Archive | Programming


02 December 2006 | 17,452 views

Writing Worms for Fun or Profit

0x00: Preface Media, kindly supported by AV “experts”, drawn apocalyptical vison of desctruction caused by stupid M$ Outlook / VisualBasic worm, called “ILOVEYOU”. Absurdal estimations – $10M lost for “defending the disease”, especially when you take a look at increasing with the speed of light value of AV companies market shares, made many people sick. […]

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19 November 2006 | 7,229 views

Hackers’ Project – Browser Exploit Code Hiding

Hackers are developing new software that will help hide browser attack code from some types of security software. The software, called VoMM (eVade o’ Matic Module), uses a variety of techniques to mix up known exploit code so as to make it unrecognizable to some types of antivirus software. Using these techniques, VoMM “can create […]

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13 November 2006 | 8,439 views

MySpace Paedo Caught by PERL Script

Now for once, this is a really neat use of technology, someone using their brains and a suitable tech to solve a problem that is very apparent. PERL may be frowned upon by some as being old or outdated, but seriously for parsing data, pattern matching and trawling, it’s still excellent and you can get […]

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31 October 2006 | 11,416 views

PMD – Java Source Code Scanner

Continuing with the series of tools I’ve been posting on source code auditing and application security, here is PMD a Java Source Code Scanner. PMD scans Java source code and looks for potential problems like: Possible bugs – empty try/catch/finally/switch statements Dead code – unused local variables, parameters and private methods Suboptimal code – wasteful […]

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24 October 2006 | 8,903 views

LAPSE Sourcecode Analysis for JAVA J2EE Web Applications

LAPSE stands for a Lightweight Analysis for Program Security in Eclipse. LAPSE is designed to help with the task of auditing Java J2EE applications for common types of security vulnerabilities found in Web applications. LAPSE was developed by Benjamin Livshits as part of the Griffin Software Security Project. LAPSE targets the following Web application vulnerabilities: […]

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12 October 2006 | 11,774 views

FindBugs – Find Bugs in Java Programs

FindBugs looks for bugs in Java programs. It is based on the concept of bug patterns. A bug pattern is a code idiom that is often an error. Bug patterns arise for a variety of reasons: Difficult language features Misunderstood API methods Misunderstood invariants when code is modified during maintenance Garden variety mistakes: typos, use […]

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