Where You Want to Be This Week for 07-16-2012

July 16, 2012
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 07-16-2012

Where do you want to be this week? Now you’ll always know with our “Where You Want to Be This Week” feature, which will tell you about infosec meetups happening in your local area as of Sunday night. If you would like your event listed in our Calendar and in this post, let us...
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More Password Hashes to Crack – The Oil Company Edition

July 16, 2012
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More Password Hashes to Crack – The Oil Company Edition

Nothing super large but @digitalsec4u pointed out some recent postings on Pastebin by Anonymous with a good possible supply of hashes you may want to test your cracking skillz against. In an apparent attempt to #SaveTheArtic the data includes emails and passwords from various oil companies including Exxon Mobil, Shell, BP, Gazprom, and Rosneft....
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NVIDIA Hashes – Courtesy The Apollo Project

July 14, 2012
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NVIDIA Hashes – Courtesy The Apollo Project

A few people have asked me if I came across the NVIDIA hashes yet. My answer until up about 2 hours ago was … nope. Fortunately, I was getting caught up on Twitter and saw a retweet from @mubix (originally tweeted by @dinosn) pointing to a Pastebin dump. Also thanks to @unlockedwheel for again answering...
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Weekly Rewind – Formspring Breach, Nikto 101, Internet Blackout & More…

July 14, 2012
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Weekly Rewind – Formspring Breach, Nikto 101, Internet Blackout & More…

Welcome to another edition of our Weekly Rewind – where we summarize all our posts from the last week. The top stories this week were 3) “Internet Blackout Looming…Like Tonight”, 2) “How-To: Nikto 101″, and 1) “Formspring Breach – Let the Password Cracking Commence”. If you missed anything or happened to be offline, we...
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Grecs’ Weekend Best Bets for 2012-07-13

July 13, 2012
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Grecs’ Weekend Best Bets for 2012-07-13

Here it is again … another of our weekly “Best Bets” posts… As we’ve previously noted most local meetups seem to be crowded into weekday evenings with almost nothing on the weekend. The purpose of this post is to advertise some of the smaller events that are occurring over the weekend. Most of these...
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Would Encryption Had Helped Yahoo?

July 13, 2012
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Would Encryption Had Helped Yahoo?

So while we’ve been focusing on the whole Formspring password hash release thing it seems there was yet another huge password dump from a service I may or may not use. This time there wasn’t any SHA256 hashing with pretend random salt or even the poster stripping out other useful information such as emails...
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Formspring Breach – Let the Password Cracking Commence

July 11, 2012
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Formspring Breach – Let the Password Cracking Commence

Some of you may have seen my tweet late last night around midnight that I received a cryptic email an hour so earlier from Formspring, a service that I once used to help answer other peoples’ questions, saying that they were requiring a password reset upon the next login. No real explanation as to...
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