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2007.08.02 Daily Security Reading

by on Aug.02, 2007, under Security

ISP (Cox Communciations) uses DNS to redirect from IRC to bot cleaner

DNS redirection is not a new phenomenon: it is widely used to manage parked domains, and in some cases to direct mistyped URLs to splash pages that carry adverts. Cox were already experimenting with redirection in May this year, but the present redirection is the first on record that has been aimed at cleaning out bots.

Spam goes back to the future

Bulk e-mail using attachments in the Portable Document Format (PDF) has begun to decline just a month after it first appeared, and spammers are moving on to Excel files, security firms said this week.

A Quick Intro to Sniffers

Wireshark/Ethereal, ARPSpoof, Ettercap, ARP poisoning and other niceties.

Javascript LAN Scanner

Scan your local area network using your web browser and javascript.

Utility evades Vista kernel defenses

Aussie software can get around 64-bit Vista’s signed-code requirement.

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