In Other News | Posted 22 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on Microsoft Drops Comantra | 2,694 views
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According to PC Pro, Microsoft has dropped Comantra as a Gold Partner. The complaints alledge that Comantra cold-called Windows users and convinced them to provide credit card info to pay for non-existent computer problems. The company has denied the claims. …

Defense In Depth | Posted 9 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on Remote Admin With A Linux Bastion Host | 2,767 views

A bastion host is a publicly accessible computer that has been hardened to protect the running services. A Linux-based bastion host is a good tool for allowing secure remote administration. The operating system is free and can be locked down …

In Other News | Posted 7 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on DigiNotar Removed By Patch | 1,225 views

Both Microsoft and Mozilla have released updates which removes the DigiNotar CA certificates from the their trusted pool. Google Chrome has been fixed also. No word yet for Safari. This is a better approach than manually removing the DigiNotar certificates

In Other News | Posted 7 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on GlobalSign Suspends Issuing Certs | 1,208 views

In response to a post on on ComodoHacker’s Pastebin account, GlobalSign has temporarily ceased issuing SSL certificates. The hacker claims to have access to the company’s server as well as backups of the data. The company is investigating the claims. …

In Other News | Posted 5 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on DigiNotar Report Released | 1,530 views

Fox-IT has released a report on their investigation of the DigiNotar certificate authority hack. The intent of the initial investigation is to determine the initial attack vector and the scope of the attack. According to a statement on July 26th …

In Other News | Posted 2 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on TrueCrypt 7.1 Released | 974 views

Release 7.1 of the TrueCrypt on-the-fly encryption application has been announced. The latest version is fully compatible with Mac OSX 10.7 Lion. The TrueCrypt Foundation also makes the source code available.…

Quick Tips | Posted 31 Aug 2011 | Comments Off on How To Remove The DigiNotar Trusted CA | 2,463 views

On news that hackers may have generated over 200 fake SSL certificates from the DigiNotar CA, some people are wondering if this CA should be trusted until they can confirm that they have cleaned everything up. Even a patch to …

Defense In Depth | Posted 30 Aug 2011 | Comments Off on RDP Defenses | 1,439 views

The Internet Storm Center is reporting a 10-fold spike in RDP traffic. The increase in RDP scans is suspected to be caused by a new work called Morto. The worms spreads by simple port scanning and brute force …