Category Archives: Hacking

What Color is Your Cyber Hat?

People associate the term “hacker” with an individual who has malicious and/or criminal intent, has enough knowledge about computers to make them very dangerous, and are not to be trusted. Sometimes, they might be right. Sometimes, they couldn’t be farther from the truth. Continue reading

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The Evolution of Cybercrime – Bluetooth Credit Card Skimmers

While you might not think of cyber criminals as business professionals; they face the same economic pressures as legitimate organizations.  As an example, consider the product lifecycle and how manufactured goods go through a sequence of stages from introduction, growth, … Continue reading

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War Texting with your Smartphone to Hack Cars

While it may seem far fetched to some, security researchers at Black Hat recently demonstrated how cars can be hacked via war texting.  Most remote control automotive systems use a cellular connection embedded in cars to provide these services.  The … Continue reading

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Three Years Later – Agent.btz Worm Still a Threat

Three years after a devastating breach of U.S. military networks new versions of the malware, known as agent.btz, is still considered a threat. While it’s widely believed that the Russians or Chinese may have created this worm to spy on … Continue reading

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One Congressman, One Tweet, Big Problems

Hacking social network sites is nothing new, yet political junkies have been Tweeting over an odd story about New York Congressman Anthony Weiner. It goes something like this: Over the weekend, Weiner’s Twitter account posted a photo addressed to a young … Continue reading

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Smart Phone Malware Continues To Spread

While Android users may have previously felt secure, attacks against these devices continue to grow.  A new Android Trojan known as Geinimi  is quickly spreading in China. Security researchers have reverse engineered the malicious code and discovered that Geinimi has … Continue reading

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The DHS Cyber Security Infrastructure Protection Act of 2010

What are your thoughts on giving DHS oversight over portions of the Internet?  A new bill, HR 6423, is planning on doing just that.  This bill would give DHS the right to regulate portions of the Internet that is deemed … Continue reading

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Michael Gregg Demo’s how Snooping on Strangers is Made Easy with Firesheep

I blogged about sidejacking last week.  This is a common threat and one that cyber security experts have identified as a major security flaw since at least 2004. Fox News asked Michael Gregg to stop by their studio and demonstrate … Continue reading

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Firesheep Hijacking Tool Makes Hacking For Dummies a Reality

Over the years, there has been a steady progression of polished, easy to use tools that have lowered the bar for hackers. Firesheep is a good example of one such tool. Firesheep was designed to highlight how many web sites … Continue reading

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Top Ten Places Cyber Criminals Go to Steal Your Identity

Are you ever uneasy about all the companies that want your social security number and other personal information?  A recent study compiled by McAfee, featured on eSecurity Planet, listed the top ten most hacked industries. While the Internet has brought … Continue reading

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