netinfinity release Ubuntu Pentest Edition …
“Ubuntu pentest edition is primarily designed as a complete system (everyday usage – office, internet etc..) and can be used in pentesting purposes, which is a big advantage because you do not need to have a dual boot or use a virtual machine to run the system for pentest.”
Try it … link.
… for July and August.
Thanks to Microsoft Security Response Center.
I got Acknowledgment for Security Researcher fourth time this year … Great me! 🙂
This years Pwn2Own uncover 4 new never seen before critical vulnerabilities affecting the IE8, Safari and FireFox.
More about this contest you can read at DVLabs Blog.
Guys from the SRI International were made really good analysis on the currently most active Virus/Worm, Conficker, also known as Downup, Downadup and Kido.
Analysis can be found at http://mtc.sri.com/Conficker/.
… and now I am very proud of myself because my name is the second time in a row appear on this page Security Researcher Acknowledgments for Microsoft Online Services. Hope to see you soon again!
I am very proud to inform you that I’m on Security Researcher Acknowledgments for Microsoft Online Services for January 2009.
I will continue my research in hope that i will be on this prestigious list again!
You forget your root password and get locked out of your own box. What do you do? Typically, you would reboot into single user mode and change the password there.
When booting into single user mode you will not be prompted for the root password. This is something every attacker knows and prays on once he has gained physical access to you box. So what do you do?
Firstly, a good sys admin knows not to forget the root password. Login in as root is never a good idea so using sudo is always advised.
This still leaves the single user mode vulnerable, to secure it you will have to append the following line “su:S:wait:/sbin/sulogin” to your “/etc/inittab” file.
Now, every time you boot into single user mode you will be prompted for the root password.
# password protect single user mode
PS: Always remember you password, if you can’t then write in down in a safe place.