Interesting Information Security Bits for 01/09/2009

by kriggins on January 9, 2009

in Interesting Bits

Good afternoon everybody! I hope your day is going well.

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

  1. Another vector to think about for virus, malware, and spam distribution.
    Virus peddlers set up shop on Google code project * The Register
    Tags: ( malware virus spam )
  2. 30 years in a Turkish prison.
    Techworld.com - TJX Maxx hacker banged up for 30 years
    Tags: ( breach hacker tjx sentencing )
  3. I am a big fan of *BSD operating systems. I have used them for firewalls, home-grown VPN concentrators and secure email gateways. Take a peak.
    FreeBSD Version 7.1 Released by FreeBSD Project
    Tags: ( iifb freebsd )
  4. Another case of and insider inadvertently leaking confidential information. More disturbing is that this in an area where these types of leaks can have very serious consequences.
    E-mail snafu exposes names of confidential witnesses - Network World
    Tags: ( breach )
  5. A nice article by Roger. Particularly in light of a recent article I read talking about the Board not being very security conscious.
    Insane in the security membrane |Security Adviser | Roger A. Grimes | InfoWorld
    Tags: ( risk general trust )
  6. Ever needed to provide an estimate on much effort an application penetration test will require? Not easy. Enter TA-Mapper. A nifty looking tool that attempts to help come up with an effort estimate.
    Hat tip: Darknet.co.uk
    C&S Resources: Tools | TA-Mapper
    Tags: ( tools wepappsec estimator )
  7. Time to upgrade OpenSSL and BIND.
    Man in the middle attack possible for DNSSEC and OpenSSL clients | Security4all - Dedicated to digital security, enterprise 2.0 and presentation skills
    Tags: ( vulnerability patch bind openssl )
  8. This looks very interesting. I haven't played with it yet, but it takes information gathered about an individual and builds a custom dictionary for that user.
    Common User Passwords Profiler
    Tags: ( pentest password profiling generation user )
  9. A nifty perl script to capture what services are starting up on a system, local system or remote system.
    Windows Incident Response: Solving problems with Perl
    Tags: ( forensics windows services )

That's it for today. Have fun!

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Kevin

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