22-05-05

sober.q will attack again at monday

the attack last week from sober.q has been responsable for crashing mailserver, antispamservers and an overall problematic situation for some of us
from tomorrow on it is being said by the Internet Storm Center and the German Office for IT security that it will send out a new trojan horse and restart new attackts, nobody is really sure what it will be, but networkadministrators can do the following
- do not send out virusalerts or not-delivered notifications because that will just increase the overload, the emailaddresses are false anyway
- do keep an eye out for posts trying to send email to any mailserver they find, try to limit all internal mail to one mailserver (yours or that of your isp) and stop all other mailtraffic at your firewall. An infected station will try to send mail to anyone
- put filters in your email (see http://virusalerts.skynetblogs.be)
- keep a close eye on your mail and if problematic, try to ask users not to send big attachments
 
keep cool, work systematically and do not open things you didn't ask for

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18-05-05

use a picphone to proof that it was not rape

An Illinois man accused of rape had the charges dropped after he showed police camera phone photos taken by him and the woman with whom he had sex, proving that the sex was consensual, according to an article in the Belleville News-Democrat.

The newspaper reports that Jennifer Vucich, the Madison County Assistant State's Attorney General, says the photos of the sex acts showed they were consensual. Vucich is quoted as saying, ""There were times when it was clear she had the camera. They weren't the kind of pictures that would be taken during a rape."

The woman pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, was fined $500 and placed on probation for a year. http://www.wirelessmoment.com/2004/06/camera_phone_ph.html


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a free and easy wiki

a wiki is a software that let you work together with others on a text and give others the responsability to make changes - before they slap them in your face at a public meeting for example.
 
but it is not so easy for stupid guys like me to install that stuff and so i was looking around for something click-and-play 
 
instiki is just like that (with passwords on pages, different wiki's, roll back before the changes and so on)

http://www.instiki.org   and do not forget to install a ruby installer and than just click ruby in the folder and open the rest in your webbrowser

it is a perfect use for internal documents and so - you can even block read access, but if you want to be embarrassed by small changes in your text, you just publish it without any passwords, everybody play


 
 

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blocking camera phones without blocking phones

http://www.icebergsystems.net/safe_haven.html
seems to be the product for this

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17-05-05

instant phone video - happy slap

what will they do next ? Youths, bored with the world around them and themselves find it quite funny in the UK to slap (hit) someone and send the movie of it around the web by their phone. The comments under this blogentry show how nice and intelligent these kids are ..... http://www.frankieroberto.com/weblog/343.xhtml and  http://www.frankieroberto.com/weblog/418.xhtml  (and the racist undertones from some ethnic or National Front slappers, which makes it less innocent.....) Some of the videos you can see here http://www.hotniss.com/list.php?c=vids_extreme and a collection of the most violent ones into one here http://www.al4ie.com/?p=5  or this one http://66.160.135.81/misc/videos/happy_slaps.zip (some may be fake some think)
but the most famous one is this one http://www.mobango.com/filer/26203/Happy_Slap_TV.3gp
 
It has been reported by the  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4185441.stm bbc, ITV and more english media
 
 
tripod has already removed some websites like these http://happyslap2.tripod.com/id1.html
what does Belgacom do with its Blogservice and MMS because there are numerous problems coming with it. In Belgium you have anti-racist and anti-bullying laws, aside others. So if someone publish pics like that and there is a complaint, do you give the number of the gsm ? And what if it was a card or a stolen gsm ?
 
The uk police is investigating http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4185441.stm and some schools don't allow camphones any more.
 
but what will be next ?  rape ?
 
but maybe we have to wait untill jackass and MTV gives you more youth culture like that (and all the continuous whory rapping clips they show.....)

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10-05-05

ISP's take your responsability or be blocked

One million Telewest customers have been blacklisted for sending spam by one of the most powerful anti-spam organisations on the Web.

The Spam Prevention Early Warning System (SPEWS), whose blacklist is referenced by many anti-spam controls, imposed the block in response to the high number of Telewest customers whose machines have become compromised and taken over for the purpose of sending spam.

Matt Peachey, managing director of IronPort, the security firm whose Senderbase system first revealed the extent of Telewest's spam problem, told ZDNet UK sister site silicon.com: "The ISPs know they're spamming but they're reluctant to put things in place which block mail. With ISPs it's not about what comes into their networks, it's about what goes out."

http://news.zdnet.co.uk/internet/security/0,39020375,3919...


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worldwide hunt for stakkato

is it a horse  http://users.skynet.be/fa390107/Stakkato.htm
 
no it is the kid that is thought to be responsable for a yearlong hacking campaign against cisco, NASA, universities and military and weather installations only to be able to show off in chat rooms or emails about this but in fact only used default and public passwords and vulnerable machines that weren't patched
 
http://news.com.com/Net+attack+called+broad%2C+long+lasti...
 
 

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