Data Management | Posted 17 Jan 2012 | Comments Off on IT Zanshin | 2,002 views
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This article is part one of a three part series on applying the martial arts concept of zanshin to the information technology sector.

In the martial arts world, there is a concept called zanshin. It’s defined as a state …

Communications | Posted 4 Jan 2012 | Comments Off on Verified Twitter Accounts? | 4,240 views

Public access to the Twitter account verification system has been closed for quite a while. The verification system was intended to be an easy way to allow followers to distinguish authentic Twitter accounts from parody or fake accounts. A TNW …

In Other News | Posted 28 Dec 2011 | Comments Off on Anonymous Hits Stratfor Website | 2,218 views

Anonymous has claimed an attack on the Stratfor Global Intelligence website. As of this time, the website is currently undergoing maintenance. Identity Finder released an analysis of the information posted online by Anonymous. The analysis reveals that Anonymous was able …

In Other News | Posted 14 Dec 2011 | Comments Off on Feds Looking into CarrierIQ | 1,799 views

The Washington Post is reporting that executives from CarrierIQ are meeting with the Federal Trade Commission. Although the FBI has refused to disclose how they use CarrierIQ data, the company has claimed that it has never provided any data to …

In Other News | Posted 6 Dec 2011 | Comments Off on Adobe Exploit in the Wild | 4,029 views

Adobe has released a security advisory for Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader. The zero day vulnerability, which is being actively exploited, allows an attacker to take control of a vulnerable computer. Adobe states in a blog post that they have …

In Other News | Posted 4 Dec 2011 | Comments Off on Carrier IQ Excitement | 2,210 views

Working with his own HTC Evo phone, Trevor Eckart discovered the Carrier IQ activities. Carrier IQ responded with a cease and desist letter, which was answered with the help of the EFF. Carrier IQ withdrew the cease and …

In Other News | Posted 17 Nov 2011 | Comments Off on ISC Releases BIND 9 Patch | 2,298 views

ISC has released a patch for BIND 9 to protect against a recently disclosed vulnerability. The vulnerability affects all currently supported versions of BIND. No workarounds are available, and ISC is recommending that BIND installations be upgraded to the patched …

In Other News | Posted 20 Oct 2011 | Comments Off on Gadafhi Images Used To Spread Malware | 1,768 views

As news about Moammar Gadafhi’s last moments and the circumstances of his death, attackers are taking advantage of the situation. Attackers are sending emails to capitalize on people’s curiosity. We’ve already received one email using pictures of Gadafhi’s death as …