Interesting Information Security Bits for 12/06/2008

by kriggins on December 6, 2008

in Interesting Bits

Good evening everybody. I hope you are having a great day.

Here are today's Interesting Information Security Bits from around the web.

  1. In the U.K., if you were picked up as a person of interest, your DNA would be kept regardless of the outcome of the investigation. This means that innocent people would be in the system. Looks like that is about to change.
    U.K.'s DNA database violates rights, court rules | Security - CNET News
  2. A new variant of the DNSChanger trojan is making the rounds.
    New trojan in mass DNS hijack * The Register
  3. An apparent vulnerability in an undisclosed version of Asterix is apparently being used by scan artists.
    FBI: Criminals auto-dialing with hacked VoIP systems - Network World
  4. Ed's latest challenge is up.
    The Ethical Hacker Network - Santa Claus is Hacking to Town
  5. I was watching conversation on twitter that was the genesis of this post. Great fun.
    A Friday Afternoon Conversation About PCI DSS |
  6. There is a nifty new feature available over at the DataLossDB. Read cwalsh's post to find out what new information you have access to.
    Emergent Chaos: DataLossDB announces awesome new feature

That's it for today. Have fun!

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