Tuesday, October 13, 2009

CLUBHACK....... is back !!!!!

ClubHack is back!
India's own International Hacker's Convention is back with its 3rd version with the aim to enable the dissemination, discussion and sharing of deep knowledge in the field of information security and cyber crime investigation.

What: ClubHack 2009, a meeting place for hackers, security professionals, law enforcement agencies, students and all other security enthusiats.
When: Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December, 2009
Where: ICC or Estique
Registration: Opens in October, 2009.

Founder: Rohit Srivastwa

Rohit Srivastwa is a well known security evangelist. He has an expertise in cyber crime investigation and IT infrastructure management. Rohit is actively involved advising several military agencies, law enforcement personnel, media, corporate and Government bodies in these fields. Along with assisting these organizations solving there cases, Rohit is also involved in teaching the related subjects to them. Rohit has trained the police departments of Pune, Mauritius and Malaysia. Rohit Srivastwa is also the founder of ClubHack, a member driven community to spread the security awareness. As his last assignment Rohit was Director Technology at Commonwealth Games Pune (2008) where he delivered the complete technology of games and managed everything which comes under the umbrella of technology.
Currently he is Director Technology and Network Operations for Commonwealth Games to be held in Delhi in year 2010.

ClubHack, India's Own Hacker's Convention enters its 3rd version on the 5th and 6th of December, 2009. Previously, it was held successfully in December 2007 and 2008.

ClubHack 2009: Call for Papers
SUBMISSION: ClubHack2009 is expecting a good deep knowledge technical presentations/demonstrations on topics from the world of Information Security. These presentations are expected to be of 40 minutes each. The schedule time for each presenter would be 50 minutes out of which 40 minutes are for the presentation & 10 for the question-answer sessions. We'd request you to submit the papers keeping the time constraint in mind.

The following list is made keeping in mind the most interesting topics in hacking & security. This is more of an indicative list, the papers submission can be on other topics also but have to be close to this & the theme of the event.

# Protocol / Application based vulnerability in networks and computers
# Firewall Evasion techniques
# Intrusion detection/prevention
# SPAM fighting
# Data Recovery and Incident Response
# Mobile Security (cellular technologies)
# Virus and Worms
# WLAN and Bluetooth Security
# Analysis of malicious code
# Cryptography and Cryptanalysis
# Computer forensics
# File system security
# Secure coding & code analysis
# Hardware modification
# Patch writing for vulnerabilities
# Open source hacking toolkit
# Cyber Crime & law

Opening: 15th August 2009
Closing: 15th October 2009

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Install Skype Fedora 11

Installing Skype on Fedora is a pain in the neck. And making the sound work on skype is a bigger pain! After migrating from Ubuntu to Fedora, things have become really difficult! In this post, I explain (thanks to mdim, a user on fedoraforum.org) how to install Skype on Fedora 11.

The first few steps are a copy paste of what mdim wrote on the forum:

Step 1:
Login as root in the terminal

su -

And provide your root password.

Step 2:
Download the libsigc++20-2.0.17-1.i386.rpm package:

wget http://fedora.osmirror.nl/extras/5/i386/libsigc++20-2.0.17-1.i386.rpm

Step 3:
Run the command:

rpm2cpio *.rpm | cpio -idmv

Step 4:
Create directory /opt/libs32/ if you don’t have it yet:

mkdir /opt/libs32

Step 5:
Copy libsigc-2.0.so.0 and libsigc-2.0.so.0.0.0 to /opt/libs32/ directory:

cp ./usr/lib/libsigc-2.0.so.0 /opt/libs32/cp ./usr/lib/libsigc-2.0.so.0.0.0 /opt/libs32/

Step 6:
Install everything that has anything to do with Qt4:

yum install qt4*

Step 7:
Download the skype- rpm package from
http://www.skype.com/intl/en/downloa…/linux/choose/and enter command in terminal:

rpm -i --force --nodeps skype-

Step 8:
Now give the path to those libraries:

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/opt/libs32/"

Step 9:
Now you can run skype by typing:


In some cases, there is this error which is encountered on the last step (Step 9).

warning: skype- Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID d66b746e

And when Skype is executed, another error is encountered:

skype: error while loading shared libraries: libXss.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

For this, you would require the file libXss.so.1

Step 10:
Enter the following command in the terminal and then start skype.
yum install libXss.so.1

Thanx to mdim & http://xpl0it.wordpress.com/