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Zombie Master Masquerade

The Metaeye Security group (bonus points for not capitalizing the “e” in “eye”) have released ZmbScap (Zombie Scapper), a Perl script designed to detect and disable various zombie DDoS tools (including Stacheldraht, Wintrinoo, Mstream, Tribal Flood Network, Trinoo, Shaft, Trinitinty, and Entitee). It achieves this by attempting to issue a kill command to the infected […]

Echo Mirage

This is more fun that it ought to be: Echo Mirage is a generic network proxy tool that can wrap an application and intercept and modify its network traffic, including traffic encrypted by native Windows or OpenSSL functions. Unfortunately, it can not handle other/proprietary types of encryption, such as that used by Skype. The intercept […]

Susceptibility to Identity Theft

We design security products for everyman. We don’t have the luxury of designing products for security-savvy users, nor should we seek solace in the feckless admonition “education is the only solution”. That’s why this report is so alarming. It demonstrates that everyman users of online banking sites provide their credentials: In the absence of HTTPS […]

Evolution of Search

The ad company Google (previously a search company) just announced their Q4 2006 results, and they were spectacular and astronomical. So while click-fraud/house-of-card-theorists wait patiently for a second coming of Woodward-and-Bernstein-style investigative reporting, have a look at some innovative efforts that are advancing search technologies: Quintura and Kartoo (Visual search) Powerset (Natural language search. Huge […]