10-year-old hacker finds zero-day flaw in games | iOS & Android


LAS VEGAS–A 10-year-old hacker who goes by the pseudonym CyFi revealed today at DefCon 19 a zero-day exploit in games on iOS and Android devices that independent researchers have confirmed as a new class of vulnerability. The girl from California first discovered the flaw around January 2011 because she “started to get bored” with the pace of farm-style games. Read the rest of this entry »

Analyzing network packets


Those of you that think of yourself as a hacker, do you know what does a network packet look like?  Have you ever read network packets in your life, do you know how they work?  Take a look in the TCP packet below and try to figure out what the packet is doing as well as getting the source ip address and port of the sender.

00 1c f0 39 8e 45 00 1c  f0 8a a1 71 08 00 45 00
00 34 06 6e 40 00 80 06  9a 0e c0 a8 01 02 45 a2
52 fb c0 a7 00 50 a1 f6  7c bb 00 00 00 00 80 02
20 00 15 25 00 00 02 04  05 b4 01 03 03 02 01 01
04 02

Tips: Think of the packet as an Ethernet frame.