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Wed, 25 Feb 2009

VMWare enters the cloud computing foray

BusinessWeek reports that VMWare has launched a new product aimed at establishing it as a competitor in the cloud computing space.


Dubbed the Virtual Data Center Operating System (VDC-OS), the software creates a bank of computers, storage devices, and networking equipment that a company can tap at will, as computing needs arise—say, during a December spike in Web traffic for an online retailer.


VMWare is the leet, so this should be interesting to should also be interesting as it is being spearheaded by some ex-Microsoft execs...

Interesting times


Tue, 24 Feb 2009

Top Ten Web Hacking Techniques of 2008

(aka - Whoot! we are almost famous!!)

Jeremiah Grossman's panel of judges (Rich Mogull, Chris Hoff, HD Moore and RFP) hath spoken (or spake) and the top 10 web-hacking techniques of 2008 have been published.

Of course we would be lying completely if we said it wasn't cool to make it into the top 10 (and doubly cool to make it twice in the top 10!)..

Im sure there will be lots of people complaining about the judging / wishing their favourite attack made the list.. but for now.. its still pretty cool :>


Mon, 23 Feb 2009

Cebit Expo 2009

SensePost have once again been invited to join the South African Department of Trade and Industry at Cebit, as one of 15 SA companies, to exhibit on their pavilion. Visitors to this show range in the region of 500,000 and approximately 5700 exhibitors fill the 27 Halls. Cebit is the biggest information and technology show in Europe and attracts exhibitors and visitors from all over the world. Our stand number is E48 in Hall 5.

If you would like to attend the show and visit the SensePost stand, please contact us to arrange your free show entry ticket . Contact email:

BiDiBLAH / SPUD.. Quick feedback

We've had some feedback from some BiDiBLAH / SPUD users regarding a few changes... Firstly, SPUD seems to be crashing under a few instances of Vista... We've taken note of the issue and will spend some time looking into the issue in the *not too distant* future...

Secondly, on BiDiBLAH, we've had a request from a user to have brute force and reverse queries done against the servers listed as NS records for the domains. (This will provide authoritative data). We'll also look into this request in the next release.

Keeping you posted /frankieg

Sun, 22 Feb 2009

HITB08 - Marcus Ranum Keynote on CyberWar..

I just managed to pull the HackintheBox torrents for their [2008 talks]. (SensePosters can grab a local copy [here]).

I watched Marcus Ranums "Cyberwar is Bullshit" talk. A talk that was truly wince-worthy! While the talk will make you scream at the screen a few times, it is worth watching just to see the Q&A section after the talk.. It's quite clear that Ranum gets owned more thoroughly than his online gallery did.


Roberto Preatoni of WabiSabiLabi fame confronts Ranums simplistic views of cyber warfare with some pretty straight forward questions, to which Ranum is forced to concede "You got me there".

Another question from the audience included more lashings - with an added underhanded "USA lost in Vietnam without nuclear weapons" comment thrown in for good measure.

Overall, i think Ranum enjoys being contrarian.. I think over the last few years he has become famous for it.. But i think to completely bull@#$@# cyberwar, while setting such narrow definitions for what constitutes a war skates dangerously close to the thing that Ranum often complains about - Sensationalist topics shrouded in geek mystique that get eaten up by the popular press.. The talk was disappointing.. Ranum is indeed much better than this..