The Information Security Infantry

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As a low-level, gravel crunching, grunt there are a few things that get drilled into your head through constant repetition, things like the only defense in an ambush is offense. If you’re caught in the middle of a well planned and executed ambush your pretty much dead so you might as well turn and run […]

Hackernews.com 10 Years Old Today

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The registration info for hackernews.com says the domain was first registered on July 29, 1998. Ten years ago, today. wow. You know, long strange trip and all that. News wasn’t actually posted to the site until a month or so later but July 29th is as good day as any to celebrate. (or should that […]

The next Last HOPE in 2010

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So The Last HOPE is over and while I am still here in New York (the reason why I’ll save for another day) I have been contemplating the events of the weekend. All in all I thought the con ran extremely well which is a bit unusual in my experience for HOPE. While there were […]

Talks at the Last Hope

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After you attend more than a half dozen or so hacker cons you start to realize several recurring themes amoung presentation topics. Topics such as Freedom of Information Act requests, hacker spaces, or hacker history have been done several times at various cons. The Last Hope is no different as these topics have recurred here […]

The Last Hope in NYC Today!

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I’m sitting on the floor of the eighteenth level of the Hotel Pennsylvania at The Last HOPElistening to Karsten Nohl talk about the (Im)possibility of Hardware Obfuscation as he discuss tracing connections in integrated chip design. Heady stuff. Already ran into Lady Ada from AdaFruit Industries and Road Dancer from the old (defunct?) HDF. So […]

OSF to take over DLDOS from Attrition.org

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You may have noticed over there on the right hand side of this website a link to Attrtion.org’s DLDOS or Data Loss database. The DLDOS (despite the poor choice of acronyms, or was that on purpose?), like Attrition’s Defacement Archive before it, is an extremely useful tool that has become the authoritative archive of privacy […]

CitiBank Card Numbers and PINS Stolen in Server Breach

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Many years ago, (like ten or more) there was a major US bank (BoA, CitiBank I don’t remember) that had a major security breach. I don’t remember all the details, and Google has been less than helpful, but the bank in question was very forth coming, they announced the incident, released a press release, and […]

Only You Can Prevent ID Theft

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I was at Autozone yesterday getting a set of Upper Strut Mounts for my 167K mile old Saturn when the sales guy asked me for my phone number. I didn’t hesitate a bit and just rattled off ten digits. The same ten digits I always give out. Ten digits which in fact are not my […]

Interview with The Bug Magazine

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About a month or so ago I did an email interview with an online ezine known as The Bug Magazine. They are based in Brazil so most of the magazine is in Portuguese however the editors graciously published my interview in English as well. Scroll about half way down the page to get to the […]

More POS Hacks Grab CC Numbers

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Everyone gets a kick out of TV shows and news reports that feature stupid criminals. People who get themselves locked inside the store they are trying to rob or stuck in the air vent attempting to break in. For some reason you don’t hear about the smart criminals very often. Maybe they don’t get caught […]