Man illegally access AT&T servers by impersonating as iPad.

A 27 year old man, named Andrew Auernheimer, known online as “Weev” has been convicted on Tuesday ( 11/20/2012) for accessing AT&T  server by impersonating as iPad to steal 114,000 email addresses which includes emails of some of the celebrities.He faces 10 year of imprisonment.

 

 

The data breach was originally from the first 3G enabled iPad launched in April, 2010. Andrew Auernheimer and Daniel Spitler, aka “JacksonBrowne” discovered a flaw that prefilled in a user’s email address when the site was loaded from the iPad , from AT&T’s server. The iPad encoded with a unique cellular ID number (ICC ID) that appeared in the URL when accessing the AT&T website. Andrew and Daniel said to be part of a group called Goatse Security, who discovered if someone altered the ICC ID numbers in the URL, other email addresses were generated on the AT&T site. Daniel wrote a script that automatically guessed the different ICC ID and harvested the 114,000 email addresses.

It’s still unknown if the flaw has been fixed yet by the authorities.

Boot Live ISO without CD,DVD or USB Flash Drive

Today I will show a quick way to use a live iso image without having to write it on a CD/DVD or using a flash drive. The process will work only with live iso images of Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

Ubuntu

Here are the steps.

Make a folder named iso in the root drive.

sudo mkdir /iso

Move the iso image to the folder named iso

sudo mv file-name.iso /iso

You now need to identify your computer’s hard disk.

 sudo fdisk -l

It would be like /dev/sda1 or something alike, do check the output in Terminal and be sure.

Now we need to edit the grub.cfg file 

sudo gedit /boot/grub/grub.cfg

 At the end of the file add these lines.

menuentry "Any Name You Want To See In The Grub Menu" {
set root=(hd0,1)
loopback loop /iso/file-name.iso
linux (loop)/casper/vmlinuz boot=casper iso-scan/filename=/iso/file-name.iso noprompt noeject
initrd (loop)/casper/initrd.lz
}

 

Anonymous planning to attack Facebook on 5th November ?

Recently there has been news and rumors that the famous hacking group is planning to attack Facebook on 5th of November and release Zynga games for free on their own server.

According to the statement published on an Anonymous blog, Zynga is planning to lay off 1000 of the staff.

Zynga customers and Facebook users , We are anonymous . During the last few days anonymous has been targeting Zynga for the outrageous treatment of their employees and their actions against many developers .

We have come to believe that this actions of Zynga will result in massive layoff of a thousand people and legal actions against everyone that speaks to the public about this plan.

It will also come to end of the US game market as we know it as all this jobs will be replaced in other more convenient financial countries.

With a billion dollars cash sitting in a bank we do believe that such actions are an insult to the population and the behaviour of corporations like Zynga must change.

Anonymous could not allow this to happen so it's starting to release confidential documents we have leaked on this plan

As we speak we are planning to release also all the games we've taken from their servers for free.

That being said we will stop the idea of the distribution of such games if Zynga will cease immediately the plan.

 

Anonymous will attack Facebook on 5th November.

 

So , how will you be effected? What I can suggest is don’t panic as even if Anonymous attacks Facebook as, Facebook has lot of very good security persons in charge of the security and privacy of the user data. If you want you can download the Facebook data that you have shared from Facebook itself.

And lets all hope that Facebook will still be working fine on 5th November. Lets all wait and see.