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Where has your computer been today? Out for a bit of International travel?

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Well, at least there is a good chance that YOUR computer/smart phone is an International traveller – your IP trail traverses  the globe 24x7x365 (or for however long you are on-line.)  You may have brought some foreign bytes home…  So, where has your computer/smart phone been today? Is this good or bad?  Hmm.  I started Continue reading →

Bot Battles – defense on ‘the edge’

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

If you have been asleep then you missed the news about Wang Jun – the Chinese* Cyber Army.  A speaker at Black Hat (USA) was scheduled to discuss Wang Jun reportedly cancelled the presentation after pressure from the Taiwanese (and perhaps Chinese) government. Hmmm… what you may not know is that at least one company/researcher Continue reading →

GeoIP Blocking – examples for Apache

Monday, April 19th, 2010

The GOOD news – using the GeoIP module (mod_geoip.c.) can be quite simple.  The module provides much more than simply a relatively easy means to manage web server access – it opens up some opportunities for data mining. The BAD news – when limiting access make sure that this is what you really want/need to Continue reading →

It happened to Google – are you next?

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Well, it happened to Google (and a number of other companies in late 2009, early 2010) – hackers reached deep? into the information trove. So, who cares?  This goes on constantly, yes? We have been lulled by our penchant for convenience – it has to be ‘easy’ or we are reluctant to ‘go there’; this Continue reading →

Google & The China-Hack!

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Hmm, imagine this – The C-HACK! of 2009 Update (2/7/2010) – it will be interesting to see ‘the facts’ for this event – A post by Bruce Schneier (1/23/2010) on the CNN web provides some additional thoughts, i.e. Are we doing this to ourselves? (Do our national policies increase the chances that these types of Continue reading →

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