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Honey, I’m home!! – Hacking Z-Wave & other Black Hat news

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You’ve probably never thought of this, but the home automation market in the US was worth approximately $3.2 billion in...

Twitter killed the (infosec) Blogging Star ?

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Like it, hate it or just plain struggling to understand it, Twitter has made a huge impact across a wide...

2 pieces of coolness…

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a) was the politely dropped kaminsky firefox bug [http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2009-September/070620.html] It still requires a click for command execution, but considering its...

John Viega’s “the myths of security”.. Really??

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i go through a ton of books. Over the past 10 years, this has been dominated by books on computer...

Apple gets some clue points?

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At [DeepSec] last year i had the pleasure of hearing Ivan Krsti? speak. While some of his arguments had (small)...

Episode 9 of the ITSecurity Pubcast..

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Yvette Du Toit (E&Y – UK/ZA) featured on the latest ITSecurity Pubcast and spoke about her role in CREST. SensePost...

Should InfoSec companies be betting on PCI ?

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The United States committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology recently held a hearing...

Like deja-vu (all over again)

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Those of you who were around in 2001 will recall http://anti.security.is (anti-sec f.a.q).. The sentiment pops up periodically (in different...

Top Ten Web Hacking Techniques of 2008

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(aka – Whoot! we are almost famous!!) Jeremiah Grossman’s panel of judges (Rich Mogull, Chris Hoff,  HD Moore and RFP)...

HITB08 – Marcus Ranum Keynote on CyberWar..

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

Dont look now, but it seems they broke the Interwebs again..

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Those pesky hackers! Alex Sotirov (of heap feng shui fame, famous for breaking everything from Vista, to web browsers, to...

Wired Article on DNSGate..

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Wired magazine has covered the DNSGate saga with full dramatic details like: “never, ever repeat what you just told me...

“Unix Terrorist” in trouble over TJX ?

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Anyone who was around for Defcon-10 will have an opinion on the infamous Gobbles-Silvio-UnixTerrorist talk in which mail spools where...

Sarah Palin, a yahoo email account, and something more shocking…

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By now everyone knows that John McCain’s running mate Sarah Palin had her yahoo email account hacked. I guess a...

these tubes are quick

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Kaminsky’s thunder has all but evaporated into a fine mist, and Ptacek has gone all silent. In the meantime, the...

What? no comment on the DNS thing ??

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Mostly we have stayed silent, because too many people have commented too much already.. It was interesting however how Ptacek...

Carpet Bombing and eating Crow…

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The recent Safari Carpet Bombing bug reported by Nitesh Dhanjani and ignored by Apple had all the makings of an...

If you run Debian (or a Debian Derivative, like Ubuntu)…

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Then you probably should get on this one… [Problems with Random Number Generator] While it looks like an arb openssl...

The Peltier Effect – Year in Review..

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Peltier and Associates have released their massive “Peltier Effect – Year in Review 2007“. The collection comes in at a...

SNMP Joins Dark Side in New XSS Attack

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-sigh- the topic is stolen directly from the [DarkReading Article] -snip- Itâ€s yet another new spin on a pervasive attack...

Dino Dai Zovi is such a Rock Star..

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Dino is the guy who added much shellcode coolness to MetaSploit, gave the world Karma, released the first virtualization rootkit...

reddit: exploit publisher?

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saw this in my RSS reader, the null poison byte makes a comeback! Until it gets fixed, you can view...

How Gentoo got hacked.. holy #@^%&!!

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If a picture is worth a 1000 words, then i dont want to know what this reads…

Probably the best book dedication i have ever seen….

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Richard Bejtlich didnt give the pre-release a glowing review but i know at least a few people waiting eagerly to...

and then there was one….

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First IBM announced their interest in Watchfire, and now HP announces their interest in SPI Dynamics. “Consolidation in the industry”...

Safari on Win32, and browser choices in general..

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Gareth linked to David Maynor’s blog where he documents the results of some simple fuzzing against the new Win32 port...