Archive | July, 2008

Site Guesses Your Gender via Browsing History

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This is a pretty old issue, but this is an interesting new implementation of an old idea. Using your browser history and by matching your browsing habits the site attempts to guess your gender with a weighting system according to the gender demographics for a list of fairly popular sites.

It’s not super accurate unless you are really stereotypical in your Internet usage habits, and it won’t work if you don’t accept any cookies and flush everything regularly.

One of the problems that’s plagued netizens since the inception of the world wide web that their browsers have a habit of leaking every site they’ve visited in the recent past. A quick stop at Blowupdolls.com, Mysecretbusinessproject.net or any other site is available to any webmaster with rudimentary coding skills.

Now the Mike on Ads blog has harnessed this privacy shortcoming into a tool that tries to predict whether the visitor is male or female. It uses a small piece of Javascript, that siphons a browser’s URL history and then analyzes the sites visited to guess whether the user is a guy or gal.

It’s a pretty neat idea, I like the innovative thoughts involved and I really do wonder how else this could be used.

It could be the next way of harvesting data online, imagine if any of the huge sites like Slashdot, Digg or the likes of Cnet started doing this how much data they could harvest!

It’s unclear how accurate the tool is at guessing a visitor’s sex, although it did pronounce there was a 74 percent chance your reporter was male. More importantly, the tool is a reminder of just how easy it is for webmasters to track the browsing history of their visitors. Even when you turn off Javascript, they have other tricks up their sleeves that are much harder to foil, says Jeremiah Grossman, the CTO of WhiteHat Security, who brought the tool to our attention.

It guessed me as 52% male….so does that mean I’m 48% woman? That’s a little scary.

Like it says in the article though, combine this with some geolocation + some other tricks…and that’s a whole lot of information about a passing surfer.

It’s perfectly viable that sites are already doing this, and no-one would even know.

Time for some NoScript?

*EDIT* – I found some code here that does this kind of history checking.

Source: The Register

Posted in: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Privacy

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Privacy


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Pass-The-Hash Toolkit v1.4 Released for Download

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The Pass-The-Hash Toolkit contains utilities to manipulate the Windows Logon Sessions mantained by the LSA (Local Security Authority) component. These tools allow you to list the current logon sessions with its corresponding NTLM credentials (e.g.: users remotely logged in thru Remote Desktop/Terminal Services), and also change in runtime the current username, domain name, and NTLM hashes (YES, PASS-THE-HASH on Windows!).

What’s new?

  • Support for XP SP 3 for whosthere/iam (whosthere-alt/iam-alt work on xp sp3 without requiring any update)
  • New -t switch for whosthere/whosthere-alt: establishes interval used by the -i switch (by default 2 seconds).
  • New -a switch for whosthere/iam: specify addresses to use.
  • New -r switch for iam/iam-alt: Create a new logon session and run a command with the specified credentials (e.g.: -r cmd.exe)
  • genhash now outputs hashes using the LM HASH:NT HASH format

You can download Pass-The-Hash Toolkit v.14 here:

Source

pshtoolkit_v1.4-src.tgz

Windows Binaries

pshtoolkit_v1.4.tgz

Read what’s new? Or read more here.

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Widespread Flaws in Online Banking Systems

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After a recent survey it shows online banking may not be as secure as you might think. People tend to think banks are the pinnacle of security and that assumption continues to their websites.

Sadly however, even in my own personal experience, the truth is far from that. Many many banks have flaws that can leak information and allow for fairly easy theft of data and credentials.

Online bankers, beware. More than 75 percent of bank Web sites surveyed by a research team had at least one design flaw that could make customers vulnerable to cyber thieves.

University of Michigan computer scientist Atul Prakash and his graduate students Laura Falk and Kevin Borders examined the Web sites of 214 financial institutions in 2006 and found design flaws that, unlike bugs, cannot be fixed with a patch.

The security holes stem from the flow and the layout of these Web sites, according to their study. The flaws include placing log-in boxes and contact information on insecure Web pages as well as failing to keep users on the site they initially visited. Prakash said some banks may have taken steps to resolve these problems since this data was gathered, but overall he still sees much need for improvement.

A shocking 75% with flaws! This study is 2 years old but still the results are quite scary and I seriously doubt the architecture of these banks technology platforms has changed that much.

And with 40% of Americans using online banking systems…that’s a lot of people at risk! I’d guess the figures are probably similar for countries with similar broadband penetration and perhaps even high in some places like Korea and Singapore.

About 40 percent of Americans use the Internet for banking, according to a February 2008 survey conducted by Pew Internet. In 2011, 76 percent of online households will bank online, according to Forrester Research.

The flaws leave cracks in security that hackers could exploit to gain access to private information and accounts. The FDIC says computer intrusion, while relatively rare compared with financial crimes like mortgage fraud and check fraud, is a growing problem for banks and their customers.

