Tag Archive | "Security"


28 April 2011 | 9,077 views

Sony PlayStation Network Hack Resulted In Stolen User Data & Lawsuit

So after our report on Monday – Sony Rebuilding PlayStation Network (PSN) – Down 4 Days So Far – news had been spilling out about this whole thing pretty much non-stop. It appears the network is still down and there was some serious data loss including user data for millions of users being stolen. All [...]

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25 April 2011 | 7,254 views

Sony Rebuilding PlayStation Network (PSN) – Down 4 Days So Far

There’s been a few big stories in the past few days, one is of course the whole iPhone geo-location data tracking thing – but everyone was too busy checking into Foursquare to complain about that. The other is that the Sony PlayStation Network (PSN) basically got hacked, owned and raped. It’s still currently down and [...]

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06 October 2009 | 26,334 views

Samhain v.2.5.9c – Open Source Host-Based Intrusion Detection System (HIDS)

We’ve only mentioned one HIDS before, that was OSSEC HIDS, so I thought I’d do some updates on the others. Samhain has always been one of my favourites, before that of course I was using Tripwire like everyone else. The Samhain open source host-based intrusion detection system (HIDS) provides file integrity checking and logfile monitoring/analysis, [...]

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08 October 2008 | 4,304 views

MI6 Sells Digital Camera on Ebay Containing Terrorist Images

Another classic data leakage….and once again it happened on Ebay! This time it’s a British agency known as MI6 (Secret Intelligence Service) demonstrating a distinct lack of intelligence. How on earth does something like even happen? Even smaller agencies and companies I’ve worked with have rigorous data destruction policies when old equipment is recycled or [...]

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06 October 2008 | 6,646 views

fwknop – Port Knocking Tool with Single Packet Authorization

Port Knocking came about in around 2003, but it has various weaknesses. There are plenty of implentations though (some quite advanced). Most of the problems are fixed however by fwknop! fwknop stands for the “FireWall KNock OPerator”, and implements an authorization scheme called Single Packet Authorization (SPA). This method of authorization is based around a [...]

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16 September 2008 | 5,217 views

International Space Station Infected by Virus!

Now you think they’d know better than having Autorun enabled in the International Space Station? But no, they obviously didn’t and they got owned by some fairly innocuous thumb drive auto-spreader. It wouldn’t really be news if anyone else got infected, but come on this is supposed to the pinnacle of security or something? NASA [...]

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15 February 2008 | 116,994 views

Password Hasher Firefox Extension

Well seen as though we were talking about breaking passwords, here’s a tool for Firefox to help you manage your more secure passwords. Better security without bursting your brain Password Hasher is a Firefox security extension for generating site-specific strong passwords from one (or a few) master key(s). What good security practice demands: Strong passwords [...]

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09 January 2008 | 3,516 views

GFI Survey – 4 in 10 US Companies are NOT Secure!

GFI has recently conducted a survey concering corporate security in the US for small and medium sized enterprizes (SMEs). Despite the best efforts of many small and medium sized companies, a recent US survey shows that four in 10 companies believe that their networks are not secure. Thirty-two percent of the companies also reported that [...]

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21 November 2007 | 4,519 views

Apple Fixes ‘Misleading’ Leopard Firewall Settings

Apple has admitted that is has at LEAST three serious design weaknesses in it’s new application based firewall being rolled out with Mac OS X ‘Leopard’. It comes (somewhat oddly) only 24 hours after a Mac OS X security update that fixed 41 OS X and Safari security vulnerabilities. Previously independent researchers proved that Apple’s [...]

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16 October 2007 | 2,288 views

Posts Restored & Business (almost) Back to Usual

Ok I’ve just painstakingly restored all the posts I could find since September 10th until now from Google Cache. I’ve worked out the maximum posts missing would be 1 as I could get the cache back to September 12th and the latest post before that is September 10th, or I might not have posted on [...]

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