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September, 2009

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September 25, 2009  3:41 PM

Things You Can Do to Help An Investigation

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Sooner or later, you will be called upon, as an Admin or an Auditor, to assist or address a possible fraud or event pertaining to someone's computer, laptop, pda or smartphone. People can be very anxious and over-react when an event is happening. Or, just as difficult, proceed to do nothing,...

September 22, 2009  4:33 PM

Next Generation ATM Skimmers

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I was over on identitytheft.info watching some video feeds when I came across this one. It's worth taking a look at not because the technique for attaching Bad Things is all that different, but...


September 17, 2009  9:07 PM

Pumping Gas and Losing Your Shirt

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I hadn't really thought about it, but it made perfect sense the first time I read about it: thieves are capturing credit card and debit card data at the gas pump. Given that the pump is acting as a big cash register, it makes perfect sense that skimmers could be attached the...


September 15, 2009  2:06 PM

Who REALLY Owns Your Data

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I had an up-close-and-personal experience today of "cloud computing." It's worth thinking about. I had just finished reading Bruce Schneier's essay on cloud computing, (which is a great read, by the way) and was considering the following point...


September 11, 2009  7:35 PM

Paying Attention to FTP

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A newly discovered set of FTP flaws (a buffer-overflow) allows an attacker to install unauthorized software on an Internet Information Services (IIS) server or even to crash the box. The bad guys can plant code on your FTP servers or launch a denial-of-service (DoS) attack against your IIS website....


September 9, 2009  11:03 AM

New Aircrack Just Released

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If you're like me, you're always hunting for the free tools out there you can add to your arsenal to keep (or in my case, test) the security of your network. Just out, a great addition to my toolset, is a new update to the well-known tool, aircrack-ng...

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