Archive | May, 2012


31 May 2012 | 1,071 views

Bitdefender Internet Security 2012 Review

Introduction I do examine Security Software now and then to see what’s going on, if there are any new developments and what the state of affairs is when it comes to consumer grade Antivirus and Firewall software. Countermeasures are useful, especially when it comes to less tech savvy users (which we may happen to live [...]

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28 May 2012 | 2,144 views

Complex Cyberwar Tool ‘Flamer’ Found Infecting Computers In Iran & Israel

In December last year, Microsoft released the patch for the vulnerability used by Duqu to propogate itself across Windows desktops. The other nasty worm going around was Stuxnet – both cyberwarfare tools, and most recently a piece of malware claimed to be more sophisticated than both has been found infecting computers in the middle east. [...]

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22 May 2012 | 5,824 views

Nmap 6 Released For Download – Free Network Discovery & Security Auditing Tool

It’s been a while since the last major release of Nmap, the last time we reported on it was when Nmap v5.20 was Released (February 2010). The latest major version has just been released, version 6 – and is now available for download! For the two people on the planet who don’t know – Nmap [...]

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17 May 2012 | 1,392 views

Hackers Break Into Bitcoin Exchange Site Bitcoinica

Bitcoin hasn’t been having a great time lately, there have been a few high profile, large dollar amount hacks of Bitcoin Exchange sites (basically the Bitcoin banks). The latest involved $90,000USD and a high likelihood that the user database was compromised too. It seems like Bitcoin, despite all the hype, might die a slow death [...]

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14 May 2012 | 7,331 views

CODENAME: Samurai Skills – Real World Penetration Testing Training

Introduction Yes, there’s another new kid on the block when it comes to penetration testing training, this course is known as CODENAME: Samurai Skills by Ninja-Sec. I’m not going to go and compare this to any other course out there as I think there’s a place for all of them, and they all have pros [...]

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08 May 2012 | 1,776 views

Basic Fuzzing Framework (BFF) From CERT – Linux & Mac OSX Fuzzer Tool

The CERT Basic Fuzzing Framework (BFF) is a software testing tool that finds defects in applications that run on the Linux and Mac OS X platforms. BFF performs mutational fuzzing on software that consumes file input. (Mutational fuzzing is the act of taking well-formed input data and corrupting it in various ways, looking for cases [...]

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