Monday, April 27, 2009



:Wumpscut: together with Velvet Acid Christ are the bands that were able to do something
unique in the electro EBM scene instead of cloning once and once again what was already done.
Rudy Ratzinger who is :Wumpscut: it's known for not being too interviewer friendly and for
never creating video clips for his songs, so both of these videos are fan made.

Hope you like it.


Friday, April 24, 2009

CFP for ekoparty 0x09 is now open!


[*] ekoparty Security Conference and Trainings - 5th edition [*]
Trainings: September 14-16 / Conference: September 17-18, 2009
Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina

[*] CALL FOR PAPERS is now Open!

ekoparty is a one-of-a-kind event in South America; an annual security
conference held in Buenos Aires where security specialists from all over
Latin America (and beyond) have the chance to get involved with
state-of-art techniques, vulnerabilities and tools in a relaxed
which has not been seen before.

The fifth edition of ekoparty is expected to bring together over 500
security specialists from around the world in the most deep-knowledge
technical conference of Latin America.

This is not just a completely technical conference, it also has a lot of
fun activities like lockpicking, wardriving, wargames, after hours and
even a awesome aftercon party!.

On this edition we are going to have simultaneous translation of all the
lectures offering the chance to attendies from foreign countries to
spanish and portuguese speakers as well locals to understand english
spoken talks.

ekoparty is recruiting everyone who is interested in showing their
researches and/or develops in the field of Information Security.


Abstracts not exceeding 250 words should be submitted (in plain text
format) to: charlas/\ for review and
possible inclusion in the programme.

Submissions are due no later than August 1.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

- Asado Debugging
- 0 days
- Web Security
- Embedded Systems Technologies
- GSM, GPRS and CDMA Security
- RFID Security
- VoIP Security
- Wireless Security
- Exploitation
- IPv6 Security
- Attack and Defense Techniques
- Reverse Engineering
- Application Security, Testing, Fuzzing
- Code Auditing
- Virtualization
- Malicious Code
- Databases
- Viruses, Worms, and Trojans
- e-crime, Phishing and Botnets
- Malware, Crimeware
- Banking Security
- Phreaking
- Hardware hacking
- Cryptography
- Forensics/AntiForensics


Submissions should include the following information:

* Title
* Type:
- 45 minutes lecture
- 15 minutes lecture (turbo talks)
- Training (1 - 2 day)
* Author(s): First and Last name, short personal description, country
origin, association or company they belong to if applicable.
* Estimated delivery time: Speeches usually last 45 minutes. In case
of needing more or less time it is going to be evaluated in pre-
selection stage.
* Short description of the speech: One or two paragraphs explaining -
not so briefly- delivery content.
* Target speech level: To classify as: newbie/intermediate/advanced/
* Author/s's Phone number.


Round-trip airfare ticket
3 days accomodation
Special BBQ
ekoparty's City Tour
Extra ticket to the conference


50 % net profit of the Class
2/3 days accomodation
Special BBQ
ekoparty's City Tour
Ticket to the conference


April 23 - CFP is Open
August 1 - CFP is Closed
September 14-16 - ekoparty Trainings
September 17-18 - ekoparty Conference


If you are interested in supporting our conference contact us at



Best regards,
ekoparty security conference staff


Friday, April 17, 2009

The Pirate Bay Trial: The Official Verdict - Guilty

While only a few weeks ago, it seems like an eternity since the trial of The Pirate Bay Four ended and the court retired to consider its verdict. The prosecution claimed that the four defendants were ‘assisting in making copyright content available’ and demanded millions of dollars in damages. The defense did not agree, and all pleaded not guilty - backed up by the inimitable King Kong defense.

Today, Friday April 17, the court issued its decision: article continuously updated

“The court has found that by using Pirate Bay’s services there has been file-sharing of music, films and computer games to the extent the prosecutor has stated in his case,” said the district court. “This file-sharing constitutes an unlawful transfer to the public of copyrighted performances.”

