Monday, August 30, 2010

MakeMeLaughNow - analysis of new generation facebook worm

A new facebook worm malware application 'makemelaughnow' is out in the wild.
It escapes FB sandbox mechanisms and activates BEFORE displaying the credentials form -  only by visiting application home page you send messages to your friends and update your status.
As the news on say, it uses Facebook mobile site ( to propagate. I did a quick analysis - Let's take a look on what's exactly going on in the app code.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Hardening PHP: How to securely include remote code (part 3)

In this last post of the series we learn how to use Phar archives and OpenSSL together to build a secure remote code deployment framework. I present PharUtil - the library adding convenience and security to Phar functionality.