Interesting Information Security Bits for 05/19/2010

by kriggins on May 18, 2010

in Interesting Bits

Thought for the day: Change your perspective.

Some of you know that I am an amateur photographer. Even fewer know that I am in the midst of a 52 week photo project. If you are at all interesting you can check it out here. There is a link to the next week's post at the bottom of each entry.

Anyway, the point of this is not to get you to look at my photography...okay....maybe that is the point a little bit 🙂

The point is that I went out this evening to take some picture of a tall cylindrical sculpture near my house. The normal, easy shot was to just stand back and snap away. However, that only gives you one perspective of the sculpture.

I laid down on my back at the base of the sculpture and took some shots looking up. It looked completely different.

And very cool.

Side note: Stay tuned to the site above for the results of that shot this weekend. Yup another shameless plug.

Sometimes changing your perspective will show you things that you missed before. So, get out of that rut and flip whatever you are working on on its head. Turn it sideways, upside down, and every which way you can. You might be amazed at what new insights you can come up with.

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

  1. Outsourcing bank transaction processing...to India...where it will be done by inmates...what could go wrong?
    Sunbelt Blog: Indian jail will use inmates in banking outsourcing unit
    Tags: ( outsourcing )
  2. Ah Shrdlu, you speak truth. Here are some helpful hints for auditors.
    Audit instructions.
    Tags: ( auditors )
  3. Unable to make outgoing calls because of the amount of incoming calls? Might want to use your neighbors phone and call your bank. Criminals are apparently using denial of service tactics on phone lines now.
    Bank Fraud Detection - What You Should Know About Phone Denial of Service Attacks
    Tags: ( banking )
  4. Joseph is telling the story of how he came to speak at this first security conference. This is the second in a series of posts.
    What On Earth was I Thinking?! -- The Security Catalyst
    Tags: ( speaking conferences )
  5. Looking for some blacklists of suspected malicious IPs and URLs? Look no further. Lenny has several lists for you to pick from.
    Public Blocklists of Suspected Malicious IPs and URLs
    Tags: ( blacklist )
  6. HTML5 is coming and there is nothing you can do to stop it, not that we necessarily want to or should. Here is a good synopsis of some things to think about security-wise.
    HTML5 Security in a Nutshell
    Tags: ( html5 )

That's it for today. Have fun!

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Kevin

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