Peter Sunde (born September 13, 1978) alias ‘brokep’:

Verdict: Guilty - 1 year in prison, damages to pay: $905,000

Peter Althin, brokep’s lawyer said, “I spoke to Peter and he wasn’t very surprised. A journalist he’d spoken to knew an hour before it was public that all four would be convicted. The verdict was leaked from the court. I have to think about what effects that can have on the sentence. It is unacceptable that the court is leaking.”
Fredrik Neij (born April 27, 1978) alias ‘TiAMO’:

Verdict: Guilty - 1 year in prison, damages to pay: $905,000

Gottfrid Svartholm (October 17, 1984) alias ‘Anakata’:

Verdict: Guilty - 1 year in prison, damages to pay: $905,000

Anakata’s lawyer Ola Salomonsson said, “We’re appealing. It’s very surprising that the court has chosen to treat the accused as a team.”

Carl Lundstrom
Carl Lundström (born April 13, 1960)

Verdict: Guilty - 1 year in prison, damages to pay: $905,000

The court said that the four defendants worked as a team, were aware that copyrighted material was being shared using The Pirate Bay and that they made it easy and assisted the infringements. It categorized the infringements as ’severe’. The judge said that the users of The Pirate Bay committed the first offense by sharing files and the four assisted this.

It appears that the court chose to not take any of the technical details into account and only judged based on intent. They find it clear that the intention of the defendants is to facilitate sharing of copyrighted works and based their verdict on this.

While the court did not agree with the plaintiff’s exaggerated estimates of losses, it still set the damages at 30 million SEK ($3,620,000). This a hugely significant amount and the court has ordered that the four should pay this amount between them.

The judge also stated that the usage of BitTorrent at The Pirate Bay is illegal. Rest assured, other torrent sites hosted in Sweden will be keeping a close eye on developments.

The defense put it to the judge that he had folded under intense political pressure. The judge denied this stating that the court made its decision based on the case presented.

At one point the judge was asked if he was concerned for his personal safety after handing down this decision. The judge said he hadn’t received any harassment and was quite surprised at the question.

While the judge won’t be getting any flowers for this verdict, Roger Wallis who spoke in favor of The Pirate Bay at their trial and received a mountain of floral tributes in return, noted, “This will cause a flood of court cases. Against all the ISPs. Because if these guys assisted in copyright infringements, then the ISPs also did. This will have huge consequences. The entire development of broadband may be stalled.”

Peter Sunde characterized the verdict as ‘unreal’ and said that he didn’t expect the jail sentence. He briefly spoke with Fredrik and Gottfrid and all were surprised with this outcome. In response to the fines Peter said: “We can’t pay and we wouldn’t pay if we could. If I would have money I would rather burn everything I owned.”

Sunde has already explained that this decision does not mean the end of the line in this case. There will be an appeal which means we are still far away from the ultimate decision - possibly years away. Any appeal from either side must be submitted to Sweden’s higher Court by 9th May 2009.

Rasmus Fleischer, one of the founders of Piratbyrån commented, “The sentence has no formal consequence and no juridical value. We chose to treat the trial as a theater play and as such it’s been far better than we ever could have believed.”

As for the fate of the site, Peter has already promised that The Pirate Bay will continue. The site itself was never on trial, only the four individuals listed above.

This is a breaking news story, please check back frequently for updates.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Internet Kill Switch

Unbelievable... And always the same people involved.
read the article, and if you want a more in depth cover you can check the article at cyberpunk review that is being constantly updated at

The following article is reposted from ComputerWorld and was written by Mark Gibbs.

April 13, 2009 (Network World) "To retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the making."

-- Usually attributed to Otto von Bismarck

A bill, currently in draft, which is sponsored by Sen. John Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), is a great example of how watching political sausage making will cause you to lose all respect for those cranking the handle.

The nascent bill proposes that the president be given what will be, in effect, the power to shut down the Internet. No, I am not kidding. At first I thought this was some kind of elaborate April Fool's joke (a staff working draft of the bill is dated April 1), but then I read John Fontana's article here in Network World and realized these people are serious!

This bill is, admittedly, a working draft, so to some greater or lesser extent it is "flying a kite". The bill has a lot more hurdles and scrutiny to face before it gets near to becoming law. That said, the fact that anyone would put forward such a bill is just marginally this side of insane.

