Posts Tagged ‘hacking’
I just finished watching Citizen Engineer, I’m in love. No honest, there is just something about a girl and her soldering iron. There are two things which are discussed in this first episode Phones
- SIM Card Hacking
- Payphone Hacking
The first subject is handled a little too fast for my liking and doesn’t cover all the interesting parts, although it is mostly left up the the viewer to try it themselves. Payphone Hacking is covered in depth, it’s divided into 3 sections:
- Hooking the Payphone up to VoIP
- Fixing the Payphone so it accepts quarters
- Creating a system which can be bypassed with a Redbox
It’s geeky, but it’s fun!
I missed updates on the CERT #800113 DNS issue. It seams that we didn’t have the 30 days, as Kaminsky requested, but 13 days. As published by Security Focus on July 22nd and 24th in Kerfuffle erupts as DNS flaw described and Metasploit releases double-whammy for DNS.
I asked my own ISP (XS4all) about this issue, and got the response from the Helpdesk on the 25th:
… although the attack is plausible, it is being over hyped. The chance that this attack will take place is small.
I don’t know if you know, but the shit is going to hit the fan on August 7th. DNS is vulnerable to another cache poisoning attack and in the spirit of full disclosure Dan Kaminsky will be explaining the fundamental flaw in the DNS protocol itself on the 7th. Before that time every DNS should be patched, even yours
I know I have a caching DNS server in my ADSL modem, and the chance is quite high that you do too. Now is the time to update your modem, get the extra features. Contact your vendor or ISP and get the patch, don’t trust that nothing will happen to you, it will! This is very important.