Prying Eyes Are Watching You

Infoworld reports on a new survey of corporate enterprises and the monitoring of their employees. Specifically, it addresses employee network activities and penalties for violating acceptable usage policies. According to the survey, one third of companies surveyed have fired employees for misusing their internet access, and a quarter of them have canned people for abusing […]

YouTube DoS’ed Off Net By Pakistan

There are few people who work with the Internet who understand how truly vulnerable and weak the core infrastructure really is.  Nothing demonstrates this basic weakness better than the troubles experienced by YouTube over the past weekend when Pakistan, under orders from its government, put new BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) entries in one of their […]

The WikiLeaks Brouhaha

WikiLeaks is an online clearinghouse for internal documents, memos, emails and bulletins from government agencies, banks, corporations and other entities that may suffer embarrassment should the documents be made public. In many cases, the documents are declassified or for “official use only” and I have even seen some classified material posted as well. The subject […]

Patch Your Non-OS Applications

Love them or hate them, Microsoft has come a long way in making their Windows operating systems secure, mostly by employing built-in firewalls, default security settings and auto-patching features. Despite this, Windows is still the most-targeted operating system on the part of attackers, simply because it is the most ubiquitous. Now, instead of targeting flaws […]

Time to Upgrade Your WordPress Blogs

Yesterday, WordPress released a new version of their popular blogging software in response to a security issue. Apparently, there is a concern about the parsing of the xml remote procedure call. It seems specially crafted requests could allow anonymous, unauthenticated users to edit posts or even potentially deface a blog. The bad guys would likely use […]

Yahoo! CAPTCHA Cracked

By PatB Contributing Writer, [GAS] According to experts, one of the strongest implementations of CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart) out there is owned by Yahoo!.  Last week, Russian hackers cracked the CAPTCHA by achieving a 35% recognition rate of CAPTCHA images by an automated system. According to the […]