Archive | May, 2011


31 May 2011 | 7,250 views

Lockheed Martin Hacked – Rumoured To Be Linked to RSA SecurID Breach

You all probably remember the big kerfuffle that occurred after RSA got hacked, it was widely assumed that the SecurID system was compromised somehow and could not be relied on. We reported about it in the article – RSA Silent About Compromise For 7 Days – Assume SecurID Is Broken – where we questioned their [...]

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30 May 2011 | 7,223 views

Sniffjoke 0.4.1 Released – Anti-sniffing Framework & Tool For Session Scrambling

SniffJoke is an application for Linux that handle transparently your TCP connection, delaying, modifying and injecting fake packets inside your transmission, make them almost impossible to be correctly read by a passive wiretapping technology (IDS or sniffer). An Internet client running SniffJoke injects in the transmission flow some packets able to seriously disturb passive analysis [...]

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27 May 2011 | 6,998 views

Sony PlayStation Network (PSN) Reopens In Asia

Finally! My friends over in this hemisphere can finally stop whining and get back on PSN! We’ve been covering this whole Sony Hack quite extensively over the past few weeks and this should be the final part of the network coming back online. Asia is the last segment of the PlayStation Network to come back [...]

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25 May 2011 | 10,087 views

SIPVicious Tool Suite v0.2.6 – SIP/VoIP Security Auditing Tool

SIPVicious suite is a set of tools that can be used to audit SIP based VoIP systems. Why the name? Because the tools are not exactly the nicest thing on earth next to a SIP device. And the play on the sound seems to work. As an extra bonus, it rhymes with the name of [...]

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24 May 2011 | 15,065 views

Hotmail Exploit Has Been Silently Stealing E-mail

We haven’t reported a whole lot about Hotmail over the years, probably because since Gmail took over – Hotmail has mostly taken a backseat. The most recent report we had was about SSL and how Hotmail Always-On Encryption Breaks Microsoft’s Own Apps. The latest news is there has been a nasty bug in Hotmail for [...]

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23 May 2011 | 9,577 views

Malware Analyser v3.0 – A Static & Dynamic Malware Analysis Tool

Malware Analyser is freeware tool to perform static and dynamic analysis on malware executables, it can be used to identify potential traces of anti-debug, keyboard hooks, system hooks and DEP setting change calls in the malware. This is a stepping release since for the first time the Dynamic Analysis has been included for file creations [...]

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20 May 2011 | 12,065 views

Google Proposes Way To Speed Up SSL Handshake

I’m always interesting when it comes to cryptography and cryptographic trickery. We all know, the main problem with SSL is speed – it can really slow your surfing experience down and for most people it annoys them enough to just not use it. Google researchers claim they’ve devised a way to reduce that painful wait [...]

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18 May 2011 | 24,048 views

BackTrack 5 Released – The Most Advanced Linux Security Distribution & LiveCD

We have of course been following BackTrack since the very early days, way back in 2006 when it was just known as BackTrack – A merger between WHAX and Auditor. They’ve come a long way and BackTrack is now a very polished and well rounded security distro, most of the others have dropped off the [...]

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17 May 2011 | 6,590 views

Sony Brings Back PSN & Gives Away Freebies After Hack

We’ve been following the Sony PlayStation Network hack quite closely since back in April when we reported Sony Rebuilding PlayStation Network (PSN) – Down 4 Days So Far. Shortly after that it got a bit ugly with Sony PlayStation Network Hack Resulted In Stolen User Data & Lawsuit and then another hack, which lost an [...]

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16 May 2011 | 8,125 views

pytbull – Intrusion Detection/Prevention System (IDS/IPS) Testing Framework

pytbull is an Intrusion Detection/Prevention System (IDS/IPS) Testing Framework for Snort, Suricata and any IDS/IPS that generates an alert file. It can be used to test the detection and blocking capabilities of an IDS/IPS, to compare IDS/IPS, to compare configuration modifications and to check/validate configurations. The framework is shipped with about 300 tests grouped in [...]

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