Grecs’ Weekend Best Bets for 2012-05-04

May 4, 2012
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Grecs’ Weekend Best Bets for 2012-05-04

Here it is again … another of our weekly “Best Bets” posts… As we’ve previously noted most local meetups seem to be crowded into weekday evenings with almost nothing on the weekend. The purpose of this post is to advertise some of the smaller events that are occurring over the weekend. Most of these...
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Weekly Rewind – Top Industry News, Plain Text Offenders, Tech Skills that Pay the Bills, & More…

May 3, 2012
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Weekly Rewind – Top Industry News, Plain Text Offenders, Tech Skills that Pay the Bills, & More…

If you missed anything or happened to be offline this past week, we hope you find this post useful as a quick reference. For those readers that may not have noticed, I actually tack on a bit of commentary to some the industry articles – so check out my italicized/bolded opinions and let me...
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Job: Senior Penetration Tester in Reston, VA

May 3, 2012
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Job: Senior Penetration Tester in Reston, VA

Came across this awesome position on EthicalHacker.net’s forums. Although the req reads like they are looking a mid-career candidate, in the forum post they mentioned that they have multiple pen testing positions at various levels. The POC is listed at the end of the req below. If you decide to apply, please mention that...
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Rant & Poll: Can We Just Let this Google Wifi Slurping Thing Die?

May 2, 2012
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Rant & Poll: Can We Just Let this Google Wifi Slurping Thing Die?

In the past few weeks Google has been back in the news for their whole wifi slurping mess. First it was the FCC slap on the wrist $25K fine. More recently, Google disclosed the name of the programmer responsible for the wifi software. It turns out it was none other than Marius Milner of...
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Technical Skills to Pay the Bills … And More

May 2, 2012
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Technical Skills to Pay the Bills … And More

On Monday we talked about skills to obtain if you want to be a CISO. But maybe that isn’t your career goal and you’d rather stay technical … or you are just starting out. TimesUnion.com posted a good article based on research from Wanted Analytics™ and Hiring Scale™ that details the most in-demand infosec...
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 04-30-2012

May 1, 2012
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 04-30-2012

Where do you want to be this week? Now you’ll always know with our “Where You Want to Be This Week” feature, which will tell you about infosec meetups happening in your local area as of Sunday night. If you would like your event listed in our Calendar and in this post, let us...
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Plain Text Offenders: Fight Back Against Cleartext Password Reminders

May 1, 2012
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Plain Text Offenders: Fight Back Against Cleartext Password Reminders

Yes, it’s that time of the month again when many of those friendly MailMan services email password reminders to us. I’ve covered this before and it’s very easy to disable the whole password reminder feature from a subscribee perspective. To jog your memory, below is the relevant setting within your MailMan configuration panel. The...
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