After several requests to run another VIP special, we've decided to run one from now until May 1st. For this limited time only, you can get lifetime VIP membership for the low price of $30. That's 25% off of the normal price. Please contact RaT if you are interested. After May 1st, lifetime VIP will go back to the regular $40. In other VIP news, we plan to have the VIP server on new dedicated bandwidth in early May.
Following our usual procedure, we always announce the new releases of Phrack on our front page. Make sure to check out the latest issue, 68, at http://phrack.org/issues.html?issue=68. We haven't had a news post in quite awhile as we've all been working hard on some new releases. We hope to have some of these hit the servers around the middle of May. In other news, Nu11By73 has been upgraded to inductee status for his hard work on overhauling the tools section of our site. If you haven't seen his additions, I suggest you check them out
Congratulations everybody, our community is now at over 7,000 active user accounts. Technically speaking we just had our 8,436 sign up - but around 1,400 of those were determined to be inactive/spammers and have had their accounts removed. We actively prune accounts that spam as well as accounts that never log into the site. I can't wait to see our active user list grow to over 9,000 - but 7,000 is a decent accomplishment for now. Thanks to everybody who has been active in our community and to everybody that has helped to spread the word about soldierx.com.
I'm very proud to announce libhijack 0.6 today. Version 0.6 contains no new features. However, I have ported libhijack to FreeBSD/amd64. I do not plan to support 32bit on FreeBSD. However, if someone wants to add 32bit support, I will gladly accept patches. When I first started this project a few months ago, I thought that FreeBSD's runtime linker (aka RTLD, the executable that loads your program into memory) would have been implemented similar to GNU's runtime linker. It turns out I was very wrong. FreeBSD's RTLD is much different--and, in my opinion, better--than GNU's.
Every single API call works fully on FreeBSD. No API function signatures have been changed. Meaning, the same exact calls you would make on Linux would be the same exact calls on FreeBSD. This is no easy feat on a project like libhijack. Please note that since we're still not a 1.0 release, the API is still subject to change.
Once again, we are looking for a curator for our Hacker Database (HDB). Last opening - Alien51, georGEO, and jip all applied. We found that jip would be better suited working towards the group in exploit development. Alien51 and georGEO failed to meet the requirements for the position. If you do not have time to dedicate to this position, please don't apply. The duties include making sure all of the information in the HDB is up to date as well as creating new entries as information becomes available. While SOLDIERX currently has the largest HDB on the internet (rumored to only be rivaled by the FBI's hacker database), our HDB has not been updated enough lately.
The top 5 contestants (in order of votes) are Nu11By73, Sunnycat, DDR-MMPR, Alien51, and lucidentity. I have contacted them so that they can decide on one submission which will be voted on by the SX High Council. Results should be out some time this week. Best of luck to everybody and a huge thanks for everybody that submitted this year. I look forward to even more submissions for the 2012 Wallpaper Contest.
To give our thanks for all of the security that grsecurity has provided our servers, we will be donating $25 per every new feature that is added to the grsecurity project. We will be starting this new donation promise with $50 for GRKERNSEC_PTRACE_READEXEC and GRKERNSEC_SETXID. As a group we don't have much cash to donate, but we feel that we owe something to the grsecurity team. If you happen to care about the security of your Linux system, please check out grsecurity.net and donate if possible. Thanks again to Spender and PaX Team for all of their hard work.