Archive | General Hacking


09 June 2011 | 10,299 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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18 April 2011 | 7,770 views

Adobe Patches Latest Flash Zero Day Vulnerability

There’s been a lot of news about this Adobe Flash Player vulnerability as apparently it has been exploited in the wild and Adobe were willing to push out an out-of-band patch for it – which means in their eyes it is really serious. They don’t have a great reputation for testing their software before releasing […]

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11 April 2011 | 6,704 views

TJX Hacker Albert Gonzalez Claims Government Made Him Do It

The latest news from the tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy camp is that Albert Gonzalez the TJX hacker who was convicted in 2009 was authorized to hack by the US Government. Back in 2009 we posted about that too – TJX Hacker Albert “Segvec” Gonzalez Indicted By Federal Grand Jury. And now he’s saying his actions […]

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16 February 2011 | 17,027 views

Apple Adds greenpois0n Jailbreak Detection to iBooks Software

Apple has pulled out some new tricks in it’s war against the unstoppable jailbreak machine, this time leveraging on the iBooks application. It’s quite a neat implementation, it appears the new iOS update with iBooks dropped an un-signed application on the phone and tries to run it – if it executes it assumes the device […]

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09 February 2011 | 11,711 views

Penetration Testing Course Pro 1.1 – New Version & New Module

Penetration Testing Course Pro 1.1 release aims at addressing all of the suggestions collected in the first 6 months of activity and adds 1 new module and 50 minutes of video training on Social Engineering Toolkit. As reviewed by us before (eLearnSecurity – Online Penetration Testing Training) this course is becoming a very popular choice […]

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12 January 2011 | 14,738 views

MagicTree – Penetration Tester Productivity Tool

MagicTree is a penetration tester productivity tool, it allows easy and straightforward data consolidation, querying, external command execution, and report generation. In case you wonder, “Tree” is because its stores all the data in a tree, and “Magic” because it is designed to magically do the most cumbersome and boring part of penetration testing – […]

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02 December 2010 | 13,925 views

Cloud Computing Use By Criminals Increasing

Over the last couple of years Cloud Computing has started gaining some real leverage, it’s being deployed on a wide scale, it’s becoming more affordable and the platforms supplying such services are becoming more stable. Of course the natural progression of this wider adoption is the focus of the security community and naturally the bad […]

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27 September 2010 | 4,729 views

TA-Mapper v1.1 – Time and Attack Mapper – Effort Estimator For Pen-Testing

We wrote about this tool back in January 2009 when it was first released, recently v1.1 has become available for download. Time and Attack Mapper (alternatively known as TA-Mapper) is an effort estimator tool for blackbox security assessment (or Penetration Testing) of applications. This tool provides more accurate estimation when compared to rough estimation. Penetration […]

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09 August 2010 | 8,645 views

Adobe Scrambling To Fix Another Serious PDF Flaw

It was only the start of July when we talked about Adobe Patching PDF Vulnerabilities Being Exploited In The Wild and once again they are suffering a serious vulnerability which allows code execution from a malicious PDF document. This time the vulnerability came out during Black Hat and it seems to be serious as Adobe […]

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