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Feds kick off Cyber Monday counterfeit crackdown

The Department of Homeland Security seizes 132 domain names allegedly linked to the sale of counterfeit clothes, jewelry, and electronics — and also goes after their PayPal accounts.

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Banner that appears after the Department of Homeland Security seizes a site for alleged copyright infringement.
In honor of Cyber Monday, the feds cracked down on Web sites allegedly selling counterfeit goods. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said it joined forces with international law enforcement authorities to nab 132 domain names that were supposedly hawking bogus sports jerseys, DVD sets, jewelry, and clothing.
“Our partnerships enable us to go after criminals who are duping unsuspecting shoppers all over the world,” Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement director John Morton said in a statement. “This is not an American problem, it is a global one and it is a fight we must win.”
The takedown was carried out under two operations dubbed “Project Cyber Monday 3″ and “Project Transatlantic.” These types of domain sweeps during the holiday season have become something of a ritual for the government. Last year, the feds took down more than 130 sites during a similar operation and in 2010 they netted 70 domains.
This year’s seizures included foreign-based domains that ended in .eu, .be, .dk, .fr, .ro, and .uk. The operation was also coordinated with Department of Homeland Security offices in Maryland, New York, Colorado, Texas, New Jersey, and California. The targeted sites were allegedly selling luxury items that the feds bought in undercover purchases. Once the copyright holders confirmed the goods were counterfeit, federal judges issued seizure orders of the domain names.
Not only did the feds go after domain names but they also identified PayPal accounts that could have been associated with the Web sites. If more than $175,000 in proceeds was funneled through an account, it was targeted for seizure.
“PayPal and eBay Inc. pride ourselves in going above and beyond in the fight against the illegal online trafficking of counterfeit goods by partnering with law enforcement and rights owners globally,” vice president and deputy general counsel of Government Relations for eBay Tod Cohen said in a statement, “and we hope that this is fair warning to criminals that the Internet is not a safe place to try and sell fake goods.”
These Cyber Monday crackdowns are part of a bigger initiative by the government called “Operation In Our Sites.” In February, the feds boasted a major takedown of 307 Web sites that either allegedly live-streamed sports or sold fake NFL paraphernalia. According to the Department of Homeland Security, roughly 1,630 domain names have been seized since the umbrella operation launched in 2010.

Firefox pluggins for Hackers…

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Here is the list of some super cool “Hacker” favorite Firefox pluggins.  Just download and install and let the magic begin:

  • 1. Firebug
    Firebug integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page…
  • 2. GridFox
    Draws a grid on top of a website. This is useful for checking designs that are supposed to follow a grid-based layout.
  • 3. MeasureIt
    Draw a ruler across any webpage to check the width, height, or alignment of page elements in pixels. Its a really cool plugin that’ll come in handy when you are writing a CSS code.
  • 4. Selenium IDE
    Record, edit, play selenium tests. Its a really powerful tool to automate web app testing across many platforms. A must have!
  • 5. Tamper Data
    This is my favorite plugin. Very Powerful! You can mostly use it for security testing your web applications by modifying POST parameters. But it can be used to rip of many cool hacks!  For advanced users, its open source. Do check out its source. It’s really cool.
  •  6. User Agent Switcher
    This plugin adds a menu and a toolbar button to switch the user agent of the browser. A real cool one when you are a hacking a mobile web page!
  • 7. YSlow by Yahoo, Inc
    This is a must have for any hacker. This plugin analyzes web pages and why they’re slow based on Yahoo!’s rules for high performance web sites. And what’s more, it suggests you how to better them. How cool?
  • 8. ColorZilla
    This again comes handy when you are writing a css template. Just pick the color you like from any object from any page. It also has Advanced Eyedropper, Page Zoomer, and other colorful goodies.
  • 9. CookieExporter
    Exports all cookies to a standard cookies.txt file, that is in the same format as IE cookie export makes. It’s really helpful for some hacks. Try to use this somewhere.  (Hint : WGET)
  • 10. XSS Me
    Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) is a common flaw found in todays web applications. XSS flaws can cause serious damage to a web application. Detecting XSS vulnerabilities early in the development process will help protect a web application from unnecessary flaws. XSS-Me is the Exploit-Me tool used to test for reflected XSS vulnerabilities.
  • 11. Video DownloadHelper
    Using DownloadHelper, you can easily save videos from most of the popular video sites. This is extremely useful for pulling out site content from places like Youtube and Vimio. You can then save it into a bunch of formats or play and edit it however you like.

