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Going From Black Hat To White Hat SEO Doesn’t Mean Google Will Like You

Posted: April 1st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Standout | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Going From Black Hat To White Hat SEO Doesn’t Mean Google Will Like You


Going From Black Hat To White Hat SEO Doesn’t Mean Google Will Like You. Matt Cutts himself shared results this week from a survey he conducted, finding only twenty percent of people in the U.S. have ever heard of SEO.

Much of the chatter in the SEO community over the past month has been on Google’s efforts to level the playing field for ma & pa vs professionally operated sites, comments to this effect by Google’s Matt Cutts at SXSW have indicated that Google is working on things that would make it so people who over-optmize their sites don’t necessarily rank better than others who haven’t put a thought into SEO.

The way that I often think about SEO is that it’s like a coach,” Cutts said. “It’s someone who helps you figure out how to present yourself better. In an ideal world though, you wouldn’t have to think about presenting yourself and whether search engines can crawl your website, because they’d just be so good that it could figure out how to crawl through the Flash, how to crawl through the forms, how to crawl through the javascript, how to crawl through whatever it is. And for the most part, most search engines have made a lot of progress on being able to crawl through that richer content. Normally, we don’t sort of pre-announce changes, but there is something we’ve been working on in the last few months, and hopefully in the next couple months or so, or you know, in the coming weeks, we hope to release it.” Read the full article »»»»

Hacking Blipverts, now with built-in hologram to combat forgery, don't accept any imitations

Posted: July 31st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Blip, Blipvert | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hacking Blipverts, now with built-in hologram to combat forgery, don't accept any imitations

This weeks Black Hat and Defcon convention in Las Vegas is generating a lot of buzz in the build up, what are the odds of the FBI turning up and getting hacked for their efforts. This may or may not be connected with LulSec and Anonymous being extra busy this week , making the headlines for many reasons but we at highpants are starting to think they’re in the headlines because that’s the way they like it. We’re just a little chuffed at our scoop on Anonymous, first to publish the Anonymous brag isn’t a shabby thing! With a headline like F_ck FB! Friday though, who could resist.

Clicking fingers at the ready.….

  • South Korean mobile phone giant SK Communications has been hacked exposing the details of up to 35 million customers
  • Hackers have found a way to unlock BMW, Hyundai and GM cars via SMS, the weaknesses is in the remote control and telemetry systems
  • WASP (Wireless Aerial Surveillance Platform) a hacker with wings, this bad boy can sniff out your wi-fi, crack passwords and pose as a cell phone tower to listen in on calls. The unforseen back-lash against yellow remote control planes could be HUGE
  • Here are five good reasons hacking will never be stopped
  • Lulsec and Anonymous have been making headlines for themselves again this week, have the three stooges of the hacking world gone too far this time. All good hackers know if you lift your chin up too high it will be taken of at the neck. Anonymous announcing it was responsible for the E-Bay stock price drop is a little self-indulgent but still not as funny as the english police chasing their tales trying to figure out if the person they have arrested is the real anonymous
  • PayPal hands 1000 IP address of suspected Anonymous accounts to the FBI, FBI asks PayPal to repeat everything after ‘listen closely max’

Buddha’s Brother out…

Litchfield Bows Out

Posted: February 3rd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Blip, M.Aaron.Silverman, Socially Engineered, Tecnoid, They Said What | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Litchfield Bows Out

David LitchfieldLitchfield exposes one last Oracle security bug before walking away from his database battles

Virginaia: In 2001, Larry Ellison brashly proclaimed in a keynote speech at the computing conference Comdex that his database software was “unbreakable.”

“You have this ideal vision of doing something for the greater good,” said David Litchfield, managing director of Next Generation Security Software Ltd. of London, who acknowledged that a small bit of his code might have been used in the attack. “I will probably no longer publish such code.” David Litchfield via The Washington Post

David Litchfield has devoted the last nine years to making the Oracle chief executive regret that marketing stunt. At the Black Hat security conference Tuesday afternoon, Litchfield unveiled a new bug in Oracle’s 11G database software, a critical, unpatched vulnerability that would allow a hacker to take control of an Oracle database and access or modify information at any security level.

“Anything that God can do on that database, you can do” Litchfield

The problem lies in the PLSQL Gateway, a component of the Oracle Internet Application Server, the Oracle Application Server and the Oracle HTTP Server, he said in an e-mail to the BugTraq mailing list :: Read the full article »»»»