Tag Archive | "computer-security"


09 December 2008 | 4,938 views

Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) 1.0

To continue with some software targeted towards security and self-protection after posting about Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) and Microsoft Security Assessment Tool (MSAT) we continue with one more – Secunia Personal Software Inspector. We did write about this software way back when Secunia first came out with their Secunia Software Inspector. There’s now 3 [...]

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15 May 2008 | 8,933 views

New Botnet Malware Spreading SQL Injection Attack Tool

Now this is an interesting turn of events, the Asprox botnet malware is being used to spread SQL Injection tools rather than sending out phishing e-mails as before. It seems to install quite stealthily as well disguising itself as a Windows Service with a fairly convincing file name. It’s certainly interesting to see the evolution [...]

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05 December 2007 | 3,820 views

Malware Numbers Still Increasing Rapidly

It seems like malware numbers are going up, rather than down as I would expect. But then if you think about it as a numbers game, the more people that come online – the more in absolute terms that are going to have nefarious intent. This means more hackers, more script kiddies and more malware. [...]

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20 March 2007 | 3,181 views

Up to a Quarter of Internet Connected Machines Could be Zombies

It’s a scary thought to find out perhaps a quarter of Internet connected machines could be zombies…The sad part is, I think it could well be true, as most of the non tech savvy Internet users I know still use Internet Exploder and their machines are riddled with crapware, trojans, viruses and spyware. Imagine how [...]

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24 January 2007 | 4,177 views

Phishing Fraud Cases Growing in the UK

Now this is a massive growth, 8000% percent..woah! Thankfully losses are still ‘modest’ whatever that means, I guess although the attacks grow in number, awareness an education also increases (in places like UK anyway) so the risk is fairly well mitigated. UK incidents of phishing scams have grown 8,000 per cent over the last two [...]

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26 December 2006 | 2,678 views

Awareness of Phishing is on the Up – But so are Monetary Losses

It seems like phishers are changing their tactics to those similar to spammers, rather than going for big targets and mass mails they are turning to more wealthy customers and fewer but larger bounties. Imagine if they can nail a few big ones, they are set. Online fraudsters are turning their attentions away from large [...]

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02 December 2006 | 17,074 views

Writing Worms for Fun or Profit

0×00: 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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08 November 2006 | 5,253 views

Taof 0.1 Network Protocol Fuzzer Released

Taof is a GUI cross-platform Python generic network protocol fuzzer. It has been designed for minimizing set-up time during fuzzing sessions and it is especially useful for fast testing of proprietary or undocumented protocols. Taof aids the researcher during the data retrieval process by providing a transparent proxy functionality that forwards and logs requests from [...]

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24 September 2006 | 6,592 views

Most Damaging Computer Attacks Rely on Stolen Logins

A sterling case for two factor authentication if I ever saw one. The rule is use two of the 3 methods of authentication, if possible use all 3. What you have (A USB key or Token) What you are (Biometrics – Fingerprint or Iris scan) What you know (A password or passphrase) More than 8 [...]

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11 September 2006 | 69,035 views

LCP – A Good FREE Alternative to L0phtcrack (LC5)

Since Symantec stopped development of L0phtcrack many people have been looking for alternatives. So don’t forget.. Jack the Ripper is still king Medusa is good Ophcrack for Rainbow Tables And now one more, introducting LCP, which we have talked about before in the article Password Cracking with Rainbowcrack and Rainbow Tables. LCP is freeware! The [...]

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