Monday, 16 January 2012

Guerilla activists hack Bank of America ATMs all over San Francisco

They turned them into “Automated Truth Machines.” (Now they’re exponentially more useful than the totally useless Wells Fargo ATMs in the Mission.) Hacking! Rainforest Action Network explains how it was done.


DEFT - Computer Forensics Live CD

DEFT Linux 7 RC1

..a very stable DEFT Linux 7 release [1], solving all problems responsible for postponing the release date for RC1. We performed several tests on different computer platforms: laptops, servers and desktop PCs. Our main focus was based on Lenovo, DELL, ASUS, Acer, Apple, IBM laptops, IBM and DELL servers as well as Acer, Lenovo and Dell desktop PCs. We tested everything both booting as a live CD and installing the distro on the test machine: compatibility tests suceded with excellent results.

From this year DEFT 7 will also add more support to mobile forensics: we added several tools that allow you to analyze files and databases used in new generation smartphones (Android and iPhone). From the next release there will be a section completely dedicated to Cyber Intelligence.


Arachni: Web Application Security Scanner Framework

Arachni Web Application Security Scanner [1], is a Free/Open Source project, the code is released under the GNU General Public License, version 2 and you are free to use it as you see fit. On the January the 12th of 2012 the software Arachni is moving away from GPLv2 and towards Apache License v2.0. This is due to several license reasons [2].