Blog Posts Tagged with "reverse engineering"


Red Flag On Biometrics: Iris Scanners Can Be Tricked

August 02, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Among all the various biometric traits that can be measured for machine identification, the iris is generally regarded as being the most reliable. Yet Galbally’s team of researchers has shown that even the method traditionally presumed to be foolproof is actually quite susceptible to being hacked...

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Fighting Code with Code

June 30, 2012 Added by:Jayson Wylie

Cleaning up some of the malware on the Internet could be accomplished by what I term as “White-Celled” code -code that can detect, remove malware from machines and then remove itself. The propagation can be Worm-like, initiated by scanned findings or a redirect on the footprint of an attack source...

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Static Analysis: Hopper’s Decompiler Feature

June 22, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

After reading this tutorial, hopefully binaries will appear less inscrutable and magical, and you will understand why reverse engineers laugh in the face of programmers who think no one will understand their awesome secret algorithm without the source code. Don’t count on “but it’s compiled” as a security feature...

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Did Iran Recover Encrypted Data from Downed Stealth Drone?

May 02, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Iranian officials recently released claims that they have finished their reverse engineering of the downed US stealth drone and will begin to make a copy. The Iranians released information they say was encrypted flight and maintenance data from internal databases...

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Iran Successfully Eradicates Stuxnet Virus Infestation

February 15, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"I would assume that once Iran learned of Stuxnet, then intelligence agencies looked at this method of cyber attack as compromised regardless of how long it has taken Iran to neutralize it. It is a cat and mouse game..."

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Why Data Security Regulation is Bad

February 11, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

The government knee-jerk reaction in the face of a data breach is to create more compliance regulation. Security by compliance does not improve security, since attackers can reverse-engineer the minimum requirements in a standard to look for holes in a company’s defenses...

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