Security Bytes:

November, 2007


November 29, 2007  4:41 PM

FBI launches Operation Bot Roast II

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

The FBI has just announced the results of its latest crackdown on botnet herders, designated Operation Bot Roast II. Since the first crackdown in June, eight people have been indicted, pleaded guilty or been sentenced for botnet crimes. Meanwhile, 13 search warrants were ...

November 29, 2007  1:27 PM

Where to find the best IT security news roundups

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November 28, 2007  8:26 AM

‘Massive’ malware barrage poisoning search sites

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

Those using Google, Yahoo! and other search engines face a new danger according to the folks at Sunbelt Software: seeded search results that will redirect the user to sites rigged with malware. The Sunbelt...

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November 27, 2007  5:08 PM

How to handle a data breach with some dignity

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

Say this for the unfortunate folks at Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs: they know how to respond to a data breach. I'm not necessarily talking about the legal response or...


November 27, 2007  2:11 PM

SANS Top 20 released, but is it still useful?

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

The SANS Institute released its 2007 Top 20 threats list today (They still call it the Top 20, even though there are only 18 items on this year's list), and the main takeaway is pretty much


November 26, 2007  1:50 PM

RFID security could get better

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Information Security magazine's Senior Technology Editor Neil Roiter wrote a story about University of Massachusetts at Amherst researchers who developed a way to generate a unique set of random numbers...

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November 21, 2007  4:26 PM

Potential crypto problem in CPUs has potential solution

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

Some security experts are counseling a bit of caution about the recent reports of a potential math error in a commercial microprocessor that could lead to mass compromises. The possible computational error--which is only a theoretical problem at this...


November 20, 2007  3:09 PM

Missing in the UK: Discs with 25 million records

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

This news should be unsettling to every family in the UK with kids under 16: The BBC is reporting that two computer discs housing their names, addresses, birth dates, National Insurance numbers and, in some cases, bank details has gone missing. Chancellor Alistair Darling urged calm, saying...


November 20, 2007  8:31 AM

Monster.com hacked again

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

These continue to be risky times for those using Monster.com to search for jobs. You might remember that hackers targeted Monster.com with a massive phishing attack last August, stealing at...


November 16, 2007  11:43 AM

Diving back into the Mac Vs. Windows debate

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