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24 August 2011 | 15,553 views

Stealing ATM Pin Numbers Using Thermal Imaging Cameras

Now this is a really neat bit of hardware hacking, it’s been a while since we’ve reported on any kind of ATM Skimming or ATM Hacking stories. You may remember back in November 2010 – European Banks Seeing New Wave Of ATM Skimming or way back in 2008 when Pro ATM Hacker ‘Chao’ Gives Out [...]

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12 August 2011 | 14,071 views

Android Phones (Possibly) Hacked At Defcon On CDMA & 4G (HSPA)

It seems like some major ownage was layed down at Defcon, I was very interested by the thread coderman posted in Full Disclosure earlier: DEF CON 19 – hackers get hacked! Especially when some people did chime in with supporting opinions and agreeing that it does seem like they got hacked. Basically someone setup some [...]

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29 June 2011 | 12,088 views

Groupon India Subsidiary Leaks 300,000 Plain Text User Passwords

Oh look! Another data-leak, this was was pretty bad as it contained plain-text passwords (who on earth doesn’t hash their passwords in the DB in 2011?!). Anyway this time it was a Groupon subsidary – Sosata.com which managed to leak the e-mail addresses and plain-text passwords for 300,000 users AND on top of that, Google [...]

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16 June 2011 | 10,193 views

Malaysia Government Sites Under Attack From Anonymous

The big news in Asia this week is that Anonymous has found a new target – the Malaysian government. Recently the Internet regulator in Malaysia (SKMM) issued a notice to all the ISPs in the South-East Asian country to block 10 domains associated with copyright infringement. Following that, Anonymous released a manifesto against the Malaysian [...]

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24 May 2011 | 15,083 views

Hotmail Exploit Has Been Silently Stealing E-mail

We haven’t reported a whole lot about Hotmail over the years, probably because since Gmail took over – Hotmail has mostly taken a backseat. The most recent report we had was about SSL and how Hotmail Always-On Encryption Breaks Microsoft’s Own Apps. The latest news is there has been a nasty bug in Hotmail for [...]

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17 May 2011 | 6,594 views

Sony Brings Back PSN & Gives Away Freebies After Hack

We’ve been following the Sony PlayStation Network hack quite closely since back in April when we reported Sony Rebuilding PlayStation Network (PSN) – Down 4 Days So Far. Shortly after that it got a bit ugly with Sony PlayStation Network Hack Resulted In Stolen User Data & Lawsuit and then another hack, which lost an [...]

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11 May 2011 | 7,474 views

peepdf – Analyze & Modify PDF Files

peepdf is a Python tool to explore PDF files in order to find out if the file can be harmful or not. The aim of this tool is to provide all the necessary components that a security researcher could need in a PDF analysis without using 3 or 4 tools to make all the tasks. [...]

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04 May 2011 | 6,772 views

Sony Loses 25 Million More Customer Account Details Through SOE (Sony Online Entertainment)

I actually misread this news at first and thought it was an additional leak from the Sony PlayStation Network (PSN) Hack that has been flooding the news, but sadly for Sony this is an entirely different hack carried out at the same time. It turns out around the same time PSN got hacked SOE (Sony [...]

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28 April 2011 | 9,078 views

Sony PlayStation Network Hack Resulted In Stolen User Data & Lawsuit

So after our report on Monday – Sony Rebuilding PlayStation Network (PSN) – Down 4 Days So Far – news had been spilling out about this whole thing pretty much non-stop. It appears the network is still down and there was some serious data loss including user data for millions of users being stolen. All [...]

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21 April 2011 | 8,700 views

SearchDiggity – GUI Front-End For GoogleDiggity & BingDiggity

The Google Hacking Diggity Project is a research and development initiative dedicated to investigating the latest techniques that leverage search engines, such as Google and Bing, to quickly identify vulnerable systems and sensitive data in corporate networks. SearchDiggity is a new GUI application that serves as a front-end to both GoogleDiggity and BingDiggity. GoogleDiggity With [...]

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