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Four million hotel locks vulnerable to 'Dry erase marker'

Four million hotel locks vulnerable to 'Dry erase marker'

October 05, 2012Mohit Kumar
At Black Hat security conference this year Cody Brocious demonstrated that How a simple Dry erase marker allows him to open an Onity hotel room door lock with an Arduino, which is totally James Bond. This is just kind of scary on multiple levels, the least being that dry erase markers are one of the most ordinary, non-suspicious objects we can think of. Watch the video below and be afraid – be very afraid. It has been refined to such a state where there are no dangling bits that come out of the marker, with a tip that looks totally normal sans any wires. All you need to do is touch the tip of the market to the door port, and you would have gained entry without mentioning a secret password. The story didn't stop there with Onity, the electronic door specialist in question, stepping in to introduce several measures to secure the doors. Brocious created a proof-of-concept device to show to security experts and press, but it was a bit crude. In order to build and test all of this yoursel
'The Hackers Conference 2012' to be held in New Delhi

'The Hackers Conference 2012' to be held in New Delhi

May 08, 2012Mohit Kumar
' The Hackers Conference 2012 ' to be held in New Delhi The Biggest Hacking Mania has arrived. The Hackers Conference 2012 will be held in New Delhi on July 29. THC 2012 is expected to be the first open gathering of Blackhat hackers in India who will debate latest security issues with the top itelligence echolons in India. The Registrations and Call for papers for the conference are now open. The organizers have deicded to keep the number of seats to limited to ensure quality of the conference. The conference will be held at the India Habitat Center on July 29th. The Hackers Conference will see a galaxy of renowned speakers presenting 0-Day Vulnerabilities, Exploits and Android/Blackberry/iPhone Hacks. Apart from Speakers presenting on WI-FI and Web Application Security the Special invitees from government Intelligence agencies will also speak on National Security Issues emerging from Scada Hacking. The conference has sent special invites to Blackhat hackers to come and
Anonymous Hacks FBI Contractors IRC Federal

Anonymous Hacks FBI Contractors IRC Federal

July 08, 2011Mohit Kumar
Anonymous Hacks FBI Contractors IRC Federal Anonymous Hackers today leak some files of  IRC Federal via a tweet . They've gotten access to contracts, internal documents, development schematics, logins and more. The Download Link released by Anonymous is  https://www.mediafire.com/?twxc1nhiluwr126#1  ,106.91 MB. Mirror also available now on Torrent . Anonymous Said " If you place any value on freedom, then stop working for the oligarchy and start working against it. Stop aiding the corporations and a government which uses unethical means to corner vast amounts of wealth and proceed to flagrantly abuse their power. Together, we have the power to change this world for the better. ". The Complete Release on Pastebin as shown Below :                              ```  : h0 yyyh     `                                                          :0yyhhh   0  0  :   hhy00:  `                                              : 0hhh               ::     : y 0y   0000 :`        
Ankit Fadia (Ethical Hacker and Cyber Security Expert) is also Not Secure !

Ankit Fadia (Ethical Hacker and Cyber Security Expert) is also Not Secure !

February 24, 2011Mohit Kumar
Ankit Fadia ( Ethical Hacker and Cyber Security Expert ) is also Not Secure ! Ankit Fadia, 21 years old, is an independent computer security and digital intelligence consultant with definitive experience in the field of Internet security based out of the Silicon Valley in California, USA. He has authored 11 internationally best-selling books on numerous topics related to Computer Security that have been widely appreciated by both professionals and industry leaders the world over. Now the question raised that, is Mr. Ankit Fadia is Secured ? We have Notice that lots of Hackers from various countries are able to access his Site & Ftp , Even some of them are just only 15 years old. Last Days some images was uploaded on Facebook by some hackers, which shows that they access Ankit's Official Website and Ftp. Even they 'Root' The Server via uploading Shell . The guy who earn crores from Seminars ,is he can't audit his own security and can't afford a secure and
Anonymous is not a Hackers group,its a Internet gathering of Hackers !

Anonymous is not a Hackers group,its a Internet gathering of Hackers !

December 11, 2010Mohit Kumar
In A Press Release, on  December 10, 2010  Anonymous Said : - Who is Anonymous In their most recent public statement, WikiLeaks is the only group of people to identify Anonymous correctly. Anonymous is not a group, but rather an Internet gathering. Both Anonymous and the media that is covering it are aware of the percieved dissent between individuals in the gathering. This does not, however, mean that the command structure of Anonymous is failing for a simple reason: Anonymous has a very loose and decentralized command structure that operates on ideas rather than directives. We do not believe that a similar movement exists in the world today and as such we have to learn by trial and error. We are now in the process of better communicating some core values to the individual atoms that comprise Anonymous - we also want to take this opportunity to communicate a message to the media, so that the average Internet Citizen can get to know who we are and what we represent. An
Top 5 best criminal computer hackers of all time

Top 5 best criminal computer hackers of all time

November 05, 2010Mohit Kumar
These hackers are the ones that you've seen in shackles arrested for cybercrimes when they were just getting out of puberty. Some have done it for financial gain others just for fun. 1. Kevin Mitnick. Mitnick is perhaps synonymous with Hacker. The Department of Justice still refers to him as "the most wanted computer criminal in United States history." His accomplishments were memorialized into two Hollywood movies: Takedown and Freedom Downtime. Mitnick got his start by exploiting the Los Angeles bus punch card system and getting free rides. Then similar to Steve Wozniak, of Apple, Mitnick tried Phone Phreaking. Mitnick was first convicted for hacking into the Digital Equipment Corporation's computer network and stealing software. Mitnick then embarked on a two and a half year coast to coast hacking spree. He has stated that he hacked into computers, scrambled phone networks, stole corporate secrets and hacked into the national defense warning system. His fall came w
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