Mar 252012
 

Recently I came into possession of a Kindle Fire, and quickly learned that it was “locked” to the Amazon Market.  I was going to root it, install CM9 and be on my way.  Then I wondered if there was a quicker (more trustworthy) way to just sideload the apps I “need”.  Of course there is…

 

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Feb 142012
 

The embedded video is a result of working with a colleague of  mine to de-obfuscate some javascript found in a live sample that essentially started as a piece of spam.  His write-up is phenomenal regarding the subject, and I will simply embed the video I recorded out of context.   To put it in context be sure to check out the article here: http://www.h-i-r.net/2011/12/intro-to-javascript-malware-analysis.html

Edit: Looks like Infosecisland also picked this up, be sure to check it out here: http://www.infosecisland.com/videos-view/19101-Malware-Analysis-How-to-Decode-JavaScript-Obfuscation.html

 

Feb 142012
 

 I have  a lot of books to read this year.  The problem is, they have become more of a collection than a source of knowledge, therefore  instead of just collecting and referencing them (or just googling only to find a reference to the book) as needed.  I decided to work through them. Page by page.  In my estimation, the best method to do this is to use Evernote for note taking.  But why horde notes?  I’ll share the notes, and hopefully someone finds them useful.

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Apr 062011
 

Earlier this week I received this terrible excuse for an email asking me to update my credit card information for my NetFlix account.   I typically always try to click through the email to see how far I can get and gather as much information as I can.   However most of the time the sites are offline when I get to them.

This particular phishing email was different, as the site was still alive…

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