When money was not everything in malware

Although for many it’s hard to believe, there was a time when malware was not a tool created to generate as much money as possible. The main motivations of those old-school hackers were such earthly things as fun or some

Security Research (VII) – The reject

Well yes, we have already done a job that we believe has the level (and probably it has) and we receive an email with the fateful phrase “We regret to inform you” … Accompanied by the comments of the reviewers. In some

Hardening binaries (VI) – RELRO

In this post we are going to talk about two options that can happen to the linker to make certain sections of our executable more secure: -Wl, -z, relro, -z, now. When a program calls a function not defined in

Adapting the scam to these times

Since ancient times, scam has been a practice carried out by scammers in order to gain a benefit (usually economic) through deception or social engineering techniques. The number of known campaigns is enormous and, unfortunately, increases as technology media advances.

Legal framework of impersonation (I)

There are now several practices related to The impersonation by computer means that have been classified as criminal behavior in the current criminal code 10/1995 specifically all of them will be related to the criminal type included in article 248.1

Steganography, cannot see the trees for the forest

The hiding of information in places that initially seem innocuous has been and is a widely used method. The biggest advantage of steganography is that sent messages can go completely unnoticed, since no one can think that they hide something

Merry ʎʇıʌɐɹƃ be with you

This year we decided to be multi-cultural and not just stick to one of the many parties celebrated around the winter solstice. So: Happy Mithra, Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Happy Saturnalia But above all, as scientists: Happy Day

Applications of cybercrime legal framework (IV)

The stalking offense is born to give a punishable legal response to those behaviors that, although they have no legal reserve in the criminal type of harassment or threat, but nonetheless, are completely illegitimate behaviors, in In any case, since

Hardening binaries (V) – UBSan

The indefinite behavior in C / C ++ is caused when there are no restrictions on the program behavior; which means, when the standard does not specify what the implementation should do, it is free to do what it seems,

Portable experiments (II) – “Recipes” for VMs

In the previous post we talked about Vagrant, a tool that can help us manage the creation of virtual machines. In this post we will focus on another tool called Ansible. It is based on the concept of roles: on

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