Month: January 2012

Techie things that are done in 60 seconds [2011]

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60 seconds only ? The time limit seems very short in real life, but not when it is accounted for all the techie operations that are being done ONLINE in each passing moment. You take 20 deep breaths and tonnes of things are being uploaded, downloaded, shared, converted, encrypted, decrypted, written and read in increasingly virtually & socially dependent World Online.

It would be interesting for most of you to know that following are the things that are being done in 60 secondsas of year 2011.

  • 690,000+ Google Searches
  • 170+ Million emails being sent out.
  • 60+ New Blogs being setup
  • 2000+ Blog posts being posted each minute
  • 700,000+ Million Facebook Status updates…
  • 80,000+ Wall Posts
  • 500,000+ Facebook comments…
  • 50+ WordPress Downloads
  • 7,000+ Flickr image uploads…
  • 100,000+ Tweets
  • 400,000+ minutes of Skype calls in 60 seconds
  • 600+ Hours of Youtube videos being uploaded in each minute / 25 Hours playtime videos being uploaded in 60 seconds.
  • 20,000+ Applications being downloaded from iOS App Store.
  • 100+ new LinkedIN accounts

Plus numerous other things being done which could take hours writing here… In short, the life in digital world is moving pretty fast, atleast 1000 times faster than one’s own Offline Life. The trend has just started, and will keep growing with at least 10-15% boost each year on year.

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Facebook worms again hitting user profiles

Posted by  on December 16th, 2011

Users of facebook are again in trouble due to the new scam called “Yeahh!! It happens on Live Television!”. This is spreading rapidly among the users. In this a semi nude pic is shown to attract the users and force them to click on the video link. The lady shown in the video post is Marika Fruscio an Italian Model, She had Wardrobe malfunction on a live TV show. Once a user clicks on the video link, it asks for age verification which is actually a hidden link. On click this executes the javascript code which posts the same link with yout contacts. And it aks for a survey to see the video. Thus scammer makes money each time a user go for the survey.

how to protect from these scams:

The only thing you need to do to protect yourself is self control. Do not try to open this type of strange videos. These can be identified by the messages posted with videos. You should also report these as spam to help facebook to control these scams.

Sony Pictures website and facebook page hacked by Anonymous

A hacker names S3rver.exe who claims to be the part of Anonymous  has hacked the website of Sony Pictures and also managed to get the access over the facebook page of the Sony Pictures. Hackers also osted some videos to prove the success of operation.

Few days back Anonymous had announced to attack on Sony again to their support SOPA. They said in a statment,“Your support of the act is a signed death warrant to Sony Company and Associates. Therefore, yet again, we have decided to destroy your network. We will dismantle your phantom from the internet. Prepare to be extinguished. Justice will be swift, and it will be for the people, whether some like it or not.”

The hackers said they obtained access to their entire database, the first video, which has been quickly removed, displayed a picture of a Sony Pictures Mobile dashboard.

Last year, Anonymous has hacked Sony manytimes and forced sony to shutdown the gaming network for several weeks.

Hack Tricks 2012

This year iSecLABz is organizing a national level competition “HACK-TRICKS” on Ethical Hacking. The competition consists of zonal rounds. Zonal rounds would be conducted in the different part of the country. As a part of the zonal round, a workshop on ‘Ethical Hacking & Cyber Security” would be conducted at zonal centers. This workshop aims to groom the students with the basics of ethical hacking and cyber security. Competition would be conducted at the end of the workshop. Zonal winner of the competition will participate in final round at IIT-Kharagpur.

Stage 1 (WORKSHOP ROUND to be held at Zonal Centers):

  • An ethical hacking/cyber security workshop will be held at different Zonal centers –all over India. The details of the zonal centers and workshop contents are available on our website.
  • All the participants who want to participate in Hack-Trick-2012 are required to attend the workshops at any zonal center.
  • The workshop fee is included in the Registration Charges.
  • During the workshop “Hacking Tool Kit” will be provided by sponsors of this event.
  • The duration of the workshop will be of 2 Days.
  • The workshop will be delivered by iSecLABz.

Stage 2 (ZONAL ROUND to be held at zonal center):

  • Just after the workshop a Mega Competition Zonal final of Hack-Trick-2012 will be held.
  • Winners will be awarded certificate of merit and will be offered free internship in iSecLABz.

Stage 3 (FINAL ROUND to be held at IIT-Kharagpur):

  • All the zonal winners will be called to participate in the final round.
  • Top 3 teams will be awarded as winners of the championship & will also be awarded the respective prizes.

Source :  http://tieit.trubainstitute.ac.in/index.php/events/hacks-tricks-2012.html