Tag Archive | "Privacy"


31 January 2012 | 20,340 views

theHarvester – Gather E-mail Accounts, Subdomains, Hosts, Employee Names – Information Gathering Tool

theHarvester is a tool to gather emails, subdomains, hosts, employee names, open ports and banners from different public sources like search engines, PGP key servers and SHODAN computer database. This tools is intended to help Penetration testers in the early stages of the project It’s a really simple tool, but very effective. The sources supported [...]

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20 October 2011 | 12,650 views

German Federal Trojan (0zapftis/Bundestrojaner) Eavesdrops On Skype, IE, Firefox, MSN Messenger & More

It’s always good to have some news about government conspiracy theories, or in this case government propagated malware. The last case I remember reporting on was – Tunisia Running Country Wide Facebook, Gmail & Yahoo! Password Capture. Now whilst we wouldn’t quite expect that kind of oppressive behaviour from a country like Germany, they do [...]

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17 October 2011 | 11,686 views

The U.S. Department of Defense Hit With $4.9B Lawsuit Over Data Breach

We haven’t published anything about the Defense Department for a while, the last news really was the whole RSA SecurID thing which affected some of the US DoD sub-contractors. The latest news is they’ve been hit with a colossal lawsuit of almost $5 Billion! The lawsuit is regarding a recent breach involving a healthcare system [...]

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03 October 2011 | 8,202 views

Anonymous Twitter Alternative Created For Protesters & Revolutionaries

There was a mass of news back in August about the London riots and how social media (especially Twitter) and the BlackBerry Messenger service (BBM) enabled the rioters to organize themselves via broadcast messages and tweets. After discovering a lot of rioters got busted from their Tweets and BBM messages (which are of course traceable) [...]

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29 June 2011 | 12,095 views

Groupon India Subsidiary Leaks 300,000 Plain Text User Passwords

Oh look! Another data-leak, this was was pretty bad as it contained plain-text passwords (who on earth doesn’t hash their passwords in the DB in 2011?!). Anyway this time it was a Groupon subsidary – Sosata.com which managed to leak the e-mail addresses and plain-text passwords for 300,000 users AND on top of that, Google [...]

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02 June 2011 | 6,827 views

Targeted Phishing Attacks Carried Out On Gmail – Likely From China

It was just about a week ago when we wrote about the technical flaw in Hotmail and the fact that the Hotmail Exploit Has Been Silently Stealing E-mail for some time. The latest news is some hackers have been targeting users of the Gmail service, specifically US government officials. This comes shortly after the news [...]

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17 March 2011 | 13,986 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 | 13,638 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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17 January 2011 | 10,713 views

China Facing Problems With Android Handsets & Pre-installed Trojans

It seems like the Chinese are always coming up with inventive ways to scam people, this time the people in their own country. Android is of course growing quickly globally and China is no exception with the availability of cheap hardware there the open-source Android OS is a natural choice. The latest scam is some [...]

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25 November 2010 | 13,177 views

BlackSheep – Detect Users Of FireSheep On The Network

As you surely know, things blew up recently at Toorcon 12 with the release of the much talked about Firefox plugin called Firesheep. There were various discussions about how to mitigate against it like using Firefox plug-ins to force SSL connections (where available). Microsoft also tried to secure Hotmail with SSL but kinda b0rked that [...]

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