Interesting Information Security Bits for 10/18/2008

Good afternoon everybody! I hope your day is going well.

Here are today’s Interesting Information Security Bits from around the web.

  1. The Art of Software Security Assessment >> Bugs vs. Flaws
    A really interesting post about definitions and approaches to application security issues and testing. Read the comments too. Really good stuff.
  2. HiR Information Report: Response: “Is Twitter the newest data security threat?”
    Ax0n answer’s the question that Lori presented the other day.
  3. Telecom Immunity Law Challenged In Court — Telecom Amendments Act — InformationWeek
    The Electronic Frontier Foundation is challenging the Telecom Amendments Act that gave telecom providers retroactive immunity from prosecution for domestic wiretapping they did at the behest of the government. This is a very good thing.
  4. Two new IRS systems have major security weaknesses, federal report says
    Wow. The apparent delinquency in the systems discussed here is atrocious, particularly for the type of system being discussed, i.e. the one that keeps and manages our tax returns.
  5. Altor Networks Introduces Virtual Firewall – Application and Perimeter Security News Wire – Dark Reading
    I can’t comment on the effectiveness of the product, but it is nice to see this type of product starting to appear.
  6. BeCrypt Cryptographic Library Gets Cert – Host security News Wire – Dark Reading
    I’ve use BeCrypt products for quite some time and have found them to be excellent. They now have a library that is FIPS 140-2 certified.

That’s it for today. Have fun!

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Kevin

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