Friday, June 29, 2012

GAO: Cyber Threats Facilitate Ability to Commit Economic Espionage

Another day, another warning, another restatement of the obvious. In the summary, it's noted that in past reports the GAO has made hundreds of recommendations to better protect federal systems, critical infrastructures, and intellectual property. The implication is that prior warnings have gone unheeded, and little's been done about these threats and vulnerabilities from both technology and personnel.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

New Android Malware Is Disguised as a Security App

Nothing really new here, is there? Just some old scam moved to a new platform. We should expect this. Sometime soon, in order to make these appear more legitimate, will these apps carry a price tag and require payment?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Turtle Crossing

Just too strange. We're zipping down Route 6 toward Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown when someone said, "look at that sign. It says 'Turtle Crossing.'" Then, we saw a turtle crossing the road. What are the chances? Not wanting to see the turtle flattened by some speeding vehicle, we doubled back to help it. By the we made the u-turn, the turtle was gone. I guess it got to the other side. What's this got to do with information security? Nothing.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

World IPv6 Launch Day

Well, I was on vacation last week, and realized upon my return that I'd missed World IPv6 Launch Day on June 6. Gee, 6/6. Good thing it was 2012 and not 2006 (666). I wonder if anyone did something special to celebrate. Based on sales of books such as Security in an IPv6 Environment and Handbook of IPv4 to IPv6 Transition: Methodologies for Institutional and Corporate Networks, either no one cares or it's very simple.