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February 17, 2010  2:58 AM

Beware the “Smoker Door!”



Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
Adventures in Auditing, Data Center, Eigen's Rules of Thumb, Hardware & InfoSec, information security policy, Penetration testing, Physical Security, Start Laughing Now, Tools & Tricks of the Trade

When doing a physical security audit, there's always the "security by walking around" phase. I find PCs with no screensavers, passwords under keyboards and keys labeled "server room." Consider the cigarette smoker. Every company has them. (Better, by far, than the cigar smokers, in my opinion.)...

March 30, 2009  3:04 AM

“Penetration Test” Terms



Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
Penetration testing, understanding security terms

There are some really terrific pieces of software out there for running a vulnerability scan. I have a lot of respect for all of them. The vendors are working hard to find as many vulnerabilities as possible in order to protect businesses and organizations that need to find and fix those...


February 13, 2009  10:06 PM

Facebook Hacking



Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
Identity theft, Penetration testing, Privacy, Security

I don't have a Facebook profile. I've never even been ON Facebook. There's something about posting one's life constantly that I just don't find all that appealing. I've got too much to do online as it is. I admit to being on LinkedIn, mostly because my University dean pushed the entire graduating...


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