Anti-Spyware Software Wars – Can’t they get along?!

Last year, we noted how some security products could cause conflicts that would cause computers to lock up — but there’s another (less troublesome) trend that’s happening as well: security products declaring competing products as malware and removing them. Just a little over a week ago, the latest version of Microsoft’s anti-spyware offering declared Symantec’s […]

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RIAA Dirty Tricks: Gathering Private Info On Kids Of Accused File Sharer

The RIAA’s latest tactic, is to reveal to Santangelo and her new lawyer that they’ve been investigating her children, and have been able to collect a lot of non-public information. The RIAA will probably claim that the info is related to the case, but it certainly borders on using scare tactics, and trying to intimidate […]

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Your Employees Don’t Care About Your Data

So you better make sure you do. As we discussed in the article on Social Engineering in Penetration Testing, it’s not that the employees don’t care as such, it’s that they don’t know. They haven’t been educated, they are ignorant, their awareness of best practise is low. An experiment carried out within London’s square mile […]

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Norton Internet Security ‘Keylogger’ IRC Bug

It seems like script kiddies have been taking full advantage of the bug we talked about in the Symantec software. Do companies never learn? Script kiddies have been taking advantage of intrusion prevention features of Symantec’s Norton Firewall and Norton Internet Security Suites to knock users offline in IRC channels, according to an amusing post […]

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Norton Antivirus Funny Bug

the following exploits (if we can call it this way) was published on securityfocus bugtraq mailinglist… it is entirely reproduced in the following lines: Norton Internet monitoring tools issues Versions Affected : * Fix : No What im writing about is how to stop the internet of some user that is using the norton tools […]

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Darknet RSS Spike

The RSS Tools That Diggers Use

Interesting to see which RSS aggregators and readers Digg users are using. As you can see after being ‘digged’ on Monday February 27th, the RSS subscriber base spiked from about 21 up to 182 at the highest point, after a day it receded back to around 150, and now it’s about 130. The biggest Agent […]

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Should Social Engineering be a part of Penetration Testing?

This is actually a very interesting debate. Just to introduce if you don’t know.. What is Penetration Testing A penetration test is a method of evaluating the security of a computer system or network by simulating an attack by a malicious cracker. The process involves an active analysis of the system for any weaknesses, technical […]

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Prostitutes want GTA (Grand Theft Auto) Banned

A little bit crazy eh? Sex workers cry foul, say game “accrues points to players for the depiction of rape and murder of prostitutes.” The Grand Theft Auto franchise is getting attacked from all angles. Joining the ranks of politicians, policemen, and attorneys in their crusade to see the game lifted from shelves are the […]

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Who is Navaho Gunleg?

Following the recent post by backbone, I decided to post a short introduction as well. Background I am from The Netherlands, Europe — a country most people probably have heard about. Either because of the legendary HackTic-foundation that later started the ISP XS4ALL and otherwise undoubtably because of our liberal stance towards soft-drugs and prostitution. […]

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