Archive | General Hacking


28 February 2012 | 9,223 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 | 12,009 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 | 9,588 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 | 10,216 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 | 9,443 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 | 12,761 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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27 June 2011 | 6,104 views

Last Chance To Get 10% Off Penetration Testing – Student Course

A couple of weeks back we posted about the new course suited to beginners by eLearnSecurity – we also offered an exclusive 10% Discount for Darknet readers – Penetration Testing – Student Course/Training by eLearnSecurity (Get 10% Off Until June 30th!). This is just a reminder that this offer expires in THREE days on June [...]

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13 June 2011 | 7,271 views

IMF (International Monetary Fund) Suffer Major Breach In Sophisticated Cyberattack

Oh dear, another big organization has fallen foul to the whole RSA SecurID hack – it seems that way anyway. In combination with a Spear Phishing attack (similar to the one carried out on high level US officials via Gmail recently) hackers have busted the IMF wide open. It seems to be a very targeted [...]

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09 June 2011 | 10,280 views

Penetration Testing – Student Course/Training by eLearnSecurity

Introduction You may remember a while back we reviewed the Penetration Testing – Pro course by eLearnSecurity here – eLearnSecurity – Online Penetration Testing Training and we posted about the course update here – Penetration Testing Course Pro 1.1 – New Version & New Module. The latest news is they’ve come out with a truly [...]

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10 May 2011 | 5,925 views

VUPEN Whitehats Claim To Have Broken Chrome Sandbox

The big news recently is that someone has finally managed to pop the formidable Chrome browser, as we know from following Pwn2Own – it’s been safe for 3 years in a row. It has a sandbox, ASLR and DEP and that’s a pretty heavy combination to keep users safe from malicious software coming in via [...]

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