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Social Networks

+ - Identity Theft How-To-> 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The crew at social-engineer.org released a podcast today that is truly scary. They interviewed an identity thief and give a basic how-to into committing identity theft. The reasoning is that they want to protect the public by releasing dangerous information. They called it a 0Day for SE and I for one think that is accurate."
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+ - An Official Social Engineering Framework->

Submitted by loganWHD
loganWHD (1639467) writes "The launch of an Official Social Engineering Framework was announced on Sept 16, 2009. Industry experts from fields such as law enforcement, psychiatry, penetration testing, social engineering and more have come together to build the Framework. It incorporates many aspects of social engineering from many different types of backgrounds and influences."
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Wireless Networking

+ - 'Sidejacking ' On WiFi

Submitted by ancientribe
ancientribe (1057834) writes "As if you need another reason not to use WiFi unprotected, here's one: a researcher has released a tool that lets hackers "sidejack" your machine and access your Web accounts. Called Hamster, the tool basically clones the victim's cookies by sniffing their session IDs and controlling their Website accounts.

http://www.darkreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=130 692&WT.svl=news1_2"
XBox (Games)

+ - Ubuntu Linux 6.10 PowerPC64 installed to Xbox 360

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Wookieblaster
Wookieblaster writes "It seems that a person called "Cpasjuste" just managed to install a working copy of Ubuntu 6.10 PowerPC 64 to a Xbox 360. The installation method takes advantage of the Xbox 360 Hypervisor Privilege Escalation Vulnerability, which has been automatically patched in newer Xbox 360 systems. Still, this could mark the first major victory for the Xbox 360 hacking scene."

Prof: So the American government went to IBM to come up with a data encryption standard and they came up with ... Student: EBCDIC!"

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