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Hacking and Security Articles

  • Heartbleed, the door to secret communications

    What is Heartbleed? Heartbleed is the name that was given to a bug in OpenSSL. Do you remember Abhi's article? This is one of the many implementations for securing Internet communications. The name Heartbleed comes from the OpenSSL functionality that causes the bug, Heartbeat. What this does, basica... continue reading
  • Unity3D attack by reverse engineering.

    Application Security
    Introduction Games are a great way to kill the time and most of you probably already played video games. Some of you have already been tempted to cheat in video game because somehow, they find it funnier like this. There is a lot of kind of games over internet. Some of them are even playable under y... continue reading
  • What is SSL and how does it protect you online?

    What is SSL? SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a protocol that operates directly on top of TCP. Due to this higher layer protocols, such as HTTP, can continue to work unchanged while providing enhanced security. What protection is offered? When implemented correctly SSL disguises the contents of packet... continue reading
  • Cracking ZIP Files (known-plaintext attack)

    Steganography & encryption
    Did you find an old zip file while browsing your documents? Does it contain important information? You try to extract it, but a window pops up asking for a password. What if you don't remember that password? Of course, you will try to brute-force it, but, damn, that's a lot of combinations. It will ... continue reading
  • Password Generation and Safe Offline Storage

    1. Password generating How to generate the ultimate password and store it offline as safely as possible. ✔ Factors: ➲ values * charset: a-zA-Z0-9!@#$%... * alphabets: cyrillic, latin, hebrew, greek, syllabic etc. !NB Do not use alt symbols. They are often misread unsupported by most boards a... continue reading