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

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

  1. You probably already are aware of this. has indicated that they have suffered a breach. The evil doers have pretty much everything you ever put into Monster that you would consider sensitive. suffers database breach deja vu * The Register
    Tags: ( breach monstor )
  2. Andrew has a nifty little script you can use to remotely check the time on your windows boxen.
    Andrew Hay >> Blog Archive >> Quick Script to Remotely Check Windows System Time
    Tags: ( tools windows scripts time )
  3. Sensepost has a challenge up regarding reverse engineering an FTP server. Give it a go.
    QoW: Software Reversing and Exploitation
    Tags: ( challenge exploit software reversing )
  4. Alex calls PCI security through obscurity.
    The Source of PCI DSS "Failure" |
    Tags: ( pci )
  5. Chris disagrees with Alex's notion that PCI is security through obscurity.
    PCI-DSS Is Not About "Security by Obscurity" << Risktical Ramblings
    Tags: ( pci )
  6. A nice set of links to good articles on cloud computing. Includes some security related info too.
    Hat Tip:
    System Advancements at the Monastery >> Blog Archive >> Recent Cloud Postings
    Tags: ( cloud )
  7. Part 2 of Erik's series on Security Your Linux Host is available.
    Art of Information Security >> Secure Your Linux Host - Part 2: Secure SSH
    Tags: ( linux securing )
  8. Nice walk through of an XSS attack.
    Hat tip: @lbhuston
    Anatomy of an XSS Attack
    Tags: ( xss )
  9. A nice exploration of Skype and its use in your environment.
    Skype, is it right for you?
    Tags: ( skype )

That's it for today. Have fun!

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