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11 October 2011 | 9,771 views

File Disclosure Browser – Tool To Explore .DS_Store Files

The File Disclosure Browser takes .DS_Store files found on websites and parses through them to find a list of all potential files in the directory. It can then either just display the URLs for the files or if you give it a proxy it can browse to the files itself. The author wrote it after [...]

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03 October 2011 | 8,201 views

Anonymous Twitter Alternative Created For Protesters & Revolutionaries

There was a mass of news back in August about the London riots and how social media (especially Twitter) and the BlackBerry Messenger service (BBM) enabled the rioters to organize themselves via broadcast messages and tweets. After discovering a lot of rioters got busted from their Tweets and BBM messages (which are of course traceable) [...]

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13 September 2011 | 9,387 views

Script Kiddies Lay Claim To NBC News Twitter Account Hack

There was a bit of a buzz on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 when the NBC News Twitter account was hacking and started posting updates regarding a repeated terrorist attack against ground zero. It only lasted a few minutes but as the account has 120,000 followers – it caused quite a stir. It’s not known [...]

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30 August 2011 | 16,656 views

Hackers Get Hold Of Wildcard Google SSL Certificate – Could Hijack Gmail Accounts

One of the big discussions points this week is about a wildcard cert for Google that has leaked out from a Dutch company called DigiNotar. The certificate is good for all Google domains – it’s a *.google.com cert. This is bad news and apparently has been in the wild for a while, some people are [...]

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24 August 2011 | 15,574 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 | 14,080 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 | 12,095 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 | 10,197 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 | 15,088 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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