Ohio Sends out SSN’s with Voter Rolls

Ohio Sends out SSN’s with Voter Rolls

Here’s another information security foul-up. Looks like Ohio sent a voter list CD out to a bunch of people. No big deal, except that they included social security numbers in the data sent out! This is why ALL people should be responsible for security in some way. Who was the brain-donor that included the social …

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MySpace Arrests

MySpace Arrests

Look at this one and this one. It seems that MySpace is cooperating with the authorities in these arrests. MySpace is owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, which also owns FOX News Channel, FX, etc, etc, etc. They are doing the right thing. I would hate to try to get Google to cooperate in cases …

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Core that Apple!!

Core that Apple!!

More Apple holes. I love it! And think of the problems they will have when they start running Windows! Yes, I stole the image and added the holes. Great work, huh?! Vet

Some pictures from RSA

Some pictures from RSA

My friend and mentor, Tom Foucha (he’s the bald one). He works with a company called NetScaler. They are a start-up SSL VPN company. They got a booth right at the end of a row. Very nice location. A picture of some of the graphics at the main keynote stage. The stage. Mr. Gates, in …

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Update on DR Test

Update on DR Test

Well, everything worked! We need to refine some of the processes since it took a while for the restoration, but it worked. I am greatly relieved. Now I can get some work done on my other 1500 projects. I was going to take some pictures, but they won’t allow any photography in the center, so …

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Disaster Recovery Test Prep

Disaster Recovery Test Prep

Well, I have to say that I am friggin’ tired. My network admin and I are getting ready for our disaster recovery test, scheduled for this Thursday. We recently implemented VMware with a Dell / EMC SAN, so this will be the first time we test on this platform. Since we just recently got everything …

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IE Flaw

IE Flaw

Sometimes I don’t know whether or not to worry about these. I know it can be a problem, but it very rarely seems to turn into much. Vet

Fidelity loses a laptop

Fidelity loses a laptop

When will people ever learn? I find the following statement dubious at best: “The application was running on a temporary license,” the Fidelity spokeswoman said. “The license has expired. Since the expiration of the license, the scrambled data would be difficult to interpret, and generally unusable.” Sounds like a lie written up for the media’s …

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Posting

Posting

OK, I haven’t posted in a while, and I am writing this to say that I won’t be posting much (if at all) for the next month. I am working on a DR test for April, and it is with a brand new environment, so it is killing me. Plus I have to have the …

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Symantec Bows Under Pressure From Hotbar

Symantec Bows Under Pressure From Hotbar

Go see this if you haven’t already. The jist is that Symantec has dropped it’s lawsuit against Hotbar, and they have changed the recommended action when Hotbar is detected on your computer. Excerpt: “Symantec acknowledged that although its security software will continue to detect Hotbar’s products as adware, it has changed the recommendation it gives …

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Russian Stock Exchange

Russian Stock Exchange

I ran across this article, and I thought it really pointed out what I talked about in my last post. I am up to my eyeballs in work this week, so I don’t have time to really go into this now, but I wanted to post it. Vet

My blog

My blog

I want to give some insight on what I plan on doing with this blog. First, I plan on writing about current events in security, like the AOL / Goodmail issue that my last entry discussed. Second, I plan on giving some practical advice about security. I will probably be learning as much from you …

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AOL Charging for email

AOL Charging for email

Many of you have probably heard about the Goodmail scandal at AOL. Basically, they are trying to implement a system where people / organizations can pay to get better email service. They may not sum it up in some people’s minds, but that is essentially what it comes down to. Now, I am a security …

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TRISC – Texas Regional Infrastructure Security Conference

TRISC – Texas Regional Infrastructure Security Conference

Last year was the first year for the Texas Regional Infrastructure Security Conference (http://www.trisc.org). I got an invitation in the mail (I am fairly sure I got it due to my ISSA membership, since they are one of a few organizations that are putting this together). Anyway, I was fairly impressed by the first year. …

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