Registering and using Nessus in Backtrack 5

Unlike previous Backtrack versions Nessus now comes installed by default on Backtrack 5. This is very cool because all that is left for you is to activate Nessus! If that was not enough, when you upgrade Backtrack the instructions to register are just shown to you: …. root@bt:~# apt-get upgrade … – Please run /opt/nessus/sbin/nessus-adduser …

Security Weekly News 22 June 2011 – Summary

In case you missed it, I put together a blog post last week on the OWASP AppSec EU Security Conference in Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland with slides, pictures and experience Feedback and/or contributions to make this better are appreciated and welcome Highlighted quotes of the week: “I would recommend to store at least half a …

Security Weekly News 22 June 2011 – Full List

Category Index Hacking Incidents / Cybercrime Unpatched Vulnerabilities Software Updates Business Case for Security Web Technologies Network Security Cloud Security Crytography Privacy Security FAIL General Outrageous Funny / Hilarious Hacking Incidents / Cybercrime   Document claims LulzSec has obtained 2011 UK Census records  [www.v3.co.uk] Infamous hacking group LulzSec is claiming to have obtained the entire …

OWASP AppSec EU, slides, pictures and experience

Update 02/07/2011: Arian Evans recently clarified he is really “Arian Evans” and not “Adrian Lane”, so I fixed that in the post below. Arian Evans gave the talk on the Six Application Security Metrics. Apologies for confusing the names :). Update 23/06/2011: Dreyer just clarified to me that int3pids were really third and not first …

Security Weekly News 17 June 2011 – Summary

Smile! it’s Friday! 🙂 In case you missed it I put together a blog post last week regarding my personal experience on the CISSP certification process, etc: CISSP exam, materials, preparation and experience Feedback and/or contributions to make this better are appreciated and welcome Highlighted quotes of the week: “A pen test should be a …

Security Weekly News 17 June 2011 – Full List

Category Index Hacking Incidents / Cybercrime Unpatched vulnerabilities Software Updates Business Case for Security Web Technologies Network Security Forensics / Reverse Engineering Cryptography Wireless Security Mobile Security Cloud Security Privacy / Censorship Security FAIL Off Topic Funny Hacking Incidents / Cybercrime   Incident Analysis: Million Dollars Lost In A Minute  [carnal0wnage.attackresearch.com] Dudes, I and two …

Security Weekly News 3 June 2011 – Summary

Thanks to Tadek and Shaun for contributing to this security bulletin NOTE: I am still trying to catch up, some news items are a bit dated but worth mentioning, I tried to put newer items at the top of each section so that if you see something dated you already saw you can skip the …

Security Weekly News 3 June 2011 – Full List

Category Index Hacking Incidents / Cybercrime Unpatched vulnerabilities Software Updates Business Case for Security Web Technologies Network Security Database Security Mobile Security Cloud Security Privacy / Censorship General Security FAIL Funny Hacking Incidents / Cybercrime   Bank of America data leak destroys trust  [www.latimes.com] The far-reaching fraud serves as a cautionary tale for all consumers …