Archive | General Hacking


02 October 2012 | 3,807 views

Hackers Break Into White House Military Network

It’s been a while, but hey I’m back! So here’s a news story that caught my eye today – it’s been a while since we’ve reported on a Spear Phishing attack, and guess what? Yes, last time it was also perpetrated by Chinese, but it was targeting Google’s Gmail. Targeted Phishing Attacks Carried Out On […]

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20 July 2012 | 499 views

Nvidia Investigates Claims Of Online Store Compromise During Spate Of Hacking

Just a few days back we posted about Yahoo! Voices Hacked With SQL Injection – Passwords In Plaintext, and most recently it seems someone has been going after Nvidia pretty hard. They have already had a few web properties hacked including their forum, the developer zone and their research site. The latest break in the […]

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14 May 2012 | 9,153 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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21 March 2012 | 6,419 views

eLearnSecurity Launches Newly Updated & Refreshed Penetration Testing Professional Training v2

Introduction It’s been a while since we’ve mentioned this course, of course since we mentioned it back in May 2010 – eLearnSecurity – Online Penetration Testing Training – eLearnSecurity has been making continuous improvements to the course-ware and the subject matter. But now in 2012, it’s time for them to release their major facelift – […]

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28 February 2012 | 9,250 views

MagicTree v1.1 Released For Download – Pen-Testing Productivity Tool

If you aren’t aware (yes we wrote about MagicTree v1.0) what MagicTree is.. Think of it this way, 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 […]

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28 December 2011 | 12,098 views

US Subway Stores POS Hacked For $3Million Dollars

Honestly there hasn’t been much news over the holiday period, well maybe there was but no one bothered reporting it. There was the Stratfor case of course, which Anonymous is saying wasn’t anything to do with them. The scale of this incident somehow reminds me of the whole TJ MAXX fiasco a few years back. […]

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05 October 2011 | 9,606 views

Security By Obscurity Not So Bad After All?

I’m sure you’ve been taught, as have I – that security through or by obscurity is bad (changing port numbers, removing service banners and so on). I’ve personally always used it, as an additional line of defence on my systems. As a hacker I know, the more information a system gives me straight off the […]

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04 October 2011 | 10,257 views

MagicTree v1.0 Released – Productivity Tool For Penetration Testers

We wrote about MagicTree back in January of this year when it was first launched – MagicTree – Penetration Tester Productivity Tool . It’s come quite a long way and the authors are happy to announce that MagicTree version 1.0 has been released and is available for download. MagicTree is a productivity tool for penetration […]

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16 September 2011 | 9,520 views

Coliseum Lab By eLearnSecurity – Web Application Security Lab

Coliseum Labs is a revolutionary new product by eLearnSecurity, it’s a 100% practical training device for people wanting to learn more about penetration testing. Basically Coliseum is a framework which allows students to learn web application security through 100% practical hands on training. With the specially crafted web applications ready for you to study, hack […]

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29 July 2011 | 12,789 views

Facebook To Start Paying Bug Bounties

We’ve covered various stories about companies offering hackers and security researchers bounties for giving them working exploits for their software/website etc. Early runners in the game were – Google Willing To Pay Bounty For Chrome Browser Bugs Now, 2 years down the road, Facebook has decided it’s a good idea to offer up a $500 […]

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