Archive for February, 2014

2000 new users

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

I wonder why I had about 2000 new user registrations on spamversand yesterday.

All these registrations came from about 100 IP-Adresses in total and from about

10 ip-nets (/24), all located in China. Still I had no comments or postings

coming from these ips. Guess there is either a bug in wordpress which these

people are preparing to use or the spam-postings  are still going to come..


bitbucket decrypt bitcrypt

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The evil bitcrypt malware, which encrypts files on hijacked pc and offers the decryption key

for a payment of 260 € has a serious flaw in the encryption design, Heise reported.

Fabien Perigaud und Cedric Pernet from managed to find out that the used RSA-Key

had a length of 128 instead of 128 Byte; So they were able to crack the 426 bit key in 43 hours.

The free python-script is here available. Cool stuff 🙂