Stalker App Strikes Back at iPhones & Starbucks

March 19, 2012
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Stalker App Strikes Back at iPhones & Starbucks

Surprised there wasn’t more coverage on this story in the news on Friday… Basically, Mark Wuergler of Immunity Inc. found that the iPhone advertises the last three SSIDs it connected to, exposing the MAC addresses of those routers/access points as well. With this information anyone could then use a service like Google Location Services...
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After 10 Years Agencies Continue to Fail FISMA

March 16, 2012
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After 10 Years Agencies Continue to Fail FISMA

Although I don’t think compliance is the right answer, the general stats presented in the article scare me. Only 7 out of 24 agencies tested are more than 90% compliant with FISMA. And this year FISMA will be 10 years old! (… contemplate on that for a while …) Although agencies are making progress...
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Top 3 NoVA Infosec Blog Posts of the Week

March 16, 2012
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Top 3 NoVA Infosec Blog Posts of the Week

Don’t call it a come back, it’s that time of the week again: the time where we take a look at what local security bloggers have been up to. You can take a look at what local security bloggers have been up to but if you can’t get enough of the local security scene,...
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Job: Senior IT Security Engineer in Washington, DC

March 15, 2012
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Job: Senior IT Security Engineer in Washington, DC

Looks like Versprite is in the hunt for a jack-of-all trades security pro in the Washington, DC area. Got experience with firewalls, IPSs, IDSs, patching systems, vulnerability scanners, antivirus solutions, etc.? Oh, and excellent communications (written and oral) skills as well? Then maybe this is the position for you. And don’t forget … if...
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Survey: What’s the Most Important Career Component?

March 15, 2012
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Survey: What’s the Most Important Career Component?

Following-up from our post on Monday re the top 5 certifications for 2012 and the one on Wednesday re some of the non-certification things to consider for someone considering a long-term career in infosec, we thought we’d do a quick poll (since it seems to be the season) to see what other people thought....
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Top 4 Un-Certifications

March 14, 2012
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On Monday I posted a quick review of top recommended certifications for 2012. One of the points that I tried to make in that article was that certifications aren’t everything. I proposed that certifications only make up maybe 10% of what security professionals should be focusing on in managing their career. In the end...
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Operation Deadline Extension

March 13, 2012
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Operation Deadline Extension

As part of the Operation GhostClick the FBI took over a botnet back in November and as a shim they setup temporary DNS servers to keep DNSChanger Trojan-infected computers running properly. The servers were set to go offline last week but for various reasons, the FBI had to extend the deadline to July 9th....
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