Tag Archives: Cybersecurity

Searching “User-Agent” string

Source: Internet Storm Center User Agent 007 Recently, while conducting an audit at a financial services company, I decided to verify their claim that their “desktop build is standardized” and “no other devices are on the network”. The network team provided access to a SPAN port on their Internet uplink, where I attached my pen-test workstation to take… Read More »

Cyber Security News

Source: Internet Security Alliance Daily Brief  (8/24/2011) ISA in the News VIDEO: The Communicators: Marc Rotenberg and Larry Clinton. August 22, C-SPAN – This week on “The Communicators,” two critics of the Obama Administration’s proposals for reducing cyber threats against the U.S. discuss their objections — Marc Rotenberg of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and Larry Clinton of the Internet Security… Read More »

For Your Immediate Attention

Source: Internet Security Alliance Daily Brief The DARPA Information Innovation Office is Seeking Private Sector Recommendation The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Information Innovation Office (I2O) is requesting information on innovative technologies and approaches to secure the Nation’s infrastructure and to ensure the survival of the Department of Defense’s cyber capabilities in case of attack. Specifically, answers… Read More »

In Today’s News (ISA)

Source: Internet Security Alliance Daily Brief Koobface spreads via torrents. August 19, Softpedia – Security researchers identified a new version of the Koobface worm, which uses the global torrent network instead of social networking Web sites to spread. Dating back to July 2008, Koobface is one of the oldest and most successful computer worms that is still active. Its original variants… Read More »

PHP Security Alert

DO NOT upgrade to PHP 5.3.7, significant bug in crypt() function, > http://www.php.net/archive/2011.php#id2011-08-22-1