Michael Spencer

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IDA Pro list COM methods

I have a dll file, containing some exported functions and COM methods.<p>Here is my dll information opened by DLL Export Viewer:<p>But when i open the dll …

The hacking toolkit: 13 essential network security utilities

A slideshow of the top tools hackers use to snoop, swipe, and attack corporate systems<p>Image: iStock / TeamOktopus<p>Hacking grabs headlines because it's …

'Project Sauron' malware hidden for five years

<b>A sophisticated form of malware known as Project Sauron went undetected for five years at a string of organisations, according to security researchers.</b><p>The malware may have been designed by a state-sponsored group.<p>It can disguise itself as benign files and does not operate in predictable ways, …

HITRUST pilot tackles ransomware, cybercrime through better threat info sharing

A new pilot evaluating ways to improve collection and sharing of cyber threat indicators of compromise, or IOCs, suggests healthcare organizations …

​One of the World's Largest Botnets Has Vanished

Researchers have reported huge drops in traffic for two of the most popular pieces of malware which rely on the Necurs network.<p>With no warning, one of the world's largest criminal botnets—a massive collection of computers used to launch attacks—has disappeared. Researchers have reported huge drops …

Practical Reverse Engineering Part 4 - Dumping the Flash

08 Jun 2016<p>Part 1: Hunting for Debug Ports<br>• Part 2: Scouting the Firmware<br>• Part 3: Following the Data• <b><br>Part 4</b>: Dumping the Flash<br>• Part 5: Digging Through the …

Forensics

Google employees discovered how to hack a corporate network just by sending an email

What if, with a single email, an attacker could monitor all traffic on a supposedly protected network?<p>Researchers from Google’s Project Zero found, …

Information Security

Building Open Source Swift

<b>Editor’s note:</b> If you’re looking for a quick way to start working with Swift 3.0 <i>now</i>, try out our apt-get repository for Trusty Tahr, Wily Werewolf, …

You Can Break Into a Linux System by Pressing Backspace 28 Times. Here’s How to Fix It

Hitting a key over and over again actually works for once. Two security researchers in Spain recently uncovered a strange bug that will let you into …

10 helpful tools for a sys admin's toolbox

We round up 10 open source tools for sys admins that released big updates in 2015.

Qubes OS will ship pre-installed on Purism’s security-focused Librem 13 laptop

Snowden "really excited" about security-by-isolation, privacy-respecting Qubes OS.<p>Qubes OS, the security-focused operating system that Edward Snowden …

20 Free Open Source Softwares I Found in Year 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, it is time to share a list of the best 20 Free and Open Source Software I found during this year. Some of these programs …

9 Open Source Operating Systems for the Internet of Things

A roundup of open source operating systems powering the emerging Internet of Things sector.<p>Contiki<p>Contiki, an open source IoT operating system, …

Pyersinia - Network Attack Tool

Pyersinia is a similar tool to Yersinia, but Pyersinia is implemented in Python using Scapy. The main objective is the realization of network attacks …

ReactOS, a 17 year quest to build an open source version of Windows, has a new release candidate

The dream of an open source replacement for Windows is still alive after 17 years of development. ReactOS, an operating built from scratch to be …

Software

Microsoft offers Linux certification. Do not adjust your set. This is not an error

When 'they' say the cloud changes everything, 'they' might be rightMicrosoft's decided it needs to offer a Linux certification.…

Cisco forgot to install two LEDs in routers

Blinking idiots couldn't remember the blinkenlights, now issuing replacement boxenCisco has forgotten to install all the light emitting diodes (LEDs) …

How to use a Raspberry Pi to browse anonymously

Do you use <i>Tor</i> to prevent Big Brother from tracking you online? Although it is pretty straightforward to use, it can be quite a hassle to configure <i>Tor</i> …

5 Unexpected Places to Boost Productivity

Who needs Tony Robbins when you can motivate yourself? Overcoming the emotional hurdle to get stuff done when you’d rather sit on the couch isn’t …

Motivation

Security appliance lets hackers pwn whole nets with a never-opened email

The Fireeye "threat prevention device" is designed to scan all the emails, attachments, and other files coming in and out of your network, but a bug …

nmap commands For Network Administrator

Some of the most used Nmap command on Linux<p>Every network admin knows about Nmap every one of them use it or used it.<br>It’s one of the best, it’s best …

Microsoft wants to train you to use rival operating system, Linux

It loves Linux so much, that on Wednesday, Microsoft announced a new training program to help teach the Windows faithful in the IT world how to use Linux, as long as they are using Linux on Microsoft's cloud.<p>That's because, thanks to cloud computing, we're now in the "post-Windows" era, where …

Save 90% on a CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) Certification Course

Today on offer via our ELearning section of Neowin Deals,<b>you can save 90% off</b> a complete CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) Certification …

Does Employee Cybersecurity Training Do Any Good?

Found an unidentified USB stick lying around in a public place lately? If so, did you plug it into your computer?<p>Don’t laugh. Almost one in five …

How to download and install Chrome OS

Download and install Chrome OS<p>The first question in your head is "why would I want to install Chrome OS, even on my old laptop, when there are …