Interesting Information Security Bits for 09/26/2008

Good afternoon everybody! I hope your day is going well.
Here are today’s Interesting Information Security Bits from around the web.

  1. PaulDotCom: Archives
    Larry has a good post up about watching where your data is, particularly in this day of an ever increasingly mobile workforce.
  2. Net pariah Intercage back among the dead * The Register
    Read the article for the details, but title pretty much explains it.
  3. /dev/random >> Blog Archive >> Workstation (Un)locking Using Bluetooth
    Interesting idea, but I agree with the reviewer, needs a little more that just the presence of a phone or bluetooth device to unlock. Besides which, what if you leave your phone at your desk…oops.
  4. Wigle.net: The 411 on Wireless Access Points – Security Fix
    See if your AP is known to the world. While my neighborhood is on the map with some APs, mine isn’t there.
  5. The Security Shoggoth: Malware Analysis Contest
    The Security Shoggoth (Tyler) announced that a malware analysis contest will be starting on October 1st. Go check it out. Could be a lot of fun.
    Hat Tip: Tom at Spylogic
  6. IT Security: Can We Be Compliant and Yet Insecure?
    Bill Sieglein asks in an article on CSOOnline, “Can we be Compliant and Yet Insecure?” Um…yup. However, Bill doesn’t just ask the question and answer it. He also provides some good advice on how to avoid getting trapped in “Just get through the audit” land.
  7. Memory exhaustion DoS vulnerability hits Google’s Chrome | Zero Day | ZDNet.com
    Dancho shares with us that there has been another vulnerability found in Google’s Chrome browser. He talks with the group who found it. Interesting read.
  8. Myths, Misconceptions, Half-Truths and Lies about Virtualization << Amrit Williams Blog
    A great post by Amrit discussing virtualization and many of the challenges associated with it that people tend to overlook.

That’s it for today. Have fun!
Kevin

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