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January, 2012


January 30, 2012  12:24 PM

FreeBSD 9 release

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

FreeBSD has released production version 9, http://www.freebsd.org/releases/9.0R/announce.html Some of the highlights;

  • High performance SSH
  • PowerPC Playstation 3 support
  • ZFS version 28

January 29, 2012  1:13 AM

This made my day

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

http://blog.acrossecurity.com/2012/01/is-your-online-bank-vulnerable-to.html Very simple concept, and it does not surprise me that people are using this and banks are seeing a loss on it.  If you work for...


January 29, 2012  1:05 AM

By-passing Linux based screen locks

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

This gives the warm and fuzy's. http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2012/q1/200 The chain is pretty good, the point where the bug was introduced is identified.  From what I can tell this was an optional feature added in the past and recently...


January 29, 2012  12:56 AM

How private is the private mode?

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

My next project is going to be comparing a set of five to six different browsers that provide a privacy mode and to see what kind of forensic residue is left behind by each.  Also, don't worry about the challenge that we were working on last month I will get back to it, I just have been...


January 27, 2012  12:55 AM

Should you be forced to decrypt your device?

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

That's a huge question.  I am not a legal expert, and law is not a science either. What I mean by that is you can ask ten courts the same question and get nine same answers but there is always the chance of that one that interprets it differently.

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January 26, 2012  4:44 PM

Statistical analysis of elections

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

And the cool thing of the day award goes to, http://arxiv.org/pdf/1201.3087v1.pdf Not really IT related, and more then a little out of my element.


January 26, 2012  4:33 PM

Hash Identifier

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

This is handy for any CTF games you may find your self in. https://code.google.com/p/hash-identifier/ It might cut out a bunch of work for you.


January 26, 2012  4:32 PM

Password analysis

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

Just stumbled on this, http://thepasswordproject.com/rockyou_passpal_0.3_dump Interesting, I have found many times that these dumps will dump vary extremely by what site it's taken from the context.


January 25, 2012  12:40 AM

News news news

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

Found a few things going on that got me fired up. Megaupload head cheese has been denied bail, they assert that he is a flight risk. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16711416 I am totally on the fence on this one, I have seen...


January 25, 2012  12:34 AM

Tor Write Up, Kinda

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

What starts out as a Tor guide quickly goes technical with a wiff a tin foil. http://cryptome.org/0005/tor-opsec.htm ( Not that I am discounting anything they are saying, none of it is...


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