Archive | Privacy


20 February 2008 | 30,570 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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13 February 2008 | 10,071 views

US Customs Owns Your Data?

Ok here’s something controversial for you guys to digest, there has been anecdotal evidence of US Customs seizing laptops before and examining the data…but it now seems to be rather more widespread. It’s a little worrying to me how a government can just rummage through your data when you are totally innocent and they don’t [...]

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01 February 2008 | 13,284 views

German Police Creating Law Enforcement Trojan

After banning hacking tools it looks like the German police are looking into digital wiretapping and creating ‘whitehat’ trojans for monitoring the bad guys… Of course they define who the bad guys are, and according to law 202(c) it could be us.. This is very definitely questionable when it comes to ethics, it’s almost as [...]

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28 January 2008 | 5,165 views

Data Leakage Bug in Mozilla Firefox Confirmed

It seems a data leakage bug has struck Firefox recently and has been confirmed by Window Snyder the security bod at Mozilla. It’s basically a Chrome directory traversal bug (It seems a lot of the Firefox issues have had to do with chrome?). It’s rated as low risk, but it can give away the existence [...]

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15 January 2008 | 12,829 views

The First Reported Facebook Worm/Malware Pops Up – Secret Crush

So facebook has finally fallen victim, after the recent Orkut worm now we have malware infection from Facebook, an application called Secret Crush. The application was renamed as My Admirer but that seems to be gone now too. The first spyware spreading with Facebook application has been discovered. Security company Fortinet reports that application called [...]

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08 January 2008 | 6,145 views

The Revisionist – Metadata Retrieval Tool

The Revisionist is a tool for extracting and indexing hidden metadata (such as deleted or modified text) from large collections of MS Word files. It can operate whole Web sites or SMB or NFS directories. It is handy for pen-testing, or it can be used just to spot embarrassing secrets. It’s useful in that it [...]

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23 November 2007 | 16,000 views

Wi-Fi Jacking Extremely Common (45% of People Do!)

It seems Wi-Fi is actually extremely common, in fact in a recent poll up to 45% do it! I guess most people here have, I admit I do even with my phone when I’m out and about I’ll use any WiFi point that works. We can blame it on the manufacturers for having lax default [...]

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05 November 2007 | 4,559 views

MPAA Hacker Robert Anderson Revealed

This story reads like something from one of those glamourised Hollywood ‘hacker’ movies like Swordfish or Antitrust. The legendary MPAA hacker has been revealed, and it looks like he himself got social engineered and dumped…he should have realised when you are playing with unscrupulous people you are setting yourself up to get screwed. Promises of [...]

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30 October 2007 | 3,873 views

Web Integrity Checker – ISPs Inserting Ads Into Web Content

A while back it was discovered that some ISPs have taken to inserting ads into web pages you are viewing, these are ads from the ISP you are using (AND PAYING FOR) not ads from the content provider or site that you are viewing. Some ISPs are resorting to a new tactic to increase revenue: [...]

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14 March 2007 | 5,984 views

Huge Online Loss by Swedish Bank Nordea – Claimed to be Biggest Loss?

A massive online heist, some (like McAfee) claim it’s the biggest ever online sting involving a bank, it’s comes in at about half a million pounds or or $1.1 million USD. Using some l33t0 custom trojan, it seems to be more a case of lack of education and the whole situation could have been avoided [...]

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