Archive for October, 2010

The best tools and methods to track down suspect IP addresses and URLs

Posted in IT Security on October 29, 2010 by cobra

There are many reasons why you might need to track down an IP address. You might have discovered a hacking attempt in one of your logs. You might think you have found a spammer that you want to add to a black list. The “why” are as many as are the “how.” Every operating system has different tools for helping you track down an IP address. Compounded with this is that any tool that makes use of an IP address also has different tools for this purpose. So where do you start? What’s the easiest way to find IP addresses and help locate their sources?

I’m assuming you know what an IP address is and what it does, but that’s about it. Much of this information will be common knowledge to the seasoned administrator., but new administrators or support techs might glean some useful information here. Please click here to learn how to use this technique.

This technique is the best way for starters to get into more advanced methods of securing their network from intruders via network investigation.
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Trojan forces Firefox to secretly store user login passwords

Posted in IT Security on October 12, 2010 by cobra

A trojan recently analysed by Webroot is said to rely on retrieving web page passwords from a browser’s password storage, rather than logging a user’s keyboard inputs. To make sure it will find all the interesting passwords in Firefox, the malware, called PWS-Nslog, makes some changes to jog the browser’s memory. A few manipulations in a JavaScript file prompt Firefox to store log-in information automatically and without requesting the user’s consent.

This is a very very serious issue ladies and gents, please click here to read the full article on this dangerous subject.