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Defending against cookie hijacking attacks, man in the middle tools for Linux, fingerprinting web servers the easy way, managing multiple SSH sessions and tracking government spy satellites! All that and more, this time on Hak5!

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Jailbreaking is fun! RedSn0w has just been released by the DevTeam as a nice and easy untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.1. It's available on Windows and OSX for all your Apple devices, except for the iPad 2 because apparently the security on the new tablet has been beefed up. But, I'm sure it won't take long for someone to figure out a way around it.

While we typically don't follow the hijinks of Anonymous, the group has recently targeted Sony's PlayStation.com with a Denial of service attack that left the website periodically inaccessible. The group released a manifesto announcing operation Sony and pronounced the GeoHot lawsuit as an "unforgivable offense against free speech and internet freedom, primary sources of free lulz". Sony later tweeted that the PSN may be inaccessible due to "sporadic maintenance"

If you get some spam very soon in your inbox, it may be because of a security breach at Epsilon. Epsilon, the world's largest email marketing service, says the only information hackers got were names and email addresses. I've gotten several emails from companies so far, all saying the same thing- "your e-mail address may have been exposed by unauthorized entry into Epsilon's system bla bla bla"- but this still means we're more vulnerable to phishing scams and such. So, be aware and don't give out your info to any weird emails.

RSA recently outlined how their network was compromised in the much publicized attack on their network weeks ago. Over a 2-day period attackers sent two different phishing emails to employees with subjects like "2011 Recruitment Plan" which contained an attached excel spreadsheet. The spreadsheet contained a zero-day exploit that took advantage of an Adobe Flash vulnerability. From there the attacker installed a customized version of the Poison Ivy RAT and began escalating privileges across the network. The Flash vulnerability has since been patched and RSA claims that the seeds used to generate RSA keys have not been compromised.

Just plain awesome! You remember the Commodore 64? Of course you do! Well apparently, Commodore USA is coming out with a brand spankin new C64 with some nice PC specs, with advertisements along side the release of Tron: Legacy on DVD. No details on the specs just yet, but I'll be checking back on their website to find out more...

Linux man in the middle attacks, detecting Firesheep in Firefox, HTTPD fingerprinting & spy satellites!

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

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