Vega Web Security Scanner 1.0 Beta

Vega Web Security Scanner 1.0 Beta Windows 64 Bit

About Vega : Vega is an open source platform to test the security of web applications. Vega can help you find and validate SQL Injections, Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), inadvertently disclosed sensitive information, and other vulnerabilities. It is written in Java, GUI based, and runs on Linux, OS X, and Windows.

Vega includes an automated scanner for quick tests and an intercepting proxy for tactical inspection. Vega can be extended using a powerful API in the language of the web: Javascript.

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Hummingbird: Privacy at the time of Twitter

Hummingbird: Privacy at the time of Twitter

Abstract: In the last several years, micro-blogging Online Social Networks (OSNs), such as Twitter, have taken the world by storm, now boasting over 100 million subscribers. As an unparalleled stage for an enormous audience, they offer fast and reliable centralized diffusion of pithy tweets to great multitudes of information-hungry and always-connected followers. At the same time, this information gathering and dissemination paradigm prompts some important privacy concerns pertaining to relationships between tweeters and followers and interests of the latter.

In this paper, we assess the loss of privacy in today’s Twitter-like OSNs and describe an architecture and a trial implementation of a privacy-preserving service called Hummingbird. It is essentially a variation of Twitter that protects tweet contents, hashtags and follower interests from the (potentially) prying eyes of the centralized server. We argue that, although inherently limited by Twitter’s mission of scalable information-sharing, this degree of privacy is valuable. We demonstrate, via a working prototype, that its additional costs are tolerably low. We also sketch out some viable enhancements that might offer even better privacy in the long term.

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Google has published video detailing ‘The Evolution of Search’

Google has published video detailing ‘The Evolution of Search’.

Following up on our video on how we make improvements to search, we wanted to share with you a short history of the evolution of search, highlighting some of the most important milestones from the past decade-and a taste of what’s coming next.

Our goal is to get you to the answer you’re looking for faster and faster, creating a nearly seamless connection between your questions and the information you seek. For those of you looking to deepen your understanding of how search has evolved, this video highlights some important trends like universal results, quick answers and the future of search.

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Digital Forensic SIFTing – Mounting EWF or E01 evidence image files

Digital Forensic SIFTing – Mounting EWF or E01 evidence image files.

Introduction :

Over the past few years, many investigators are realizing that having to convert an image from one format to another is sometimes painful and extremely time consuming and fairly unnecessary at this point. Using a tool such as FTK Imager, seen below, is an example of converting an image from E01 to RAW format that could take hours and take up more storage than is necessary. There are many reasons that an investigator would like to examine the raw image. For me, I usually like to have access to the raw system for file carving, direct examination of the files, and utilization of free/open source tools such as log2timeline.

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