Please Rob Me

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Please Rob Me is a website that lists updates on Twitter and Foursquare from people who are telling they world that they are not at home. The goal of the website is to raise awareness of the risks of posting these kinds of updates.

Hey, do you have a Twitter account? Have you ever noticed those messages in which people tell you where they are? Pretty annoying, eh. Well, they’re actually also potentially pretty dangerous. We’re about to tell you why.

Don’t get us wrong, we love the whole location-aware thing. The information is very interesting and can be used to create some pretty awesome applications. However, the way in which people are stimulated to participate in sharing this information, is less awesome. Services like Foursquare allow you to fulfill some primeval urge to colonize the planet. A part of that is letting everyone know you own that specific spot. You get to tell where you are and if you’re there first, it’s yours. O, and of course there’s badges..

 

The danger is publicly telling people where you are. This is because it leaves one place you’re definitely not… home. So here we are; on one end we’re leaving lights on when we’re going on a holiday, and on the other we’re telling everybody on the internet we’re not home. It gets even worse if you have “friends” who want to colonize your house. That means they have to enter your address, to tell everyone where they are. Your address.. on the internet.. Now you know what to do when people reach for their phone as soon as they enter your home. That’s right, slap them across the face.

The goal of this website is to raise some awareness on this issue and have people think about how they use services like Foursquare, Brightkite, Google Buzz etc. Because all this site is, is a dressed up Twitter search page. Everybody can get this information.

How to Open a Mobile Phone Using Super Bluetooth

How to open your friends mobile phone and make calls/send SMS using the mobile phone. In this article I will show you how to open mobile phone with simple software called Super Bluetooth  v.1.8. This is a new version of Super Bluetooth for conventional and mobile-based simbian. If you do not know what is a Super Bluetooth , this program through MDM can be used to control other people’s mobile phone. You can control and read information from remote phone via bluetooth or infra, call from phone, read messages & contacts, change profile, restart phone, etc.

Once connected to a another phone via bluetooth you can:

  • read his messages
  • read his contacts
  • change profile
  • play his ringtone even if phone is on silent
  • play his songs(in his phone)
  • restart the phone
  • switch off the phone
  • restore factory settings
  • change ringing volume
  • And here comes the best, “Call from his phone” it includes all call functions like hold etc.
  • And much much more …

How to install:

  1. Download the Super Bluetooth
  2. Unzip the file and send it to your mobile phone.
  3. Install the software in your mobile phone.
  4. Inquire new devices through the software.
  5. When connecting devices use a code 0000
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With the program you can do things on the other phone such as:
- read SMS messages
- read contacts
- change profile
- play ringtone (even if phone is on silent)
- play songs
- restart the phone
- turn off the phone
- restore factory settings
- change ringing volume
- call from the other phone (it includes all call functions like hold etc.)

Notes:
1.) When connecting devices use the code 0000
2.) At start of programm on smartphones do not forget to turn on bluetooth before start of the application
3.) You have to download the file with Firefox, because Internet Explorer makes it a .zip file. If you don't want to download Firefox, you have to change the extension of the file from ".zip" to ".jar".

If you downloaded the file as a ".zip" file, here is explained how to change it to a ".jar" file:
With Windows:
1. Go to Start - Computer
2. In the menubar, go to: Tools - Folder Options... (With Windows Vista, you have to push the "Alt" key before you can see the "Tools" menu)
3. Go to "View", and than deselect the mark from "Hide extentions for known file types".
4. Then search for your "SuperBluetooth_v108.zip" file. Now change the last part from ".zip" to ".jar", and confirm it.
5. Now you can send it to your phone and open it.

Installation instructions for a Sony Ericsson using a USB cable:
1. Connect your phone with your computer.
2. It mounts as a disk.
3. Drag the file that you have just downloaded (SuperBluetooth_v108.jar) to /MSSEMC/Media files/other/ on that disk (=your phone).
4. Disconnect the USB cable from your phone.
5. Go to the folder "Other" on your phone.
6. There is the application. Select it and click "Install".
7. The program is installed on the place you specified. Most likely it's the Applications folder.

Change the language to English:
If the software starts with the language "Slovencina", you can change it to English on this way:
1.If you start the application for the first time you see "Nastavenia" in the title.
2. Go a bit down until you see "Jazyk".
3. Click choose.
4. Select "English".
5. Click "More".
6. Click "Spat".
7. Now the program is in English.
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