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December, 2012

December 29, 2012  11:07 PM


Posted by: Dan O'Connor

This is the most advanced backdoor that I have seen published in a while. WinNT/Exforel.A This is why it is important to have multiple...

December 29, 2012  10:48 PM

Common Sense With Social Media?

Posted by: Dan O'Connor

This almost makes sense?! I have to admit that I had to read it twice to make sure I was reading it correctly. While I don't think it is the best idea for someone to joke about blowing up an airport, I think it is worse to...

December 29, 2012  10:22 PM

Home Grown African Devices

Posted by: Dan O'Connor

Follow up from the growth of smart phone devices I mentioned in Africa, I thought this was too good not to mention. From a company called

December 29, 2012  2:46 AM

SCADA Systems

Posted by: Dan O'Connor

There has been increased targeted attacks against SCADA system in the last few years. It may have been due to the amount of publicity they received but until the attacks against the control systems in Iran these were not reported very often. In some cases like Stuxnet there was intense planning...

December 29, 2012  2:29 AM

April 8th, 2014 The Next Apocalypse? – Part 5

Posted by: Dan O'Connor

So why mobile devices? For an attack surface, I think mobile devices are where it will be more then ever in the next 18-24 months. There is a few things that I think point to this; - Mobile devices are out shipping traditional desktop computers. I don't think this should be a surprise,...

December 28, 2012  11:11 PM

April 8th, 2014 The Next Apocalypse? – Part 4

Posted by: Dan O'Connor

If and that is a big if. There is 2,000,000,000 desktop PC's in April 2014 and 13.75% of those are running Windows XP there should be around 275,000,000 PC's still lingering on XP. Also I think if these are going to be a viable attack target they will have to be running something other then IE8. ...

December 27, 2012  9:36 PM

April 8th, 2014 The Next Apocalypse? – Part 3

Posted by: Dan O'Connor

The next thing we have to look at is what is the current and trending browser shares.

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December 27, 2012  8:52 PM

April 8th, 2014 The Next Apocalypse? – Part 2

Posted by: Dan O'Connor

So how do we figure out what the Windows XP usage will be post April 2014? If you look at the raw data from the chart ( Which you can download if you want to look at it ). Windows XP appears to be losing about 0.75% of market share every month, that is not scientific but it's still pretty...

December 27, 2012  8:22 PM

April 8th, 2014 The Next Apocalypse? – Part 1

Posted by: Dan O'Connor

Well ok, I am sure it won't be the end of the world. But April, 8th 2014 is the end of extended support for Windows XP. I am not going to get in to the details of this, but the basics is no more patches or help. The idea is to look at any possible security implications of this, for users,...

December 27, 2012  1:04 AM

System Search Engine

Posted by: Dan O'Connor

It's always nice when someone saves you time. This is one of the best things I have found this year. This is a search engine that lets you search by geographical location, string, ports, and OS just to name a few...

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