November 2009

Just saw where Symantec has released their 2010 Security Trends to watch.  Now not to pick on Symantec (I’m guilty of the same mess in the past myself over on my old blog) but usually these sorts of prognostication lists are full of the same horse@!@#$.  For example: 8.  Mac and Mobile Malware Will Increase…

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“Of the thousands of cases that we’ve investigated, the public knows about a handful,” said Shawn Henry, assistant director for the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Cyber Division. “There are million-dollar cases that nobody knows about.” … “Keeping your head in the sand on filing a report means that the bad guys are out there hitting…

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The BBC reports that “Indonesia minister says immorality causes disasters:” A government minister has blamed Indonesia’s recent string of natural disasters on people’s immorality. Communication and Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring said that there were many television programmes that destroyed morals. Therefore, the minister said, natural disasters would continue to occur. His comments came as he…

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Great post today over on SecureThinking about a customer who used a very limited signature set for their IDS. Truth of the matter was that our customer knew exactly what he was doing. He only wanted to see a handful of signatures that were generic and could indicate that “something” was amiss that REALLY needed…

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There’s a fascinating article in the NYTimes magazine, “Who Knew I Was Not the Father?” It’s all the impact of cheap paternity testing on conceptions of fatherhood. Men now have a cheap and easy way to discovering that children they thought were theirs really carry someone else’s genes. This raises the question, what is fatherhood?…

Read More Deny thy father and refuse thy gene sequence?

This past Friday, Baltimore resident, Michelle Courtney Johnson, was sentenced to 18 months in jail and a $200K fine for theft and use of PHI. According to her plea agreement and court documents, from August 2005 to April 2007, Johnson provided a conspirator with names, Social Security numbers and other identifying information of more than…

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