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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. Gunnar says what I have been thinking about the whole APT argument, only much better than I could.
    1 Raindrop: I Can See APT From Here
    Tags: ( apt )
  2. Anyone who does forensics or needs to deal with Linux machines should be aware of how the /etc/fstab file works. Sometimes to can find interesting things by peaking in there.
    How to edit and understand /etc/fstab
    Tags: ( linux filesystem fstab )
  3. This is just very cool. A very neat visualization of historical browser use statistics.
    http://www.michaelvandaniker.com/labs/browserVisualization/
    Tags: ( visualization )
  4. This is an interesting treatment of what cloud computing is.
    Elemental Cloud-o-gram : elemental cloud computing
    Tags: ( cloud )
  5. This is the one of the big questions you have to answer when you consider moving your sensitive corporate and customer data to externally hosted cloud services.
    Thoughts on Secure Multi-Tenancy - Chuck's Blog
    Tags: ( cloud multi-tenancy )
  6. Hmm, doesn't look like the basis for Google claiming the Chinese are behind the Aurora attacks is quite as cut and dried as presented.
    'Aurora' code circulated for years on English sites * The Register
    Tags: ( google aurora )

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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. Alan and some others are starting a new company that looks to offer an interesting service. Alan is one of my on-line friends that I have actually met in person. He is good guy and I wish him and his partners the best of luck in their new endeavor.
    The Ashimmy Blog: I give you The CISO Group
    Tags: ( general )
  2. This is some sneaky business here.
    Google Faces The Slickest Click Fraud Yet - Forbes.com
    Tags: ( click-fraud )
  3. This is good news. HTTPS is finally the default for all Gmail access. Note: you may experience some issues with offline access. The post has info on how to correct the issue.
    Official Gmail Blog: Default https access for Gmail
    Tags: ( gmail google )
  4. You've probably already heard about Google getting hacked and their response, but if you haven't, read this article.
    Google Hacked, Says it Will Stop Censoring Chinese Search Results -- Krebs on Security
    Tags: ( google )
  5. For those who don't see the big deal about Facebook from a security perspective (hopefully few), this read might change your mind. For those who are already concerned, show this to your management.
    Hacking a Corporate Network with Facebook : Information Security Resources
    Tags: ( facebook )
  6. Job Hunting? Try These! Good Hunting! : Liquidmatrix Security Digest
    Tags: ( jobs career )
  7. An interesting use of OSSEC as a rudimentary DLP solution.
    Immutable Security >> Detecting Sensitive Info with OSSEC
    Tags: ( ossec dlp )
  8. I really like this article by Gunnar. His point is valid.
    1 Raindrop: Beyond the opening: a priori is a problem
    Tags: ( general )

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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. Google introduced a new DNS service today.
    Google Code Blog: Introducing Google Public DNS: A new DNS resolver from Google
    Tags: ( google dns )
  2. This is pretty neat. Metasploit now has a built in vulnerability scanner.
    Metasploit Gets New Vulnerabilty Scanning Features - DarkReading
    Tags: ( metasploit vulnerability-scanning )
  3. Very cool. Sourcefire has rolled out a couple of VMWare-based virtual IDS appliances.
    Product Watch: Snort Maker Rolls Out IPSes For Virtual Environments - DarkReading
    Tags: ( snort sourcefire ids virtualization )

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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. Time to patch Apple owners.
    21 OS X Vulnerabilities Patched By Apple - Security Watch
    Tags: ( patches apple vulnerabilities )
  2. Even Google can get taken in by ad-based malware.
    Google sponsored links caught punting malware * The Register
    Tags: ( malware google ads )
  3. Be careful on Facebook. Well, you should always be careful on Facebook, but there are a few specific reasons you should be until they get them fixed.
    Four XSS flaws hit Facebook | Zero Day | ZDNet.com
    Tags: ( exploit vulnerability xss facebook )
  4. Andy points to an article by Rebecca Herold about the importance of vetting your 3rd party service providers information security stance. He then offers his opinion which agrees with Becky's and mine for that manner.
    3rd Party Security
    Tags: ( security vendor review )
  5. Look out folks. It appears that India is being targeted by Chinese hackers. With significant out sourcing going to India, we need to be very aware of this situation.
    The Dark Visitor >> Chinese hackers stealing Indian InfoTech data
    Tags: ( breach india )
  6. The invitations for the RSA Security Blogger's Meet-up. Better get your RSVP in soon. Only 200 will get to attend.
    Network Security Blog >> Look for your invite
    Tags: ( rsa meetup )
  7. This is just nifty.
    ITSec Non-Hypocritical Oath
    Tags: ( creed )

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Kevin

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