A recent FDIC Technology Incident Report, compiled from suspicious activity reports banks file quarterly, lists 536 cases of computer intrusion, with an average loss per incident of $30,000. That adds up to nearly $16 million in losses in the second quarter of 2007. There were two and a half times more computer intrusions in the second quarter of 2007 compared to the first quarter. In 80 percent of the cases, the source of the intrusion is unknown but it occurred during online banking, the report states.

536 is not too bad for the number of cases, but still that’s only for a certain segment of people.

There are a list of the main flaws, which are mostly what we would expect to see in the full article.

Source: Livescience (Thanks Navin)

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nUbuntu Development Kicking Off Again – Security LiveCD

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We did mention nUbuntu long ago in our famous 10 Best Security Live CD Distros (Pen-Test, Forensics & Recovery) article.

After that it stopped development for quite some time, thankfully some new blood has picked it up and development has started again!

With over a year of inactivity, the latest alpha of nUbuntu 8.04 has finally surfaced.

With this comes many new bug fixes and updates. All of the latest security and penetration tools are included to make this you’re primary pentesting livecd.

The main goal of nUbuntu is to create a distribution which is derived from the Ubuntu distribution, and add packages related to security testing, and remove unneeded packages, such as Gnome, Openoffice.org, and Evolution. nUbuntu is the result of an idea two people had to create a new distribution for the learning experience.

Many people ask, “What makes it better than X?”, or “Why should I use this over Y”. Our answer to this question is, we do not think about whether people are using it or not. We are more concerned about the learning process. If you want to try something with a clean interface, fast, and an excellent range of programs please don’t hesitate to download nUbuntu.

You can download nUbuntu 8.04 here:

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Exploit for Kaminsky DNS Bug Goes Wild

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There has been a lot of hype about this one, but this flaw is a real threat and the working exploits are now available in the wild.

To top that, they have already been ported into Metasploit!

I hope all the major ISPs are in a patching frenzy right now and not thinking to themselves that there is no danger..

When Dan Kaminsky disclosed a critical flaw in the net’s address lookup system earlier this month, he said it was crucial internet service providers and other organizations install patches immediately. He wasn’t kidding.

Security researchers have developed two working exploits that poison vulnerable domain name system servers, allowing attackers to redirect unwitting end users to impostor sites. What’s more, the attack code has been added to Metasploit, a penetration testing tool used to test the security of computers and networks. The program, which is maintained by HD Moore, makes it easy for white hats and black hats alike to exploit vulnerable servers.

It’ll be interesting to see the aftermath of this rapid disclosure, these serious flaws don’t usually come out so fast – well not a working exploit and definitely not coded into an easy to use tool like Metasploit!

I wonder how many name servers are currently owned and serving up the wrong records? This could be a boon for phishers.

Some people have complained that Kaminsky’s bug has been shamelessly hyped. We disagree. Should there be widespread exploitation of the flaw, the result would be chaos. Attackers could taint the machines relied on by millions of people. When they typed bankofamerica.com into their browser, they’d have no way of knowing whether they were being directed to the real site or one designed to steal their money. Trust on the internet, as flawed as it may be now, would completely break down.

Currently, the exploits work only on caching servers used by ISPs and other large organizations, but Moore said they could be modified to work against client-side resolvers, which are used on desktop machines. Earlier this month, Microsoft issued an update patching the vulnerability. It was unclear if other OSes are vulnerable.

This is really serious, such DNS caching servers are used by pretty much every single large ISP and large corporate entity.

Better watch where you are surfing…but don’t worry this is the real https://www.darknet.org.uk!

The actual exploits themselves are available here:

CAU-EX-2008-0002.txt & CAU-EX-2008-0003.txt

Source: The Register

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MoocherHunter – Detect & Track Rogue Wifi Users

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MoocherHunter is a mobile tracking software tool for the real-time on-the-fly geo-location of wireless moochers and hackers. It’s included as part of the OSWA Assistant LiveCD we mentioned quite recently.

MoocherHunter - Detect & Track Rogue Wifi Users


What does MoocherHunter do?

MoocherHunter identifies the location of an 802.11-based wireless moocher or hacker by the traffic they send across the network. If they want to mooch from you or use your wireless network for illegal purposes (e.g. warez downloading or illegal file sharing), then they have no choice but to reveal themselves by sending traffic across in order to accomplish their objectives.

It enables the owner of the wireless network to detect traffic from this unauthorized wireless client (using either Passive or Active mode) and enables the owner, armed with a laptop and directional antenna, to isolate and track down the source.

Because it is not based on fixed or statically-positioned hardware, MoocherHunter allows the user to move freely and walk towards the actual geographical location of the moocher/hacker. In residential and commercial multi-tenant building field trials held in Singapore in March 2008, Moocher Hunter allowed a single trained operator to geo-locate a wireless moocher with a geographical positional accuracy of as little as 2 meters within an average of 30 minutes.

Download MoocherHunter

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