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CRIME : New SSL/TLS attack for Hijacking HTTPS Sessions

CRIME : New SSL/TLS attack for Hijacking HTTPS Sessions

Sep 08, 2012
Two security researchers claim to have developed a new attack that can decrypt session cookies from HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) connections. From the security researchers who created and demonstrated the BEAST (Browser Exploit Against SSL/TLS) tool for breaking SSL/TLS encryption comes another attack that exploits a flaw in a feature in all versions of TLS. The new attack has been given the name CRIME by the researchers.The CRIME attack is based on a weak spot in a special feature in TLS 1.0, but exactly which that feature is has not been revealed by the researchers. They will say that all versions of TLS/SSL including TLS 1.2, on which the BEAST attack did not work are vulnerable. Once they had the cookie, Rizzo and Duong could return to whatever site the user was visiting and log in using her credentials. HTTPS should prevent this type of session hijacking because it encrypts session cookies while in transit or when stored in the browser. But the new attack, devis
zAnti Pentester’s Worldcup tournament open for Hackers

zAnti Pentester's Worldcup tournament open for Hackers

Jun 24, 2012
zAnti Pentester's Worldcup tournament open for Hackers Today is a great day to be a security enthusiastic since Zimperium kicked off the first ever penetration testing tournament. — Welcome to the Pentester's Worldcup ! Zimperium , a mobile security software start-up was founded by Itzhak " Zuk " Avraham, a world-renowned white-hat hacker, in 2011. The Pentester's World Cup is part of Zimperium's efforts to increase awareness about mobile security, and simultaneously enhance the security of its range of award-winning products. You may recall Anti, The first comprehensive Penetration Testing software offered on Smartphones, Zimperium created a killer mobile app that is so simple to use, any technical person is able to perform pentest on his network to get status of which devices that are attached to the network are vulnerable, what ports are opened and additional information that is a must have for anyone who cares about the safety on his network. Last year at DEFCON, Avraham, also
The Drop in Ransomware Attacks in 2024 and What it Means

The Drop in Ransomware Attacks in 2024 and What it Means

Apr 08, 2024Ransomware / Cybercrime
The  ransomware industry surged in 2023  as it saw an alarming 55.5% increase in victims worldwide, reaching a staggering 5,070.  But 2024 is starting off showing a very different picture.  While the numbers skyrocketed in Q4 2023 with 1309 cases, in Q1 2024, the ransomware industry was down to 1,048 cases. This is a 22% decrease in ransomware attacks compared to Q4 2023. Figure 1: Victims per quarter There could be several reasons for this significant drop.  Reason 1: The Law Enforcement Intervention Firstly, law enforcement has upped the ante in 2024 with actions against both LockBit and ALPHV. The LockBit Arrests In February, an international operation named "Operation Cronos" culminated in the arrest of at least three associates of the infamous LockBit ransomware syndicate in Poland and Ukraine.  Law enforcement from multiple countries collaborated to take down LockBit's infrastructure. This included seizing their dark web domains and gaining access to their backend sys
Hackers took control of two satellites for few minutes

Hackers took control of two satellites for few minutes

May 30, 2012
Hackers took control of two satellites for few minutes According to a US report recently claimed that hackers had managed to interfere with two military satellites, but one expert argues the amount of energy required would be too great for ordinary hackers. The hackers took control of the Landsat-7 and Terra AM-1 satellites for a grand total of 12 minutes and two minutes respectively. One might hope that the communications satellites suspended in orbit above the earth might be one component of the planet's technology infrastructure that is safely out of harm's way. But as satellite communications enthusiast Paul Marsh explained at the London Security B-Sides event in April, there are reasons to doubt the reports. He spoke about a similar story, reported in the late 1990s, about hackers supposedly accessing UK military satellite communications network SkyNet and 'nudging' one satellite out of synch. Whether Chinese hackers have that capability now is just one more matter of specu
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Zeus 2.x variant includes ransomware features

