Archive for October, 2005
Del.icio.us has built a media player directly into the site

Another reason why I love Del.icio.us!
If you find a link to a MP3 file, a small icon appears to the left of the bookmark that can be clicked to play the file. Try it out.

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MESSAGE FROM SYSTEM TO ALERT

System Exploits with the Windows Messenger service lead to fake anti-virus scareware: Cleanthispc, fixms, repair registry pro, system alert run registry, fixreg32

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Critical Windows Patch May Wreak PC Havoc

Yay, Windows! 

A Microsoft patch meant to fix critical security flaws in Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 is causing trouble for some users, the company said Friday.

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Trojan Pretends to be Skype Update

Another attempt to hijack systems with bait software.  P2P file share programs has lots of these bastards running around (the older free ones anyway).  I'll look into this and put together a manual on how to remove it… gotta find the bad Skype first.

The Trojan horse, a variant of IRCbot, arrives in an e-mail purporting to be an update to Skype, the popular Internet telephony application. Once opened the malicious software displays a phony installation error message. It then blocks access to security updates and installs a back door on computers, MessageLabs said in a statement.

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List of Fake Anti-Spyware Programs!

This is a list of so called anti-spyware programs. All of them are fakes, show erroneuos results and are spyware themselves.

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PS Guard Removal

PS Guard is viscious scareware that loads itself each time you attempt
to unistall it.  It is malware that claims to be malware
remover.  It disables your Task Manager, informs you that your
system is infected and doesn't allow you to exit from it while it scans
your computer for viruses.

Removing PS Guard
it is a bit tricky.  Adaware and Hijack this will do nothing to
remove it.  Noahdfear over at GeekstoGo.com wrote a sweet little
script to remove it called smitrem.  It does the trick in removing PS Guard

I picked it up at some Russian warez site on my Honeypot sytem.

First international treaty targeting cybercrime approved in the US Senate.

The document requires nations to adopt laws governing search and seizure of stored data, surreptitious Internet wiretapping, cross-border assistance, and retention of Internet provider records upon police demand. The treaty has been ratified by nations including Hungary, Romania and Croatia. President Bush has called on the Senate to follow suit.

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Learn How to Bypass BIOS Passwords

BIOS passwords can add an extra layer of security for desktop and laptop computers. They are used to either prevent a user from changing the BIOS settings or to prevent the PC from booting without a password. Learn the backdoors and other tricks of the trade that can be used to bypass or reset the BIOS password on most systems.

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Shavlik, HFNetChk.exe v. 3.86 – BEST HACKING TOOL!

HFNetChk.exe is the multi-threaded command-line tool you can use to assess a computer or selected group of computers for the absence of security patches.

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Largest Gathering of Hackers and Computer Security Experts in Asia

Many professional hackers and security experts group from all over the world will be expected to attend this high profile meet up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Don't miss out the great opportunity if you're in Malaysia from 26-29 of September.

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