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ATM Hacking

Ted Richardson writes about hacking an ATM machine, with pics… Here are his pics of an ATM Machine after being compromised. They attach a device over the card slot on the legitimate ATM, which reads the magnetic information. Using the latest wireless technology, it is normally transmitted to fraudsters in a nearby vehicle. Your ATM […]

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New national security blog

Ex-army intel guy and security pundit William Arkin has started a national security blog. Check it out here. Alex Eckelberry (Thanks to beSpacific)

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Mozilla fights back against security claims

As blogged earlier, vulnerabilities in Firefox are now running at a faster clip than those for Internet Explorer. ZDNET article here: “Tristan Nitot, president of Mozilla Europe, hit back by claiming on Monday that when a vulnerability is found Mozilla’s “ability to react, find a solution and put it into the user’s hands is better […]

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Another disgusting ploy by a rogue program

SpywareIno wrote about Evidence Eliminator and called the compay“scum”. Pretty harsh words. Well, after having seen this screen this morning, I can say that I can’t agree with them more completely. Click to enlarge Alex EckelberryThanks to Patrick Jordan for finding this one)

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Opera’s gone free

Great move.  Opera is now free, with no ads. Download Opera for free. Alex  

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Spammers and Scammers

From Deb Shinder: It’s not just that the amount of spam is increasing lately (over the last few weeks, I’ve gone from getting 5-10 spam messages in my Inbox each morning to 20-40). Thank goodness for iHateSpam (on a recent typical Monday, over 3000 spams were caught by our server-level filters, addressed to either my […]

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Windows Product Activation

Here is a good explanation of exactly how WPA works. Alex (Thanks to our Deb Shinder and Steve C. who sent us this link)

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Firefox: Honeymoon Over?

No. I think you’re way, way safer using Firefox over IE, but now, according to security expert George Ou, Firefox now has more vulnerabilities per month than IE (you need to read the whole article to understand the data). Read George’s blog here.  Click here to read an unrelated CNET story about Symantec’s recent statements […]

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Stopping spyware at the gateway

We’ve developed a version of CounterSpy that can be put into gateway appliances.  Our first deal is with a company called Cymphonix.  They make a pretty nifty appliance— it blocks spyware and a lot more, such as shaping bandwidth (meaning, you can give different users and applications different restrictions on bandwidth).   Alex Eckelberry

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Cisco operating system hacked?

This Russian website writes about hacking the Cisco IOS (the Internet Operating System—what their routers run on).. In case you don’t speak Russian, we have translated the text (some potentially offensive text was removed): On September 9th Andrey Vladimirov, security specialist, known as the co-author of “Wi-Foo: The Secrets Of Wireless Hacking” book, revealed information […]

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