Interesting Information Security Bits for 11/04/2008

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

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

  1. /dev/random >> Blog Archive >> Critical dns2tcp Vulnerability!
    Looks like dns2tcp has a vulnerability that needs to be taken care of. Time to upgrade.
  2. TrueCrypt – Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux – Documentation
    A new version of Truecrypt is out. Version 6.1 was released on October 31st, 2008.

    Hat tip: Xavier at

  3. Research Blog – Research – SecureWorks
    A very nice description and review of the worm that is trying to take advantage of MS08-067.
  4. PCI Blog – Compliance Demystified >> Blog Archive >> Cloud computing security and PCI
    Another good article about PCI and cloud computing.
  5. Tenable Network Security: Log Correlation Engine 3.0 Released
    Like the title says, Tenable has released a new version of their Correlation engine.
  6. Man cops to $1m phony bar code shoplifting scheme * The Register
    Real life shopping cart hacking 🙂
  7. Security at the point of sale
    An interesting article about the different ways that thiefs are exploiting retail checkout systems.
  8. Core Security finds critical Adobe Reader hole | Latest Security News – CNET News
    Looks like it’s time to patch Adobe Reader again.

That’s it for today. Have fun!

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