Tag Archive | "computer-security"


23 February 2006 | 6,582 views

Advertisers may face public humiliation over adware

Companies could find themselves put up for public humiliation by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission if they continue to advertise through insidious ad-serving software. Such a move might help in the battle against adware, FTC Commissioner Jon Leibowitz said Thursday at an event here hosted by the Anti-Spyware Coalition. Adware is software that displays pop-up […]

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19 February 2006 | 7,712 views

Spanish ‘Super’ Hacker Jailed for 2 Years over DoS attack

A Spanish hacker who launched a denial of service attack that hobbled the net connections of an estimated three million users has been jailed for two years and fined 1.4m. Santiago Garrido, 26, (AKA Ronnie and Mike25) launched the attack using a computer worm in retaliation for been banned from the popular “Hispano” IRC chat […]

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17 February 2006 | 34,642 views

Locate anyone in the UK via SMS

By using one of the many mobile phone location tracking services aimed at businesses or concerned parents, and some trickery it is possibly to get almost anyone’s mobile phone position without their agreement. All that is required is their mobile phone number, and carrier. Over the past year a number sites have popped up offering […]

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17 February 2006 | 77,123 views

BackTrack – A merger between WHAX and Auditor

BackTrack is the result of the merging of two Innovative Penetration Testing live Linux distributions namely Whax and Auditor. Combining the best features from both distributions, and paying special attention to small details, this is probably the best version of either distributions to ever come out. Based on SLAX (Slackware), BackTrack provides user modularity. This […]

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15 February 2006 | 9,486 views

Nmap 4.01 Released – New Features

Nmap (“Network Mapper”) is a free open source utility for network exploration or security auditing. It was designed to rapidly scan large networks, although it works fine against single hosts. Nmap uses raw IP packets in novel ways to determine what hosts are available on the network, what services (application name and version) those hosts […]

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14 February 2006 | 5,120 views

Google Desktop Privacy? OR Lack Of..

With the advent of Web 2.0 and more powerful, user friendly web applications, security and privacy concerns have increased. Moreso with the new version of Google Desktop coming out, although this is not strictly a web application, they will be storing your data online. Yes, version 3 adds the ability to “access your documents from […]

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13 February 2006 | 5,188 views

Call for Authors and New Members for Relaunch of Darknet

Darknet is currently undergoing a relaunch, it has been rebuilt from scratch in a new style using a powerful and extensible open source CMS called WordPress. If you wish to contribute please contact us for access to the site. We are looking for people to write articles about anything to do with Hacking, Cracking or […]

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08 February 2006 | 36,371 views

Welcome to Darknet – The REBIRTH

Next to do: 1) Think up some ideas for posts 2) Get some members to join up as authors 3) Get some input on the site design 4) Write the about page (Dig up those old memories, perhaps go back through the old Darknet HTML site) 5) Get some incoming links 6) Get some sites […]

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