Interesting Information Security Bits for 01/12/2009

by kriggins on January 12, 2009

in Interesting Bits

Hello again everybody and welcome to Monday. Below we have tidbits on Orcacle patches, common coding errors, steganography, Security Catalyst, risk assessments using FAIR, financial impact of cloud computing, a little humor about cloud computing, and a tool to help you with your regex adventures.

Have a great day do good!

  1. 41 patches coming from Oracle. Get the patch hammer ready.
    Oracle to issue 41 security patches - Network World
    Tags: ( vulnerability patches oracle )
  2. Top 25 coding errors report supposed to be released today.
    Group to detail 25 most dangerous coding errors hackers exploit
    Tags: ( secure programming coding errors )
  3. Here is free tool if you would like to play around with steganography. Steganography is defined as hiding data by embedding it in other data in such a way as to leave the original innocuous data intact.
    SourceForge.net: OpenStego
    Tags: ( tools java steganography )
  4. The 2009 contributors for the Security Catalyst site have been announced. It's a good mix. I look forward to seeing what they produce this year.
    The Security Catalyst >> Introducing the Security Catalyst Contributors for 2009
    Tags: ( general )
  5. Chris has setup a new scenario for trying your hand at a risk assessment using the FAIR (Factor Analysis of Information Risk) methodology. Take a stab at it. He will be posting the rest of the series this week.
    Risk Scenario - Hidden Field / Sensitive Information (Part 1 of 4) - The Scenario << Risktical Ramblings
    Tags: ( risk assessment fair )
  6. A nice post pointing out some financial dangers that need to be considered when using cloud based infrastructure.
    When the Cloud Bursts - Someone Gets Wet... | CloudAve
    Tags: ( cloud )
  7. Christofer has something you really must read. Classic.
    Rational Survivability: Introducing the Next Generation of Cloud Computing...
    Tags: ( cloud humor )
  8. A nifty tool to help you with your regex adventures.
    Hat tip: @mfratto
    The Regex Coach - interactive regular expressions
    Tags: ( tools regex )

That's it for today. Have fun!

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