Archive for October 22nd, 2007

2007: The year of the 9,999 vulnerabilities?

October 22, 2007

A look at the National Vulnerability Database statistics will reveal that the number of vulnerabilities found yearly has greatly increased since 2003. An average increase of 48% since 2002 indicates that breaking 10,000 vulnerabilities in 2007 is a real possibility, and may be problematic for some vulnerability tracking systems.

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A look at the intersection

October 22, 2007

Laconic Security article about intersection of business, technology and infosec

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USAF Sets Up Cyber Command For Cyber War

October 22, 2007

The move comes amid concerns over the vulnerability of the U.S. communications and computer networks to cyber-attack in a conflict, as well as the military’s desire to exploit the new medium.

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A list of torrents being “watched by the authorities”

October 22, 2007

Who knows if this is real or not? If it is, it’s pretty worrying. Who’s doing this? The IP address is from the US, somewhere.
All the more reason to be wary of public torrents. You have been warned.

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Spaf Writes More On Passwords And Myth

October 22, 2007

Eugene Spafford has written more about passwords to some of the comments made in response to his recent post about passwords.

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Test Your Antivirus

October 22, 2007

Create your own antivirus to test your antivirus on your computer. Good way to make sure our antivirus up to date or not.

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Black Hat: Researcher creates Net neutrality test

October 22, 2007

Dan Kaminsky, a Seattle-based security researcher has devised a way to test for net neutrality. He will share details of this technique, which will be rolled into a free tool, today at the Black Hat conference. The software can tell whether computers are treating some types of TCP/IP traffic better than others.

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Is your anti-virus vulnerable?

October 22, 2007

Recent test against common anti-virus to find which ones are vulnerable to attack.

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Report: Insiders cause more computer security problems than viruses

October 22, 2007

A new report finds that, for the first time, virus infections have slipped to the second spot on the list of computer security troublemakers. In first place… a company’s own workers.

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German security shop challenges anti-hacker laws

October 22, 2007

Fed up with the “ambiguity and confusion” surrounding Germany’s controversial anti-hacker laws, a private security research firm has put its hacking tools back online as part of a public test of the interpretation of the new law.

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