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

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

  1. You have probably already seen that Google announced they will be releasing the Google OS next year. Here is the official announcement. Personally, it seems like just another flavor of Linux to me. Hopefully I am proven wrong.
    Official Google Blog: Introducing the Google Chrome OS
    Tags: ( google )
  2. In these difficult times, with layoffs and job searches going on all the time, it helps to be ready for those wonderful interview questions. Here are 50 common ones with some guidance on coming up with an answer. Having answers prepared before you enter the interview room is a great thing to do. It has always helped me.
    50 COMMON INTERVIEW Q&A << Bhuvana Sundaramoorthy's Blog
    Tags: ( career )
  3. /str0ke announced yesterday that he would no longer be moderating MilW0rm. There was all sorts of panic on the interwebs. Luckily he tweeted today that he has found others to take up the reins. Yeah!
    milw0rm Shutting The Doors : Liquidmatrix Security Digest
    Tags: ( exploits )
  4. Dave has some good thoughts and some slides answering the question he himself posed to a panel he sat on at the SANS Forensics Summit. The question was "What should incident handlers be doing to help improve information security operations overall?"
    trustedsignal -- blog: SANS Forensics Summit
    Tags: ( incident-response )
  5. The contest to find security vulnerabilities in Google Native Client is over. See who the winner is in this article.
    Google announces winner of the Native Client Security Contest - News - The H Security: News and features
    Tags: ( google )
  6. Here is a nice description of a how Distributed Denial of Service attacks work. It even has pretty pictures for people like me 🙂
    Roger's Security Blog : Distributed Denial of Service - and how it works
    Tags: ( ddos )
  7. Raf has a good point. You need to understand the app you are testing. He offers some thoughts on a method of doing that.
    Digital Soapbox - Preaching Security to the Digital Masses: The Importance of Understanding Flow
    Tags: ( appsec )

That's it for today. Have fun!

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