Archive for December, 2008

Firefox users at risk

Posted in Security with tags on December 22, 2008 by Sam

Researchers from the anti-virus vendor BitDefender have come across an innovative piece of malware that hides itself and functions as a Firefox extension. The malicious add-on is a trojan that monitors user activity on numerous banking sites and steals the login credentials.

In order to fly under the radar, this trojan, identified by BitDefender as Trojan.PWS.ChromeInject, registers itself to the browser as “Greasemonkey.” Greasemonkey is actually the name of an advanced and legit Firefox extension that allows users to modify the appearance and rendering of visited web pages, through local JavaScript files.

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IE XML Parsing BoF exploit

Posted in Security with tags , , , on December 21, 2008 by Xacker

A new XML based heap corruption exploit has been published on milwOrm, the exploit affects all versions of IE, tested for IE 6.x, IE 7.x, XP SP2, XP SP3 and Vista which endangers your safety if you use Internet Exploiter for browsing.

The exploit allows someone remotely to download/execute anything on your machine.

Kaspersky Antivirus is able to detect and block the execution of the exploit, however, this might not be true if the exploit was hardcoded. Play safe.

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an inside look on the exploit has been written by my brother DATA_SNIPER on his blog, click  H E R E to read about it.

An interesting portal for learning

Posted in General on December 19, 2008 by Xacker

I have added an interesting portal for learning that contains some simple definitions of networking terms such as IGMP, TCP, Muliplexing, EIGRP, etc… among other computer related definitions.

I find it very useful because it’s straight forward information.

You can find the link under “Links” section to the right, “InetDaemon”. Enjoy.

TCP/IP Fundamentals for Microsoft Windows

Posted in Books, Networks with tags , , , , , on December 18, 2008 by Xacker
This online book describes the fundamentals of TCP/IP in Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003.
Download it.

Understanding IPv6

Posted in Books, Networks with tags , , on December 18, 2008 by Xacker

In the 25th anniversary of Microsoft Press, a free ebook each month is free for download 🙂

Two months ago it released a free copy of the book “Understanding IPv6” by “Joseph Davies”

Click the image to go to download page:

Books-Exchange

Posted in General with tags on December 18, 2008 by Xacker

Corrupted no more

Posted in General with tags , , on December 14, 2008 by Xacker

Previously posted a topic asking for help on Arabteam2000 forums on some corrupted hard drive partition that went crazy on me and started displaying nonsense for file names and folders in it but got no response.

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