The waiting is over! All new HackShark Linux 3.1 is released. HackShark Linux 3.1 comes with MATE desktop environment, based on legacy GNOME. Easy to use, lightweight. New and improved applications. Latest kernel 3.10.9 included. New tools, like Nessus, OpenVAS, WebScarab, OSSEC HIDS, Zed Attack Proxy, Scapy, W3af are added. We removed few applications, as those are no longer supported or updated by their developers. Instead, new alternative applications are included.
Today, there are lots of Linux based operating systems are available in internet. Mostly open source, various flavored, almost same applications and somewhat same behaviour. Some of them also provides live usability without installation. Read more >>
Normally you can only post on someone else’s Facebook wall if you are “friends”. That’s the way that Facebook designed it.
But Palestinian researcher Khalil Shreateh found a security vulnerability on the social network that meant he could post messages and photographs to *any* of Facebook’s 1,000,000,000+ users’ walls – something which in the wrong hands could be a very effective way of spreading malware, scams or spammy links.
But when Shreateh felt Facebook’s Security team weren’t taking him seriously, he “escalated” the problem in the most dramatic way possible. He posted a message on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s own page. Read more >>
Malware attacks on Internet-connected Philips Hue lights cause blackouts.
Weaknesses in a popular brand of light system controlled by computers and smartphones can be exploited by attackers to cause blackouts that are remedied only by removing the wireless device that receives the commands, a security researcher said.
The vulnerabilities in the Hue LED lighting system made by Philips are another example of the risks posed by connecting thermostats, door locks, and other everyday devices to the Internet so they can be controlled by someone in the next room or across town. While the so-called Internet of Things phenomenon brings convenience and new capabilities to gadgets, they come at a cost. Namely, they’re susceptible to the same kinds of hack attacks that have plagued computer users for decades. The ability to load a Web page that causes house or office lights to go black could pose risks that go well beyond the typical computer threat. Read more >>