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Security News #0x26- The Frankenstorm Edition

Today has been a beautiful day- warm and breezy (so far). However, the Frankenstorm is on its way here to Baltimore, and they are talking about 50 mile per hour winds and eight inches of rain to start later tonight….

  • The folks at Violent Python have a great post showing how to write an exploit and to update that exploit to bypass DEP. If you are a student of cyber security, this is something you don’t want to miss!
  • Sony suffered another setback for the security of their PS3 platform, as a hacker group released the LV0 key used on their system. Head on over to Ars Technica for the details.
  • Wired has a nice piece on how a spoofed email to a mathematician (yeah, we’re everywhere!) led to hard look at DKIM keys for email at Google and elsewhere.
  • OK, it is not a hack on a television set- but what about a model train? Actually, this is more serious than light-hearted, as the underlying attack is really against the Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1400 controller.
  • If you really want to go after a TV, head over to the /dev/ttyS0 blog, where they show how to root a Netgear NTV300 set top box with a TV remote.

Now I better head outside and clean out those gutters…

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