Posts Tagged ‘Security’

[MacOS] Pace iLok Dongle Compromised

A worldwide team of crackers managed to generally attack the Pace iLok dongle security system. An automized unwrapper for protected applications has surfaced on the net. The unwrapper is compatible to MacOS X 10.6 (Slow Neopard) and works for the Intel based part of universal binaries only. The Pace iLok dongle is mainly used by […]

[Privacy] International VPN Provider Searched by Authorities in Germany

Perfect Privacy reports today, that a member of the staff of the well known international VPN provider Perfect Privacy has been police searched last friday (August 20th). H-Security writes: The search warrant was reportedly issued on suspicion that unknown perpetrators may have routed potentially criminal communications via the servers in the German city of Erfurt. […]

[Pre] WebOS Vulnerable To Several Attacks

Researchers from Intrepidus Group said in an advisory published on Friday last week that Palm’s WebOS operating system is subject to web application vulnerabilities. These bugs can all be traced back to that fact that WebOS is essentially a web browser and the applications are written in JavaScript and HTML. The bugs and vulnerabilites released […]

[Apple] Marc Maiffre Says OS X Is Less Secure Than Windows

Notorious hacker Marc Maiffre said in an interview with CNet.com that OS X is less secure than Windows. The reason why Windows is more attacked anyway is Windows’ market penetration. Read more on CNet.com…

[PS3] Sony To Remove Linux Support for PS3

According to Sony’s Blog, the upcoming Playstation 3 firmware update 3.21 will cease to support the “Other OS” option. It will be released on April 1st, 2010. Sony says disabling Linux comes from security concerns. This is an immediate result from the efforts of GeoHot’s attack on Sony’s hypervisor protection and the release of XorLoser’s […]

[Security] Tarnovsky Explains Infineon TPM Hack

On the Black Hat 2010 conference in Crystal City notorious smart card hacker Christopher Tarnovsky explained how he managed to hack current Trusted Platform Modules by Infineon. This time Tarnovsky managed to read secured data from TPM chips like RSA and DES crypto keys. His approach took six months and a lab consisting of devices […]

[iPhone] Virus Worm Spreading on Jailbroken iPhones

Apple must be pleased about this news. They haven’t become tired in telling the people that jailbreaking the iPhone seriously compromises user security. And now a worm developed by Ashley Towns from down under is nothing else but attacking jailbroken iPhones whose Secure Shell has not been disabled or where the default root password (“alpine”) […]

[iPhone] Jailbreak for iPhone 3Gs on the Way?

GeoHot posted a picture showing that he managed to run custom commands on iBoot. This seems to be the first major step for a jailbreak. Moreover GeoHot also managed to find the key for the Ramdisk while MuscleNerd of the iPhoneDevTeam obviously has already found the vfdecrypt key. All this is good news. Anyway aswell […]

[MultiPlatform] TrueCrypt 6.1 Released

The open source encryption program TrueCrypt 6.1 has been released. It now features: Encrypt a non-system partion without losing existing data (Windows) Support for security tokens and smart cards TrueCrypt bootloader can be configured to not show texts Encrypted Windows system partitions can now be mounted by Linux or MacOS X » Download TrueCrypt 6.1 […]

[AppleTV] AppleTV gets safer… who cares?

incomplete Tales… It is commonly known that Apple’s products don’t belong to the safest products in the computer industry. For quite some time now: Botnet builders are using the well known zombie technique to gain control over AppleTV to use it in botnets. This is due to AppleTV’s large market share (of about 0,5%)… Yes… […]