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Wikileaks hit by second DDoS

Wikileaks was hit by a second denial of service attack on Tuesday. The assault followed attempts to blitz the site off the web on Sunday night in the run-up to the controversial release of hundreds of thousands of US diplomatic cables. The whistleblowing site confirmed the latest attack in an update to its Twitter feed … Continue reading

The Hacker Manifesto

As I was scouring the internet looking for interesting articles I came across this small essay by a hacker known as The Mentor. This essay was written shortly after his arrest back in 1986. The Hacker Manifesto by +++The Mentor+++ Written January 8, 1986 Another one got caught today, it’s all over the papers. “Teenager … Continue reading

List of TCP and UDP Port Numbers

For a decent list of common TCP and UDP port numbers go to the following link courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_TCP_and_UDP_port_numbers    

Lone hacker theory in Wikileaks DDoS attack

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/29/wikileaks_ddos/ By John Leyden A denial of service attack against Wikileaks that brought the whistleblower site to its knees on Sunday night, in the run up to its publication of classified State Department documents, may turn out to be the work of a lone hacker. The attack, which rendered the site inaccessible for several hours, … Continue reading

Interview with Dave “ReL1K” Kennedy

Since attending the DefCon 2010 in Las Vegas, I have been fascinated with the subject of Social Engineering.  After reading some amazing books by Kevin Mitnick and Johnny Long I have found this subject to be the most fascinating. I recently interviewed Dave “ReL1k” Kennedy who is the developer of the popular tool known as … Continue reading

Backtrack 4 R2 – available to download

BackTrack is a Linux-based penetration testing arsenal that aids security professionals in the ability to perform assessments in a purely native environment dedicated to hacking. Regardless if you’re making BackTrack your primary operating system, booting from a LiveDVD, or using your favorite thumbdrive, BackTrack has been customized down to every package, kernel configuration, script and patch solely … Continue reading

Security Tools update

I will be adding some new programs to the Security Tools Page today. The most recent update is the Metasploit Framework 3.5. The Metasploit Framework is both a penetration testing system and a development platform for creating security tools and exploits. The framework is used by network security professionals to perform penetration tests, system administrators to … Continue reading

What´s in the box – A Hackers Toolkit

I have created a page of some of the top security tools used by professional Penetration Testers, Ethical Hackers and Black Hats.  The list includes a brief description and a link to the developer page so you can download the files. Click this link to go to the Security Tools page

…because there is no patch for human stupidity.

After much time and deliberation I am finally putting my interest in Information Security and Ethical Hacking online for the world to see. I am  currently working on an article with a topic that has great interest to me since attending the DefCon Conference in July 2010. This article will focus on SOCIAL ENGINEERING as … Continue reading