|Date||September 13th, 2014|
IDA Patcher is a plugin for Hex-Ray's IDA Pro disassembler designed to enhance IDA's ability to patch binary files and memory. The plugin is useful for tasks related to malware analysis, exploit development as well as bug patching. IDA Patcher blends into the standard IDA user interface through the addition of a subview and several menu items. Read more.
Spam Nation is a non-fiction book written by Brian Krebs, a well known journalist and the author of the KrebsOnSecurity.com blog. The book's primary focus is on the cybercrime coming from the post-Soviet states, especially related to spam. The main story line revolves around Pavel Vrublevsky and Igor Gusev, two partners in crime who, like in a classic gangster flick, become enemies and start an all out war of attrition - “Pharma Wars”. Bribing politicians, hiring FSB agents, hacking and leaking each other's databases anything goes in this personal fight. Along the way you will learn about the inner workings of the massive spam operations and the political, criminal, financial, and social forces that drive them. Read more.