Posts Tagged ‘Ethical Hacking’

HTTP DoS-attack tool on Apache web server

Robert Hansen, a guru in the field of security, has released a new tool for DoS-attacks, exposing serious Web server’s vulnerabilities including Apache and other servers. Hansen called his tool Slowloris , the most interesting in this utility that it can cause a DoS attack without using a huge amount of traffic as we usually [...]

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Phrack #66 is out

Phrake magazine 66 is released, in this number you can find these topics: • Abusing the Objective C runtime • Backdooring Juniper Firewalls • Exploiting DLmalloc frees in 2009 • Persistent BIOS infection • Exploiting UMA : FreeBSD kernel heap exploits • Exploiting TCP Persist Timer Infiniteness • Malloc Des-Maleficarum • A Real SMM Rootkit [...]

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Hackers are making the Mac a 'first-class target' for Metasploit toolkit

Two well-known Mac hackers are updating a widely used hacking toolkit, making it easier to take control of a Macintosh computer. Over the past few days, the researchers have been quietly adding new software to the Metasploit toolkit, used by security researchers and criminals alike. Metasploit already supported Mac attacks, but until recently the Mac [...]

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Damn Vulnerable Linux – DVL – Another V.A Platform

Damn Vulnerable Linux is another interesting platform for pen testing and vulnerability assessment, it is created for training purposes to IT-Security professional during a university lessons by the IITAC (International Institute for Training, Assessment, and Certification) and secure software Engineering in cooperation with the French Reverse Engineering Team. It is freely available for download here: [...]

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BackTrack 4 Beta released 2009

The Remote Exploit Development Team has just announced BackTrack 4 Beta and they consider the version to be stable and usable, there are a lot of new features including: * Kernel 2.6.28.1 with better hardware support. *Native support for Pico e12 and e16 cards is now fully functional, making BackTrack the first pentesting distro to [...]

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BackTrack 4 Beta – Shmoo release

Backtrack needs no introduction in the security and hacking world. It is an excellent bootable live-CD Linux distribution, with a huge collection of security and hacking tools. After seven months of effort here comes the Remote Exploit Dev team with changes in the PXE booting, and WPA table generation and can be read about on [...]

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