Category: Security Sociology

Two Jokers Social Engineer their way into the Superbowl

Sneaking in near press/employee access points without going thru them, zigzagging through corridors, and once carrying a box so someone opens a door for them, two jokers from Savannah State University social engineer their way into Super Bowl XLVII for the most part simply by looking like they belong.

KitchenAid, Obama’s Grandma, and the unfortunate Mrs. Bowers

KitchenAid, Obama’s Grandma, and the unfortunate Mrs. Bowers

The most controversial #nbcpolitics tweet of today’s presidential debate wasn’t particularly profound, but it will be the most talked about because of the account it came from and the 24,000 people it reached: @KitchenAidUSA: “Obamas gma even knew it was going 2 b bad! ‘She died 3 days b4 he became president’.” #nbcpolitics The tweet […]

OSINT: Arizona Shooter Jared Lee Loughner – Internet Profile, Photographs

OSINT: Arizona Shooter Jared Lee Loughner – Internet Profile, Photographs

The 22 year old shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, is no exception. He had a MySpace profile and a Youtube channel, revealing both what he looks like, some biographical details, and a bizarre personal philosophy mentioning grammer, the timeline of man, and currency creation.

Anonymous Turns Operation Payback Toward “The Jester”

Anonymous Turns Operation Payback Toward “The Jester”

The Jester, a hacktivist who is normally known for short term denial of service attacks against Jihadist web forums and who recently claimed responsibility for an outage at Wikileaks in the middle of Cablegate (Wikileaks publication of U.S. diplomatic cables) has himself become the target of the large scale hacktivist protest called Operation Payback.

An Insult to Romanians Published on the Twitter Account of the French Foreign Ministry

An Insult to Romanians Published on the Twitter Account of the French Foreign Ministry

The Twitter account of the French Foreign Ministry was compromised, and an anti-Romanian message posted, in the midst of the deportation of some 100 Roma from the country.

Persistent XSS on Twitter.com

Persistent XSS on Twitter.com

Twitter user 0wn3d_5ys has demonstrated a persistent cross site scripting (XSS) vulnerability he found on June 21st using his own Twitter account (visit at your own risk) that appears to be due to a lack of input validation of the application name field when accepting new requests for Twitter applications.

Zuckerburg Apologizes for Facebook Privacy Changes

Zuckerburg Apologizes for Facebook Privacy Changes

A video recently went up where Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the time to apologize to Facebook’s users for the multiple recent confusing and “open by default” changes to Facebook’s privacy settings.

Thou Shalt Not Send Naked Pictures…To Anyone Ever

Thou Shalt Not Send Naked Pictures…To Anyone Ever

It’s becoming a familiar story, an angry parent of a student reports finding inappropriate images, self taken naked pictures and videos, on that student’s cell phone. But this story has an unusual wrinkle: the student is a 20 year-old at the University of Central Florida, the girlfriend of 32 year-old Mandarin High School football coach Jason Robinson.

Give this Man a Haircut and Support a Worthwhile Cause

Give this Man a Haircut and Support a Worthwhile Cause

Gal Shpantzer, friend of the blog, fellow blogger, and a writer for CSO Online asked us to bring some attention to a worthy cause. As part of his talk at Security B-Sides Boston in Cambridge, MA, he will partake in certain unabashed activities for each monetary contribution threshold reached for Hackers for Charity.

James Lipton says “Don’t tweet your junk”

James Lipton says “Don’t tweet your junk”

James Lipton’s new public service announcements (PSA’s) on texting (text messaging) for teenagers gives the concept a whole new meaning. The campaign “Before you test, give it a ponder” features videos of Lipton loaning his trademark beard to teenagers so that its magical properties of forethought can be temporarily bestowed on them effectively uses humor to combat the problems of sexting and cyber-bullying.

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