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23 April 2008 | 6,363 views

Russia Heavy Handed Registration for Wifi

It seems like Russia wants to keep a tight reign on things, anything with Wifi capability must be licenses! That includes your phone…imagine having to apply for a permit to have a wireless AP at home? Rather ridiculous no? Business travellers to Russia might want to keep their laptops and iPhones well-concealed – not from […]

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22 April 2008 | 22,114 views

WifiZoo v1.3 Released – Passive Info Gathering for Wifi

WifiZoo is a tool to gather wifi information passively. It is created to be helpful in wifi pentesting and was inspired by ‘Ferret‘ from Errata Security. The tool is intended to get all possible info from open wifi networks (and possibly encrypted also in the future, at least with WEP) without joining any network, and […]

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13 March 2008 | 39,681 views

Goolag – GUI Tool for Google Hacking

cDc (Cult of the Dead Cow) recently released a GUI driven tool for Google Hacking called Goolag. Google Dorks have been around for several years and have been researched most assiduously by Johnny I Hack Stuff. If one searches the Web, one will find multiple collections of dorks, and also some applications – standalone and […]

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05 March 2008 | 8,493 views

Australia to Follow the UK in Terminating Content Pirates

It seems like most countries are getting more serious about the illegal downloading and the protection of intellectual property, after the UK recently proposed disconnecting ‘pirates’ from the Internet – Australia is now considering following suit. I guess this is just the start, laws will become more heavy handed and draconian as most of it […]

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22 February 2008 | 8,741 views

laptop and data theft protection

A UK firm Virtuity has created data protection software called BackStopp which comes with ’self-destruct’ technology based on Wi-Fi and RFID tags that starts to run as and when a laptop is moved from its designated space. So in layman’s terms, if the laptop is moved from its permitted zone (which is set by the […]

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20 February 2008 | 30,609 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 | 10,102 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 | 13,352 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 | 5,168 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 | 12,835 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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