News Story Dark Web Down?
The UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) has said that it has dealt a "major blow to dark web markets." In a [statement](http://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/news/news-listings/483-international-law-enforcement-deals-major-blow-to-dark-web-markets) issued on the 7th November the NCA says that a coordinated operation between law enforcement agencies in Europe and the US has "targeted market places for illegal commodities on the dark web" and as part of this six people in the UK were arrested. Amongst those arrested in strikes closely coordinated with international partners in the US were the suspected administrators of Silk Road 2.0, the Tor accessed drugs and firearms market place. The NCA statement also claims …
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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16335[/ATTACH]On August 1, [URL="http://www.tombom.co.uk/blog/?p=262"]Defcon attendee Chris Paget showcased the vulnerability of the AT&T network[/URL] by eavesdropping on cell phone calls in front of a live audience. Paget warned attendees ahead of time what he planned to do: [I]1. If you’re in an area where your cellphone calls might be intercepted, there will be prominent warning signs about the demo including the time and date as well as a URL for more info. This will be the only time when unknown handsets will be allowed to connect; at all other times only pre-registered handsets will be granted access. You will be …
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I guess that is what you might call a turn up for the books, as the US [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry1506.html"]Department of Homeland Security[/URL] announces the 16 members which have been sworn in to serve on the Homeland Security Advisory Council. Especially when you consider that one of them, Jeff Moss, is best known for being the founder of the [URL="http://www.itwire.com/content/view/19935/53/"]Black Hat[/URL] and [URL="http://www.itwire.com/content/view/19947/53/"]DEFCON[/URL] hacker conferences and something of a hero to the hacker community. At DEFCON there is even a 'spot the fed' competition where prizes are awarded for those who can pick out undercover FBI agents in the crowd. The official …
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News Story Apple Wifi Hack. Hoax!?
Recently one of the most talked about things is this Apple Wifi hack that was demonstrated by a group called SecureWorks at one of the largest security conferences, Defcon. [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chtQ1bcHLZQ&mode=related&search="]Here is a link[/URL] to the video so you guys can watch the video yourselves. Now Here is a link to an[URL="http://daringfireball.net/2006/08/curious_case"] article [/URL]similiar to most articles saying that this video is a hoax. Now if you have watched the video and read an article or similiar one than a question comes to mind. Why are the people writing all these articles and going on and on about something you would …
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Belkin has announced the launch of their N1 range of next generation wireless routers based upon a new WiFi standard that could extend the range of existing ‘wireless-G’ solutions by a factor of 4, and speeds by as much as 12. This might bring out the excited little geek in me, were it not for the fact that there isn’t any standard yet, no guarantee it will work properly with other 802.11n kit (even from the same manufacturer) now or in the future, and most damning of all: nobody really needs it. OK, so when has need ever stopped an …
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Recently, I noticed some strangeness on my home wireless network. Sometimes the speed would be slower than normal, I couldn't print to my printer, and some of my more advanced router settings (for port forwarding, firewall, etc.) would seem to be "lost". As it turns out, my laptop was attaching to my next-door-neighbor's network. When I went to help him out, we saw that he could see HIS neighbor's network! Both had failed to do some basic wireless security. Failing to secure your network could have several negative consequences. First, it's your network. You don't want freeloaders using your bandwidth. …
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