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Black Hat USA 2016

SimpleRisk: Enterprise risk management simplified

In this podcast recorded at Black Hat USA 2016, Josh Sokol, creator of SimpleRisk, talks about his risk management tool, which he presented at the Black Hat Arsenal. Written in PHP, with a MySQL database back-end, SimpleRisk was created in order …


Google Chrome impersonator Trojan doing rounds

If you’re a Google Chrome user, and suddenly your browser looks a bit off and shows you pages that you would never visit ordinarily, you’ve probably been hit with the Mutabaha Trojan. According to Dr. Web researchers, the Trojan is …


L0phtCrack 7 audits passwords up to 500 times faster

L0pht Holdings released a completely revamped L0phtCrack 7, which includes a new cracking engine which takes optimal advantage of multi-core CPUs and multi-core GPUs. A 4-core CPU running a brute force audit with L0phtCrack 7 is now 5 times …


Ubiquity and danger: The web scraping economy

Web scraping is a technique of extracting information from web sites, and often includes transforming unstructured web site data into a database for analysis or repurposing content into the web scraper’s own website and business operations. In …


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