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Generally when we see a forum post that is interesting we'll top-post it to the front-page. When we do that, often we'll edit the spelling and grammar. If there are any links, I'll add them back in. Due to comment spam problem we had to remove the ability to have regular html comments.

Keep up the great posts.

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Metasploit Framework 3.0 RELEASED!

Metasploit is pleased to announce the immediate free availability of the Metasploit Framework version 3.0 from



Offensive Computing IRC channel


We have setup an IRC channel on efnet #offensivecomputing

There is an efnet server list available if you need a server to join.

Please come visit us!


Offensive Computing: A Year Later


Its been a year since we first put Offensive Computing Online. Now is a good time to reflect on the year and how far we have come. In 2006 we:

- Avoided an attempted shutdown
- Welcomed Chamuco as co-founder and members HD Moore, Patrick Stach, Scott Miller, tebodell and (spiritual advisor) Delchi
- Posted in depth analysis of several major worms
- Caused plenty of fun and consternation on the infosec mailing lists
- Developed an automated analysis and cataloging system
- Participated in a SANS malware challenge
- Achieved over 2 million hits and 2600 registered users
- 40,000 malware samples were contributed (Thanks everyone!)
- Published two papers on VMWare detection
- Presented at Defcon
- Scott Miller released a biology inspired tool called BinBlast
- Formed affiliations with many infosec groups and organizations
- Been all over the news including SecurityFocus, EWeek, Dark Reading, etc.
- Began offering consulting services
- Started development on OC V.2
- Participated in the Modern Malware Workshop at the Santa Fe Institute

Now Offensive Computing is starting to get self sufficient and continuing to grow. We want to take this time to sincerely thank our users and supporters for a great year. 2007 should be even more productive and exciting!



Hello guys from Offensive Computing.

I´m from Sao Paulo, Brazil, and a staff member of Linha Defensiva Security Forum, where we analyse and solve problems with malware, specialy brazilians malware bankers.

Congratulations for all


Should we embrace StopBadWare

Collaborate with StopBadWare and send badurls to them
51% (32 votes)
Offensive Computing develops own inhouse badurl tracking database
40% (25 votes)
Ignore bad urls
10% (6 votes)
Total votes: 63

Santa Fe Institute and Modern Malware


We just wrapped up an incredible visit to the Santa Fe Institute. If you want to know more about the organization go here:

This was a get together of major heavy hitters from all over to discuss the problem of
Modern Malware. We were extremely lucky to get invited to participate.

There were many great presentations and discussions and the location
was beautiful. There should be some kind of output (paper) soon which we will link to when it comes out. The main thing to take away is that people are seriously looking at the problem of malware from the AV industry, government, finance and other sectors. This is great news because with the number and caliber of people looking at the problem some great ideas and solutions are bound to come out.

StopBadware for malicious websites?


I want to know, whats the community opinion of the stopbadware effort. This is a follow on to the Malicious Websites discussion. We could continue working on our own list or simply pass things on to this place since it is a central repository for a lot of heavy hitters.

What do you all think?


Major Contributers

This is a list in no particular order of some major contributors to Offensive Computing. This list is for people who make frequent posts, provide analysis or upload quantities of samples.

Frank Boldewin

Thanks for all the support!

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