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2007.09.12 Daily Security Reading

by on Sep.12, 2007, under Security

Security expert used Tor to collect government e-mail passwords

Last month, Swedish security specialist Dan Egerstad exposed the passwords and login information for 100 e-mail accounts on embassy and government servers. In a blog entry today, Egerstad disclosed his methodology. He collected the information by running a specialized packet sniffer on five Tor exit nodes operated by his organization, Deranged Security.

PIRANA – Exploitation Framework for Email Content Filters

PIRANA is an exploitation framework that tests the security of a email content filter. By means of a vulnerability database, the content filter to be tested will be bombarded by various emails containing a malicious payload intended to compromise the computing platform.

Skype Worm Infects Windows PCs

A worm spreading to Windows PCs through Skype’s IM. The worm is variously called Ramex.a and Pykspa.d.

Independent iPhone Free Software Unlock Achieved

iPhone hackers have released a free software unlock for the iPhone. Apparently there are two solutions – a script based on ieraser, and the other is called iUnlock.

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