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Apple bumps iOS to 6.0.1, fixes an interesting set of bugs

posted onNovember 2, 2012
by l33tdawg

L33tdawg:If you care about jailbreaks and unlocking, then obviously - DON'T UPGRADE

If you have an Apple device that is capable of running iOS 6, you might have resisted upgrading it after hearing people complain about Apple's new mapping application.

But you ought to have grabbed it with both hands for security reasons: iOS 6 patched a whopping 197 CVE-numbered vulnerabilities in 41 system components, broken down as follows:

Hack In The Box 2012 Malaysia: Like No Other

posted onOctober 19, 2012
by l33tdawg

Hack In The Box SecConf 2012 Malaysia just celebrated its ten-year mark in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hack In The Box stages its high-profile hacker conferences in Asia, the Middle East and Europe, bringing together an unusual mix of security professionals, members of the hacker underground, researchers and - yes - law enforcement.

Hack In The Box Celebrates a Decade of Security Conferences With a Bang

posted onOctober 16, 2012
by l33tdawg

Last week’s Hack In The Box Security Conference, HITB’s Ten Years In The Box celebration, saw the return of over 40 of the most popular speakers from the last decade presenting in a triple track format over 2 days.

Security insights into Huawei routers, a last minute non appearance by founders of The Pirate Bay, a live streamed iOS security panel comprising members of the world famous jailbreak ‘Dream Team’ and USD60,000 awarded for a successful bypass of Google’s Chrome browser resulted in Hack In The Box ‘trending’

A better reason not to use Huawei routers: Code from the '90s

posted onOctober 16, 2012
by l33tdawg

L33tdawg: The presentation slides from Felix's talk is here

Security researcher Felix "FX" Lindner has a more compelling reason to steer clear of routers from Huawei Technologies than fears about its ownership.

While the company blasted for its opaque relationship with China's government in a U.S. intelligence report released Monday, a bigger worry for some is what's inside its routers.

Telcos riddled with security holes: #HITB2012KUL Researcher

posted onOctober 16, 2012
by l33tdawg

A security industry veteran has criticised telecommunications equipment vendors for supressing knowledge of vulnerabilities that could result in hundreds of millions of dollars worth of network outages.

In a presentation to Hack In The Box Malaysia (pdf), P1 Security director Philippe Langlois described how a single malformed network packet could disable a carrier's GSM subscriber database.

iPhone hacker dream team edges closer to iOS 6 jailbreak

posted onOctober 15, 2012
by l33tdawg

A trio known for their prowess in hacking Apple’s iPhone software indicated on Thursday they may be edging closer to breaking the improved security measures in iOS6.

The hackers, who spoke at the Hack in the Box security conference in Kuala Lumpur, are famous for “jailbreaking” the iPhone’s software, the term for using combinations of exploits to allow the installation of unauthorized software. Apple dislikes the practice, which is legal in the U.S. but can void warranties for modified devices.

Hacker wins $60,000 prize for breaking into Google Chrome

posted onOctober 15, 2012
by l33tdawg

Hack into Google Chrome, and you could win $60,000, at least if you do it through Google's Pwnium 2 competition.

That's just what happened to a hacker dubbed Pinkie Pie, who won the award on Tuesday by exploiting a security hole in Chrome. In an effort to shore up its browser's defenses, Google holds the competition to challenge hackers to hack their way through Chrome's security to find previously unknown holes. Tuesday's Pwnium 2 contest was held at the Hack in the Box 2012 event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.