1-10-2011 – 25- 9 -2011

List of fixed speed camera locations in NSW Au.

 Posted by Caspertwin on October 2, 2011 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (0)
List of fixed speed camera locations in NSW Fixed speed cameras are installed at sites that meet specific criteria. The RTA Fixed Speed Camera Site Selection Criteria were developed by the RTA in consultation with the NRMA and the NSW Police Service. These criteria are based on crash and injury accident rates and travelling speeds. This ensures that cameras are installed on ‘blacklengths’ (lengths of road with a high accident rate) and a demonstrated speeding problem. How many speed camer… Read Full Post »

Joomla! XSS turJoomla! XSS turns users to adminsns users to admins

 Posted by Caspertwin on October 1, 2011 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Multiple cross site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities have been discovered in content management system Joomla!.

The attacks require user login and allow users to impersonate administrator functions.

Three vulnerabilities affect core components of Joomla! version 1.70 and below and were found by the Burma-based YEHG hacking group.

The vulnerabilities were patched in…

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Malware victim loses net connection to iCode

 Posted by Caspertwin on October 1, 2011 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)

An Australian woman this month has had her internet connection cut off under the iCode initiative after she received 42 consecutive emails warning that her computer was infected.

The customer of a small unnamed telco had her machine hijacked by a botnet, rendering it what is known as a zombie machine. It then pumped malicious traffic over her internet connection which alerted her ISP.

The woman had struggled to r…

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Five million unencrypted US soldier records stolen from car

 Posted by Caspertwin on October 1, 2011 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Backup tapes containing unencrypted personal information of nearly five million current and former US soldiers were stolen from a defence contractor.

The data on the backup tapes belonged to Tricare, a US health benefits provider for military personnel, retirees and their dependents.

It was swiped from a car owned by an employee of Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), a high-tech defense contractor meant to safegua…

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Crippled Wikileaks has not gone far enough: Assange

 Posted by Caspertwin on October 1, 2011 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Wikileaks has not gone far enough. Its founder Julian Assange has vowed to fight on until the “shadow state” has been exposed and people are free to speak without censorship.

Appearing live by satellite at the Sydney Opera House for the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, Assange said Wikileaks had “only just begun”.

“We have put into the historic record less than one-thousandth of the information that i…

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Hackers post data on JP Morgan Chase CEO

 Posted by Caspertwin on October 1, 2011 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Hackers have posted personal information about the chief executive of J.P. Morgan Chase in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protests.

The document released on Pastebin by “CabinCr3w” includes information about CEO James Dimon’s addresses, family, business connections, political contributions and legal information. A spokeswoman for J.P. Morgan Chase said the company is declining to comment.

The same hackers posted per…

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Browsers tackle the ‘BEAST’ Web security problem

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 30, 2011 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)
This screenshot shows the researcher's demo in action on a PayPal account.

This screenshot shows the researche…

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Sony’s hacked security cleared by Aust. privacy office

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 29, 2011 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The privacy commissioner has cleared Sony of wrongdoing after finding the company’s security was up to scratch when its PlayStation service was hacked in April.

Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim asked Sony for details of its security architecture to ascertain whether the hack of Sony had broken local laws, despite its infrastructure being located outside of Australia. 77 million user records were compromised during the two day outage, in…

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Countrywide fraudster gets eight months in prison

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 29, 2011 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

A former employee of US mortgage company Countrywide Financial was sentenced to eight months in prison and fined $1.2 million in restitution after admitting to stealing and selling customers’ personal data.

Rene Rebollo Jr. also receieved a an additional 10 month sentence in a community jail.

Rebollo, a former senior analyst at Countrywide, was charged in 2008 with exceeding authorised access to the company’s data, orchestrating…

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Unpatched Java flaws ’cause the most infections’

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 29, 2011 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Almost all kit-created virus and malware infections are caused by the failure to update five specific software packages.

According to Danish security company CSIS, Windows machines are often infected because users forget to update the Java JRE, Adobe Reader/Acrobat and Adobe Flash.

During a three-month study, CSIS monitored 50 exploit kits on 44 unique servers/IP addresses. It found that in more than half a million user exposu…

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Lawmakers seek FTC probe of Facebook post-log out tracking

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 29, 2011 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)
Lawmaker letter to the FTC complains about Facebook tracking users after they log out.

