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Cisco Vulnerability Given ‘Write Once, Run Anywhere’ Treatement

This is an interesting development in router security, Cisco bugs have been popping up now and then – not that often – but usually when they do they are quite serious. The problem with them was you needed so many variations unless you were just targeting one specific router, with that specific version of IOS […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Hardware Hacking, Networking Hacking

Malware Researchers Discover Rootkit HKTL-BRUDEVIC Similar to Sony CD Malware

You might remember the Sony BMG Rootkit fiasco back in 2006 when the whole Internet was up in arms about Sony installing a rootkit in the name of Digital Restriction Rights Management. Another piece of malware has been uncovered that has been linked to Sony and their Fingerprint reader. Researchers have unearthed rootkit-like functionality in […]

Topic: Legal Issues, Malware

SARA – Security Auditor’s Research Assistant – Network Analysis Tool

This tool has been around for a LONG time in some form or another, some of you old-skool guys may remember a package called SATAN, this was the best semi-automatic security analysis tool around back then. From SATAN and it’s development came SARA, which is now in it’s 3rd generation. Advanced Research’s philosophy relies heavily […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Hacking Tools, Networking Hacking

Firewalk – Firewall Ruleset Testing Tool

This is another oldskool tool, but still relevant! TCP and UDP still work in the same way and firewalls/edge devices are still often configured wrongly. Firewalk is an active reconnaissance network security tool that attempts to determine what layer 4 protocols a given IP forwarding device will pass. Firewalk works by sending out TCP or […]

Topic: Hacking News

NetStumbler – Windows Freeware to Detects Insecure Wireless Networks

Another one from the old school, this tool has been around forever since way before wardriving was fashionable and when people still used pringles cans for antenna boosting. It’s a favourite amongst Windows users, although it can’t do any real hacking (like breaking a WEP key) – it’s extremely fast and effecient in the detection […]

Topic: Hacking Tools, Networking Hacking, Wireless Hacking

PorkBind v1.3 – Nameserver (DNS) Security Scanner

This program retrieves version information for the nameservers of a domain and produces a report that describes possible vulnerabilities of each. Vulnerability information is configurable through a configuration file; the default is porkbind.conf. Each nameserver is tested for recursive queries and zone transfers. The code is parallelized with libpthread. Changes for v1.3 Wrote in-a-bind shell […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Hacking Tools, Networking Hacking

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