I usually take a peek at the Internet Traffic Report (ITR) a couple times a day as part of my routine and was a bit troubled by all of the red today: I wanted to do some crunching on the data, and I deliberately do not have Word or Excel on my new MacBook Pro… Continue reading
Feedburner has borked the old RSS feed for the site and has completely disassociated me from it (meaning it’s no longer in my Google Feedburner admin options and they won’t let me re-claim it). So… the new feed link is http://rud.is/b/feed/atom/. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Another #spiffy tip from @MetricsHulk: Evan Applegate put together a great & simple infographic for Businessweek that illustrates the number and size of 2011 data breaches pretty well. (Click for larger version) The summary data (below the timeline bubble chart) shows there was a 37.4% increase in reported incidents and over 260 million records exposed/stolen… Continue reading
As you can probably tell from a previous post, I’m not a fan of paywalls—especially poorly implemented ones. Clicking on a link in an RSS feed post and having it land on a page, only to have it smothered in an HTML layer or — in the following case — promptly redirected to “Pay up,… Continue reading
The FBI made a tool to help you determine if you were a victim of the DNSChanger malware. If you’re like many casual Internet users, you have no idea how to get the information to plug into the input box. Unfortunately, the security model of most modern browsers makes it impossible to easily retrieve this… Continue reading
What can the @lulzsec senate.gov dump tell us about how the admins maintained their system/site? [code light=”true”]SunOS a-ess-wwwi 5.10 Generic_139555-08 sun4u sparc SUNW,SPARC-Enterprise[/code] means they haven’t kept up with OS patches. [-1 patch management] [code light=”true”]celerra:/wwwdata 985G 609G 376G 62% /net/celerra/wwwdata[/code] tells us they use EMC NAS kit for web content. The ‘last‘ dump shows… Continue reading
If you are concerned about the Dropbox design flaw exposed by the dbClone attack, then have we got a link for you! The intrepid DB devs have tossed up a forum release which purports to fix all the thorny security issues. You can no longer just copy a config file to a separate machine to… Continue reading
Spent some time today updating the missing bits of the OS X version of the Dropbox cloner I uploaded last night. You can just grab the executable or grab the whole project from the github repository. The app can now backup/restore of local config, clone dropbox configs to a URL/file and also impersonate a captured… Continue reading