Microsoft is offering free security posters for download (print it yourself) or, for eligible orgs, hardcopy order.
News.com.com has an article about the FTC getting involved and sending “warning letters” to the administrators of various open relays and proxies. Other countries have sent similar letters to their citizens.
While it may not be “fix your stuff before we fix it for you” it may be the start of a trend of having an outside organizations requiring that you fix your networks.
I’ve still got a hefty backlog of feed data to wade through; this one is from a month ago….
Fyodor posted various bits in the NMap Hackers mailing list. Topics include legality of scanning and what amounts to the “full disclosure” issue.
OBTW, I’m back. The visit to Charleston, while being productive for my employer, was severly frustrating for myself as my favorite hotel STILL does not have Wifi. I like this hotel as they put serious effort into their upkeep and have a decent Triple-A discount. One new thing: directly across the street is a new (lower quality) hotel which offers free Wifi. I’m going to have a decision to make if I get sent down there again. Connecting to the Internet via my cell sucks, especially in that section of town where something interrupts the quality of the cell signal every 30 seconds or so.
Anyways, I’ve backfilled yesterday’s posts and have attacked the backlog of source data.
A little bored with the feeds your aggregator provides? Try using a couple Google tricks. If you’re want to look for security-related RSS feeds, try:
Hint: blog feeds sometimes end in “xml” or “rdf” also. It all depends on what your aggregator will accept.