The Security Detail:

March, 2011


March 26, 2011  6:54 PM

Microsoft Says Hotmail HTTPS Glitch Resolved



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Bahrain, email, encryption, HTTPS, Iran, Microsoft, Nigeria, Sudan, webmail

Yesterday, I wrote a post deriding Microsoft for disabling HTTPS on Hotmail accounts in regions where encrypted communications can literally be...

March 26, 2011  1:15 AM

Microsoft Leaves Freedom Fighters Vulnerable by Turning Off HTTPS



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Bahrain, encryption, Gmail, Hotmail, HTTPS, Iran, Lybia, Microsoft

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) reports that Microsoft has disabled the option to have all Hotmail communications encrypted with HTTPS in a variety of countries, including...


March 22, 2011  10:34 PM

Win a Free Copy of “The Accidental Administrator: Cisco ASA Security Appliance”



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Cisco ASA security appliance, Don Crawley, free book, ITKE, Melanie Yarbrough, The Accidental Administrator

Recently I posted an article by Don Crawley excerpted from his book The Accidental Administrator: Cisco ASA Security Appliance. One of...


March 21, 2011  9:54 PM

Use Microsoft EMET to Reduce Risk of Attack



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Adobe Flash, data execution prevention, DEP, EMET, enhanced mitigation experience toolkit, exploit, Microsoft, vulnerability

Today, Adobe patched a critical security flaw in Flash Player that impacted Flash Player, Acrobat, and Reader. When Adobe announced the vulnerability last week, it noted that...


March 19, 2011  11:14 AM

RSA Vague on SecurID Hack Details



Posted by: Tony Bradley
advanced persistent threat, APT, compromise, hack, RSA, SecurID, two-factor authentication

RSA posted an open letter to customers this week revealing that it had been the target of an advanced persistent threat (APT) that led to the compromise of sensitive...


March 16, 2011  11:40 AM

Information Security = Job Security



Posted by: Tony Bradley
careers, compliance, data protection, incident response, information security, jobs

Wikileaks. ZeuS botnets. Inside threats. Public WiFi hotspots.


March 14, 2011  9:15 PM

If It Can Be Jailbroken, It Can’t Be Secure



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Apple, hack, iOS 4.3, iPad, iPad 2, iPhone, jailbreak, jailbroken, root access

Apple deployed iOS 4.3 last week--the latest version of the mobile OS that powers the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A day later, the OS had already been jailbroken. For...


March 12, 2011  1:28 AM

Safari Exploit Used to Hack iOS



Posted by: Tony Bradley
ASLR, iOS 4.3, iPad, iPhone, Safari

Apple rolled out the latest version of its mobile operating system this week--iOS 4.3--as a prelude to the launch of the iPad 2. Among a myriad of updates and new...


March 9, 2011  2:23 PM

Understanding the Eight Basic Commands on a Cisco ASA Security Appliance



Posted by: Tony Bradley
asa, cisco, command, Don Crawley, security, The Accidental Administrator

There are literally thousands of commands and sub-commands available to configure a Cisco security appliance.  As you gain knowledge of the appliance, you will use more and more of the commands. ...


March 7, 2011  5:59 PM

Chuckling Safely from Within the “Walled Garden”



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Android, Android Market, DroidDream, Google, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Trojan app

Apple runs a tight ship. It is very particular about its hardware, and the user experience. It has stringent controls, and sometimes seemingly capricious or arbitrary guidelines restricting the types of apps that are allowed in the Apple App Store. Some might say it is controlling, or that Apple...


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