surveillance

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

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

  1. The title says it all. SAINT 7 has been released.
    SAINT 7 released
    Tags: ( saint scanner tools )
  2. Anue Systems interviews Jack Daniel.
    Security Pros on Twitter (SPoT): Jack Daniel/@Jack_Daniel - The Network View
    Tags: ( infoec interview )
  3. Lenney Zeltser, who teaches a popular malware analysis course for SANS, has made one of his slide decks available online. The cool part, the speaker notes are included. Note: You can also watch the recorded webcast.
    Introduction to Malware Analysis - Free Webcast by Lenny Zeltser
    Tags: ( malware analysis )
  4. The T2'09 challenge is up.
    T2'09 Challenge - F-Secure Weblog : News from the Lab
    Tags: ( challenge )
  5. This is the second half of a post pointed to recently. Interesting stuff.
    >> The Internet After Dark (Part 2) * Security to the Core | Arbor Networks Security
    Tags: ( general )
  6. So, um, all those wonderful security cameras...basically worth bupkiss in stopping or solving crime. There goes that argument for why Big Brother is your friend.
    Schneier on Security: On London's Surveillance Cameras
    Tags: ( surveillance privacy cameras )
  7. An interesting exploration of free security products.
    Plausible Deniability >> Freegan-ism: how free product might upset the anti malware space
    Tags: ( anti-virus anti-malware opinion )
  8. If you are running an FTP server on top of IIS 5 or 6 on Windows 2000, you will want to check this out and put in some extra logging if you can't turn that puppy off.
    IIS5&6 FTP Stack Overflow Zeroday : Liquidmatrix Security Digest
    Tags: ( iis ftp win2k )
  9. The author has a very good point. Worth a read.
    stop the alert(); - The HP Security Laboratory Blog | HP Web Application Security -
    Tags: ( xss )

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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. NSS Labs has published their third quarter Browser Security Test.
    Comparative Browser Security Testing - Phishing & Socially Engineered Malware - nsslabs.com
    Tags: ( browser )
  2. The Call for Speakers for RSA USA 2010 has been extended a week. Deadline is now August 21st.
    Call for Speakers
    Tags: ( rsa cfp )
  3. Brian talks about hype in the information security market.
    Hyper Security - fudsec.com
    Tags: ( fud )
  4. It has been talked about quite a bit over the last year or more. Can a cloud based solution be PCI compliant? Looks like the answer to that question has been given and by one of the larger cloud providers.
    Network Security Blog >> Cannot achieve PCI compliance with Amazon EC2/S3
    Tags: ( pci cloud )
  5. This is interesting. A botnet being controlled via Twitter.
    >> Twitter-based Botnet Command Channel * Security to the Core | Arbor Networks Security
    Tags: ( twitter botnet )
  6. Is your cell phone telling tales on you? Looks like the Palm Pre might be.
    Is Your Palm Pre Watching You? : Liquidmatrix Security Digest
    Tags: ( surveillance )
  7. Dave offers up a tutorial on encrypting your data backups on the cheap.
    IT Security Expert: Secure Encrypted Data Backup on a Budget Tutorial
    Tags: ( backup encryption )

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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. Time to patch your Cisco routers.
    Cisco security updates squash router bugs
    Tags: ( cisco patches vulnerabilities )
  2. Didn't we just go through this in India?
    Canadian cops cry for BlackBerry wiretap * The Register
    Tags: ( surveillance blackberry )
  3. FileFix, malware that encrypts files on your system,  can be beat without having to shell out any cash. The article points to places where you can get utilities to decrypt your content.
    New ransomware holds Windows files hostage, demands $50
    Tags: ( malware ransomware )
  4. Rory shares some thoughts on input validation and output normalization. Good stuff.
    Thoughts on Secure Data Handling in web applications... - Rory.Blog
    Tags: ( webappsec filtering )
  5. A nice piece by Andy on the value of information security certifications. It can actually be applied to just about any industry.
    Opinion: Do industry certifications matter? - Security
    Tags: ( certification )

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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. Some will remember Tempest which was able to read what was on someones screen via radio frequency emissions. Well, now you can do something similar with keyboard strokes. It's a whole different kind of keystroke logger.
    Researchers sniff PC keyboard strokes from thin air
    Tags: ( surveillance data-leakage )
  2. A nice interview of Michael Santarcangelo, author of "Into the Breach." Michael is a great guy with some really good ideas and a passion for sharing and teaching. You should read the interview, then the book and then make sure to are watching http://securitycatalyst.com.
    5 Steps to Communicate Security's Value to Non-security People - CSO Online - Security and Risk
    Tags: ( general )

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In today's crop of Bits we have more FAIR analysis, a couple articles about surveillance in the US, a patch for Win 7 Beta and other Microsoft products, a great visualization of application security relationships, virtualization security info and some helpful data recovery advice.

  1. Part 2 is up. The more I read about and see FAIR (Factor Analysis of Information Risk) in action, the more I like it.
    Risk Scenario - Hidden Field / Sensitive Information (Part 2 of 4) << Risktical Ramblings
    Tags: ( risk assessment fair )
  2. A new project over at Electronic Freedom Foundation. Very interesting information.
    The SSD Project | EFF Surveillance Self-Defense Project
    Tags: ( privacy surveillance eff )
  3. This article contains links to some really interesting information. If you are concerned or curious about surveillance in the U.S., you should give it a gander.
    Report: U.S. Surveillance Society Running Rampant | Threat Level from Wired.com
    Tags: ( surveillance )
  4. The first patch is out of Windows 7 Beta. Be warned that it does not address the SMB issue which does exist for Windows 7 Beta. Read the article for the details.
    Microsoft issues first Windows 7 beta patch
    Tags: ( vulnerability microsoft patches )
  5. Some good information about Microsoft's January patches.
    Inside the MSRC: Microsoft describes Server Message Block update
    Tags: ( vulnerability microsoft patches )
  6. I'm going to print this out and hand it on my wall. Great visualization of application security and how the different pieces relate and interact.
    Jeremiah Grossman: The World of Web Security
    Tags: ( appsec webappsec taxonomy )
  7. Continuing a series on virtualization security, Ryan points out some of the risks inherent in server virtualization.
    Virtualization Security Part 2 - PandaLabs
    Tags: ( virtualization )
  8. A nice post with some really good advice on being prepared for hard drives which are having problems.
    Data Recovery from Dead Drives | Forensics, Security, Auditing | Enclave Forensics
    Tags: ( data recovery )
  9. Another tool that builds a focused word list for brute force password attacks.
    The Associative Word List Generator (AWLG) - Create Related Wordlists for Password Cracking | Darknet - The Darkside
    Tags: ( password wordlists )

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