Monthly ArchivesAugust 2008

The Internet is falling down (falling down, falling down)! standard

Last month, we saw Kaminsky release details around a particularly nasty flaw in the DNS infrastructure. The tubes exploded with traffic on this flaw and security pundits beat their chests, telling the masses that they have been reporting this for years. Well, it’s a new month, and we have a new flaw. Slashdot has posted a story about a BGP flaw that has been around for years that could easily bring down major portions of the internet. Wired has an article here, and the PDF of the presentation by Kapela and Pilosov is here. I was a system and network administrator in a previous life (and to date have only had one system of mine EVER hacked… that pesky IMAP ...

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The Blame Game standard

First off, I want to apologize for the lack of posting. Travel across the date line is one of those things that looks like a productivity enhancer, at FIRST. Then the realization slowly sets in. One of the articles I wanted to post on was Bill Homa (Edit: Sorry, got the spelling wrong!), the former CIO of Hannaford, who is changing his tune a little bit. Apparently, the PCI Standard is not his problem, but now he blames Microsoft for the breach that occurred on his watch. I don’t know if you are like me, but I can’t wait for the lawsuits to start flying so that all of the speculation on this incident can end. Legal discovery can be ...

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Timing is everything standard

So you all know (well the three of you that read this… Hi Mom!) that I am headed to Australia this week. I was doing my traditional pre-flight checklists to make sure that I had everything I needed before I started packing. Power converter? Check. Power supplies for devices? Check. Remove things that just add weight that you won’t need? Check. Log into my credit card account to make sure we’re good? DOH! My card has been compromised AGAIN! The DAY BEFORE I am headed to Oz. The new one is on its way (overnight now) but good gracious, talk about skidding across the finish line. Upside down. On fire. In eighteenth place. This is the only piece that annoys ...

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