Archive for October 4th, 2007

A warning to turn Bluetooth OFF whilst in public!!

October 4, 2007

After watching this video you’ll automatically reach for your phone and turn off its Bluetooth feature…….or risk a hefty fine!

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Credit Card Information Sent Over AOL Instant Messenger (w/pic of receipt!)

October 4, 2007

I thought he was entering data on a Point-Of-Sale machine. Imagine my surprise when he showed me that my name, street, city, state, zip, credit card number and expiration date had just been sent unencrypted over an instant message session!

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NVIDIA Binary Graphics Driver Exploit

October 4, 2007

A recent security advisory announced today by Rapid7 explains, “the NVIDIA Binary Graphics Driver for Linux is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that allows an attacker to run arbitrary code as root. This bug can be exploited both locally or remotely.”

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Secure VNC with Hamachi

October 4, 2007

VNC is not a secure protocol – and it won’t work if the remote machine is behind a firewall you don’t control. However, pairing up VNC with Hamachi, a Virtual Private Network application, you can remote control any computer securely over your private network across any combination of operating systems.

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The Scam:Online ‘hitman’ Says He’s Been Sent to Kill You Unless You Pay Up.

October 4, 2007

The FBI has received more than 100 complaints about the so-called “hitman scam” from across the country. Typically, the cyber shakedown seeks anywhere from $30,000 to $80,000. FBI said some people have fallen for the scam, sending criminals tens of thousands of dollars.

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White House High-Security Locks Broken: Bumped and Picked at DefCon

October 4, 2007

A group of researchers has cracked the security features in what are supposed to be the world’s most secure locks — locks that are used at the White House, the Pentagon, embassies and other critical locations.

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Crook reprograms ATM to think $20s are $1s

October 4, 2007

An unidentified, beflipflopped guy in shorts strolled into Mastrorocco’s Market and reprogrammed the cash machine to think it was dispensing dollar bills instead of twenties. The ATM maker printed its default administrative passcodes in its ATM service manuals, which have been widely available online.

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2007 A Hacking Odyssey Part 2 – Network Scanning & Nmap

October 4, 2007

This series of papers will take an in-depth look at how someone may target and electronically break into an organisation. The second phase can be generically summed up as ‘Scanning’

Covered in this paper:War Driving, War Dialling, Network Mapping, Port Scanning

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How deep has hacker gone into eBay?

October 4, 2007

There is no disputing that a hacker who goes by the name Vladuz has at the very least become a public nuisance to eBay. But some observers think the hacks Vladuz has pulled off reveal a much deeper problem at the auction giant.

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Latest Microsoft WGA Update Phones Home

October 4, 2007

According to tests conducted with an Ethernet sniffer program, if the user clicks the close button to cancel the installation of this WGA update, Windows sends information back to Microsoft. This information includes version numbers of both Windows and WGA, the language of the operating system, some registry information, and a cookie.

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