For A Good Time…

Thursday, December 15th, 2011 | computer graphics, Funny, Hack, visual effects | Comments Off

meme

For a good time.. open up terminal or a shell and telnet into miku.acm.uiuc.edu….gotta love the old school implementation of an old meme.

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The Next Dropbox?

Monday, September 19th, 2011 | Beta, Open Source, Tools, Utilities, WebApps | Comments Off

Dropbox

Has dropbox’s reign finally started to decline? We’ve all heard and/or experienced their lack of security, and it seems others have stepped up with their own versions. Some already launched, some still in open beta.
Take a look and see for yourself if any of these options can replace your dependance on dropbox:

Minus
This is an open-sourced application that is almost identical to dropbox however it initially gives you 10 gigs, the source-code is hosted on github, has an iPhone, Android and browser apps and uses encryption up the wazoo. It also allows you to share your files in a global directory or keep them private for only those who you give the url to. Ohh, did i forget to mention you can upload up to 2 gigs per file? It’s definitely a huge condenser in this match.

SugarSync
Once again similar to dropbox, it’s made to sync files across all platforms from a cloud-hosted source. This gives you a free 5 gig account to play with but unlike dropbox, it has a built-in music player for any media files uploaded. It also has apps for just about every phone OS on the market as well as automatic sync apps you can install on your desktop. Sadly it only lets you share files that are no bigger than 25megabytes at a time.

Sparkleshare
This is not just a web-hosted service, but rather an open-source, github hosted platform that allow you to host your own version of the dropbox service. Not only that but there are already builds out for just about every type of software/server/OS. Every interaction with the service is encrypted (unlike dropbox) and you can even use github as a share instead of a server.

ownCloud
This is yet another self-hosted cloud sync service, though it uses WebDAV access, slows for OpenID authentication and also can sync between multiple servers (i.e. you can literally create your own cloud). It also has functionality in place for user and group access, streaming, and is current working on the next version which will include bookmark & calendar syncing as well. Should be interesting once it’s finished.

LIBOX
This is currently already in production, its a web-hosted file sharing site with NO SIZE limitations on the media you upload to share…it also can sync to most platforms and just about every mobile device. Some what cool, check it out. Completely 100% free.

iFolder
Here’s another self-hosted version, though it lets you use multiple servers that sync creating as big of a cloud as you’d like to connect your devices to in order to sync. It also allows for users to have multiple folders, enabling different users access to different material shared, including the ability to give users disk quotas (i.e multi-level administration). It can be installed on any server with openLDAP and viewed from just about anywhere.

There are just a few of many new ways you can achieve the same type of file synchronization that dropbox has enabled us, just some with added bonuses and encryption.

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We Need A New Approach To Web Security

Friday, September 16th, 2011 | Hack, Info-Sec, Research, Security | Comments Off

So every week it seems a new set of supposedly secure organizations/websites get hacked, including two days ago the very organization that was created to lead the effort in cyber security for the United States, the RSA (as well as one CIA site) were hacked + even altered. Does anyone else think it’s time we stop wasting all this money on frivolous things and start spending it on cultivating the types of curious, technologically advanced folks already living in the US (“hackers” if u have to use that word) into working along side us instead of against us. Because the it seems like the sub-par security firms we currently are paying billions to each year via taxes don’t understand how DNS works. Why not approach these groups with open arms, asking for help in securing our infrastructure. World war III will not be from a bomb being dropped by a key being hit which sends off a bot-net on a rampage taking down our power-grids, banking systems, bringing this entire nation to a fend-for-itself civil war as every man ends up fighting for whatever little supplies they can scavenge, steal or buy (ok now i’m taking my tin foil hat off). But seriously. Let’s get the new bread of hackers we have here in the states working on our side rather than issuing them ultimatums and threats which so far they’ve been unable to back up. In fact, with each threat, the attacks by them on our own organizations get worse.

Everyone go read the hackers manifesto and cut the crap. Wikileaks isn’t the problem, the fact you’re pulling these back-door attempts at stopping the truth that you dropped the ball in multiple situations from reaching the public.. also known as the very same people who put you in power is pathetic.

