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WabiSabiLabi Pimping ClamAV Vulnerability & Exploit

Interesting, a new arena for marketing spin and sales talk – the auctioning of exploits. WabiSabiLabi is pushing hard for a good price for a ClamAV vulnerability and exploit that it has gotten hold of, it’s dosing it up with a good portion of spin to make it seem like the next big thing – […]

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Wi-Fi Jacking Extremely Common (45% of People Do!)

It seems Wi-Fi is actually extremely common, in fact in a recent poll up to 45% do it! I guess most people here have, I admit I do even with my phone when I’m out and about I’ll use any WiFi point that works. We can blame it on the manufacturers for having lax default […]

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‘Security Consultant’ Caught for Running Large Bot Network

Apparently he stopped his naughty activities back in 2006, but still…a guy that is supposed to securing machines was installing malware and had a bot totaling about a quarter of a million zombies. Most used for info gathering, Paypal accounts and installing Malware for comission, he claims to have made $19,000 in a week installing […]

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MPAA Hacker Robert Anderson Revealed

This story reads like something from one of those glamourised Hollywood ‘hacker’ movies like Swordfish or Antitrust. The legendary MPAA hacker has been revealed, and it looks like he himself got social engineered and dumped…he should have realised when you are playing with unscrupulous people you are setting yourself up to get screwed. Promises of […]

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Web Integrity Checker – ISPs Inserting Ads Into Web Content

A while back it was discovered that some ISPs have taken to inserting ads into web pages you are viewing, these are ads from the ISP you are using (AND PAYING FOR) not ads from the content provider or site that you are viewing. Some ISPs are resorting to a new tactic to increase revenue: […]

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Police to Monitor Indian Cyber-Cafes

It seems India are getting serious about terrorist activities being co-ordinated via the Internet, they are starting to run extremely deep surveillance on many cyber-cafes in Mumbai. The solution appears to be some kind of ‘legal’ trojan system that will collect logs and send them to the police The Mumbai police will soon have khabris […]

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Cyber Crime Toolkits Go On Sale

This is not exactly new news either, these kind of toolkits have been on sale for a long time, virus generators, trojan toolkits, now they are getting more polished, more stream-lined, more expensive and more easily available. News of them is hitting the mainstream media.. Malicious hackers are producing easy to use tools that automate […]

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New German Hacking Law 202(c) – Sites Close & Possible Backfire

This has been floating around for a while and you might have noticed a warning on some German based security sites that they’ve had to move their tools due to this new legislation known as 202(c) – a couple of examples are KisMAC and Phenoelit. Basically the new law prohibits manufacturing, programming, installing, or spreading […]

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TJX (T.J. Maxx and Marshall’s) Largest Breach of Customer Data in U.S. History

This case has been going on for a while but obviously hush hush, being that it is the largest breach of customer data in U.S. History. The details of the case have only started emerging in the last couple of months. Information Week published a good article covering what has been going on recently. Amazing […]

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Voting Machines Lose to Hackers Again

I’m sure everyone remembers the Diebold voting fiasco with their system getting pwned multiple times. Back in May 2006 it was announced from multiple sources that the Diebold system was critically flawed. Then more recently Hackers in the Philippines were Invited to Crack Internet Voting, which is definitely positive step to increase security in voting […]

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