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Where Do You Put Your Security Dollars?  16 December 2005 
Source: EWeek - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Security solutions seem to be growing at a faster rate than the problems. How do you tell what approach to take? Be the first to comment on this article In a recent panel discussion I was on it was suggested that spending on the conventional threat mitigation aspects of security was headed for a leveling off, and that the real growth was in compliance issues.

Creating secure wireless access points with OpenBSD and OpenVPN  14 December 2005 
Source: NewsForge - Posted by Pax Dickinson   
You know how insecure 802.11x wireless networks are. In this article we'll create an OpenBSD-based secure wireless access point that prevents unauthorized access and encrypts every packet using a VPN tunnel. OpenBSD is one of the most secure operating systems available, is easy to use, and includes almost everything you need for this project in the base installation.

New Software Protects Wi-Fi Hardware  12 December 2005 
Source: eWeek - Posted by Pax Dickinson   
While Wi-Fi hardware makers now consider security features par for the course in their products, third-party wireless security companies are still coming up with new ways to secure the hardware of their bigger brethren. AirDefense Inc. this week will launch Version 7.0 of AirDefense Enterprise, the Alpharetta, Ga., company's signature wireless security and management software. Version 7.0 can keep track of and secure up to 300,000 wireless devices and 10,000 dedicated RF (radio frequency) sensors, officials said.

Forensic Analysis of Malcode - Step by Step  08 December 2005 
Source: AntiOnline - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
As many of you venture into a pervasive computing environment, it will not be long before you will be faced with a situation where forensics will be needed. This is an upcoming, and in my opinion, will be the hottest area of security. If you’re one to chase the big bucks and you want to stay in the technology track, then this is the route for you. Otherwise, go off and write documentation for all of the new regulations. That too is hot and returning hefty salaries.

FBI: We're not worried about terrorist cyberattack  08 December 2005 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Terrorist groups lack the capability to launch a damaging Internet-based attack on the United States, and foreign governments are probably behind many online spying attempts, FBI officials said on Wednesday. Al-Qaida and similar groups do not have the ability to disable power plants, airports and other "critical infrastructure" through the Internet, said FBI Assistant Director Louis Reigel, who heads the enforcement agency's Cyber Division.

"Wi-Fi Phishing" or "Evil Twin" Attack at Hotspots: How to Secure Your Mobile Workforce  21 November 2005 
Source: - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Using public hotspots is convenient, however you may want to think twice before accessing confidential information via hotspots. Recent headlines raise concern about wireless security issues around hotspots. Particularly the "Evil Twin" attack has received much attention, even though it is based on a tool that is relatively straightforward and has been around for several years.

It Takes A Hacker To Catch One  14 November 2005 
Source: Information Week - Posted by Pax Dickinson   
Information technology professionals have been conditioned to think defensively, draping their networks with sensor-studded barbed wire and using firewalls to lock down doors and windows. Another school of thought advocates a more proactive approach to security.

Interview with Alf Watt, creator of iStumbler  14 November 2005 
Source: - LogError - Posted by LogError   
iStumbler is the leading wireless discovery tool for Mac OS X and in this interview with its creator, Alf Watt, you can read about the project in general, various wireless security issues as well as recent developments that will make iStumbler a paid tool in its Pro version.

'Lupper' Attacks Linux Systems  08 November 2005 
Source: CXOToday - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Security specialist McAfee has discovered a new virus, an internet worm that is attacking Linux systems. The worm spreads by exploiting web servers hosting vulnerable PHP/ CGI scripts and has been named 'Lupper' by Mcafee. McAfee, which has rated Lupper as low risk, says that the worm is a modified derivative of the Linux/ Slapper and BSD/ Scalper worms from which it inherits its propagation strategy. It scans an entire class B subnet created by randomly choosing the first byte from a hard-coded list of A classes and randomly generating the second byte.

Unsecured Wi-Fi would be outlawed by N.Y. county  07 November 2005 
Source: CNET News - Posted by Pax Dickinson   
According to a new proposal being considered by a suburb of New York City, any business or home office with an open wireless connection but no separate server to fend off Internet attacks would be violating the law.

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