Skype Reads Out BIOS Data !!

February 11, 2007 @ 1:44 pm

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What a headline , isn’t it ?
Apparently according to hacker “Myria” Skype reads and dumps BIOS data of your computer.

It’s dumping your system BIOS, which usually includes your motherboard’s serial number, and pipes it to the Skype application. I have no idea what they’re using it for, or whether they send anything to their servers, but I bet whatever they’re doing is no good given their track record.

As soon as Skype is runs it saves an executable file called 1.com in the user’s temporary folder.

And Skype also prevents the contents of the .com file that it has created, from being examined. Myria writes that the file could only be opened after the system had been rebooted because of a forced kernel panic.

Try to check out also the comments on Myria’s blog

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Wi-Fi Security

February 6, 2007 @ 4:01 pm

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Its been years now that it never surprise most people whenever i told them i will keep avoiding using Wi-Fi due to its inherent weak security. Its basically open for easy hacking.
And please please don’t mention WEP and WPA encryption.
Graham Johnson of KiroTV personally witnessed how it was easy to accomplish….

Pearce showed us how he can spot log-ins and credit card numbers.

Just imagine what he’d see if Cortesi was filing his taxes.

It took even less time to crack the password for a WPA encryption, which is considered more secure.

Mr. Johnson have a few suggestion in his article to avoid such thing but its really really so basic and limited.

I suggest to try to seriously read Robert L. Mitchell article.

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