Month: April 2013

Apple 1sold

Apple’s first computer called Apple 1, sold at Sotheby’s auction for $374,500. The Apple 1 was made in 1976 by Steve Wozniak. Sold for $666.66 with fully assembled circuit board.

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Girls Are Girls

girls are girls

Hijacking airplanes with an Android phone

An extremely well attended talk by Hugo Teso, a security consultant at n.runs AG in Germany, about the completely realistic scenario of plane hijacking via a simple Android app has galvanized the crowd attending the Hack In The Box Conference in Amsterdam today.

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Teso, who has been working in IT for the last eleven years and has been a trained commercial pilot for a year longer than that, has combined his two interests in order to bring to light the sorry state of security of aviation computer systems and communication protocols.

By taking advantage of two new technologies for the discovery, information gathering and exploitation phases of the attack, and by creating an exploit framework (SIMON) and an Android app (PlaneSploit) that delivers attack messages to the airplanes’ Flight Management Systems (computer unit + control display unit), he demonstrated the terrifying ability to take complete control of aircraft by making virtual planes “dance to his tune.”

One of the two technologies he abused is the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), which sends information about each aircraft (identification, current position, altitude, and so on) through an on-board transmitter to air traffic controllers, and allows aircraft equipped with the technology to receive flight, traffic and weather information about other aircraft currently in the air in their vicinity.

The other one is the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS), which is used to exchange messages between aircraft and air traffic controllers via radio or satellite, as well as to automatically deliver information about each flight phase to the latter. Read More

Huge attack on WordPress sites could spawn never-before-seen super botnet

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Security analysts have detected an ongoing attack that uses a huge number of computers from across the Internet to commandeer servers that run the WordPress blogging application.

The unknown people behind the highly distributed attack are using more than 90,000 IP addresses to brute-force crack administrative credentials of vulnerable WordPress systems, researchers from at least three Web hosting services reported. At least one company warned that the attackers may be in the process of building a “botnet” of infected computers that’s vastly stronger and more destructive than those available today. That’s because the servers have bandwidth connections that are typically tens, hundreds, or even thousands of times faster than botnets made of infected machines in homes and small businesses.

“These larger machines can cause much more damage in DDoS [distributed denial-of-service] attacks because the servers have large network connections and are capable of generating significant amounts of traffic,” Matthew Prince, CEO of content delivery network CloudFlare, wrote in a blog postdescribing the attacks. Read More

Engineering Student

A male engineering student was crossing a road one
day when a frog called out to him and said, “If you kiss
me, I’ll turn into a beautiful princess.” He bent over,
picked up the frog, and put it in his pocket. The frog
spoke up again and said, “If you kiss me and turn me
back into a beautiful princess, I will stay with you for
one week.” The engineering student took the frog out
of his pocket, smiled at it; and returned it to his pocket.
The frog then cried out, “If you kiss me and turn me
back into a princess, I’ll stay with you and do ANYTHING you want.”

Again the boy took the frog out,
smiled at it, and put it back into his pocket. Finally, the
frog asked, “What is the matter? I’ve told you I’m a
beautiful princess, that I’ll stay with you for a week and
do anything you want. Why won’t you kiss me?” The
boy said, “Look I’m an engineer. I don’t have time for a
girlfriend, but a talking frog is cool.”

Question

Interviewer:”If the Earth rotates 30 times faster,
what will happen?”

Candidate:”We will get our salary everyday” 😀
Think Greedily
Act Confidently:

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Portable And Disposable Speaker

portable and disposable speaker

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Anyone Got this????

Anyone Got this