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Posts Tagged ‘Security’


iPad Jailbroken Already Using Old Security Flaw

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That’s right guys, the Apple iPad has already been jailbroken! Don’t know what jailbreaking is? Well, to put it simply, it allows apps not authorized by Apple to run on the iPod Touch, iPhone, or, in this case, the iPad. This is usually done to run homebrew applications or games, and so forth.

A security flaw that existed in the iPhone 3.1.3 operating system (OS) was used that allowed for root access to be obtained in order to run these unauthorized apps. Expect updates that will close this hole in the near future!

Source: Ars Technica



Reverse-Engineering a Trojan

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This one was kinda interesting for me– while I have no experience cutting open a trojan and looking at its code (or looking at any executable’s code), I’ve had this particular trojan before. Yeah. I was a sucker that bought one of those nifty Energizer USB chargers.

If you remember earlier this month, Energizer, and for that matter the US CERT, found the trojan in the charger, which had been on sale for some THREE YEARS NOW and warned the public of it.

This trojan has been gathering data for years now. Fuck if we didn’t find it sooner.

See the original article here.

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Mac OS X is ‘safer, but less secure’

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According to various tests conducted, Mac OS X isn’t as safe as people have been claiming. You can read about it in the article listed here.

It can be summed up here is my favorite quote from the article:

Mac OS X is like living in a farmhouse in the country with no locks, and Windows is living in a house with bars on the windows in the bad part of town.

I am not really a Mac user so I cannot offer my opinion on this. It is an interesting read regardless.



Free Download + 1 Year License for Trend Micro Internet Security 3.0

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You can get Trend Micro Internet Security 3.0 free for one year due to a promotion that they currently are doing. The download is on the right side of the screen.

Alternatively, you can download Trend Micro Smart Surfing for Mac for free. Just visit their promotion page. I have not personally used Trend Micro Internet Security or Trend Micro Smart Surfing, but that’s just me.



Hacking WEP Wireless Keys Via Backtrack Video

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Hacking WEP is as easy as eating a piece of banana cream pie with chopsticks (it’s easier than it sounds). There are multiple methods of doing such, especially depending on who makes your wireless card (Atheros chipsets allow for additional, faster methods, as well as some other chipsets). The most common way, which is done via a Backtrack live disk or USB in conjunction with Aircrack, can be seen step-by-step in the following video.




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