Archive | General Hacking


03 November 2009 | 22,109 views

Using Cloud Computing To Crack Passwords – Amazon’s EC2

Now this is interesting a proper mathematical calculation for using cloud computing to crack passwords, now Amazon has opened up their EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) the cost of massive parallel processing power has come right down. And guess what, someone thought of using it to crack passwords. It seems the cut-off would be a 12 […]

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13 October 2009 | 9,464 views

UK Government To Launch ‘Hack Idol’

Now this should be interesting, perhaps they should turn it into a hacking based reality TV show? From the description though it looks more centered around defense than offense and perhaps should be called ‘System Administrator Idol’. Not quite so catchy though is it. Well at least they doing something to try and nurture talent […]

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16 September 2009 | 43,237 views

Flawfinder – Source Code Auditing Tool

Flawfinder is a program that examines source code and reports possible security weaknesses (flaws) sorted by risk level. It’s very useful for quickly finding and removing at least some potential security problems before a program is widely released to the public. It’s a static analysis source code auditing tool. Flawfinder is specifically designed to be […]

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25 August 2009 | 6,987 views

TJX Hacker Albert “Segvec” Gonzalez Indicted By Federal Grand Jury

We’ve been following the whole TJX saga for quite some time now since way back in September 2007 when the hack became public as the Largest Breach of Customer Data in U.S. History and in August 2008 when the TJX Credit Card Hackers Got Busted. The legal system has ticked along and now they have […]

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21 August 2009 | 13,400 views

IKECrack – IKE/IPSec Authentication Cracking Tool

IKECrack is an open source IKE/IPSec authentication crack tool. This tool is designed to bruteforce or dictionary attack the key/password used with Pre-Shared-Key [PSK] IKE authentication. The open source version of this tool is to demonstrate proof-of-concept, and will work with RFC 2409 based aggressive mode PSK authentication. IKE Agressive Mode BruteForce Summary Aggressive Mode […]

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18 August 2009 | 23,264 views

Stoned Bootkit – Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 7 MBR Rootkit

What is Stoned Bootkit? A bootkit is a boot virus that is able to hook and patch Windows to get load into the Windows kernel, and thus getting unrestricted access to the entire computer. It is even able to bypass full volume encryption, because the master boot record (where Stoned is stored) is not encrypted. […]

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03 August 2009 | 18,857 views

Dan Kaminsky & Kevin Mitnick Hacked

If any of you follow the mailings lists or the ‘scene’ as it’s known, you’d be familiar with PHC, Phrack, Gobbles, ~el8, Silvio, gayh1tler and the whole Whitehat Holocaust AKA pr0j3kt m4yh3m. (Back when it went public). The war against whitehats has started up again more vehemently recently with zine known as zero for owned […]

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21 July 2009 | 8,234 views

Mozilla Denies Firefox 3.5 Bug Is Exploitable

Ah a bug in our beloved Firefox, after the latest 3.5 update (which sees some definite improvements). The last one I recall was the Clickjacking Vulnerability, which also effected Chrome. It seems like it’s not too serious of an issue and will only cause crashing, there’s no room for remote exploitation or code execution. So […]

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02 July 2009 | 47,512 views

Hospital Hacker GhostExodus Owns Himself – Arrested

This story actually gave me a lot of LULZ, how stupid can you be seriously? Man this guy made so many mistakes for someone so paranoid (he had a web cam setup outside his appartment door so he could see who was coming).. But then he exposed his IP address on IRC, posted his face […]

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30 April 2009 | 3,263 views

Amazon Disputes Hacker Claims of Ranking Manipulation

A while back it was all over the blogs and Twitter that Amazon had somehow demoted Gay and Lesbian themed books to keep them from showing up in searches. There was outrage from all the civil rights folks especially in the LBGT camp (rightfully so if it was true). After that the rumour started the […]

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