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Comment: Re:Interesting. (Score 5, Informative) 50

by Ciccio87 (#40597965) Attached to: Author Kills DarkComet Spyware After Syria Uses It

So this was... legal malware?

Hacking / security testing software is legal, it's its usage that could be illegal.

Can someone clue me in on the history of this utility? As far as I can tell, this looks like proof-of-concept/research malware designed to be used for testing purposes, but that's the best I can gather.

It was a RAT (Remote Administration Tool, strict relative of a trojan horse), it could, in effect, be used for good purposes (or for learning purposes, but, without sources, the chanches for this are lesser), however yes, it was mainly a PoC and an exercise in style.

[OT] However, old news is old.

Comment: Re:Yay , bring on the spam (Score 4, Interesting) 346

by Ciccio87 (#40451951) Attached to: Facebook Says Your Email Is @Facebook

Your Facebook email is based on your public username.

What this also means is that if you have someone's "public username", you don't need to see their profile to learn their email address. You can get the public username from any search or friend list, concatenate "@facebook.com" to it and start spamming.

Exactly, so, bring on not only the spam, but also fakemails / spear phishing

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