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Defense In Depth | Posted 27 Dec 2009 | Comments Off on New Year’s Resolutions | 1,107 views
2010 Fireworks

As we roll into a new year, we felt that it’s appropriate to make a few New Year’s Resolutions. The new year is a good time to refocus on our work and to recognise areas where we need improvement. We’ve …

In Other News | Posted 18 Dec 2009 | Comments Off on Twitter Attacked | 2,351 views
According to this Twitter status page, the root cause of the Twitter outage was a DNS compromise. They are continuing to investigate, and they have not published a final status.
In Other News | Posted 18 Dec 2009 | Comments Off on Twitter Appears To Be Down | 1,025 views

At the moment, Twitter services appear to be down. The lack of response is causing the Twitter content on our site not to load, and forcing the delay in page rendering. We do no have any clues to the cause, …

Defense In Depth | Posted 2 Dec 2009 | Comments Off on Mitigating WordPress Brute Force Attacks | 2,536 views

An interesting entry showed up in the ISC Diary. A company found that one of their customers was attempting brute force attacks against other customers using WordPress. Brute force attacks are rather simple in nature. They do not attempt …

Data Management | Posted 26 Nov 2009 | Comments Off on Tis The Season | 1,390 views

It’s official. The Macy’s Thansgiving Day Parade is over, and the Christmas season is here. Black Friday deals are published, and everyone is looking for a bargain. There will be plenty of amazing offers, and retailers will have plenty of …

Defense In Depth | Posted 14 Nov 2009 | Comments Off on Online Armor Free | 1,138 views
A firewall is a necessity for any computer that connects to the internet, and Windows even has a built in firewall. Unfortunately, the Windows firewall only provides minimal protection to defend against attackers. Online Armor Free fills the gaps that are needed for a desktop firewall solution.
In Other News | Posted 31 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Technology Trick Or Treats | 1,191 views
In the spirit of Halloween, this is good time for a technology related Trick or Treat list. Are they tricks or treats? In either case our readers will stumble into a few of them. We'll let you decide what they are.
Data Management | Posted 24 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on BleachBit | 1,273 views
BleachBit is an open source fast privacy and cleanup tool that is very easy to use. The application provides cleaners for over 50 common applications. This includes all the common browsers such as Internet Explorer and Firefox as well as many other desktop application like Microsoft Office.