Irregular Expressions:

June, 2010


June 30, 2010  11:56 AM

An ounce of prevetion

Dan O'Connor Dan O'Connor Profile: Dan O'Connor

It always pays to encrypt your disk. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/28/brazil_banker_crypto_lock_out/ I don't know if I would call him a smart criminal but at least it sounds like he out smarted the authorities and the FBI. By the way he is using TrueCrypt, one of my favorites, it...

June 30, 2010  12:05 AM

winnuke.c

Dan O'Connor Dan O'Connor Profile: Dan O'Connor

Ok here is the code that was at the like I posted previously ( it is posted at the bottom of this). I am pretty sure this is the right code, line 1 has the author _eci. Wikipedia as an article on it and it lists the name person as the poster of the code. I am still not an expert in c but I...


June 29, 2010  11:26 PM

A little more histroy

Dan O'Connor Dan O'Connor Profile: Dan O'Connor

Do you remember your first WinNuke? I sure do, in 1997 when the code for WinNuke was floating around a Netscape and very blinkie and animated gif Internet.  At the time I was spending way to much time playing Tie Fighter and War Craft I or II, but I did find some spare time to mess with the...


June 29, 2010  11:04 PM

A little history

Dan O'Connor Dan O'Connor Profile: Dan O'Connor

I was checking some of my favorite places to get new exploits for meatsploit and I stumbled on a posting of the hackers manifesto! That sure makes me thing, I tend to forget when life was like even before I had a modem and we and to move data around using our sneaker net.  That's when I found...


June 27, 2010  10:36 PM

Building a better DRM

Dan O'Connor Dan O'Connor Profile: Dan O'Connor

Implementing DRM or software protection can be a very challenging task.  The overall goal is to protect the item in question, you want to stop it from being copied and or redistributed to individuals or entities that should not have access to it. Or is it? When you really start to think...


June 26, 2010  9:58 PM

French hacker given suspended sentence for Twitter hacking

Dan O'Connor Dan O'Connor Profile: Dan O'Connor

The French hacker the compromised Obama's twitter account amongst others has only been given a 5 month suspended sentence.  While what he accessed and did with the access was not serious, I think the reasoning that was given is a load of bollocks.  Also the what he could have done with the access...


June 26, 2010  9:41 PM

HTML5

Dan O'Connor Dan O'Connor Profile: Dan O'Connor

Is HTML 5 the future? It does seem like it is, but if that is the case the future is definitively now not. Surfing the web is really great on an iPad, except for the 25%-30% of the sites that I want to go to that are flash only and give you the nice message to go install it. Also the closing...


June 26, 2010  9:06 PM

TLD and XXX

Dan O'Connor Dan O'Connor Profile: Dan O'Connor

While I really don't know if this is the best thing, at least if some of the XXX rated sites are hosted on a .xxx domain name it will make filtering them a whole lot more strait forward. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37918009/ns/business/ I can see this being a real cash flow for the company...


June 26, 2010  8:54 PM

World Cup Spam

Dan O'Connor Dan O'Connor Profile: Dan O'Connor

Messaging labs June report there has been an increase in football or soccer related spam being seen.  I always find these reports a good read. The full report is available here http://www.messagelabs.com/resources/mlireports, it should be the top link. I have not seen an increase of this...


June 16, 2010  11:15 AM

iPad data breach arrest

Dan O'Connor Dan O'Connor Profile: Dan O'Connor

A person was arrest in connection with the massive information breach, a warrant was carried out by the FBI. The article is not exactly clear on what the warrant was for but it does mention the finding of drugs at his place. If you had not seen previously there was a problem with one of the...


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