Joanna Rutkowska - Hacked !!!

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  1. StevieO

    StevieO Registered Member

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    The hacking group ZF0 (Zero For 0wned) released the 5th edition of their eZine / hacklog

    invisiblethingslab.com (Joanna Rutkowska) Blue pill etc etc got hacked.

    -http://www.rec-sec.com/files/zf05.txt

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    Unbelievable !!!
     
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  2. kasperking

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    well it was about when and not if and certainily not unbelievable if you know what i mean
     
  3. chronomatic

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    What's so unbelievable about it? Most of these "security firms" are filled with charlatans.
     
  4. Only goes to show us that there's no such thing as 100% security. If you're a high-profile target, you'll eventually get hacked; regular backups are the only solution.

    Also:

    ~snipped quote and comment as per Policy~


    (Dang, stuff like this makes me feel like switching to OpenVMS or something.)

    Edit: bah, sorry about the quote, mods. I just get very angry when I read stuff like this.
     
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  5. JRViejo

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    Gullible Jones, no problem. We understand anger and frustration, but we need to be respectful in our comments as well. Take care.

    JRViejo
     
  6. tsec

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    And Kaminsky. And Mitnick. And...

    Busy chaps, these ZF0
     
  7. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    I'm not sure I'm following ... But, if I get this correctly:

    1) Knowing security and being able to implement it are two different things. This is why dedicated companies/specialists should be left in charge of securing servers. Vast knowledge of system internal does not translate instantly into security. In fact, when you think big, you may miss a few small items. Or vice versa.

    1.1) Bad configurations are often more at fault than actual lack of knowledge.

    2) It pays to be nice and polite; you may never know who it is you offend :)

    Like Bill and Ted say: be excellent to each other!

    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  8. Hugger

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    If I understand your post correctly, then what's more unbelievable is that you refer to Joanna Rutkowska as a charlatan.
    If I misunderstood, then I apologize.
    Hugger
     
  9. chronomatic

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    Can't speak for her directly, but I do know that Kevin Mitnick, for example, is vastly overrated in regards to his "skills." Most freshmen CS students are more competent in C or Assembly than Mitnick. Granted, the guy is good at social engineering (aka ~snipped~), but his technical prowess is severely lacking. This is why I said that breaches such as these do not surprise me. People behind these "security firms" should not be taken as experts just because their name is on the door.
     
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  10. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Hi chronomatic,

    Joanna Rutkowska is not an expert just because her name is on the door - she is a bonafide security researcher widely respected around the world for her work in rootkits, etc.

    She does not use AVs - annoits them as ineffective, but does use Wireshark. Her primary machine was Windows XP 64 two years ago, not sure what it is these days.

    -- Tom
     
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