Imunity releases Silica, handheld "Pen" tester

16 08 2006

Wow, a portable penetration tester the size of a PDA. It does not have a price listed on their site yet, but the capabilities are nice.

From their site:

Immunity SILICA is a hand-held penetration testing product that leverages Immunity CANVAS to provide a unique testing tool for networks. Currently it supports 802.11 (Wi-Fi) and Bluetooth wireless connections or optionally Ethernet via USB. Its slim, PDA-like profile allows the penetration tester to perform testing while appearing to perform an innocuous behavior.

Example Use Cases:

  • Tell SILICA to scan every machine on every wireless network for file shares and download anything of interest to the SILICA device. Then just put it in your suit pocket and walk through your target’s office space.
  • Tell SILICA to actively penetrate any machines it can target (with any of Immunity CANVAS’s exploits) and have all successfully penetrated machines connect via HTTP/DNS to an external listening post running Immunity CANVAS Professional.
  • Mail SILICA to your target’s CEO, then let it turn on and hack anything it can as it’s sitting on their desk.
  • Have SILICA conduct MITM attacks against people on a wireless network.
  • They also just recently released a new verion of CANVAS Professional – “an automated exploitation system, and a comprehensive, reliable exploit development framework to penetration testers and security professionals worldwide.” They’re up to 6.12 at the time of this post.

    CANVAS Professional.


    Windows Live Writer

    15 08 2006

    Give it a try!

    CounterStrike Crates – Sweet!

    13 08 2006

    Digg had a link to a guy that was making wooden crates and covering them with the same digital texture/ design as those in CounterStrike (De_Dust is a great example!)
    I want some for the yard!

     There are some cool projects there! I like the FPS Glasses and The Silver Cell.

    Cicadas Everywhere

    13 08 2006

    I’ve seen and heard more Cicadas this year than in a long time. (Originally I said Locusts, which after a bit of researching, was incorrect. They are actually Tibicin.) Their shells are everywhere, all over the tree in our yard. This morning I was out with the kids and saw several hatching out of their shells and I watched for a few before getting my camera. It’s both digusting and amazing to watch these bugs emerge, their new wings still rolled up, and fly away once they’ve managed to get free. I took a few pictures:

    Locust Emerging from Shell

    Tibicin with Wings Spreading Out

    Click on the photos for larger images….

    Visio Stencils

    11 08 2006

    Links to Visio Stencils I’ve found on the web…all free, but buried down in their corporate websites. These are direct links:

    (EDIT: Thanks to Lutz, we now have a link to the Watchguard Stencils!)

    1. Cisco Devices

    2. Dell Devices

    3. HP/ Compaq

    4. IBM

    5. Avocent

    6. WatchGuard – Many thanks to Lutz for the find! Thanks!!!

    7. Siemon

    8. SecPoint Protector UTM Stencils

    That’s it for now, but a great start!

    Google has Movie Trailers

    11 08 2006

    IMO, not quite as pretty as the HD options on, but quick and available nonetheless.

    Google Video: Trailers

    Exchange 2007 Beta Available

    2 08 2006

    Exchange 2007 Beta – If you didn’t notice and hadn’t heard, Microsoft released the public beta for Exchange Server 2007.  Information that can be found at:  The actual Exchange Server 2007 beta 2 is available for download at: