Packet Storm Security launches new website

Yesterday, Packet Storm re-launched with a completely new website, both in looks and functionality, adding lots of web2.0 features like favorites, commenting, trending, tagging and rss everywhere, etc..

In my opinion the new framework is very promising, but hey, why not decide for yourself. Here is the e-mail announcing the launch:

November 15, 2010 –  Today is the launch of a completely
new version of Packet Storm that has been long awaited
and is long overdue.  The security community has given
us a lot of feedback during our design phase and we
have attempted to integrate many features.

As you may already know, Packet Storm is home to a
massive security portal that houses news, whitepapers,
advisories, exploits and tools.

It’s a place to showcase your work, whether it be
a research advisory or a tool you wrote.  It’s a
place to check news headlines coming down the
wire or to find out about the latest vulnerabilities.

The goal of the new site is usability and integration.
We realized that this community is missing a centralized
portal to appropriately promote their work and interact
with others in the community.

The site currently hosts:

More than 38,000 advisories

More than 20,000 exploits

More than 5,000 tools

More than 2,000 whitepapers

Full historical view of releases – going all the way back to 1998.

New core features:

Trending for top author, popular topics and daily additions

Tagging exists all over the place

Commenting is allowed everywhere

RSS feeds are all over the place

Search Users, Files, News and Authors


Commenting, favorites and the ability to view the favorites of the people you follow.

CVE and OSVDB integration

Privacy settings for all personal information

You can send messages to other users

You can switch to a minimal listing view

You can set your primary mirror; we’re on four continents

Share items with Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Reddit, LinkedIn, etc


Your very own author page and author id.

Ability to add biographic information and a picture.

Authors ranked by releases per month

If an already established author applies with the
same email address as is stored in the archive,
their profile will be linked to their work on the site.


Quake Live

Classic game Quake III will be re-released for the web browser on Tuesday, highlighting the rapid development in web games.

It runs inside browsers after the installation of a software plug-in.

“It is a significant step which proves browser games can be sophisticated,” said Michael French, editor of games industry magazine Develop.

Quake Live is a version of a PC game which was first launched in 1999.

The game is being released free of charge for browsers by id Software, and is supported by advertising. It opens to the public as a beta later on Tuesday.


I especially like the free part but as for the ideea of playing a game like quake in the browser i can’t really say that i am attracted too or see lots of benefits out of it(besides playing it at the office because installing a game at the office allways tends to be a little tricky), but i am not the only person on this earth so who cares if there are other millions who would enjoy it and lots money to be made out of it.


Apple asked Google not to use multi-touch in Android

One of the bigger complaints about T-Mobile’s G1, the first phone based on Google’s Android platform, is that its touch screen doesn’t use multi-touch, the technology which allows for a screen to accept multiple points of contact as simultaneous input. Now we may know why.

Apple, which of course makes the signature multi-touch mobile device, the iPhone, apparently asked Google not to implement it, and Google agreed, an Android team member tells us.


Looks like Steve’s karma works even with Google.


Another MYSQL founder leaves sun


Quote from Monty‘s blog:

The main reason for leaving was that I am not satisfied with the way the MySQL server has been developed, as can be seen on my previous blog post. In particular I would have like to see the server development to be moved to a true open development environment that would encourage outside participation and without any need of differentiation on the source code. Sun has been considering opening up the server development, but the pace has been too slow.

➡  DELETE FROM employees WHERE COMPANY = ‘Sun Microsystems’ AND POSITION = ‘MySQL founder’;

I would hate to see MySQL turned into ashes.


Obama look-alike or clone?

Yes he looks almost like Barack Obama but he is Indian.His name is Ilham Anas.


I’m waiting for the paranoid ones to sart yanking on the internet about Ilham beeing a CIA clone of Obama and that he got exposed by X Secret Agency.Replace X with one what suits you best: Iranian,Chinese,Mosad and Vatican 😆

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