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Today's Bits has really big phone bills, blocking wi-fi signals, a new NIST publication about protecting PII, more storytelling by Synjunkie, generational differences and their impact on business's security, the winners of the latest Ethical Hacker challenge, HITB videos, and the Top 10 Hacking videos on YouTube.  Read on for details.

  1. Just like any networked device/system, make sure your phone systems are appropriately resistant to attack. Otherwise, you might be faced with some serious phone bills.
    Police investigate phone hacker spree : thewest.com.au
    Tags: ( pbx )
  2. This is interesting, but be careful. There may be laws that affect whether you can you this type of product.
    Techworld.com - New paint promises high-speed Wi-Fi shielding
    Tags: ( wireless blocking )
  3. Rebecca lets us know that NIST has a new publication ready for us, "Guide to Protecting the Confidentiality of Personally Identifiable Information" This should be a good read.
    New Guidelines for Safeguarding Personal Data - Realtime IT Compliance
    Tags: ( pii protection )
  4. Synjunkie has part 3 of the his Newbie Haxor storyline up.
    Syn: The Story of a Newbie Hax0r - Part 3. Lets Get Physical
    Tags: ( stories )
  5. This has been a topic I have been thinking about quite a bit as I get more involved in social networking. As indicated below, the generation just now entering the work force and the one right behind them communicate in a way that is completely different than any generation before them. We are going to have to learn how to accommodate this while maintaining security.
    IT Security's Next Big Threat: Young People - security trends/Vulnerabilities - DarkReading
    Tags: ( risk )
  6. The winners of the latest challenge at the Ethical Hacker Network are posted.
    The Ethical Hacker Network - Santa Claus is Hacking to Town - Answers and Winners
    Tags: ( challenge )
  7. Martin points out that the HITB Malaysia videos are available now.
    Network Security Blog >> HITB Videos available
    Tags: ( videos conferences hitb )
  8. Here ya go. Some hacking videos for you pleasure.
    Hat tip: http://www.stevegoodbarn.com
    Top 10 YouTube hacking videos | NetworkWorld.com Community
    Tags: ( videos hacking )

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Lots of interesting things to take a gander at today. I had a great break and am rested and recharged and ready to tackle my workload. How about you?

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

  1. The Network World Salary Survey results for 2009 are up.
    Salary Survey - Network World
    Tags: ( survey salary )
  2. Packetlife's next contest is up and running. These are always a great way to learn something new or practice what you already know.
    January contest - PacketLife.net
    Tags: ( contest )
  3. David points to a great resource for getting up to speed on Digital Investigations and Evidence. It's not a short read, but looks really interesting. Is going on my to-be-read pile.
    Computer forensics - a subject every executive should understand (David Lacey's IT Security Blog)
    Tags: ( forensics guide )
  4. When good enough isn't really good enough. A nice post and point made.
    SecuriTeam Blogs >> Snow and security
    Tags: ( general )
  5. The combination of Twitter notification, allowed usernames and and automatic linkification of text by your email client introduces a possible phishing vector. Again, always be careful when clicking on links.
    Twitter Phishing Scam Update (Follow Notification Email Vulnerability)
    Tags: ( malware twitter phishing )
  6. I watched this happen live over the weekend. As always, be careful when clicking on links in emails/DMs/IMs etc.
    spylogic.net - First Twitter Phishing Attack of 2009
    Tags: ( twitter phishing )
  7. A nice post my Mathew talking about a presentation given at 25C3. Be careful on those fancy DECT telephones folks 🙂
    MatthewNeely.com - Security Second Thoughts - New Attack Against DECT Could Allow Attackers to Monitor Encrypted Headsets
    Tags: ( encryption dect mitm )
  8. Part 1 of Synjunkie's latest story. These are always fun.
    Syn: The Story of a Newbie Hax0r - Part 1
    Tags: ( stories )
  9. Send this to your family. They have several videos that help folks set there systems up more securely and educate them on safely using the Internet.
    The Academy Home
    Tags: ( education video home configuration )
  10. Benny's day 4 recap of 25C3.
    #25C3 Day 4 Overview: Picking up the pieces | Security4all - Dedicated to digital security, enterprise 2.0 and presentation skills
    Tags: ( conferences 25c3 recap )
  11. I've talked about privacy several time here. Here is another instance where your privacy can possible be invaded without you ever knowing. And another thought. What are the odds that no damage will be done to your system or data if it is "legally hacked?"
    (Hat Tip: http://carnal0wnage.blogspot.com/2009/01/uk-to-allow-warrantless-remote.html)
    Police set to step up hacking of home PCs - Times Online
    Tags: ( privacy hacking surveillance police )
  12. I posted about this previously. Help Mike and Lee out by completing the survey. It doesn't ask for your social security number or your bank account number. I promise.
    Calling all security pros | Episteme
    Tags: ( general )
  13. Richard has a nice little walk-through on getting IPv6 working on you Windows XP box. On a side note, I hope you are watching and filtering for IPv6 at your perimeter and hosts. This type of configuration can punch holes right through to the chewy center if you are not careful.
    TaoSecurity: IPv6 Tunnel on Windows XP Using Freenet6
    Tags: ( ipv6 tunnel )

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Kevin

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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. This is nice to see.
    Yahoo to anonymize user data after 90 days | Security - CNET News
    Tags: ( privacy )
  2. Time to update Flash Player on Linux.
    Critical Flaw in Flash Player...For Linux! - Security Watch
    Tags: ( flash linux )
  3. Part 3 of SynJunkies' tale is ready for your perusal.
    Syn: The Story of an Insider - Part 3. Playing at CSI
    Tags: ( incident-response stories )
  4. New version. Haven't played with this one yet. Going to have to check it out.
    /dev/random >> Blog Archive >> OpenVAS 2.0.0. is out
    Tags: ( vulnerability openvas )
  5. Mike is getting involved it what appears to be a great new effort in training for penetration testers.
    Getting Information Security Training Right | Episteme
    Tags: ( training pentesting )
  6. Nifty new features.
    New Zenmap adds feature that does topology mapping | SecViz
    Tags: ( nmap zenmap )
  7. Done't forget folks. Firefox 2 is at end-of-life with 2.0.19 and you lost your safe-browsing capabilities too.
    Firefox 2 Users Will Get No More Security Updates - Security Fix
    Tags: ( firefox patches )
  8. I just like this post and Kees's approach.
    Making the world a little better - Kees Leune Information Security Blog
    Tags: ( awareness education )

That's it for today. Have fun!

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Kevin

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