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SMS attack....
Schneier has posted about interesting SMS attacks . This, very interesting paper , discusses the (Internet originated SMS-attacks) denial of services to the cities of size Washington D.C and Manhattan with little more than a cable modem. Schneier has Read More...

Posted Thursday, October 20, 2005 1:44 AM by fakeGeek | 0 Comments

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Some interesting research!
Schneier has pointed to some interesting research. Technique presented in this research would reveal 96% of typed characters from a 10-minute sound recording of a user typing English Text using a keyboard. It can recover random text such as passwords. Read More...

Posted Tuesday, September 13, 2005 9:42 PM by fakeGeek | 0 Comments

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Six dumbest ideas in Security
This indeed is an interesting essay. You may not agree to all of what he said , but still its an interesting article. Read More...

Posted Tuesday, September 13, 2005 8:53 PM by fakeGeek | 0 Comments

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HEC Chairman takes serious notice of Plagiarism
As i posted earlier about three pakistani authors who plagiarised Schneiers work have received some form of penalty by HEC Chairman. Dr.S.Tauseef's name has been removed from list of HEC approved supervisors. More needs to be done, though. Coments are Read More...

Posted Friday, August 19, 2005 7:48 AM by fakeGeek | 0 Comments

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Improved attacks on SHA-1
As reported by Schneier , Shamir announced new results in a ramp session of a 'Crypto' ( Actually Adi Shamir announced results on her behalf as she was unable to attend the conference because of US.Visa-Denial ) produced by a Chinese Cryptography Xiaoyun Read More...

Posted Friday, August 19, 2005 6:30 AM by fakeGeek | 0 Comments

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Opera and Classical music against crime
It just works. This helps in reducing crime such as robberies and assaults in subways. "..........According to most reports, it works. Figures from the British capital released in January showed robberies in the subway down by 33 percent, assaults on Read More...

Posted Monday, August 08, 2005 12:18 PM by fakeGeek | 0 Comments

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Bringing Laurels to Pakistan?????????
Well, this indeed is a sad day for me. According to Bruce Schneier's blog ( His recent post), three Pakistani authors have plagiarized his and David Wagner's work on Related Key Cryptanalysis of some ciphers. Three authors are Dr.S Tauseef-ur-Rehman, Read More...

Posted Monday, August 01, 2005 7:26 PM by fakeGeek | 2 Comments

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Few easy bucks!!!!!!!
Security vendor TippingPoint says it will pay researchers and hackers for information on software security vulnerabilities, while rival iDefense says it will double the bounty it pays for vulnerability information. Read More...

Posted Thursday, July 28, 2005 9:14 AM by fakeGeek | 0 Comments

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Google to offer Payment Service
According to this , "....Bob Hettinga points to two articles that report that Google is about to release a payment system modelled on PayPal. This makes sense. They have the user base, they have the Finance Application, and what's more they have a scientific Read More...

Posted Tuesday, June 21, 2005 2:33 AM by fakeGeek | 0 Comments

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Lock up your Ice-Cream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well what can i say, this really is hilarious. A company sells ice-creams and following is why they created this lock "...................This idea came from one of our fans! He wrote us about how he lives in mental turmoil after buying Ben & Jerry's. Read More...

Posted Friday, June 17, 2005 5:04 AM by fakeGeek | 0 Comments

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Either drunk or had a traffice jam ???????????????
You might be wondering what i am talking about, I didn't have a traffic jam for four hours :) A person/developer has created a program named as slurp.exe. for IPods. According to the author "...........A person can walk from computer to computer and slurps Read More...

Posted Thursday, June 16, 2005 3:35 AM by fakeGeek | 0 Comments

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Microsoft's Most Successful Failure
This is not any run-of-the-mill, very well written and a balanced article. This ineed is a mandatory reading, no-nonsense stuff. Read More...

Posted Wednesday, June 08, 2005 5:50 PM by fakeGeek | 0 Comments

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Army of RFID listening rocks on the Battlefield...........
Accroding to financial times , The US military is developing miniature electronic sensors disguised as rocks that can be dropped from an aircraft and used to help detect the sound of approaching enemy combatants. The devices, which would be no larger Read More...

Posted Tuesday, June 07, 2005 5:04 PM by fakeGeek | 0 Comments

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Bad guys are winning!!!
BusinessWeek has published an interesting article. Following are some interesting excerpts..... ".......There's a clear reason for this newfound collaboration: The bad guys are winning. They're stealing more money, swiping more identities, wrecking more Read More...

Posted Monday, May 30, 2005 8:07 AM by fakeGeek | 0 Comments

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Interesting exploit and Little bit about Kerchoff's Principle!!!
Scammers are now trying to scam Microsoft Windows users...Exploit first finds text files on user's PC and then scrambles the text files by using unkown (Only known to attackers...) encryption method. Though this is not a secure and smart attack, because Read More...

Posted Tuesday, May 24, 2005 8:08 AM by fakeGeek | 0 Comments

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