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Tag Archives: hacking

Hacking Avionics Systems

– A researcher has come up with exploits, as described in Zeljka Zorz’s April 10, 2013 blog post “Hacking airplanes with an Android phone,” which enable someone using a smart phone with particular apps to take over the flight management systems of aircraft … see…

Pump and Dump and Pump Again

– In the January 27, 2012 issue of The Wall Street Journal, Jean Eaglesham and Andrew Ackerman wrote an article with the title “SEC Says Latvian Hacked Accounts: Commission Alleges Four Firms Helped Trader Make Unauthorized Online Stock Purchases and Sales.” The article describes the apparent…

The FFIEC and Password-Generating Tokens

– In June 2011, the FFIEC (Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council) issued a “Supplement to Authentication in an Internet Banking Environment,” available at http://www.ffiec.gov/pdf/Auth-ITS-Final%206-22-11%20(FFIEC%20Formated).pdf The FFIEC comprises five financial regulatory…

Network Solutions “Hacked Account” Demonstrates Incompetence

– When in doubt, claim the account was hacked. That appears to be the reasoning of a Network Solutions Technical Support Representative. Normally I do not write about other companies but this is an interesting case. As professionals we view being hacked as something we defend against. While some…

The Ears of a Hacker: Enumeration by Sound – No Tech Hacking (pt. 2)

– I previously wrote an article about Johnny Long’s latest book, No Tech Hacking. This book covers many points about security in the physical world from the perspective of a hacker by raising the question “What does a hacker see?” There’s another observation point that must be addressed, one…