Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Common sense

Technology is never foolproof and here is an excellent example where common sense is overwhelmingly essential.
I received the highlighted link in my Gmail which wasn't marked as spam. A quick glance at the path and I knew this was obviously a ruse but I wondered why Gmail's spam detection didn't pick this up. I quickly ran the suspicious link against the scanners hosted on VirusTotal and was utterly disappointed that not a single engine was able to mark it as malicious.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

"Wireshark: The Secrets of the Shark"

Rushed out 2 columns drafts ahead of schedule and Hakin9 decided to use them in consecutive issues. Here is the excerpt of the latest one.
"This column was inspired by the international screening of the Tintin movie by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson. Just like Tintin, Wireshark is an international icon too. It is primarily harnessed for network troubleshooting and packet analysis but did you know that there are other applications of this powerful tool?"