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Hacking Team Hacked – What You Need To Know

So the Internet has been blowing up for the last few days about an Italian information security company called Hacking Team getting pwned – they were already pretty famous for their software RCS (Remote Control Software) also known as Galileo. In modern digital communications, encryption is widely employed to protect users from eavesdropping. Unfortunately, encryption […]

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AddressSanitizer – A Fast Memory Error Detector

AddressSanitizer (aka ASan) is a very fast memory error detector for C/C++, Tthe average slowdown of the instrumented program is ~2x. The tool works on x86 Linux and Mac, and ARM Android. AddressSanitizer is based on compiler instrumentation and directly-mapped shadow memory. The tool consists of a compiler instrumentation module (currently, an LLVM pass) and […]

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Apple’s Password Storing Keychain Cracked on iOS & OS X

And another password shocker, a few days after ‘cloud’ password service LastPass was pretty seriously hacked (yah if you’re using it, change your master password) critical 0-day flaws in Apple’s password storing keychain have been exposed. Which is kinda funny, as after the LastPass hack I saw some people espousing the usage of Apple’s keychain […]

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The Logjam Attack – ANOTHER Critical TLS Weakness

So it seems SSL/TLS has not been having a good time lately, alongside Heartbleed and POODLE we now have the Logjam attack. It’s somewhat similar to the FREAK attack earlier this year, but that attacked the RSA key exchange and was due to an implementation vulnerability rather than Logjam which attacks the Diffie-Hellman key exchange […]

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WordPress Critical Zero-Day Vulnerability Fixed In A Hurry

So this is an interesting announcement due to the discussion points it brings up about responsible disclosure, it seems like in this case a researcher published his findings about a WordPress critical zero-day vulnerability without informing WordPress before hand. And they got it fixed REAL quickly, where as in a previous (pretty similar) case – […]

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Commix – Command Injection Attack Tool

Commix (short for [comm]and [i]njection e[x]ploiter) has a simple environment and it can be used by web developers, penetration testers or even security researchers to test web applications with the view to find bugs, errors or vulnerabilities related to command injection attacks. By using this command injection attack tool, it is very easy to find […]

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Pinterest Bug Bounty Program Starts Paying

There’s been a fair bit of news about bug bounty programs in the past year or so, with Twitter officially starting to pay bug bounties at the end of 2014 and Google recently removing the caps from their program and making Pwnium all year round. The latest news is Pinterest bug bounty program has started […]

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Rowhammer – DDR3 Exploit – What You Need To Know

So the big news this week was the release of details of a very clever hardware attack posted by Google’s Project Zero security initiative called Rowhammer. The impressive part is this is a hardware/manufacturing bug that has elevated to a software based attack. In simple terms Rowhammer is an attack that exploits physical weaknesses in […]

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Santoku Linux – Mobile Forensics, Malware Analysis, and App Security Testing LiveCD

The word santoku loosely translates as ‘three virtues’ or ‘three uses’. Santoku Linux has been crafted with a plethora of open source tools to support you in three endeavours, mobile forensics, malware analysis and security testing. Boot into Santoku and get to work, with the latest security tools and utilities focused on mobile platforms such […]

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Google Expands Pwnium Year Round With Infinite Bounty

There are various bug bounty programs, with Google being one of the forerunners in the field – Twitter was late to the party just joining in September 2014. The latest development is that Google is stopping the annual Pwnium hack fest aimed at the Chromium project to stop bug hoarding, which makes Pwnium essentially a […]

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