SSL VPNs and Using OpenVPN

Requirement: To connect to a VPN server in a different country. Situation: A country which has proxies at every gateway. Issues: VPN based on IPSec is fussy when it comes across networks which are NAT’ted/ proxied. The Security Parameters Indexes don’t match and clients do not get connected. Objective: To connect VPN server in a […]

Topic: Linux Hacking, Networking Hacking, Security Software

Latest RIAA Bullshit – Fair Use Policy – Can’t Use YOUR CDs on YOUR iPod

Amazing, now ripping YOUR OWN CD’s to use on YOUR iPod is not fair use according to the new DMCA rulings currently being created. As part of the on-going DMCA rule-making proceedings, the RIAA and other copyright industry associations submitted a filing that included this gem as part of their argument that space-shifting and format-shifting […]

Topic: Hacking News

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 […]

Topic: Malware

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 […]

Topic: Privacy

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 […]

Topic: Hacking News

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 […]

Topic: Security Software