Archive for October 9th, 2007

Traffic Graph of the Core Internet DNS Services Being Attacked This Morning

October 9, 2007

If you haven’t heard the story – “Hackers briefly overwhelmed at least three of the most important root domain name servers in the United States yesterday, in one of the most significant attacks against the Internet since 2002.”. Here is the graph of the traffic levels on the DNS servers.

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It’s Time to Turn Off WiFi and Bluetooth When Not In Use (Mac or PC)

October 9, 2007

“Based on this advancement I no longer feel confident in leaving my wireless devices running when they aren’t in use. I’m not about to shut them off completely, but my recommendation to the world at large is it’s time to turn them off when you aren’t using them.”

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How Does The Hacker Economy Work?

October 9, 2007

It’s a murky world of chat rooms, malware factories, and sophisticated phishing schemes. Here’s a look inside.

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Google Reporting Gmail Hack Fixed

October 9, 2007

Only hours after it was reported to the Google security team, the vulnerability was fixed.
“Thanks for reporting this to us. We have identified and fixed the problem” — Google Security

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Check if your website is blocked in China

October 9, 2007

China; a country notorious for censoring the Internet. Touted as having some of the most sophisticated firewalls in the world, greatfirewallofchina.org lets you check if you can pass China’s strict IP monitors.

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How the Xbox Security System Was Dismantled

October 9, 2007

Michael Steil, founder of the Xbox-Linux project, gives a presentation on the Xbox security system. To see if Microsoft really made “kindergarten” security mistakes, he looks at how they tried to keep hackers out. Then he looks at the security system as a hacker would, describing how each exploit was accomplished.

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Hacker Adrian Lamo Wins, Won’t Have to Give the FBI his Blood

October 9, 2007

Famous Hacker wins court case!

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Hacking an ATM Machine

October 9, 2007

Default configurations are your friend.

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MIT Project aims human buffer overflow at Secret Service

October 9, 2007

The new Seeing Yellow project, started by some folks at MIT, encourages users to call printer manufacturers and ask tough questions about the use of tiny yellow tracking dots output by many color laser printers.

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Microsoft says Gmail is a Virus

October 9, 2007

It seems that Microsoft has started flagging Gmail as a virus in their virus scanning software Windows Live OneCare. Many people are reporting that every time they open Gmail, a warning is displayed telling the user they are infected with “BAT/BWG.A”.

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