Every year, SplashData complies a list of the millions of stolen passwords made public throughout the last twelve months, then sorts them in order of popularity. This year the results, based on a total of over 2 million leaked passwords, are not the list of random alpha-numeric characters you might hope for. Rather, they’re a lesson in exactly how not to choose a password.
hashcat and oclHashcat have gone open source. Creator atom, posted on his forum earlier today, that he decided to finally open the source code to developers under the MIT license. He hopes to expand the tool to support new algorithms, native OSX support, and the ultimate reason to decide to go open source was the implementation of the bitsliced DES GPU kernels. Check out the code at: https://github.com/hashcat/
Multiple CGI scripts in the web-based administrative interface of the Linksys EA6100 – EA6300 Wireless Router allow unauthenticated access to the high-level administrative functions of the device. This vulnerability can be leveraged by an unauthenticated attacker to obtain the router’s administrative password and subsequently arbitrarily configure the device.
More info: https://www.korelogic.com/Resources/Advisories/KL-001-2015-006.txt
Reports have emerged that the e-mail, physical addresses, and passwords of up to 200,000 Comcast customers were listed for sale on a Dark Web site for up to $1,000. Someone else leaked the data for free. The cable giant insisted that it had not been hacked and that the most likely reasons for such data appearing on the site were customers either activating malware or falling victim to other social engineering attacks. Either way change your passwords as good practice.
Kon-Boot is an application which bypasses the authentication process of Windows and Mac based operating systems. This Kon-Boot version works with both 64-bit and 32-bit Microsoft Windows up to version 10 and Mac OSX Mavericks. Works from a Cd, floppy, or USB. Also supports UEFI based systems.
It also includes special feature which gives you a command prompt with system level privileges at the login screen. Easy to use and excellent for tech repairs, data recovery and security audits. They offer personal and professional licences and well worth the cost. Buy your copy today!
Today is now International Password Awareness Day!! If you share passwords, don’t have unique passwords between services/sites, use words that can be found in a dictionary, or have passwords that are less than at least 10 characters (extra points for the longer and more complex) GO CHANGE YOUR PASSWORDS. There are so many pieces of software out there like keepass, lastpass, passwordsafe that will allow you to store your passwords. Not being able to remember your passwords is not a good enough excuse anymore.
We can fix this problem if we hold each other to higher standards!
If you’ve got an Android 5 smartphone with anything but the very latest version of Lollipop on it, it’s best to use a PIN or pattern to secure your lock-screen.
“By manipulating a sufficiently large string in the password field when the camera app is active, an attacker is able to destabilize the lockscreen, causing it to crash to the home screen,” University of Texas researchers said. They published their findings at http://sites.utexas.edu/iso/2015/09/15/android-5-lockscreen-bypass/
Below is a demonstration of the attack: