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November, 2010


November 30, 2010  5:11 PM

P2P DNS?



Posted by: Dan O'Connor
links

Really? I guess it's kinda neat. http://news.yahoo.com/s/digitaltrends/20101130/tc_digitaltrends/piratebaycofounderproposespeertopeerdns

November 30, 2010  5:01 PM

Stuxnet specifics – Part 2



Posted by: Dan O'Connor
malware, Stuxnet

So what else did it have? Two command and control servers, both were gone with-in 24 hours of the worms discovery. During the initial release of the information the sites carrying the information came under a denial of service attack for 24 hours so who every was running the network had...


November 30, 2010  4:50 PM

A few more Stuxnet specifics – Part 1



Posted by: Dan O'Connor
malware

So I have been doing a little more reading about stuxnet and I have some interesting details that I have collected. What is known is that stuxnet has the ability to jump between machines using removable media. If you read in to that, it makes you think that what ever it was targeting was...


November 28, 2010  11:16 PM

Windows UAC by-pass



Posted by: Dan O'Connor
ms, uac, vulnerabilities

I have been reading about this for a little, but this one takes the cake. http://www.pcworld.com/article/211765/microsoft_downplays_nightmare_windows_kernel_flaw.html MS is downplaying the severity of the vulnerability because its not a remote vulnerability in itself and would have to be...


November 28, 2010  7:36 PM

HTTPS Everywhere!



Posted by: Dan O'Connor
hotmail, https, links

Well it's not babies everywhere ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6rE0EakhG8 ) but I think this is even better! https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere This is a great addon to get your https in places that wont allow you to get it by default. ( I have seen some that want to charge to put that...


November 27, 2010  1:31 AM

More Stuxnet news



Posted by: Dan O'Connor
links

I still have an intense interest still in stuxnet. Here is a little more information about the worm, more of what it was targeting, and information about the current work being done on it. http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/stuxnet-breakthrough


November 27, 2010  12:38 AM

New ATM skimming in EU



Posted by: Dan O'Connor
atm, malware, mp3

This is some pretty creative stuff with a mp3 player although the link is kinda vague on any details about anything really. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9197138/European_banks_see_new_ATM_skimming_attacks The shimming attack also mentioned sounds very neat, but again a lack of...


November 19, 2010  3:00 PM

Bruce Schneier on Cyber War



Posted by: Dan O'Connor
cyberwar, talks

http://www.iiea.com/events/bruce-schneier-chief-security-technology-officer-bt-the-future-of-the-it-security-industry I find his opinions on things very interesting and he has a habit of approaching things totally differently then a lot of other security guys and limits the sky is falling...


November 18, 2010  9:31 PM

Tips for cleaning out your gmail account after a compromise



Posted by: Dan O'Connor
gmail, gmail recovery, hack

The key to successfully recovering after any incident is having a plan.  This is why you need to understand good incident handeling procedures and practice! It's always best to have these steps written down, so here it is for your gmail...


November 18, 2010  9:10 PM

Worst hire ever



Posted by: Dan O'Connor
FTC, hacker, link

I can understand why the FTC would want to have someone with this skill set, but looking into his past would make all sorts of alarm bells go off. http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2010/1206/technology-chris-soghoian-federal-trade-commission-agent-provocateur.html Even the stuff he pulled while...


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