Blog Posts Tagged with "P2P"

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On the New Generation of P2P Botnets

June 18, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

"Every peer in the botnet can act as a C&C server, while none of them really are one. Bots are now capable of downloading commands, configuration files, and executable from other bots -- every compromised computer is capable of providing data to the other bots..."

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FBI on Bitcoin: Cybercrime, Opportunity and Digital Choice

May 11, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The real danger of digital money, above the vulnerabilities in its processes, is the inability of governments to exert control over finances, which could lead to a distortion of the main mechanisms of economic control and taxation, bringing total chaos to the market...

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P2P File Sharing Security Concerns for Small Businesses

April 04, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

In my own P2P security research, I have uncovered tax returns, student loan applications, credit reports and Social Security numbers. I’ve found family rosters which include usernames, passwords and Social Security numbers for entire family...

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Sophisticated New Zeus Variants Continue to Propagate

February 24, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Every peer in the botnet can act as a C&C server, while none of them really are one. Bots are now capable of downloading commands, configuration files, and executables from other bots - every compromised computer is capable of providing data to the other bots..."

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Operation DarkNet: A Good Start, But There is More to Do

October 20, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Due to the nature of the site and its being in the hidden wiki (DarkNet) it is tough to know exactly where the systems sit that house/host the content, but, it seems that through certain techniques using TTL, they pretty much have a good idea of where the server may sit in the continental US.

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Zeus Trojan Gains Peer-to-Peer Functionality

October 13, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"A few weeks ago I noticed that no new murofet/LICAT C&C domain names have been registered... I was a little bit confused and decided to analyze a recent Zeus sample... My first guess was: This is not ZeuS. But after I've analysed the infection I came to the conclusion that it is..."

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Dead Drop File Sharing Reminiscent of Cold War Espionage

April 19, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Dead Drops is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in a public space. USB flash drives are embedded into walls, buildings and curbs. Everyone is invited to drop or find files on a dead drop. Plug your laptop to a wall, house or pole to share your favorite files and data...

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Google Warned of MPAA Copyright Infringements

February 09, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The MPAA has apparently issued more than 100 warnings to Google regarding copyright infringement over the last few months. The MPAA warnings are usually directed at P2P file sharing users who trade movies online, but sending them to Google is enforcement on a whole new level...

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