Here's the really contentious things the bill proposes: In Section 18, (4) it says the president "may declare a cybersecurity emergency and order the limitation or shutdown of Internet traffic to and from any compromised Federal government or United States critical infrastructure information system or network". Section 18, (6) adds, the president "may order the disconnection of any Federal government or United States critical infrastructure information systems or networks in the interest of national security".

In other words, the bill gives the president an Internet Kill Switch to go along with his Nuclear-Destroy-the-World Button.

To say that the Internet Kill Switch is a bad idea is only scratching the surface of how wrongheaded the proposal is. The more rabid right wingers out there might argue that the idea is rational because preventing the enemy from communicating and protecting our vulnerabilities are two keys to self defense. That argument is, as a famous philosopher once said, "a load of dingoes kidneys."

First, we have to ask if such a thing as an Internet Kill Switch is even possible. The Internet is the biggest distributed communications system mankind has ever created, and to misquote John Gilmore's famous assertion: "The Net interprets control as damage and routes around it." Here's the thing: the 'Net is too big and too complex to be shut down in any meaningful way, even if the extent of the disconnection was just limited to federal connections.

And there in lies the second concern: We have to be wary of what constitutes "critical infrastructure". Would this just be limited to governmental Internet connections, or would it extend, as Rockefeller has suggested, to online services "of interest" to the government such as private sector infrastructure that could include banking, utilities, air/rail/auto traffic control and telecommunications? If the latter was the case surely this would require an unheard of level of federal oversight, huge expense for both the government and business, and mandated standards beyond the wildest dreams of any hard core bureaucrat.

Third, we have to consider whether an Internet Kill Switch is actually necessary. We haven't given the president the authority to shut down the telephone and cell phone systems which were most definitely of far more value to the 9-11 terrorists than the Internet was, so why single out the Internet? If this bill is serious then it needs to address the bigger communications picture. And that can't be done.

Finally, we have to consider what giving the government such authority would really mean. For example, we know from experience that you give the feds an inch and they'll put you under surveillance.

This bill and the whole idea of an Internet Kill Switch need to die a quiet death. You don't want to see this particular sausage even contemplated, let alone made.

Gibbs has yet to make sausages in Ventura, Calif. Your recipes to


Saturday, April 11, 2009

New city in Florida to run on solar power

A Florida developer announced an ambitious plan Thursday for a 19,500-home city with energy-efficient buildings that will be ``the first city on earth powered by zero-emission solar energy.''

The new city, Babcock Ranch, will be developed by Kitson & Partners on 17,000 acres northeast of Fort Myers. It will include the world's largest photovoltaic power plant, which will be operated by Florida Power & Light. Buildings will be certified green and surrounded by thousands of acres of open space.

''We're out to prove that it works economically,'' developer Syd Kitson told The Miami Herald. ``And it's the right thing to do for the long-term solutions in this country.''

Though researchers are working to create storage capability for sunlight-generated power, solar electricity at present is available only during daytime hours.

Kitson's concept is that FPL's 75-megawatt solar generator will produce more power for the state's electric grid while the sun shines than the city will use in 24 hours. That means Babcock Ranch will have to rely on conventional power sources for the evening, but its net effect will a solar-only city.

The solar panels will sit on 350 acres within the development. More than half of the city's 17,000 acres will be permanently protected as greenways and open space, the developer said, and will adjoin the 73,000-acre Babcock Ranch Preserve that has been purchased by the state.

FPL estimates the Babcock solar facility will cost about $300 million and add about 31 cents to the average customer's monthly bill. Among other projects in the years ahead, the company is also working to add 1,200 megawatts of power fueled by natural gas in Palm Beach County and 2,200 megawatts of new nuclear power at Turkey Point.


The Babcock project was announced Thursday in a press conference in Washington, attended by FPL executives, politicians and environmentalists. ''This is a national story,'' said Kitson, ``and we wanted to get it out to a broader audience. Clean energy and sustainable development are the future of America. This will be a living laboratory for companies, workers and families. And it will create jobs.''

The developer commissioned a study by Fishkind & Associates that reported the city of Babcock Ranch will generate 20,000 permanent jobs plus thousands of temporary positions for construction.

Kitson said all of the plans are contingent on the real-estate economy recovering, but he believes the green aspects of the project will entice many who will bypass traditional developments now in foreclosure.

