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HTTP Data tampering

October 13, 2011

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This tutorial is related to the previous Bypass an IP camera AXIS’ authentication tutorial. I already gave a brief description of the use of nmap now I’m going to talk about data tampering in HTTP communications. Before diving into the topic, it is important to understand how the data is carried when you request a web […]

Basic use of nmap

October 7, 2011

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I figured out I gave a light description of the hack in my previous post so I decided to give a thorough description of nmap and data tampering. Let’s start with nmap: nmap, short for network mapper, is a free open-source security/hacking tool, developed by Gordon Lyon, that send specially crafted packets over a computer […]

How to avoid DNS censorship

October 6, 2011

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Today, I’ve read on the Pirate Bay’s blog that the customers of Belgacom and Telenet (two belgian ISPs) will be censored via DNS. The DNS, short for Domain Name Service, is the server that convert the logic URL address (e.g. http://www.google.com) in IP address (e.g. 173.194.32.48), the address used by your computer to communicate with […]

Steve Jobs, the visionary, dies

October 6, 2011

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Steve Jobs, the Apple founder, died today, October 5, 2011. No need to tell how important was the man for the IT sector. He succeeded to drive his restrictive rules against the more and more widely adopted open-source trend thanks to his incredible revolutionary vision. Steve declared mid-2004 he was suffering from a pancreatic tumor […]

Bypass an IP camera AXIS’ authentication

October 4, 2011

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Last year (2010), for my first Ethical Hacking lab, I had to bypass the HTTP authentication system of an IP camera AXIS using the Axis Network Camera HTTP Authentication Bypass security flaw to create a new user with all privileges and change the root password. This was just a funny-first-lab to get an overview of […]

tosch production opening

October 4, 2011

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Welcome on tosch production, I am Tosch, a MSc student in Ethical Hacking & Computer Security at the University of Abertay Dundee. I felt the need of creating a blog thanks to all projects I’m working on. I figured out I had no personal blog/website for an online presence where I could share my findings. […]