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Dont look now, but it seems they broke the Interwebs again..

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Those pesky hackers! Alex Sotirov (of heap feng shui fame, famous for breaking everything from Vista, to web browsers, to...

We going to sue and make Squillions…..

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or maybe not… The twitters informed me that Singe uncovered a case of brand plagiarism!!!1! -snip- -snip- So lets review.....

… Scrapy…

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(an open source web crawling and screen scraping framework written in Python..) i promised deels i wld stay off the...

Ted Speaker List up and Free hackin9

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(aka 2 completely unrelated topics) You can grab a free copy of the Hackin9 magazine [here]  And you can view...

Penetration Testing in 2009 – Opposing Viewpoints

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The last few weeks have brought some fairly interesting predictions for 2009 to bear in CSO Magazine columns. Two recent...

More Conn News – PCI Johannesburg

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I got contacted the other day (via LinkedIn actually, which is a 1st for me) about a PCI conference some...

ITWeb Security Summit 2009 – CFP Reminder

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I wanted to remind folk that the CFP for the ITWeb Security Summit closes on 26 Jan 2009. You can...

Wikto 2.1 XMAS edition

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The latest version of Wikto (2.1) is available for download here. New features include time anomaly reporting and easier access...

Microsoft BlueHat, Videos Posted

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Microsoft has posted selected videos of the latest BlueHat talks [here]. It’s pretty cool that they are now releasing these...

Linux on iPhone..

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While i normally find “Linux ported to run on your [nintendo/toaster/foo] stories only academically interesting, i think the thought of...

South Africa’s own IT Security “pubcast”

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Our good friend Anthony Olivier has launched his “IT Security Pubcast“. So far 2 episodes are online, with episode #2...

ITWeb Security Summit 2009 – CFP Now Open

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A couple of months back SensePost  were asked by a prominent South African media company to assist in the selection...

Wired Article on DNSGate..

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Wired magazine has covered the DNSGate saga with full dramatic details like: “never, ever repeat what you just told me...

HBN Bootcamp – Christmas Edition

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As a Christmas special we  have scheduled an additional training course, Hacking By Numbers – Extended Edition  (Bootcamp)  in  Pretoria,...

“Unix Terrorist” in trouble over TJX ?

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Anyone who was around for Defcon-10 will have an opinion on the infamous Gobbles-Silvio-UnixTerrorist talk in which mail spools where...

Preflighting Application Error (0xE800000*) on iPhones

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For those writing apps for the iPhone, you have a good chance of bumping into the highly annoying preflighting application...

HITB08 Slides available..

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Slides from the latest Hack in the Box conference [are available] [SensePost slides are listed as owing / not there...

You know you are getting old..

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When you blog a link to poetry: [The man watching] is a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke, that i picked...

Windows servers are now a (beta) option on Amazon Ec2

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EC2 is now out of beta, and supports windows based ANI’s. [Big Day for EC2] EC2 blows my mind, and...

OWASP NYC Talks Posted..

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The full videos from the OWASP NYC Conf have been posted. At least one BlackHat re-run, but some look well...

BiDiBLAH 2.0 BETA

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Good news to all the blah’ers out there! The BETA version of BiDiBLAH 2 is available for download here. As...

Vulnerability management and the Blogs

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Gegroet just a quick note on VM. Google is now offering Google Blog Search Beta and I thought it interesting...

Sarah Palin, a yahoo email account, and something more shocking…

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By now everyone knows that John McCain’s running mate Sarah Palin had her yahoo email account hacked. I guess a...

A truly sweet hack!

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[Solve mazes with Photoshop (or gimp)] i must confess that while i understand the logic of flood-fill doing a depth...

Lets hope it does better than netsec.reddit..

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Introducing [http://www.reddit.com/r/ReverseEngineering/] (like its name suggests, a reddit thats all about Code RE..)

HBN Extended Edition 6-10 October

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We have scheduled our first training course for our new year, Hacking By Numbers – “Extended” Edition – for October...

Enter Google Chrome…

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Google have thrown their hat in the browser-ring, which many have predicted. [Chrome]  should be coming soon to downloads near...

Education and Things u know u dont know…

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A completely non-security related (but totally geek) blog that always makes me smile is [http://indexed.blogspot.com/]. We had just started the...

Adobe APSB08-15 Patch Reversing

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APSB08-15 is the latest adobe security advisory regarding a memory corruption vulnerabilty in Acrobat Reader versions <8.1.2 As expected, the advisory...

BlackHat/DefCon 2008 – Tool Release(s)

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Hey guys.. Our BlackHat/Defcon talk this year featured a few tools that we promised to release.. The first tool, or...

pwnies video posted online..

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The video of the much publicized pwnie awards has been posted to the interwebs [gvideo link] Locals (SensePosters) can grab...

BlackHat / DefCon 2008….

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Hey guys.. Most of our BlackHat/Defcon team has arrived back home in one piece.. I landed with a fever and...

Crowbar 0.941

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Quick update on your favourite brute forcer… The file input “MS EOF char” issue has been resolved, and provision has...

these tubes are quick

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Kaminsky’s thunder has all but evaporated into a fine mist, and Ptacek has gone all silent. In the meantime, the...

SQL Server 2005 – Where the $%#@ is that stored proc ?

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While doing some prodding on SQL Server, i came across this newness (of course this is probably old hat to...

Forget Dan’s DNS, the Armageddon Comes from Intel’s CPUs

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Kaspersky will show how processor bugs can be exploited using certain instruction sequences and a knowledge of how Java compilers...

What? no comment on the DNS thing ??