The developer said Babcock Ranch will have an integrated ''smart grid'' allowing power users to monitor and control their energy consumption. ''All commercial buildings and homes in the new city will be certified as energy-efficient and constructed according to Florida Green Building Council standards,'' the company said.

Kitson, a former offensive guard with the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys, is head of the developing group based in Palm Beach Gardens. For the past several years, he has been engaged in complex efforts to develop the area after purchasing the 90,000-acre Babcock Ranch in 2006 -- an area five times the size of Manhattan.

After lengthy negotiations, he arranged to sell 73,000 acres to the state for about $350 million for what has become the Babcock Ranch Preserve, a permanent open space. He then worked with Charlotte County to develop the remaining 17,000 acres -- and ran into trouble with environmentalists.


''We sued to stop the permit,'' recalled Frank Jackalone, the Sierra Club's Florida staff director. The ranch had been zoned for one house per 10 acres, but the developer transferred all the density rights of the preserve to the acres he was developing -- and then more than doubled density in an agreement with the county.

In settlement negotiations, ''we developed very strong rules on how they should operate,'' said Jackalone, including the use of renewable energy, water restrictions and open space.

But Thursday's announcement went far beyond the agreement worked out with the Sierra Club. ''That was a very pleasant surprise,'' said Jackalone. ``We were thrilled. It provides a model for the country -- a high benchmark for others to try to reach.''

The solar project will be the fourth planned by FPL. The first three, totaling 110 megawatts, were planned after the Legislature passed a bill allowing a utility to have full-cost recovery of renewable energy projects up to 110 megawatts.

FPL spokeswoman Jackie Anderson said the Babcok solar project is contingent upon approvals from the Public Service Commission and action by the Legislature to approve new arrangements for renewable energy that would make the project economically worthwhile.

Kitson said the new city will include a wide range of housing, from models affordable for blue-collar workers to upscale manses.

Subject to approvals, groundbreaking on the solar plant could start later this year. Construction of the city center could begin next year. Plans include six million square feet of retail, commercial, office, civic and light industrial space.

jdorschner [@]

Wednesday, April 8, 2009




Sunday, April 5, 2009

PHD - Portable HTTP Debugger

Last year I coded this Java HTTP Debugger mainly to use it both in my win and linux boxes. Some
time after that I discovered I could use HAS under wine and it worked like charm so I discontinued
this project.
Anyway... If you don't have wine or the permission to install it in your box, maybe PHD can help

P.H.D. Portable HTTP Debugger
Coded by APX, Buenos Aires 2008


1 - Intro
2 - Use
3 - Thanks
4 - Version history

[1 - Intro]

I needed a HTTP Debugger for my Linux box, and I couldn't find one,
I hate not being able to use the same tools both in my Win and Linux
boxes, so I decided to create a new HTTP Debugger based on Triton's
The main idea was to create a simple to use, multiple platform HTTP
Debugger, and this is the result.

[2 - Use]

I wont explain how to use a HTTP Debugger, but I want to explain some
options you can find in the app.

* Remove response headers: Activating this checkbox, only the response
body will be shown.

* Log: You can save all the responses you get to a file.

* Save Selected: Select a text in the response and press this button to
save the selection to a file.

* View: This will create a temp file with the response body and will
open it in the default browser.

* Clean: Use it to clean the responses.

* Auto Clean: If selected the previous responses will be cleaned on each

[3 - Thanks]

I should thanks a lot of people, but I would like to thanks specially
Rhino for his great tools and inspiration, Ex0rphine my fellow fooking
cowboy for his help with the code and beta testing, and to the beta testing
team, for helping me to polish this app, Falk0n, Lausbub, Zyrrox, thanks
a lot guys.

[4 - Version History]

28-04-2008 - Project starts.

01-05-2008 - v1.0 starts being beta tested

11-05-2008 - v1.1 released.

* Remembers last urls and posted data used.
* Auto Clean option added.
* Patched chunked replies.
* Started using non blocking socks.

14-05-2008 - v1.2 released.

* Patched problem handling normal responses.
* Patched post data encoding.
* Now auto fixes bad formatted requests.

20-05-2008 - v1.21 realeased.

* Patched post data encoder encoding already encoded by the user data.



Wednesday, April 1, 2009

First Day

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