Posts in September, 2014

Spike DDoS toolkit details – frightening new DDoS botnet could potentially utilize Linux, Windows, and ARM IoT devices

// September 26th, 2014 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

Security researchers have discovered an unusual, and frightening, new toolkit capable of infecting not only Windows and Linux computers, but also routers and IoTs. Dubbed Spike, it has demonstrated DDoS attacks as high as 215 gigabit/second against targets in Asia and the United States. Spike toolkit interfaces discovered by Akamai used Mandarin and thus, it […]

Shellshock (Bash bug) vulnerability – critical security vulnerability discovered in Bash (Bourne-Again Shell)

// September 25th, 2014 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

If your Linux/Unix (or Apple Mac OS X) applications are running with root permissions and call on the shell, this vulnerability (called “Bash Bug” or “$hellshock”) is huge as it allows an attacker to remotely execute shell commands by attaching malicious code into environment variables used by the OS. The flaw is present in GNU […]

Will Samsung Galaxy Note 4/Gear VR become bigger than the Internet? [UPDATED]

// September 21st, 2014 // No Comments » // Futuristic Technology

The new Galaxy Note 4 is a nice upgrade from your Galaxy Note 3. The new sensors (heart rate sensor, fingerprint scanner, UV sensor) are cool and might prompt some interesting new apps. The CPU is a tad bit faster and the 16MB camera is a step up from the Note 3. But what really […]

New law will grant FBI authority to crack your Tor/VPN connection – it’s time to up your game

// September 19th, 2014 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

If a recent DOJ proposal to amend Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure passes, granting the FBI the legal right to crack your Tor or VPN connection, you might have to be even more cautious – to the point of keeping up with file checksum/hashes to determine if you’ve been compromised, routinely […]

Does anyone remember Barrett Brown?

// September 18th, 2014 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

I’ve written about Mr. Brown several times before. Barrett Brown is the guy that the government tagged as the “voice of Anonymous”, the young man that suffered a tragedy of injustice from charges that most feel were laughable at best and fragrantly unjust and illegal at worst. Lest we forget (and history repeat itself), let’s […]

Ten more cool street art murals that provide a unique take on their surroundings

// September 18th, 2014 // No Comments » // Entertainment

Cool street art

Check out ten more cool street art murals that create an interesting, and unique, take on their environment. The art featured here use various methods – stencil graffiti, wheatpasted poster art or sticker art – to add a bit of flare to their otherwise mundane surroundings.

Cool food – part 2

// September 8th, 2014 // No Comments » // Entertainment

Indian head food art

Although we cannot confirm that their presentation make them taste any better, here is part 2 of cool art made out of food.

How to secure your Internet connection using a secure VPN through a secure VPN

// September 6th, 2014 // No Comments » // Technology

If you are suspicious of Tor, tired of the laggy connection, or simply want a more stable means to ensure your connection is encrypted and secure, you can easily create a VPN connection through a VPN connection which ensures anonymity and hard-core encryption of your network stream (with kill switches to protect your identity if […]

Testimony reveals how FBI determined Ross ulbricht was owner of Silk Road

// September 6th, 2014 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

As Silk Road’s Ross Ulbricht (aka Dread Pirate Roberts) heads to trial, prosecutor case filings reveal how the FBI determined Silk Road’s server location – and according to prosecutors, they didn’t have to break tor to find it. According to the FBI, Silk Road’s login page leaked the servers IP address through a misconfigured anti-abuse […]