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Dridex the helpful botnet
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Posted by Krux on Thursday February 4, 2016 @ 10:26pm
1 reply ]

And in other computer security news....

Hacker Needed
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Posted by kodrik on Tuesday August 19, 2014 @ 12:58pm
2 replies ]

I need a security review to be done on a system we run, so we basically need someone to try to hack it anyway possible and to record the methods used and the results. Password stealing and downloading of data, sql injection, server access...

Your GPG keys ... I has them.
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Posted by Krux on Friday December 20, 2013 @ 10:52am
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This is crazy. Apparently it was figured out how to break 4096-bit RSA used in GPG by listening to the CPU, or rather the electrolytic capacitors in the power supply for the CPU, which make noise in response to the voltage fluctuations caused by calculations being performed to decrypt messages.

The Great Firewall of Porn
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Posted by Krux on Sunday August 18, 2013 @ 03:55pm
1 reply ]

I hear you like porn, so how about a firewall that only lets you go to porn sites.

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Posted by voltaic on Wednesday August 14, 2013 @ 10:28am
5 replies ]

Gone in 30 seconds: New attack plucks secrets from HTTPS-protected pages

So, after 2 years.. a new version of putty is out
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Posted by Stealth on Tuesday August 6, 2013 @ 09:10pm
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0.63 just got released.. fixes 4 recently dropped bugs (one described here -

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Posted by Krux on Thursday August 30, 2012 @ 07:38pm
25 replies ]

So this is more for Stealth, since he has like all of the TBs at home. But I was looking for a decent backup solution that offered unlimited storage and handled Linux without having to mount a samba share or some shit.. So my co-worker suggested Crash Plan, as that's what he was using. Seems they have a family unlimited plan which lets you do up to 10 computers. And most important for those paranoid security types, you have the option to encrypt your data using a 448-bit encryption key that they don't have. It's also pretty inexpensive considering what you get. And with about 4TB of data I need to backup, I figured it's worth at least trying out for a year to see how I like it.

How not to deal with a vulnerability in your code
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Posted by Krux on Friday November 11, 2011 @ 09:47am
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Speaking of computer security, this such a bad response it's almost funny:

Cert Question
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Posted by unicron on Thursday November 3, 2011 @ 06:41pm
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What do you guys think of the Certified Ethical Hacker cert? Trendy BS or something worth having? Has Anyone here ever seen it give someone the leg up in a job search? Just seems like a cool cert to have, something different.

Rub breaks XML encryption
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Posted by Krux on Saturday October 22, 2011 @ 01:25pm
5 replies ]

I had no idea Rub was also doing computer security research.

On the topic of CA's and SSL traffic
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Posted by Stealth on Wednesday August 31, 2011 @ 10:52pm
3 replies ]

Check out this plugin for Firefox - There's an article about it here - and it was mentioned at BlackHat '11 and in the back 10 minutes of this video -

Chinese government hacking tool shown on TV
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Posted by rub on Wednesday August 24, 2011 @ 02:11am
3 replies ]

Krux and I were just talking about this last night at Crown & Anchor...

And for some good news with our Info Sec community
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Posted by Stealth on Monday July 19, 2010 @ 04:25am
7 replies ]

FBI probes hackers' AT&T iPad breach
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Posted by rub on Thursday June 10, 2010 @ 06:03pm
14 replies ]

Key in this is the third paragraph, sentence 1

On the topic of ACLs, firewalls and routers..
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Posted by Stealth on Friday January 15, 2010 @ 03:03am
68 replies ]

I'm going through my 'list' mailbox and noticed a good sized thread on Firewalls vs ACLs in routers, etc. There are basically two camps, one saying with ACL's in routers and switches, why waste time with another device and something else that could slow down the service, the other, believes firewalls are good. I suppose it's going to depend on whats behind the device, and what you are protecting, but would tend to think that hardware based firewalls are going to be better at protecting machines that routers with ACL's, but then again, I don't run big data centers or even hard-hit outside facing servers.

Backtrack 4 is out!
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Posted by Stealth on Tuesday January 12, 2010 @ 05:23am
2 replies ]

For all you security minded people and people that like LiveCD's with good tools:

Well you should have seen that one coming
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Posted by Krux on Wednesday October 21, 2009 @ 02:59am
2 replies ]

Convicted computer hacker is given unsupervised access to a prison's computer system and ... get ready for the surprise here folks ... hacks said computer system, locking everyone else out.

Here's the username and password, but read the fine print.
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Posted by Stealth on Tuesday September 15, 2009 @ 01:46pm
10 replies ]

Oh yeah, don't use them. Interesting.. People always trying to point fingers at someone else.

TCP over Carrier Pigeon
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Posted by Krux on Friday September 11, 2009 @ 11:15am
5 replies ]

Data transfer? Forget email, send for the pigeon posl

DEFCON Rule Number 1
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Posted by Stealth on Monday August 3, 2009 @ 07:50am
13 replies ]

Never use your ATM card..

Defcon 17
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Posted by Krux on Tuesday July 7, 2009 @ 12:31am
5 replies ]

So who's planning on going to Defcon? I'll be there, likely banging my head against some strange encryption puzzle in the LosT@Con Mystery Challenge or hitting up the hardware hacker village, since I've been getting heavy into electronics lately.

Exploit code in the processor
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Posted by Krux on Thursday March 19, 2009 @ 07:12pm
5 replies ]

This is interesting:

Looking for some diamonds?
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Posted by Stealth on Thursday March 12, 2009 @ 09:26am
28 replies ]

Judge orders defendant to decrypt PGP-protected laptop
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Posted by Krux on Wednesday March 11, 2009 @ 09:44am
12 replies ]

It has been a busy week..
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Posted by Stealth on Thursday November 20, 2008 @ 06:36pm
10 replies ]

For those of you not working with the DoD.. this past week has been the suck. Bleh. Stupid OPORD's, FRAGO's and INFOCONS.

Fredrick Diggle Security is looking for a few good men (or mediocre women)
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Posted by Krux on Thursday November 20, 2008 @ 08:39am
3 replies ]

This came across the full-disclosure mailing list, and I thought it was worth sharing here.

Pakistan? Fuck Packistan!
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Posted by Krux on Monday November 17, 2008 @ 12:15pm
3 replies ]

Pakistan sets death penalty for cyber terrorism

The Internet, now with 2/3rds less spam
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Posted by Krux on Wednesday November 12, 2008 @ 08:09pm
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After Hurricane Electric and Global Crossing both pulled the plug on McColo Corp., after a report revealing a number of illegal activities happening on McColo?s servers, 2/3rds of the Internet spam worldwide has been stopped. McColo hosted a number of botnet control servers and phishing sites.

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Posted by voltaic on Saturday November 8, 2008 @ 12:24pm
8 replies ]

Krux would you PLEASE add something as simply as a one-line Javascript yes/no prompt for when anyone clicks the delete link on accident. Goddamnit.

Because you don't really trust anyone
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Posted by Krux on Wednesday September 10, 2008 @ 10:26pm
9 replies ]

I have no real use for one of these, yet still I want one: Micro BallCam, which is a DVR in the shape of a 1.5" clear ball. Probably would be neat to have for some model rocketry cameras, if say you really wanted to spy on your wife, but from space.

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