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20 February 2008 | 30,584 views

UK Proposing to Disconnect Those Involved in Piracy from the Internet

Ok more controversy for you guys, and once again it’s the UK leading a new initiative. This time it’s not against making hacking tools illegal, it’s against people downloading ‘pirated’ content from the Internet (using torrent sites etc.). I do hope they can differentiate using torrents to download open source software or creative commons music […]

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11 January 2008 | 14,370 views

UK Government Set to Make ‘Hacking Tools’ Illegal

This is sad news, it seems UK is considering following the lead of the Germans and their recently implemented hacking law 202(c) regarding the making of ‘hacking tools‘ illegal. It’s almost like making baseball bats illegal because you can hit someone with it, doesn’t matter its made for playing sport and that’s what most people […]

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09 January 2008 | 3,532 views

GFI Survey – 4 in 10 US Companies are NOT Secure!

GFI has recently conducted a survey concering corporate security in the US for small and medium sized enterprizes (SMEs). Despite the best efforts of many small and medium sized companies, a recent US survey shows that four in 10 companies believe that their networks are not secure. Thirty-two percent of the companies also reported that […]

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28 December 2007 | 4,612 views

Storm Worm Spreading Some Holiday Cheer

Storm is back in the festive season spreading some xmas and new year love. They even have a new year greeting site ready for spreading New Year related Storm Worm variants. Social Engineering again, people are always more susceptible during holidays, I guess they are happy and less paranoid. The Storm Worm gang are spreading […]

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05 December 2007 | 3,821 views

Malware Numbers Still Increasing Rapidly

It seems like malware numbers are going up, rather than down as I would expect. But then if you think about it as a numbers game, the more people that come online – the more in absolute terms that are going to have nefarious intent. This means more hackers, more script kiddies and more malware. […]

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22 October 2007 | 6,047 views

Police to Monitor Indian Cyber-Cafes

It seems India are getting serious about terrorist activities being co-ordinated via the Internet, they are starting to run extremely deep surveillance on many cyber-cafes in Mumbai. The solution appears to be some kind of ‘legal’ trojan system that will collect logs and send them to the police The Mumbai police will soon have khabris […]

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03 October 2007 | 4,558 views

unmask.py – Statistical E-mail & Blog Profiling

This is a cool tool I found recently amongst all the flame wars in the security mailing lists, someone developed this tool to profile the semantics of text. Basically you pump in a load of e-mails from a known source, then compare it to the anonymous socks and see what probability it is that they […]

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26 September 2007 | 21,728 views

Gentoo Pulls the Plug after Getting Pwned

Gentoo Pulls the Plug after Getting Pwned Gentoo pulled quite a few of it’s servers recently following the discovery of a fairly severe flaw in it’s systems. Just to show that Linux systems aren’t invulnerable and immune to all security issues. Ubuntu suffered quite heavily recently too, so don’t assume just because you use Linux […]

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18 September 2007 | 4,622 views

Im In Your Leenucks Box Changing Your Password

More hacker humour – this is a good one! — So I’ve been a professor at this ‘little school’ for a while now. I love my job. My classes contain students from all age groups. I have a few 17 year old high schoolers that are here because they are bored during the summer. I […]

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14 September 2007 | 33,362 views

PSP All Version Firmware Homebrew Hack Surfaces

Seen as though we get a lot of searches for PSP firmware updates and information about homebrew, I thought I’d post about this which popped up a few months ago. In what undoubtedly will be remembered as a historic and life-changing event for PSP enthusiasts everywhere, a group of coders (Noobz and Archaemic, to be […]

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