>> So with all this discussion going on, about security and CERT etc.
>> Does know of any good cracking mailing lists that I could subscribe to
There is one or two, though there is a lot of the old-boy network in the
underground as well. Im not really in a position to ask for applications
to the security list as yet but when people get their act up and running
that might change.
>You might want to also get the sources for IRC and frequent it as well.
>Some cracking info is traded on there ... usually on private channels.
>Just study the sources and find out how to eavesdrop on these private
>Ken Weaverling weave @
Dont waste your time. To do anything like that you'd have to run a server plus
be on the channel anyway so essentially it's impossible to listen in. Messages
arent broadcast, rather they go via the direct route to the channel occupants.
You cant sit out there on the fringe and watch. Plus hacked servers get
noticed really fast and their links are dropped.
IRC is a good information dissemination tool, most of the actives use it to
keep up to date. It's also a good tracking tool as well if you want to look
at it from another side.