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Hide and Seek

Posted by Jimmy Ray Purser Mar 17, 2010

A few months back I took a fantastic class called Urban Escape and Evasion. You can read about it here. One of the principles taught in that class was the art of hiding in the open. The trick is looking like the things folks naturally look away from and have done it so often, that it is a normal part of our routine to not process this information. Folks like construction workers, civil servants, ...

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I was conducting a hacking 101 security training session at a users group meeting about a month ago. After some Newcastle and Pizza (mando requirement in my sessions) I had went over a common character overflow limit on a Solaris box I discovered a while back when a skinny dude (for Wisconsin) stood up and said, "How did you figure that out?" I told him that I fuzzed it. At that point, the entire ...

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The more things change the more they seem to stay the same. I have been working on a few Bluetooth 2.1 hacks for the past couple of days and in the end, I thought that while they worked they weren't very interesting. The time-effort::benefit ratio was more slanted towards the time-effort side of the house. Kinda like finding a security hole in Token Ring today.   Long before Tone-Loc was a ...

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One of my neighbors knocked on the door yesterday. I figured he wanted to borrow some tools or wanted me to fix his computer because he came over with a six'er of Newcastle. I think Dr. "Bones" McCoy said on Star Trek IV, "Beware of Romulans bearing gifts..." And English Ale beats the **** out of Romulan Ale any day! Come on in!!! Turns out, he was updating the firmware in his home router and ...

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There a few milestones in my life that I can look back on and know that I have turned a corner. For example; - When I could no longer recognize the names in the Police Blotter section of the paper; I knew I was older. - When I could actually taste a difference between good beer and Pabst Blue Ribbon; I knew my pallet was getting better. - When I heard of CUDA and immediately thought of ...

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It's really hard to beat layer 2 hacking to really mess stuff up. While folks are up at layer 4-7 messin' around with this socket or that scripting vuln, I am down here at layer 2 all fat, dumb and... fat.   Now most folks have pushed layer two security off to the side as a internal LAN based attack and look to features like Dynamic ARP Inspection, IP Source Guard, Root Guard, etc to render ...

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Well it’s the most wonderful time of the year here in the land of cheese and beer. Not the start of Packer football but the start of the school year. Both my youngins’ are in high school this year. As my son headed out to school, I started wondering how much social networking is playing into kids life now. Then I took it a step further…and started wondering if now geeks are the ...

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Eavesdropping VOIP is the equivalent of "Just wait until your Father gets home" on the network. When folks talk about VOIP security they tend to immediately go straight to eavesdropping without considering the more valuable and resellable vectors like Toll Fraud. But without a doubt, eavesdropping is a great demo to do at a trade show or customer pre-sales call. Man, the purchase orders will just ...

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When I logged into my sensornet this morning I excitingly saw the following info in my logs:   -> PASS D3&hh* -> USER CC-5644 * 0 :IMP1 -> NICK [T11|USA|51932] <- :sv2.bothost.net 001 [T11|USA|51932] : <- :sv2.bothost.net 002 [T11|USA|51932] : <- :sv2.bothost.net 003 [T11|USA|51932] : -> JOIN ##tshuab l3a9 <- :sv2.bothost.net 442 [T11|USA|51932] ##tshaub ...

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Have you ever watched a movie that you thought was fall down hilarious when you wore a younger person's clothes, now? I watched Hollywood Knights last night and man when I first saw that movie I laughed so darn hard I could hardly hear the dialog. I set my wife up for how funny this movie was... but we didn't laugh as much. She hardly did at all. Although it was still funny and much better then, ...

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I am ****** when it comes to VOIP. I am not a huge VOIP fan. Nope. Not much at all. When I was growing up, phracking never really appealed to me. I remember tripping my first 5ESS and not thinking “that’s cool” but “so what”. Kinda weird because VOIP possesses all the elements I like in engineering design. It has many parts, separate protocols, programming elements, ...

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Are YOU a HACKER?

Posted by Jimmy Ray Purser Apr 13, 2009

I just received a post the other day on my IPv6 Security blog from a Dude that went something like this; "Teach me to be a hacker!" I really wish there was a template, book or document I could have pointed him to. Truthfully, there really isn't. That's because hackers are not made, they are born. That is not a clever t-shirt saying or tattoo to get carved in TJ. Far too many folks believe that ...

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Life on a United States Navy ship is sure different. When you get done with your duty shift you just can't go home. You're still there 24x7x how ever long the mission objective is. To help pass time, the ship has a couple of TV stations (more like CCTV) they show movies on. But after a few weeks, you've seen them all, including the sucky ones. But a funny thing happens, after seeing these same ...

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Kiosk Hackin'

Posted by Jimmy Ray Purser Mar 19, 2009

When I wore a much younger man's clothes running and ripping thru the hills of Tennessee, I learned a lot of life's lessons that I really did not realize until I had less hair and more waistline. There is no tellin' just how much lunch money I lost playing Bingo Pinball machines http://oldbinger.com/ . I just loved 'um! Of course after my Dad found out I was not eating lunch at school (in a town ...

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I have participated in a few study groups on my pursuit of education and certification. As a matter of fact, I am sure I would have not passed Advanced Engineering Analysis of Nanotechnology without my study group, because I sure forgot every single bit of that **** .03244 nSec after my final. For the last few years, I have peered up with a study group of folks trying to advance the knowledge ...

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