espionage

Good morning everybody! How about an early dose of the Bits? 🙂

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

  1. A nice post by Bill that speaks to an important point. We don't have to be perfect, but we have to be willing to try to be.
    A Tale of Two Vendors or Security Sells : The Security Catalyst
    Tags: ( general )
  2. Time to patch your Firefox. This version addresses the 0-day used at CanSecWest to exploit Firefox.
    Firefox 3.08 Released - Security Watch
    Tags: ( firefox patches vulnerability )
  3. This Network World article points to a report released yesterday "Tracking GhostNet: Investigating a Cyber Espionage Network." From the report:
    "This report documents the GhostNet - a suspected cyber espionage network of over 1,295 infected computers in 103 countries, 30% of which are high-value targets, including ministries of foreign affairs, embassies, international organizations, news media, and NGOs."
    Deep computer-spying network touched 103 countries - Network World
    Tags: ( espionage )
  4. Want to know if you skill set is in demand? Here is a list of the top 10  Network World pulled from a recent Foote Partners survey.
    Top 10 technology skills - Network World
    Tags: ( career )
  5. The Yubikey is a nifty little tool that I ran across as RSA Europe last fall. Xavier has posted a nice tutorial on using one to authenticate to a Linux machine.
    /dev/random >> Blog Archive >> Yubikey Authentication on Linux
    Tags: ( tools yubikey )
  6. The Call for Papers is open for Metricon. If you are into metrics, go submit something.
    Emergent Chaos: Metricon 4.0 Call for Papers
    Tags: ( conference metricon cfp )

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