Episode51

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Stories for Discussion

Wikipedia Hijacked to Spread Malware - [Joe] - "The German Wikipedia has recently been used to launch a virus attack. Hackers posted a link to an all alleged fix for a new version of the blaster worm. Instead, it was a link to download malicious software. They then sent e-mails advising people to update their computers and directed them to the Wikipedia article. Since Wikipedia has been gaining more trust & credibility, I can see how this would work in some cases. The page has, of course, been fixed but this is nevertheless a valuable lesson for Wikipedia users."

The End of Net Anonymity In Brazil - [Joe] - "The Brazilian senate is considering a bill that will make it a crime to join a chat, blog, or download from the Internet without fully identifying oneself first. If approved, it will be a crime, punishable with up to 4 years of jail time, to disseminate virus or trojans, unauthorizedly access data banks or networks and send e-mail, join chat, write a blog or download content anonymously."

WVE = CVE for Wireless Vulnerabilities - [Larry] - With all of the hububb about wireless vulnerabilityes, where is a good source to get schooled? The WVE of course!

SPAM at an all time high - [Larry] - I've seen the increase. It seems that the SPAM filer guys are having a hard time keeping up, as are the AV vendors, White hat security researchers and vendors with patches. Is this a war we cannot win?

M$ teaching OEMs about Security Development Lifecycle - [Larry] - Otherwised titled, how we created secure hardware that was hacked in only a few weeks. Can you say XBOX (and 360) hacking? I'm a bit skeptical on this one.



Other Stories of Interest

Rainbowcrack, Rainbow Tables, Cain & Abel - [Larry] - From Ethicalhacker and Chris Gates. What a fantastic tutorial and backgtound on rainbow table password cracking.