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.


    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

    Full list of links and keys to MS Office 2007 Beta Apps

    11 07 2006

    Full list of D/L links and serials for Microsoft Office 2007 Beta apps here! (- Thanks Max Thrane!)

    I have most, but for someone who need ’em, get em before they’re gone!

    Verified working links 7/11/06…

    Jeep vs. Hummer Video

    7 07 2006

    I can’t imagine taking any Hummer less than a HMMWV (Humvee) on terrain like this. Maybe one day my YJ will be out there!

    Skype Spam…anyone else getting these?

    19 06 2006

    Okay, so I'm as excited as everyone else about free Skype-out minutes (until the end of the year) so got my Skype stuff updated to the latest client and it's been working great. Today though I got an IM on Skype and after a few moments, the guy 'charlessoludo0072' says "I'm Prof.Charles Soludo from the Central Bank of Nigeria" to which I replied "Whatever… ;)" and them, I'm not kidding, the $10,000,000 internet scam. Amazing. Anyone else getting crap like this? 

    I also got a bot inviting me to a site with 'free games'. I guess that's what I get for putting a Skype Me! link on my blog! 

    Flock Web Browser

    16 06 2006


    Flock is a free web browser that makes it easier than ever to sharephotos, stay up-to-date with news from your favorite sites, and searchthe Web. Take our tour to learn what’s different about Flock, then download the beta to get started – and please tell us what you think.

    Props to Kevin Rose

    15 06 2006

    I've been watching Kevin Rose for a long time (TheBroken, SYSTM) and initially I loved, but the content has been going downhill lately and I visit it less and less frequently. I do, however, love the portal idea and the ability to rate "digg" stories and apparently I'm not alone. I've come across a few sites borrowing from his model and now AOL/Netscape have released (today) what they deem the Digg-killer. Here's a few of the sites I've noticed borrowing:, Netscape's site, Care2 News Network and 3spots has a list of 219 other digg-type sites listed there!she'sa

    Digg is moving from a tech-news site though to an all-news site (Digg v3). That's fine, but for news, I "digg" Newsvine. There is a loyal following for tech news and I think may see a decline in their numbers by changing their format. Maybe I'm wrong, Kevin usually knows what he's doing!