Lawmaker letter to the FTC compl…

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Customer complaint email and response by GASP clothing goes viral

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 29, 2011 at 2:30 AM Comments comments (0)

A SPAT between GASP …

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Best Free Anonymous Surfing Service

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 28, 2011 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Data breach laws to follow privacy paper

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 28, 2011 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Australia’s mandatory data breach disclosure laws will slipstream behind the Federal Government’s proposed reforms to give individuals power to sue if privacy is compromised.

A discussion paper for the proposed privacy reforms (

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Defence flags risk in airport screening

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 28, 2011 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

A strike tomorrow by Customs and Border Protection staff could put pressure on what Defence says is an already strained system.

Thousands of Customs and quarantine staff will walk off the job in two hour stoppages over public pay offers, the Community and Public Sector Union said.

The strike was expected to cause delays on international flights.

It could also add severly test the customs screening proces

The Def…

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Windows 8 won’t kill Linux, says Microsoft

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 28, 2011 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

A war of words over a default security feature on Windows 8 machines has arisen over the past week, with some accusing Microsoft of using it to lock out competition.

Red Hat researcher Matthew Garrett said the secure boot feature, within the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), was being used by Microsoft to let only OS loaders with digit…

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HideMyAss defends hacker sell-out

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 28, 2011 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Web proxy service HideMyAss.com has come under fire after a federal indictment revealed the company handed over details of an alleged LulzSec hacker to US authorities.

The company which encrypts user web traffic was ordered by a British judge, at the request of FBI agents, to release log information about an Arizona man who was arrested Thursday for his role in a hack of SonyPictures.com

Cody Kretsinger, 23, an alleged me…

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E-voting machines vulnerable to remote vote changing

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 28, 2011 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Sophos tackles new BlackHole RAT malware variant for OS X

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 28, 2011 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Back in February of this year a malware utility called BlackHole, or MusMinim by security company Sophos, was found for OS X. BlackHole is a backdoor server program RAT (Remote Access Tool) that runs on an infected system and allows a remote user to interact with the system by sending shutdown commands, displaying screen messages, opening URLs, and requesting usernames and passwords. In essence it is similar to a r…

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Al-Qaeda sites attacked, brought down

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 28, 2011 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Two prominent propaganda sites of Al-Qaeda have been attacked and brought offline by heavy denial of service attacks.

Chat forum Al-Shamukh and secondary site Al-Fidaa have been brought offline.

Alleged terrorist sites have been targeted by online groups and hackers for years.

However some actors united in ambition to disable Al-Qaeda websites had disagreed whether whistleblowing website Wikileaks should be attacked for publ…

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Hackers leak data of Goldman Sachs CEO

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 28, 2011 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

 Hackers today released personal information for Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein.

The document, posted to the Pastebin Web site (which had been deleted by Wednesday morning), includes the CEO’s age, recent addresses, details of litigation he has been involved in, as well as registration information for businesses, but no sensitive information such as financial data.

Goldman Sachs representatives did no…

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Semi-private VPN ‘just plain stupid’

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 28, 2011 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The co-founder of torrent website The Pirate Bay has torn into virtual private network (VPN) service Hide My Ass! for handing over logs on an alleged LulzSec hacker to the FBI.

Hide My Ass! kept logs on all customers, including the alleged hacker, and had handed those over to British law enforcement following requests from the FBI which was tracking LulzSec.

Cody Kretsinger, 23, the alleged member of the LulzSec group, was cha…

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Missing Dallas man

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 28, 2011 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Police are appealing for assistance to locate a 37-year-old Dallas man, who has been missing since 23 September.

Mile Bjelanovic was last seen leaving his home on Geach Street and told his family he was going to the shop around 3pm. He has not been seen since.

Mile is described as Southern European in appearance, 175cm tall, medium build with short brown hair and blue eyes. Investigators believe he may now have…

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Harvard Web site hacked with pro-Syria message

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 28, 2011 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

 Harvard University’s home page was hacked earlier today in what was described as a “sophisticated” attack that briefly defaced the site with a message accusing the U.S. of supporting the uprising against Syria’s president.

Accompanying an image of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was a message that said “SyRiAn ELeCTronic ArMy WeRe HeRE,” according to a screenshot captured by the BBC. The defacement include…

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Microsoft halts another botnet: Kelihos

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 28, 2011 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

 Microsoft has put a halt to the Kelihos botnet and is accusing a Czech resident of hosting the botnet and using it to deliver spam and steal data, the company said today.

Kelihos, also known as “Waledac 2.0” after a previous botnet that Microsoft shut down last year, comprised about 41,000 infected computers worldwide and was …

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Microsoft addresses Windows 8 secure boot issue

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 28, 2011 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Microsoft's secure boot option has raised some concerns in the Linux world.

Microsoft’s secure boot option has raised some concerns in the Linux world.

(Credit: Microsoft)

Microsoft is trying to shed …

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Another OS X Trojan imitates Adobe Flash installer

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 28, 2011 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

A few months ago security company F-Secure uncovered a Mac Trojan horse that posed as an installer application for Adobe Flash, taking advantage of the popularity of the plug-in to trick users into installing it. After installation, the Trojan would alter the system’s hosts file to redirect Google sites to fraudulent servers. Now

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Hacked MySQL.com used to serve Windows malware

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 28, 2011 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

 The MySQL site, whose open-source repository serves some of the most popular Web sites, has been hacked and was being used to serve malware to visitors running Windows before it was cleaned up today, a security firm said.

Armorize Chief Executive Wayne Huang and some of his firm’s researchers warned about the attack in a blog post today.

MySQL.com acted quickly to remove th…

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Facebook unfriending ‘bug’ gets quick fix

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 28, 2011 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Facebook users who were spying on their Timeline to see who had unfriended them in the past will no longer be able to do so.

Late last week, Facebook users discovered that when accessing the social network’s new Timeline feature and choosing a year, they could find out which former friends had unfriended them. When viewing their friends list in a particular year, users…

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Hackers leak data of Goldman Sachs CEO

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 27, 2011 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

 Hackers today released personal information for Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein.

The document, posted to the Pastebin Web site, includes the CEO’s age, recent addresses, details of litigation he has been involved in, as well as registration information for businesses, but no sensitive information such as financial data.

Goldman Sachs representatives did not immediately respond to a call seeking comment….

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Kaspersky: Open Windows Phone would kill Android

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 26, 2011 at 1:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Information security guru Eugene Kaspersky has claimed that the only way Android’s dominance in the smartphone business could end is if Microsoft were to open source its Windows Phone platform.

In an interview with Network Middle East magazine, the founder and CEO of Kaspersky Lab also discounted Apple’s potential to challenge Google Android’s position as market leader, descr…

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US spy agency develops own smartphone

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 26, 2011 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Device to access top-secret communication.

Troy Lange knows that just mentioning cellphones is enough to give security officers heartburn at the National Security Agency.

Lange, as the NSA’s mobility mission manager, is developing a smartph…

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Mac trojan found hidden in PDF

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 26, 2011 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (0)

A Mac OS X trojan was found obfuscated as a PDF file, according to researchers at F-Secure.

A trojan dropper installed a backdoor program which could give attackers full control of Mac systems.

The remote command-and-control (C&C) server used to connect with infected machines was a bare Apache installation, F-Secure found.

The malware embedded PDF tactic was new for Mac malware, according to Sophos senior security adviser …

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Mobile Safety Camera Sites Rostered 26 Sep – 02 Oct For Vic. Au.

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 26, 2011 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Mobile Safety Camera Sites Rostered

Victoria Police have rostered the following sites for mobile safety camera enforcement this week. Rostered sites, however, could change for a number of operational and environmental reasons.

Suburb Road

Alfredton Cuthberts Road

Alfredton Dyson Drive

Altona Civic Parade

Altona Esplanade

Altona Kororoit Creek Road

Altona Queen Street

Altona North McIntosh Road

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Warning.. Check your receipts

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 26, 2011 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

They  do not automatically hand you a receipt anymore  if the sale is under $30. you must ask for  it…

CHECK  YOUR RECEIPTS BEFORE LEAVING THE  CHECK-OUT

An  associate bought a heap of stuff the other day  while on holidaying in Melbourne (over $450),  &  when he …

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40,000 small businesses at risk of fraud

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 25, 2011 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Some 40,000 small and medium-sized businesses across Australia and New Zealand are considered the highest risk victims of fraud, according to Visa.

The businesses were large enough to process just shy of 20,000 electronic card transactions each year but too small to adequately protect their systems.

The most at-risk cases were businesses like independent supermarket chains, clubs and restaurants that processed Point of S…

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