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Cheat Engine Features[edit] Cheat Engine can inject code into other processes and as such most anti-virus programs mistake it for a virus. There are versions that avoid this false identification at the cost of many features (those which rely upon code injection). The most common reason for these false identifications is that Cheat Engine makes use of some techniques also used in trojan rootkits to gain access to parts of the system, and therefore gets flagged as suspicious, especially if heuristic scanning is enabled in the anti-virus program's settings. Newer versions of Cheat Engine are less likely to be blocked by anti-virus programs so features like code injection can be used without problems. Implementations[edit]

Blue For The Pineapple …. Background The WiFi Pineapple, was a device coined by the Hak5 ( Team back in 2008. Originally it was a hacked Fon/Fonera AccessPoint (AP) with Karma patches applied to hostapd. Back then Digninja (Robin wood) called it Jasager ( it was called this because the AP software answered “Yes” to all WiFi Beacon Frames; if a WiFi client was looking for the SSID BTOpenzone the Pineapple(or Jasager) would reply “That’s Me!”, if a second WiFi client was looking for an SSID of Starbucks, again the Pineapple would reply “Thats Me!”

10 arguments for and against WikiLeaks Is WikiLeaks a whistleblower or a spy? Is transparency more important than privacy? Jaime Henriquez looks at both sides of the issues that have emerged in the wake of WikiLeaks' actions and provides a poll for you to share your opinions. The recent release of more than half a million confidential documents from the U.S. Army and State Department by WikiLeaks has brought some interesting issues into sharp focus and led to accusations and heated debate between WikiLeaks' supporters and detractors. TechRepublic readers, even if they haven't taken a side in the argument, are particularly well placed to think about technology's implications and to give an informed and well-reasoned opinion.

Hackers breach some White House computers White House officials said the hackers did not damage any of the systems when they breached the unclassified network, and to date, there is no evidence that the classified network was hacked. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) Hackers thought to be working for the Russian government breached the unclassified White House computer networks in recent weeks, sources said, resulting in temporary disruptions to some services while cybersecurity teams worked to contain the intrusion. White House officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation, said that the intruders did not damage any of the systems and that, to date, there is no evidence the classified network was hacked. “In the course of assessing recent threats, we identified activity of concern on the unclassified Executive Office of the President network,” said one White House official. “We took immediate measures to evaluate and mitigate the activity. . . .

Wikileak's Julian Assange Could Be Set Free On Friday by United Nation The decision of the United Nations investigation into the Julian Assange case is set to be revealed and could order the release of Wikileaks founder on February 5. "BREAKING: UN set to announce decision on #Assange's release on Friday,"BREAKING: UN set to announce decision on #Assange's release on Friday," Wikileaks has tweeted. Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for over 3 years, after being granted political asylum by the Ecuadorian government of the South American country. Assange has been residing in the embassy since 2012 to avoid extradition: First to Sweden where he is facing sexual assault allegations, which he has always denied.Ultimately to the United States where he could face cyber espionage charges for publishing classified US military and diplomat documents via his website Wikileaks.

Top 15 Open Source/Free Security/Hacking Tools 1. Nmap Nmap (“Network Mapper”) is a free and open source (license) utility for network discovery and security auditing. Nmap uses raw IP packets in novel ways to determine what hosts are available on the network, what services (application name and version) those hosts are offering, what operating systems (and OS versions) they are running, what type of packet filters/firewalls are in use, and dozens of other characteristics. Nmap homepage. 2. IntroX86 Creator: Xeno Kovah @XenoKovah License: Creative Commons: Attribution, Share-Alike ( Anonymous Hackers ‘Attack’ ISIS Terrorists, Political Correctness About Islam Is Their Weapon The Anonymous hackers group may be claiming they are taking on the ISIS terrorists with the so-called “Operation ISIS,” but so far the diverse people involved in Anonymous seem to be channeling President Barack Obama by straying into the realm of political correctness rather than actual cyber warfare. In a related report by the Inquisitr, when ISIS terrorist leader Abu Omar al-Shishani was interviewed by a talk show host he was specifically asked whether or not Islam is a religion of peace. The Islamic State leader responded by saying that their enemy is anyone who opposes Islam. “We will fight them. We will take their women.

Computer Viruses Are "Rampant" on Medical Devices in Hospitals Health scare: Much hospital equipment uses software that can be vulnerable to viruses. Computerized hospital equipment is increasingly vulnerable to malware infections, according to participants in a recent government panel. These infections can clog patient-monitoring equipment and other software systems, at times rendering the devices temporarily inoperable.

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