22-11-04

biggest and first attack on a banner network

The hack saturday endured several hours before being found and infected the 30th of each visitor to one of these sites  http://www.falkag.com/page.php?Id=16  (clients). The internet storm center is for the moment working with the sites to clean up this mess.
 
The infection placed three things on the pc's. The browser hijack  Virtumonde, the bofra-mydoom  iframe exploit  and a Trojan agent.ec which installed a backdoor
 
xp with sp2 are NOT Vulnerable and for the rest was it a lottery, only every 30th visit was diverted to the malicious website.
 
They used a weak point in the load balancer that falkag.com uses
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/11/22/falk_bofra_statem...
 
The only possibility to defend yourself is to put your browser in high security, put up a firewall or block all scripting and downloads without permissions.
more free securityware http://www.securingit.tk
because other firms tell more scripts and hacks like this are getting found

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21-11-04

these sites are known to be infected .nl

saturday     nu.nl   startpagina.nl  and the searchmachine  ilse.nl

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hack attack on european surfers and sites

the Internet storm center is collecting information about a number of different high profile european servers of which seems that their advertising servers were compromised.
 
The result is that a link is placed on their front page to a site with iframe exploits which lets install software on the surfers machine without him knowing. Mostly it will be spyware and so.
 
The internet storm center is trying to get the websites to change this. But they are just beginning to discover the situation. it looks like a ject operation where big commercial sites were hacked and used as a vehicle by hackers to infect surfers machine.
 
place your internet explorer in the highest level of security or use another browser
Microsoft wake up, this becomes urgent........... patch those 17 holes still open in IE

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19-11-04

MSN SPOOFING and PASSWORDS ALERT

According to the Internet Storm Center you can receive now and in the coming weeks mail claiming to be from MSN or Microsoft, asking you to click on a link and to insert your username and password
 
WHATEVER THE TITEL  EMAILADDRESS  OR CONTENT OF THESE LETTERS   DO NEVER DO THIS
 
IF YOU DID - GO TO MSN WEBSITE AND REPORT THIS AND MAKE A NEW ACCOUNT
 
ALSO   PICTURES INFECTED WITH VIRUSCODE BASED ON THE LATEST JPEG VULNERABILITIES FOR MICROSOFT ARE CIRCULATING (sometimes called 'PROFILE').  http://patch.skynetblogs.be  to update your pc and more information

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18-11-04

internet explorer new vulnerabilities

no patch, fully xp SP2 system
but they hide the extensions of the files and the zone where it will be downloaded
how to defend yourself    (don't go where you shouldn't)
http://secunia.com/advisories/13203/

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08-11-04

after watergate, see votegate 2004

Votergate is the investigative documentary feature film uncovering the truth about new computer voting systems, which allow a few powerful corporations to record our votes in secret. But Votergate is not just a warning. The film strongly concludes that elections are harder to defraud when voters turn out in big numbers.

http://www.votergate.tv/

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were the us elections hacked

they maybe thinking so and using some evidence that seems to support their suspicions
http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/wlg/5897
http://www.onlisareinsradar.com/
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines04/1106-30.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_U.S._Election_controver...
and those computer freaks were freaked out by the amateuristic voting technology used http://www.blackboxvoting.org/
 
this is their case

Those exit poll results have been a problem for reporters ever since Election Day.

Election night, I'd been doing live election coverage for WDEV, one of the radio stations that carries my syndicated show, and, just after midnight, during the 12:20 a.m. Associated Press Radio News feed, I was startled to hear the reporter detail how Karen Hughes had earlier sat George W. Bush down to inform him that he'd lost the election. The exit polls were clear: Kerry was winning in a landslide. "Bush took the news stoically," noted the AP report.

But then the computers reported something different. In several pivotal states.

Conservatives see a conspiracy here: They think the exit polls were rigged.

Dick Morris, the infamous political consultant to the first Clinton campaign who became a Republican consultant and Fox News regular, wrote an article for The Hill, the publication read by every political junkie in Washington, DC, in which he made a couple of brilliant points.

"Exit Polls are almost never wrong," Morris wrote. "They eliminate the two major potential fallacies in survey research by correctly separating actual voters from those who pretend they will cast ballots but never do and by substituting actual observation for guesswork in judging the relative turnout of different parts of the state."

He added: "So, according to ABC-TVs exit polls, for example, Kerry was slated to carry Florida, Ohio, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, and Iowa, all of which Bush carried. The only swing state the network had going to Bush was West Virginia, which the president won by 10 points."

Yet a few hours after the exit polls were showing a clear Kerry sweep, as the computerized vote numbers began to come in from the various states the election was called for Bush.

How could this happen?

On the CNBC TV show "Topic A With Tina Brown," several months ago, Howard Dean had filled in for Tina Brown as guest host. His guest was Bev Harris, the Seattle grandmother who started www.blackboxvoting.org from her living room. Bev pointed out that regardless of how votes were tabulated (other than hand counts, only done in odd places like small towns in Vermont), the real "counting" is done by computers. Be they Diebold Opti-Scan machines, which read paper ballots filled in by pencil or ink in the voter's hand, or the scanners that read punch cards, or the machines that simply record a touch of the screen, in all cases the final tally is sent to a "central tabulator" machine.

That central tabulator computer is a Windows-based PC.

"In a voting system," Harris explained to Dean on national television, "you have all the different voting machines at all the different polling places, sometimes, as in a county like mine, there's a thousand polling places in a single county. All those machines feed into the one machine so it can add up all the votes. So, of course, if you were going to do something you shouldn't to a voting machine, would it be more convenient to do it to each of the 4000 machines, or just come in here and deal with all of them at once?"

Dean nodded in rhetorical agreement, and Harris continued. "What surprises people is that the central tabulator is just a PC, like what you and I use. It's just a regular computer."

well, what about our belgian elections ?


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