Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Social Engineering as the Biggest Threat to Help Desk Security

From a recent SANS survey, 69% of respondents found that social engineering is the biggest threat to help desk security. Here is a link to the article on and a link to the SANS white paper.

Monday, July 29, 2013

“NASDAQ is owned.” Five men charged in largest financial hack ever

I am not surprised: "NASDAQ is owned" are the words sent in a IM from an eastern Europe hacker just after he got some administrative credentials for one of NASDAQ's internal networks.

As I said in the past: "there are two types of companies, the ones that have been hacked and the ones that don't know it yet."

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Free Science Books!

If you like a good science book to accompany you, you will find a lot of free ones here.

Monday, July 8, 2013

NY state will fight fake IDs

An interesting article on initiatives taken by the New York state against fake IDs. I disagree with the comment "While the old-school images might seem odd, the new production method and a barrage of features both seen and unseen will make the licenses virtually impossible to forge."

Nothing is impossible to forge. It is just a matter of technical difficulties, cost and time. And making a document "sufficiently close" to the legit version is enough to achieve deception.

Monday, July 1, 2013

AT&T Archives: The UNIX Operating System

A cool video from 1982 featuring some of the big names: Kernighan, Ritchie, and Aho to mention but a few.