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Reporting Network Abuse and/or Hacked Systems

Monday, September 26th, 2011

**Who Ya Gonna Call? Before we can figure out where to send network/system abuse reports to we need to understand who might actually be responsible, or, who might accept responsibility for the resource/network from whence  possible abuse is originating… With the slate of high profile reported system and network ‘hacks’ in 2011 you might think Continue reading →

WordPress-Php hacking via plugin: relocate-upload.php

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Do you check your Apache/Web-Server logs for errors?  Today I noted: ~700  potentially malicious web requests in ~ 4 hours (and all requests failing for various reasons.) the same/similar request came from 5 countries. potential malicious/compromised hosts: 7. This appears to be a scan for a WordPress (non-core) plugin written in ~2009 – which some Continue reading →

Social Media, Cyber Warfare & Cyber-Economics

Friday, September 16th, 2011

This is an interesting 2011 interview covering  the connections between  web/Internet social media, terrorism, cyber-terrorism, cyber warfare, and our global economy. With 2011 being a banner year for large commercial enterprise cyber-hacks (i.e. Sony & Epsilon breaches)  cyber warfare is clearly expanding into global-economic-cyber-warfare – lots to consider within this realm… Should you care? (pause Continue reading →

Is ‘dynamic security’ enough?

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Dynamic Security – simply defined here as monitoring both perimeter traffic as well as internal traffic and reacting based on rules/configuration & perhaps  behaviour(s).  Is this enough? During the spring of 2011 we have seen quite a number of news stories covering personal privacy and cell phone ‘location data‘.  So who/what else about you is Continue reading →

Eye-Fi WiFi part 2 (update time)

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

There have been several news articles covering privacy issues and automated data transfers from current smart phones – Eye-Fi WiFi (and similar) camera-ready-network-cards may have similar issues.  The Eye-Fi WiFi software solution is non-transparent – where and when data/images are being transferred outside of you local network it is not clear (well, at least based Continue reading →

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