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28 January 2008 | 5,171 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 | 12,838 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 | 6,182 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 | 16,111 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 | 4,576 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 | 3,893 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 | 6,010 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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05 March 2007 | 5,605 views

Massive Security Breach Leaks Credit Card Info

Recently a fairly huge credit card breach occurred involving a large retail company called TJX, with more than 2,000 retail stores. Some pretty well known brands there, I know I’ve used some of them…the sad part is they themselves still haven’t worked out the extent of the damage done to their information. For me this […]

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25 February 2007 | 4,770 views

Defense Workers Warned About Spy Coins for Espionage

This is a pretty cool new development, something straight out of a Tom Clancy thriller or a spy/hacker movie. Introducing Spy Coins! People are actually being warned about picking up stray coins as they might have surveillance devices inside. Can the coins jingling in your pocket trace your movements? The Defense Department is warning its […]

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21 February 2007 | 3,801 views

Why Blurring or Mosaicing Important Information is a BAD Idea

I saw a pretty interesting article a few days attempting to reverse engineer the mosaic tool used often online to obscure sensitive or confidential information. The article shows that the mosaic isn’t actually very random, and in a way you can brute force reverse engineer the mosaic to reveal the contents before they were obscured. […]

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