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Defense In Depth | Posted 27 Dec 2009 | Comments Off on New Year’s Resolutions | 1,191 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 | 2,433 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 | 1,103 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 | 2,604 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 …