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13 December 2006 | 8,420 views

Backframe (Formerly Backweb) JavaScript Attack Console

There has been a recent release of Backframe (Formerly Backweb) Attack Console. Backframe Attack Console was started as an experiment to create a full featured attack console for exploiting web browsers, web users and remote applications. Those who are familiar with XSS Proxy or even BEEF might already be familiar with the core principles of […]

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08 December 2006 | 9,597 views

Linux Reverse Engineering Hacker Challenge

The first round results of the Linux Reverse Engineering Hacker Challenge are out! http://www.hackerchallenge.org It was expected that an intermediate hacker with Linux experience should be able to defeat the protection(s) in less than 10 hours. Participants may earn up to $4100 USD. A total of 93 individuals registered to participate in the first Hacker […]

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05 December 2006 | 8,080 views

Metasploit 3.0 Beta 3 Released

The Metasploit Framework is an advanced open-source exploit development platform. The 3.0 tree represents a complete rewrite of the 2.0 codebase and provides a scalable and extensible framework for security tool development. The 3.0 Beta 3 release includes support for exploit automation, 802.11 wireless packet injection, and kernel-mode payloads. Windows users are now presented with […]

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02 December 2006 | 18,115 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 | 7,237 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 | 8,445 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 | 11,459 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 | 8,926 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 | 11,830 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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