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24 May 2011 | 15,072 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 | 6,593 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 | 7,141 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 | 6,771 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 | 9,071 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 | 8,586 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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30 March 2011 | 6,659 views

NASA Systems At Risk From Hacking Attacks

It’s not surprising really, when I learned that the recently retired NASA space shuttle was still using 5.25″ floppy drives – I suspected that much of the NASA IT architecture was probably antiquated. Also the recent SCADA related security scare, indicated the industrial and large-scale systems probably aren’t the most secure around. Combine those two [...]

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17 March 2011 | 13,966 views

Web Hacking Incident Database Shows DoS Attacks On The Rise

It seems like the formidable Anonymous army has managed to change the weighting of stats collected by the Web Hacking Incident Database (WHID) with it’s vast array of DDoS attacks. We’ve reported on a couple of them like back in December when the WikiLeaks Attacks Caused Rival DDoS Retaliation. There have been a whole lot [...]

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10 February 2011 | 13,626 views

Tunisia Running Country Wide Facebook, Gmail & Yahoo! Password Capture

We have mentioned Facebook plenty of times, they have had their fair share of security issues and we have mentioned Tunisia once way back in regards to Internet Repression. It seems like the government of Tunisia have been basically phishing their users with fake versions of login pages for Facebook, Gmail and Yahoo!. It only [...]

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07 February 2011 | 13,136 views

Canadian Dating Site PlentyofFish.com Hacked

Something which caused some kind of stir last week was the hacking of the Canadian dating site Plenty of Fish (sometimes known as PoF) which rose to fame on the Webmaster forums for SEO due to a picture of Markus Frind holding an Adsense cheque for $132,000 for two months earning. For anyone not familiar [...]

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