Thursday, June 4, 2009

Awesome ATM hack

ATM fraud is not new but what those guys have done is pretty cool (from the technical point of view, of course) :

Cybercriminals are improving a malicious software program that can be installed on ATMs running Microsoft's Windows XP operating system that records sensitive card details.

The malware records the magnetic stripe information on the back of a card as well as the PIN (Personal Identification Number), which would potentially allow criminals to clone the card in order to withdraw cash.

The collected card data, which is encrypted using the DES (Data Encryption Standard) algorithm, can be printed out by the ATM's receipt printer.

The malware is controlled via a GUI that is displayed when a so-called "trigger card" is inserted into the machine by a criminal. The trigger card causes a small window to appear that gives its controller 10 seconds to pick one of 10 command options using the ATM's keypad.

The entire article is here and the analysis of the malware is here.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Mind-blowing netifera upcoming features

Geographical visualization and ProbeAdd VideoI have to say that I'm very proud for the work that the guys have been doing on netifera.

Even tough I'm not working with them anymore, I know the guys and what they were capable of and this is the proof.
Those upcoming features like Probe deployment and Geographical Visualization are only the tip of the iceberg.

There is not much to add, just take a look at the video and you'll understand...

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Conficker C analysis

For all of you living under a rock, there is a very interesting virus infecting machines all over the internet and into corporate networks as well (more than you think... ehehehe).
It had a huge impact due to certain characteristics it posses and it's worth reading about them.

The people of SRI International have made a great analysis of the virus and I recommend everyone reading it because it's very interesting.
Click HERE to see the analysis.