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Essential tcp ip network tools, network Swiss army knife

Being a Network administrators, systems administrators we always like to have some tools handy to look into, troubleshoot or just to figure things out. There are many open source, free tools available specialized for different purposes In this blog I shall attempt to list some of them, give a brief description and list the available… Continue reading Essential tcp ip network tools, network Swiss army knife

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How to securely and effectively erase a disk with DD

At times we need to clean up our disks for whatever reason, like installation errors, privacy, security or to clean up an infected file you need a special deleting procedure. Tools like regular delete only remove the inode of the file, which does not touch the data/contents. It is possible to recover these deleted files… Continue reading How to securely and effectively erase a disk with DD

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Economics of the Zero day exploit

What is a Zero day exploit? A zero-day (or zero-hour or day zero) attack or threat is a computer threat that tries to exploit application vulnerabilities that are unknown to others or the software developer A life cycle of the Zero-day exploit The developer creates software containing an unknown vulnerability The attacker finds the vulnerability before the developer does The attacker writes and distributes an exploit while the vulnerability is… Continue reading Economics of the Zero day exploit

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Who is tracking you online? The BIG Brothers? So many of them?

First I read about this firefox addon called Collusion at Gzimodo. This addon enables us to watch, how we are getting tracked using our own browser. Internet privacy is a widely talked about issue, however we have a little tangible understanding on how it works or how it effects us individually or as a society.… Continue reading Who is tracking you online? The BIG Brothers? So many of them?

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Microsoft Store India has been hacked! So did your Password!!!

Password! Password!! Password!!! What is worse then having a week password? Storing your password in clear text. Fortunately/Unfortunately It is nothing to do with you. WP Sauce reports an attack took place yesterday, with the EvilShadow team replacing the front page to Microsoft’s online India store with a page called evil.html. The site is still… Continue reading Microsoft Store India has been hacked! So did your Password!!!

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Hacker says to release full Norton Antivirus code on Tuesday

“This coming Tuesday behold the full Norton Antivirus 1,7Gb src, the rest will follow,” Yama Tough posted via Twitter. In the past week Yama Tough has released fragments of source code from Symantec products along with a cache of emails. The hacker says all the data was taken from Indian government servers. ymantec doesn’t seem… Continue reading Hacker says to release full Norton Antivirus code on Tuesday

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Top 25 password reported by SplashData

So you start with password? then try out some number and then mix them up cause you have to… it wount just accept 123456 or password any more…. so there goes the list for your wifi? or email? oh yah and facebook… I know next time you would think of not to use one of these 25… Continue reading Top 25 password reported by SplashData