Thursday, July 22, 2004

Wendy's Drive-up Order System Information Disclosure

Only just found out about this, as it got turned down by the mods on BugTraq, but it's a fine example of both parody and just what we take for granted, too.

FullDisclosure: Wendy's Drive-up Order System Information Disclosure

"As proof of concept, this attack was carried out against mi2g
CEO DK Matai. It was disclosed that he ordered a grilled chicken
sandwich, large fries and a large Coca-Cola.

Monday, July 19, 2004

DEF CON 11 on-line

Media from DEF CON 11 is up on-line, including hackreal-relevant talks like "Manyonymity", "Hacker Generations", more on HavenCo, "Mimicry" and loads of other stuff ranging from the technical to the political. Find it all in the DEF CON Media Archives.

Friday, July 16, 2004

Oxford hackers face punishment

Oxford Uni's student paper had the scoop on just how insecure campus networks are, with users easily able to snoop (via traffic-sniffing, I assume) instant-messenger conversations and (non-https?) webmail passwords. The extra-interesting bit is the access to CCTV monitoring - remember kids, every day more of our actions get turned into little 1s and 0s and stored somewhere "safe".

Oh, and BBC News reports that the perps now face discipline. If you're going to highlight inherent dangers in the system, make sure you're your own guinea pig/monkey/other experimental creature.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Casino Easter Eggs

'Easter egg' cheats cracking casinos? Even things that are assumed to be intregrally completely random have holes in them - often for good reason:

"Mr. Haase had his own programmers install hidden codes in products he sold to a casino in the Caribbean as a special feature the casino operator could activate for the amusement of valued customers."

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Hacking Reality. Take 1.

This blog has no particular aim other than an audience, or perhaps simply members. It is for people who are not just interested, but almost obsessed with figuring out who they are, and how the world around them works. It is for a mindset and an attitude, that is perhaps best described in this O'Reilly article:

What is the essence of Hacking?

Watch this space.