What i love reading about is how these cheap arduino kits when attached to RC planes/helicopters can fly around sniffing wifi packets (i.e. with the intent to use the data to break into the network) are being stated as costing well over $1000 is a joke. You can put a micro board together that does that automatically for under $50, then add the cost of an RC helicopter powerful enough to cary the tiny little micro-board up in the air and you’re still looking at something under $300. And that will only go down in price as we advance in technology faster than our politicians seen to be advancing in intelligence/common sense.

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Kindle’s New Tablet PC

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 | Amazon, Books, Business, Tablet PC | Comments Off

Amazons New Tablet PC

Taken from techcrunch the other day, it appears that amazon is about to release their own version of a tablet pc, similar to the iPad, but different in so many ways…primarily in that it’s only going to be offered in one size: 7″.
So smart of them if they end up sticking to it. Keeps them out of the competition with the other tablets and brings it back to the debate that still goes on regarding whether or not folks should buy a kindle or an iPad to take on trips, read books, etc.. It’ll keep it cheap (definitely cheaper than the iPad), sticks to what they’re known for being one of the best at (hardware ebook reader, especially when comparing it and the whole glare factor to reading a book on the iPad), and hell, it’s not as bulky, meaning you don’t need to carry it like it was it’s own laptop, you can slip it into your bag/purse/whatever much easier than most of the tablets currently on the market. Genius.

Here’s the link to the article going a little more in depth with the Amazon Tablet

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A Final ASCII Farewell From The Lulz Sec Crew

Sunday, June 26th, 2011 | Hack, Info-Sec, News, Security | Comments Off

A final ascii farewell from the lulzsec crew as they ‘disband’… taken from (which will prob be down soon): http://pastebin.com/1znEGmHa

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//Laughing at your security since 2011!

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Friends around the globe,

We are Lulz Security, and this is our final release, as today marks something meaningful to us. 50 days ago, we set sail with our humble ship on an uneasy and brutal ocean: the Internet. The hate machine, the love machine, the machine powered by many machines. We are all part of it, helping it grow, and helping it grow on us.

For the past 50 days we've been disrupting and exposing corporations, governments, often the general population itself, and quite possibly everything in between, just because we could. All to selflessly entertain others - vanity, fame, recognition, all of these things are shadowed by our desire for that which we all love. The raw, uninterrupted, chaotic thrill of entertainment and anarchy. It's what we all crave, even the seemingly lifeless politicians and emotionless, middle-aged self-titled failures. You are not failures. You have not blown away. You can get what you want and you are worth having it, believe in yourself.

While we are responsible for everything that The Lulz Boat is, we are not tied to this identity permanently. Behind this jolly visage of rainbows and top hats, we are people. People with a preference for music, a preference for food; we have varying taste in clothes and television, we are just like you. Even Hitler and Osama Bin Laden had these unique variations and style, and isn't that interesting to know? The mediocre painter turned supervillain liked cats more than we did.

Again, behind the mask, behind the insanity and mayhem, we truly believe in the AntiSec movement. We believe in it so strongly that we brought it back, much to the dismay of those looking for more anarchic lulz. We hope, wish, even beg, that the movement manifests itself into a revolution that can continue on without us. The support we've gathered for it in such a short space of time is truly overwhelming, and not to mention humbling. Please don't stop. Together, united, we can stomp down our common oppressors and imbue ourselves with the power and freedom we deserve.

So with those last thoughts, it's time to say bon voyage. Our planned 50 day cruise has expired, and we must now sail into the distance, leaving behind - we hope - inspiration, fear, denial, happiness, approval, disapproval, mockery, embarrassment, thoughtfulness, jealousy, hate, even love. If anything, we hope we had a microscopic impact on someone, somewhere. Anywhere.

Thank you for sailing with us. The breeze is fresh and the sun is setting, so now we head for the horizon.

Let it flow...

Lulz Security - our crew of six wishes you a happy 2011, and a shout-out to all of our battlefleet members and supporters across the globe

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Our mayhem: http://lulzsecurity.com/releases/
Our chaos: http://thepiratebay.org/user/LulzSec/
Our final release: http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6495523/50_Days_of_Lulz

Please make mirrors of material on the website, because we're not renewing the hosting. Goodbye. <3

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