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Would You Hire This Hacker?

9/28/2007
Convicted hacker Robert Moore started serving his two-year prison sentence yesterday. He has high hopes that a security company will scoop him up when he gets out. The question is: Would you hire this man?

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Advice On Building A Better Password

8/24/2007
We're always hearing that we need stronger passwords, but many people don't know how to craft a better, stronger password or they simply don't take the time to come up with some crazy complex string that they have no chance of remembering. I was just talking with someone who gave me some great advice.

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Enterprise 2.0--Changing Corporate Culture Before Changing The Tech

6/18/2007
At the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston this week I quickly caught on that this business/technology move isn't so much about the tech behind it but about harnessing what evangelists call the 'collective intelligence.' What they're getting at is that blogs and wikis aren't just cool and fun, they could help smart employees who are never heard find a corporate voice.

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How Happy Are You With Your Salary?

6/11/2007
I got an interesting piece of information last week. Alan Paller of the SANS Institute tells me people who see their salaries increasing each year are more satisfied with their salaries than those who are paid well but who don't see it getting any better.

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Vegas BBQ -- Burn, PC, Burn

5/24/2007
Picture a beautiful sunset over the desert, the glow of the Vegas skyline in the distance. Then a towering wave of flames leap into the air that crackles with the heat -- a man just set his computer on fire.

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Vigilante Hacker -- Hero Or Menace? Your Call…

2/26/2007
The jury's out on a controversial hack job. Oh, one man is already going to jail in this tale. The question is whether the hacker who helped put the bad guy away was the hero of the story or just another bad guy. What's your take on this one?

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New Drive-By Attack Taking Over Home Routers

2/15/2007
Researchers at Symantec are warning users that if they haven't changed the default password on their home wireless router, they should finally just DO IT. Symantec's Zulfikar Ramzan issued a warning Thursday that hackers are lacing phony Web sites with malicious code that actually will log into and mess with your home broadband router. He's coined a term for it: Drive-By Pharming.

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Visual C++ Flaw Leads To Y3K -- Seriously

2/14/2007
Think the software industry learned its lesson with the whole Y2K debacle? Of course not. The Department of Homeland Security issued a warning this week that there's a flaw in Microsoft's Visual C++ programming environment that could actually cause programs written with it to crash when we pass the Year 3000. Of course, unless today's programs are around in another 993 years, it won't be a drastic issue.

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Keeping Our Private Info Private In An Online World

8/9/2006
There were a couple of incidents this week that made me stop and think about my own personal data--and who has it. But more important than any musings about what information about me--my address or financial records or personnel records from various jobs--is stored out there is who could get their hands on it. And it seems the answer to that question is, apparently, absolutely anyone.

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Government Shutdown Brings Certificate Lapse Woes
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  1/11/2019
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CVE-2018-5740
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
"deny-answer-aliases" is a little-used feature intended to help recursive server operators protect end users against DNS rebinding attacks, a potential method of circumventing the security model used by client browsers. However, a defect in this feature makes it easy, when the feature is i...
CVE-2018-5741
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
To provide fine-grained controls over the ability to use Dynamic DNS (DDNS) to update records in a zone, BIND 9 provides a feature called update-policy. Various rules can be configured to limit the types of updates that can be performed by a client, depending on the key used when sending the update ...
CVE-2016-9778
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
An error in handling certain queries can cause an assertion failure when a server is using the nxdomain-redirect feature to cover a zone for which it is also providing authoritative service. A vulnerable server could be intentionally stopped by an attacker if it was using a configuration that met th...
CVE-2017-3135
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
Under some conditions when using both DNS64 and RPZ to rewrite query responses, query processing can resume in an inconsistent state leading to either an INSIST assertion failure or an attempt to read through a NULL pointer. Affects BIND 9.8.8, 9.9.3-S1 -> 9.9.9-S7, 9.9.3 -> 9.9.9-P5, 9.9.10b1...
CVE-2017-3136
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
A query with a specific set of characteristics could cause a server using DNS64 to encounter an assertion failure and terminate. An attacker could deliberately construct a query, enabling denial-of-service against a server if it was configured to use the DNS64 feature and other preconditions were me...