Philip Gabriel Pettersson, best known by the pseudonym of “Stakkato” can be said to have reached legendary status within the computer security community of his numerous successful breaches of high-level targets between 2003 and 2005. Then a 16-year-old hacker from Uppsala, Sweden, he successfully infiltrated systems of large universities, the United States military, NASA and […]
It’s often surprising how many malware programmers forget to do the simplest things. Mostly because many are so concerned with functionality, stealthiness and other production concerns, that details slip easily of their minds – a clear advantage to forensics. One of these details is the Program DataBase (PDB) information added by Visual Studio, which most malware authors used for Windows development. While it may seem innocuous, this string reveals a lot about the operating system used by the author, its user name and most notably, symbols that can be used by IDA and ease understanding of the disassembly.
Fusking picture sharing sites in order to retrieve pictures from private album.
This article won’t be about something new nor something extraordinary for any experienced computer security or even the average hacker, but since I’ve been ask this question quite often by some of my friends, I decided to explain how to sniff passwords from a network. Moreover, I’m well aware I haven’t been writing anything for […]
As any conflict that happened in the 21st century, there is usually a parallel conflict raging online as well. Either commanded by individuals or groups, which can be helped or not by either government agencies or other interest groups, acts of cyberwarfare are getting more and more common. The conflict in the Gaza strip offers […]
Since a few days, news about the Internet Explorer exploit has been sweeping the Internet (see previous post Internet Explorer 7 Attack in the Wild). It has not been confirmed that Internet Explorer 5, 6 and 7 are affected and the problem reside in the data binding of objects. Basically, the array containing objects in […]
Since this is a slow news day, and I have an essay to handout tonight, I’ll just related one of my experiment I started yesterday. As I have more time, I will push further into the system. While waiting for a friend, I decided to stop by the library to pass time. As I was […]