How to do & What is a DNS Zone Transfer DIG NSLOOKUP HOST Linux Windows axfr


What is a DNS Zone Transfer? A DNS Zone transfer is not in itself a type of attack, it is a type of enumeration. It’s an information gathering method to facilitate later attacks. In ‘normal’ circumstances, a DNS Zone Transfer is used to copy the zone file (a copy of all DNS names in a… Read More »

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The Corporate World has no understanding of real Hackers – Windows Rootkits? Really?


 The hubris of corporate security professionals and arrogance of white hat hackers has always been mocked by real hackers. School and certification training will teach you everything you need to know about hacking, security, defense and how the “script kiddies” operate. There is such a disconnect between the real hacking world and the security community… Read More »

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Jailbreaking vs Rooting Smartphones Anroid iOS and is it illegal?


 In the USA, under the DCMA, it’s legal to root your smartphone. However, rooting a tablet is illegal. This exemption grant came around 2012. In 2016, the overall picture is still unclear. Jailbreaking a phone and “rooting” the phone are not exactly the same thing, however to the common smartphone user who wishes to accomplish… Read More »

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The FIREBALL PUP, PUA, Adware or Malware Outbreak? Or just a successful Adware Campaign?


 FIREBALL Adware or Malware? The malware, called Fireball, acts as a browser-hijacker but and can be turned into a full-functioning malware downloader. Fireball is capable of executing any code on the victim machines, resulting in a wide range of actions from stealing credentials to dropping additional malware. Fireball is spread mostly via bundling i.e. installed… Read More »

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What is the Difference between Adware and Malware FIREBALL / Elex – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!


 A question I am frequently asked about is what is the difference between adware (legal software that will however overload you with ads and make money) vs. malware (crimeware to be specific). Typically there is a fine line between the two, a good example of a successful adware company is that of OpinionSpy/Marketscore which bundles… Read More »

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