Fundamental flaw discovered in USB protocol
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 9, 2014
I came across this article on the BBC site last night: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28701124
It is not uncommon for USB sticks to be used as a way of getting viruses and other malicious code onto target computers. Most famously, the Stuxnet attack on Iranian nuclear centrifuges was believed to have been caused by an infected USB stick. However, this latest research demonstrated a new level of threat - where a USB device that appears completely empty can still contain malware, even when formatted. The vulnerability can be used to hide attacks in any kind of USB-connected device - such as a smartphone.
Apparently they exploited the feature in USB devices where they inform the operating system of their identities.
In one demo, shown off at the Black Hat hackers conference in Las Vegas, a standard USB drive was inserted into a normal computer. Malicious code implanted on the stick tricked the machine into thinking
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 7, 2015
Over the years of fiddeling with various slackware installations, I've compiled a bunch of tools (most of which hardly would be of use for anybody else) to assist me in breaking^Wadministering my systems. And since I finally decided to learn how to handle git, I might as well share some programs that someone might find useful.
git repo: https://github.com/e5150/dst
tarball: https://github.com/e5150/dst/archive/14.1.0.tar.gz (`make && make install`, or `make pkg && installpkg /tmp/darkstar-tools-*.tgz`, no ./configure)
For more detailed info, see the man pages (available as <prog>.md in the git repo).
mkslack-desc - make proper slack-desc
usage: mkslack-desc <package-name> <short-description>
reads (long) package description from stdin, prints properly formated slack-desc on stdout (given that the entire description fits on 11 lines)
darkstar-installed - querys the package database for installed packages
usage: darkstar-installed <p
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