in all 3 operating systems – the sad thing? The malware itself is vulnerable to [...]

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18 January 2011 | 14,355 views

Inguma Is Back – The Penetration Testing & Vulnerability Research Toolkit

Inguma is back and being actively developed again. It’s been quite a long time, far too long in fact. We first reported about Inguma way back in 2007 and our latest mention of it was in March 2008. A new version has just been released almost 3 years later with some major changes and a [...]

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17 January 2011 | 10,704 views

China Facing Problems With Android Handsets & Pre-installed Trojans

It seems like the Chinese are always coming up with inventive ways to scam people, this time the people in their own country. Android is of course growing quickly globally and China is no exception with the availability of cheap hardware there the open-source Android OS is a natural choice. The latest scam is some [...]

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12 January 2011 | 14,221 views

MagicTree – Penetration Tester Productivity Tool

MagicTree is a penetration tester productivity tool, it allows easy and straightforward data consolidation, querying, external command execution, and report generation. In case you wonder, “Tree” is because its stores all the data in a tree, and “Magic” because it is designed to magically do the most cumbersome and boring part of penetration testing – [...]

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06 January 2011 | 18,346 views

Researchers Hack Mobile Calls On GSM Network

Gotta love a bit of hardware hacking in the new year, this Karsten Nohl guy has been busy lately – he recently exposed Car Immobilisers Using Weak Encryption Schemes and more relevant to this article we’ve written about him and GSM Hacking Coming To The Masses Script Kiddy Style before. This kind of GSM snooping [...]

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05 January 2011 | 9,912 views

cross_fuzz – A Cross-Document DOM Binding Fuzzer

cross_fuzz is an amazingly effective but notoriously annoying cross-document DOM binding fuzzer that helped identify about one hundred bugs in all browsers on the market – many of said bugs exploitable – and it is still finding more. The fuzzer owes much of its efficiency to dynamically generating extremely long-winding sequences of DOM operations across [...]

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