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The National Drug Intelligence Center has developed software called (ahem) “HashKeeper” “as its principal tool to expedite the analysis of electronic media.” Hahahaha….. Apparently, “HashKeeper is available free of charge.” Contact the National Drug Intelligence Center for more information. National Drug Intelligence Center c/o Mr. Steve Gironda Telephone: 814-532-4987 E-mail: ndic.domex.request@usdoj.gov Hat tip to John […]

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Last week marked the original official deadline for the Digital Television Transition, after which analog television broadcasts would be terminated. (The official deadline was recently extended to June 12, 2009.) To ease the transition, the US government launched the TV Converter Box Coupon Program, which “allows U.S. households to obtain up to two coupons, each […]

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Art Break

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During the last few months I’ve investigated Linux memory, and consistently found cleartext passwords– including my login, SSH, email, IM, Truecrypt, and root passwords. The following paper includes details regarding each password’s location in memory and surrounding context. Cleartext Passwords in Linux Memory Given the recent developments with cold boot memory dumping, the risk associated […]

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Pornographic Privacy

I’m down in New York for the Last HOPE Conference, which has been awesome so far. Tonight at dinner, I learned about United States Code, Title 18, Section 2257 for the first time. For others such as myself who were not aware of it, 2257 is part of the Child Protection and Obscenity Enforcement Act […]

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Wanted: Voice Encryptor

My old friend Kanz once remarked that a good first step to getting what you want is to vocalize it. So here goes: In lieu of the FISA Amendments Act which passed in Congress this week and legitimizes warrantless wiretapping, I’d like an open-source (hardware or software) voice encryption product which I can use to […]

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Out of Africa

I nearly fell off my chair a few weeks ago when fellow security professional Mary Ellen Kennel forwarded me the following link, which she found via Google: http://prebys.org/Africa/ These two guys went to Africa in 2004 and decided to scan in their driver’s licenses, passports, yellow cards and put them on the Internet, along with […]

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