Zeus 2.x variant includes ransomware features

May 22, 2012
Zeus 2.x variant includes ransomware features Cybercriminals are getting more sophisticated, as reports are coming in that hacker coders have successfully merged a ransom trojan with a Zeus malware successor called Citadel . A notorious malware platform targeting financial information has added a new trick to its portfolio a digital version of hijack and ransom. F-Secure researchers have recently spotted a new Zeus 2.x variant that includes a ransomware feature. Basically a customised version of Zeus, the malware aims to provide better support for its offshoot of the Zeus code base, whilst at the same time allowing clients to vote on feature requests and code their own modules for the crimeware platform. Net-security explains the working of this Zeus 2.x variant,that Once this particular piece of malware is executed, it first opens Internet Explorer and points it towards a specific URL : lex.creativesandboxs.com/locker/lock.php. Simultaneously, the users are blocked from doing an
RedKit Exploit Kit : New web malware exploitation pack

RedKit Exploit Kit : New web malware exploitation pack

May 05, 2012
RedKit Exploit Kit : New web malware exploitation pack Trustwave researchers have spotted a new exploit kit called " RedKit Exploit Kit " that  being used in the wild is aiming to enter a market that is practically monopolized by the widely famous BlackHole and Phoenix exploit kits. In actual, The new kit has no official name, so the researchers dubbed it ' Redkit ' due to the red bordering used in the application's panel. " Logging to the admin panel presents you with options which are typically used by other exploit kits. The panel allows you to check the statistics for incoming traffic, upload a payload executable and even scan this payload with no less than 37 different AV's ," Trustwave reports . To deliver the malware, RedKit exploits two popular bugs: 1.)  The Adobe Acrobat and Reader LibTIFF vulnerability ( CVE-2010-0188 ). 2.)  The Java AtomicReferenceArray vulnerability ( CVE-2012-0507 ), lately used by the criminals behind the massive Fl
Google's rogue engineer want to Stumble WI-FI Networks on Globe ?

Google's rogue engineer want to Stumble WI-FI Networks on Globe ?

May 03, 2012
Google's rogue engineer want to Stumble WI-FI Networks on Globe ? European privacy regulators said Wednesday that they were considering reopening their inquiries into Google's collection of personal e-mails and Web searches for its Street View service. Google's public version of events of how it came to secretly intercept Americans' data sent on unencrypted Wi-Fi routers over a two-year period doesn't quite mesh with what the search giant told federal regulators. A newly unredacted report from federal investigators and fresh information about the engineer behind the data collecting software are casting doubt on Google's assurances that it did not realize that its street-mapping cars were snatching personal data from Wi-Fi networks used by millions of unsuspecting households. A former state investigator identified YouTube programmer Marius Milner as 'Engineer Doe' at the center of Google's Street View scandal. Google's claim that it was one rogue engineer w
Wireless Penetration Testing Series Part 2: Basic concepts of WLANs

Wireless Penetration Testing Series Part 2: Basic concepts of WLANs

Jan 16, 2012
Wireless Penetration Testing Series Part 2: Basic concepts of WLANs This blog post is in continuation of the Wireless Penetration Testing and Hacking series we started ( Part 1: Getting Started with Monitoring and Injection ) on the basis of the "SecurityTube Wi-Fi Security Expert" ( SWSE ) course which is based on the popular book " Backtrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing ". In the third video, the instructor talks about some of the basic concepts of WLANs. We learn that communication over WLAN's happens over frames. There are mainly 3 types of WLAN frames which are Management frames, Control frames, and Data frames. These types of packets also have different subtypes . We learn that an SSID is a name given to an Access point or a network consisting of multiple Access points. We then learn about Beacon frames which are broadcast frames sent out periodically by Access point to broadcast their presence in the current RF (Radio frequency) vicinity. The instructor then starts wire
Wireless Penetration Testing Series Part 1: Getting Started with Monitoring and Injection

Wireless Penetration Testing Series Part 1: Getting Started with Monitoring and Injection

Jan 07, 2012
Wireless Penetration Testing Series Part 1 : Getting Started with Monitoring and Injection We had promised a while back that we would start a Wireless Security and Penetration testing series based on the SecurityTube Wi-Fi Security Expert (SWSE) course! This course is based on the popular and much appreciated book – " Backtrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing ", So here we go . In the first two videos, the instructor gets us up and running with our lab setup – access points, victim and attacker machines, wireless cards etc. We then learn that there are 2 essential concepts which one needs to be aware of when dealing with security – ability to monitor and ability to actively prevent attacks. For monitoring, we need to be able to put our wireless cards into "promiscuous mode" so that it can gather all the packets in the air. This is called monitor mode in wireless and we can do this by using a utility called airmon-ng. For active prevention, we need the ability to inject arbitrary pac
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