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Mostly we have stayed silent, because too many people have commented too much already.. It was interesting however how Ptacek...

funky javascript

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found this online last night. try in FF or IE7: javascript:document.body.contentEditable='true'; document.designMode='on'; void 0 then edit the page in-place, screenshot,...

Forget the python vs ruby discussions..

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Cause this puts Perl right back in the game! -snip- > sudo perl -MCPAN -e shell cpan> install Acme::LOLCAT install ...

Very decent Security Podcast..

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I am probably one of the last ppl around to discover this, but ill post it here for the (probably)...

rethinking ye old truths

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since forever, i’ve been told (and told others) that the greatest threat is from the inside. turns out, not so...

Carpet Bombing and eating Crow…

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The recent Safari Carpet Bombing bug reported by Nitesh Dhanjani and ignored by Apple had all the makings of an...

This has nothing to do with anything technical..

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but since it made me eat crow, i figured i would share it.. Although i read a fair bit, i...

DefCon 16 – Hmm.. 2 of these talks seem familiar…

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Some of the DC16 speaker summaries have been posted, and these 2 caught my eye: Time-Based Blind SQL Injection using...

ActiveX Repurposing.. (aka: Other bugs your static analyzer will never find..) (aka 0day^H^H 485day bug!)

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Earlier this week we had an internal presentation on Attacking ActiveX Controls. The main reason we had it is because...

If you run Debian (or a Debian Derivative, like Ubuntu)…

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Then you probably should get on this one… [Problems with Random Number Generator] While it looks like an arb openssl...

Should I stay or should I Gobi? Your support needed!

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Hello All, Some of you might remember that I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro two years ago. What you might not know...

Phrack is dead.. long live Phrack ??

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Uninformed has certainly done awesomely at filling in the gap left when phrack went silent, but there is something nostalgic...

Its my SensePostaversary!

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Whoa! time flies when you having fun… (click for orig.)

2 Winning quotes..

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from the SourceBoston videos i blogged about: Dr Geer never dissapoints, and kicked it off with the 4 rules on...

2 reasons to visit sourceboston.com (and 2 reasons to rejoice!)

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SourceBoston completed its first conference earlier this month, and some of the slide decks and videos are up.. While the...

Write a paper? or nip down for a pint?

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Apparently the two _are_ mutually exclusive.. [according to the NY Times…] -snip- According to the study, published in February in...

Veni, Vidi, Damni

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At last years BlackHat USA a bunch of us played some American geeks a game of late night parking lot...

Everything i needed to know about managing hackers, i learnt from my DVD collection..

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Ok.. so the title clearly isnt true.. but it made more sense than saying something about the altered geographic location...

RE: Sensepost at Cebit 2008

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“SensePost have once again been invited to join the South African Department of Trade and Industry at Cebit, as one...

The Peltier Effect – Year in Review..

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Peltier and Associates have released their massive “Peltier Effect – Year in Review 2007“. The collection comes in at a...

DNS Tunnels (RE-REDUX)

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On a recent assessment we came across the following scenario: 1) We have command execution through a web command interpreter...

SNMP Joins Dark Side in New XSS Attack

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-sigh- the topic is stolen directly from the [DarkReading Article] -snip- It’s yet another new spin on a pervasive attack...

Prof Felten (and friends) attack bitlocker/filevault (and friends)

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So felten et al basically figured that cooling dram chips  allows an attacker to move them to another machine where...

Sorting your shoes like a whore!

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(my first X-Rated blog post.. i should hook up ad-words and watch the money roll in!) Ok.. our Zimbabwean recruit...

HTTP-Mangler QoW…

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Many people took a crack at “what tool will work to replace mangler, out of the box” and so we...

Locating other sites on a virtually hosted box..

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So everyone uses the live search engine with a ip: when trying to locate virtual hosts. I used domaintools in...

WebScarab-NG HTTP Mangler Functionality

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H said that there is a tool that will do the HTTP Mangler functionality out of the box. So here...

Horses and DNS BruteForcing..

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Old timers here will know about the concept of bruteforcing DNS using the clues available.. i.e. zone transfers disabled, but...

Open source (and lightning fast) Safari ?

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While im into posting mac-links.. Check out [Webkit] A little while back i mentioned not understanding why anyone would run...

Tooble for the win.. piracy++ ??

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For those of you who have not yet tried it, check out Tooble. Its a point and click tool that...

HBN Bootcamp @ Black Hat

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Black Hat DC this year is supposed to be “a different kind of Black Hat”. There are four tracks over...

John Heasman is now Blogging..

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John is one of the bright guys over at NGS, and judging by his track record will boost the signal...

On working when everyone else is asleep…

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This quote reminded of something H always says: “When opportunity comes… its too late to prepare” – John Wooden –...

Eerie coincidences..

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a) its my birthday in a few days b) Apple just announced the new macbookair.. Coincidence??? i think not!!!

Is URL / Variable Name the new Port Number ??

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There has been a fair bit of blog buzz about the new SQL Injection worm that ran around infecting sites....

Strange Entries in your wbeserver logs, Wikto and questions about our Gender!

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Over the past while we have been getting emails from people trying to figure out why they had entries like...

Wikto 2 Bugfix

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A seasonal Wikto version was released on the 22nd (Version 2.0.2911-20215) which has an issue with the web spider funtionality....

Two pointless excuses to post two pictures..

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a) At the end of the year we usually end up getting geek-gifts.. from SensePost, to SensePost.. Last years iPod...

Applescript for HTTP BruteForcing..

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A long time ago i blogged on the joys of using VBS to automate bruteforcing [1|2]when one didnt want to...