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Monthly Archives: April 2008

RSA Conference: Circus of Vendors

Posted: April 16, 2008 – 7:07 pm | Author: | Filed under: Conferences, Humor

In past years I never attended the RSA conference; it always came across as too much of a vendor show to me. This year I didn’t think I would go, until rsnake convinced me otherwise. So I bought myself an Expo Only pass. I had a lot of fun, meeting old time buddies from Foundstone […]

MITM TCP Tools

Posted: April 14, 2008 – 9:24 am | Author: | Filed under: Tools, Web Apps

A lot of web applications use port 80 and 443, but don’t necessarily speak HTTP or live inside a web browser. Many of these web apps utilize rich content and compiled code, such as Flash/ActiveX/Java, that have the ability to open their own TCP sockets to remote servers, by-passing the browser’s network stack and any […]

SCADA hacking? What if they used phishme.com?

Posted: April 10, 2008 – 9:59 am | Author: | Filed under: Conferences, Phishing

At this year’s RSA conference Ira Winkler went on to tell the audience about hacking into an energy company (via an authorized penetration test) using a targeted phishing email. Details are in this networkwold article: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/040908-rsa-hack-power-grid.html “The penetration team started by tapping into distribution lists for SCADA user groups, where they harvested the e-mail addresses […]

pwn3d by the TS@!

Posted: April 7, 2008 – 4:41 pm | Author: | Filed under: Humor, Tools, Web Apps

On Friday afternoon, I headed off to the airport for a trip to Chicago to visit a friend. I should have checked the flight status, because it turns out my flight was canceled. All other flights to Chicago were on time, and full. The über-helpful lady at Continental advised me to wait on stand-by. The […]

Asus EEE PC Samba security updates

Posted: April 3, 2008 – 9:37 am | Author: | Filed under: Humor, Techno

I’ve been mouthing off about the much anticipated arrival of my new EEE PC, and when it arrived at work for its glorious unboxing, my wonderful co-workers were ready to own me with a samba exploit -locked and loaded. Reference: ASUS Eee PC rooted out of the box That’s what you get when you work […]

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