Archive | General Hacking


17 September 2015 | 1,532 views

Kid Gets Arrested For Building A Clock – World Goes NUTS

So, today we have a tale of the fabled American knee-jerk reaction, this time to a 14 year old Muslim boy who made a cool clock and brought it to school. He got arrested, cuffed and fingerprinted – over a science project. Yah, arrested for building a clock. That seems like a slightly harsh reaction, […]

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30 July 2015 | 1,846 views

Drones, Tor & Remailers – The Story Of A High-Tech Kidnapping

This whole thing sounds like something straight out of CSI: Cyber with references to Drones, Tor, remailers, anonymous image sharing and the scrubbing of meta data. Pretty interesting reading, although it rather smells like a lot of exageration. A super high-tech kidnapping – gone wrong in the end. Whoever wrote tho e-mails sent to the […]

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18 November 2014 | 1,612 views

U.S. State Department Hacked

So the U.S. government has been getting fairly hammered lately with breaches/attacks hitting the White House, USPS (Postal Service) and NOAA. The latest victim of this onslaught has been the State Department, which had to totally shut down their email systems on November 14th after discovering various ‘areas of concern’. I wonder who’s going to […]

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15 November 2014 | 5,665 views

Kali Linux – The Most Advanced Penetration Testing Linux Distribution

So Linux Live CDs based around hacking or penetration testing used to be a super big deal, they died down a bit in the last few years. The king of the hill back in 2011 used to be BackTrack and the last time we mentioned it was when BackTrack 5 came out. This article is […]

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18 July 2014 | 3,694 views

Microsoft Says You SHOULD Re-use Passwords Across Sites

Ok so we constantly tell people not to reuse passwords across sites, because if they are stored in plain text (and leaked) those naughty hackers now have your e-mail address AND your password and can wreak havoc on your life. Which is pretty much true, but Microsoft disagrees and there is some validity to what […]

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27 June 2014 | 3,146 views

Dradis v2.9 – Information Sharing For Security Assessments

Dradis is an open source framework to enable effective information sharing, specially during security assessments. It’s a tool specifically to help in the process of penetration testing. Penetration testing is about information: Information discovery Exploit useful information Report the findings But penetration testing is also about sharing the information you and your teammates gather. Not […]

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07 May 2014 | 2,445 views

MagicTree v1.3 Available For Download – Pentesting Productivity

Have you ever spent ages trying to find the results of a particular portscan you were sure you did? Or grepping through a bunch of files looking for data for a particular host or service? Or copy-pasting bits of output from a bunch of typescripts into a report? We certainly did, and that’s why we […]

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15 April 2014 | 4,069 views

Kvasir – Penetration Testing Data Management Tool

Penetration Testing Data Management can be a nightmware, because well you generate a LOT of data and some information when conducing a penetration test, especially using tools – they return lots of actual and potential vulnerabilitites to review. Port scanners can return thousands of ports for just a few hosts. How easy is it to […]

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14 May 2013 | 15,772 views – Excercises To Learn Penetration Testing

PentesterLab is an easy and straight forwards way to learn the basics of penetration testing. It provides vulnerable systems in a virtual image, and accompanying exercises that can be used to test and understand vulnerabilities. Just decide what course you want to follow, download the course and start learning. You can easily run the course […]

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26 April 2013 | 3,853 views

New eLearnSecurity Course – WAPT – Web Application Penetration Testing

eLearnSecurity is coming out with a new course, it’s intended to be a comprehensive training on web application penetration testing with large coverage of the newest attack vectors introduced by HTML5 and other W3C protocols. Over 40 new labs in the Coliseum cloud based virtual lab are included in the course. Course Description The Web […]

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