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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 a nice summation of some recent research on data breaches.
    Reports: SQL injection attacks and malware led to most data breaches | Zero Day | ZDNet.com
    Tags: ( research )
  2. Good points on writing custom error pages.
    Digital Soapbox - Down the Security Rabbithole!: Accidental Anti-Automation in Web App Sec
    Tags: ( error-pages )
  3. This article points to a couple of Skype policies that might be helpful.
    Example Skype Security Policies: Low-Medium Security Levels
    Tags: ( skype )
  4. FreeBSD and its ilk are a bit of a different breed. Hal gives some tips on digging into them forensically.
    FreeBSD Computer Forensic Tips & Tricks
    Tags: ( freebsd forensics )
  5. While compliance does not equal security, it does have its place. Give what Dennis has to say a gander.
    Security From Scratch: Using Compliance For Good : The Security Catalyst
    Tags: ( compliance )
  6. If you have any of the following going on, you really need to look at your procedures and policies.
    Immutable Security >> Administrators by Proxy
    Tags: ( windows administrators )
  7. Let your voice be heard fellow security bloggers. Time to vote for the Social Security Blogger Awards.
    The Ashimmy Blog: Vote for the Social Security Blogger Awards
    Tags: ( security-bloggers awards )
  8. Looks like there is going to be a Security Bloggers Meet-up in April in London. Wish I could be there.
    Security Bloggers Meet Up, proposed 27th April near Earls Court London | Security Active Blog
    Tags: ( meet-up )
  9. Looking for some research you can't find anywhere else? Let Rich and company know.
    Securosis Blog | Choose Your Own Whitepaper Adventure (and Upcoming Papers)
    Tags: ( research )
  10. Vercode offers some clarity about the Blackberry application released at Shmoocon. Key: Not a hack.
    In Which We Dispel Misconceptions
    Tags: ( blackberry spyware )

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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. Robert has a nice exploration of Intel's new processor named Nehalem.
    Errata Security: Nehalem vs. IDS
    Tags: ( hardware intel cpu )
  2. Andy speaks some truth about the user's responsibility in the security equation.
    Are we being irresponsible? >> Andy ITGuy
    Tags: ( awareness )
  3. The start of what looks to be a neat series. lsof is an awesome tool.
    Black Fist Security: *nix command of the day
    Tags: ( tools unix )
  4. Here is an interesting story about a different cyber-crime target. Still very lucrative.
    Hackers Steal Millions in Carbon Credits | Threat Level | Wired.com
    Tags: ( crime )
  5. This is a really good read.
    Jeremiah Grossman: The Web won't be safe, let alone secure, unless we break it
    Tags: ( wepabbsec )
  6. Securosis is looking for participants for some closed surveys. Check this out if you want to help.
    Securosis Blog | Need Brains. User Brains
    Tags: ( surveys )
  7. Want to setup and virtual network security testing lab? Check this out.
    In Lieu of... << Laz3rNet
    Tags: ( lab how-to )
  8. Windows 2008/7 offers new functionality that may help ease the pain of service accounts. (Hat tip: @grey_area)
    Service Accounts Step-by-Step Guide
    Tags: ( windows )

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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. Check out this article for some hints and tips on stopping phishing.
    Stop Phishing: A simple guide - Michael M. Knight
    Tags: ( phishing )
  2. Chris offers some thoughts on working with external data sources in a narrowly scoped desire to build a "loss model." This series looks to be very interesting.
    Working With External Data (Part 1 of X) << Risktical Ramblings
    Tags: ( general )
  3. BSOFH! Enough said.
    BSOFH: Catering to a niche market.
    Tags: ( humor )
  4. Didier brings us another interesting utility that lets you start a process and select who its parent process is. This creates a problem. Read Didier's post to find out what that problem is.
    Quickpost: SelectMyParent or Playing With the Windows Process Tree << Didier Stevens
    Tags: ( windows )

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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. Autorun is finally going to be updated to be a bit more selective in what it allows you to do with files found on removable media. I still suggest you turn it off.
    Microsoft to Change AutoPlay Behavior - Security Watch
    Tags: ( windows autorun )
  2. As usual, Didier is ready to help us with the current PDF issue. He has added a feature to disable scripts in a suspected or even a not-suspected PDF. Thanks Didier!
    Quickpost: Disarming a PDF File << Didier Stevens
    Tags: ( pdf )
  3. This in line with the recent talk about enterprises really not doing well at patching.
    The Kilo-Day threat and mundane security
    Tags: ( threats )
  4. I got a real chuckle out of this.
    12 Steps of IT Security Anonymous : The Security Catalyst
    Tags: ( general )

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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 might be an interesting report.
    Driving Fast and Forward: Managing Information Security for Strategic Advantage in a Tough Economy (pdf)
    Tags: ( general )
  2. Little patch work to do on our Windows systems.
    4 Patches Issued By Microsoft, 2 Critical - Security Watch
    Tags: ( vulnerability windows patches )
  3. Time to patch your Blackberry.
    RIM Issues BlackBerry Security Advisory -- BlackBerry -- InformationWeek
    Tags: ( vulnerability blackberry patch )
  4. Never forget that it is not just your organization that may be affected by a data breach. Heartland is a case in point.
    Heartland Breach Affects 135 Banks and Credit Unions (So Far) | Threat Level from Wired.com
    Tags: ( breach )
  5. Dry cleaners, Ebay, etc. Folks, we really need to get a handle of sanitizing our systems be fore we let them out of our control.
    Techworld.com - Sensitive data found on eBay hard drives
    Tags: ( data-leakage )
  6. Looks like some interesting stuff going on with snort.
    VRT: Important Snort rule changes and the new dcerpc preprocessor
    Tags: ( ids snort )

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