Nothing Funny About CallerIDFaker

December 29, 2011 Added by:Theresa Payton

Companies are coming up with new technologies to not only spoof your number but to also disguise your voice. This could be scary in the wrong hands. One product, CallerIdFaker, asks you to tape the call as it happens and then share it on their website. Are you laughing yet?

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On Input Validation

December 29, 2011

Input validation is a good security principle based on your application looking at what’s being asked of it and deal in a secure manner. It’s not always fool proof, but goes a long way...

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NIST Guidelines: Protecting Computers at Start-Up

December 29, 2011 Added by:Headlines

SP 800-155 explains the fundamentals of BIOS integrity measurement to determine if the BIOS has been modified and how to report changes. The publication provides detailed guidelines to vendors that develop products to support secure BIOS integrity measurement mechanisms...

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The Next Cyber Weapon: Hypothesis on Stuxnet Three

December 28, 2011 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

These are works in progress and they will be improved with components developed to attack strategic targets. Which are the features that we believe may be present in future versions of these dreaded malware? Asking yourself this question is crucial to guide research...

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Data Center Complexity and Clarity Around Outages

December 28, 2011 Added by:Ben Kepes

Things like physical security, multiple redundant power and networks to incredibly complex networking and load balancing components – the modern data center is an incredibly complex beast. And yet they still suffer outages...

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Autumn Spring: A Philosophical Look at the Internet

December 28, 2011 Added by:Richard Thieme

Internet pioneers such as J. C. R. Licklider, saw what would happen when we plugged computers into one another: We will live in a human-computer symbiosis, a coupling of symbol-manipulating networks that will be much greater than the sum of its parts...

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SSAE 16 "First to Fail"?

December 27, 2011 Added by:david barton

So if First to File® is in the business of document management, how do their services have any relevance to a user entity’s financial statements? They are merely storing intellectual property (IP) in a web-based environment for their customers...

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Don't Forget About E-Waste During the Holidays

December 27, 2011 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

How much time have you spent deciding what to do with the outdated smartphones, tablets, televisions, and computers? Don’t throw them out with the regular garbage. Instead, consider the environment, but first, take security precautions...

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Father Noel Delivers His Second Lump of "LulzXmas" to Stratfor

December 27, 2011 Added by:Kevin McAleavey

While many of us were nestled in our beds and enjoying Christmas day with family and friends, opening our gifts and downing the holiday grog, a nasty lump of coal was left once again under the tree for Stratfor by the LulzSec/Lulzboat crew...

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Want Rapid Feedback? Try a Web Application Security Scan

December 27, 2011 Added by:Brent Huston

While this service finds a number of issues and potential holes, we caution against using it in place of a full application assessment or penetration test if the web application in question processes critical or highly sensitive information...

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IT Trends for 2011 and Beyond

December 25, 2011 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

CIOs and senior IT business decision makers must maintain a focus on specific trends that will effect the industries in which they compete. You should already be thinking about how technology is going to help shape your business far into the future. CIOs have to be forward-thinking...

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The Human Factor

December 24, 2011 Added by:Jim Palazzolo

When we truly understand that every server we secure, policy enforced, card swipe device locked down, banking website code scrubbed, and public facing connection port blockaded has a human being at the end we will then fully grasp the concept of "defense-in-depth"...

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The Tao of GRC

December 23, 2011 Added by:Danny Lieberman

Effective GRC management requires neither better mathematical models nor complex software. It does require us to explore new threat models and go outside the organization to look for risks we’ve never thought about and discover new links and interdependencies that may threaten our business...

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The Security Impact of Performance

December 22, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

DDoS is being used as a tool that has turned poor performing systems into weapons against their implementers. It proves that no matter how big the pipe you have, it's possible to push so much traffic that the odds of handling it properly and staying available are virtually zero...

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ICS-CERT: WellinTech’s Kingview SCADA Vulnerability

December 22, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"An attacker can exploit this vulnerability by sending a specially crafted packet to Port 777/TCP that exceeds a specified length and contains executable code... Successful exploitation of the heap overflow vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to cause the service to crash..."

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The State of Solid State

December 21, 2011 Added by:Emmett Jorgensen

Solid state disks are more reliable because SSDs do not contain any moving parts. There are no read heads, actuator arms or spinning platters that can break down in an SSD. SSDs can be moved around freely while in use and have a higher tolerance against shock and vibration than HDDs...

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