[infowarrior] - Good article on time to patch by OS vendors

2006-01-12 Thread Richard Forno
http://blogs.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2006/01/a_timeline_of_m.html Brian Krebs on Computer Security A Time to Patch A few months back while researching a Microsoft patch from way back in 2003, I began to wonder whether anyone had ever conducted a longitudinal study of Redmond's patch

[infowarrior] - Symantec provides hiding place for hackers

2006-01-12 Thread Richard Forno
Symantec provides hiding place for hackers By Joris Evers http://news.com.com/Symantec+provides+hiding+place+for+hackers/2100-1002_3-6 026203.html Story last modified Wed Jan 11 17:20:00 PST 2006 Symantec has released an update to its popular Norton SystemWorks to fix a security problem that

[infowarrior] - Geocode capability increases on Mac OSX

2006-01-12 Thread Richard Forno
(c/o D) Yesterday both Google and Garmin announced support for OSX 10.4. Google announced Google Earth, and Garmin is now (or will soon be) providing hardware support for their GPS devices. The announcements are not buried on their sites either. Both sites have the announcements prominently

[infowarrior] - Zero-day holiday

2006-01-12 Thread Richard Forno
Zero-day holiday Kelly Martin, http://www.securityfocus.com/columnists/377?ref=rss A few hundred million Windows XP machines lay vulnerable on the Web today, a week after a zero-day exploit was discovered. Meanwhile, new approaches and ideas from the academic world - that focus exclusively on

[infowarrior] - Symantec Caught in Norton 'Rootkit' Flap

2006-01-12 Thread Richard Forno
http://www.eweek.com/print_article2/0,1217,a=169032,00.asp Symantec Caught in Norton 'Rootkit' Flap January 11, 2006 By Ryan Naraine Symantec Corp. has fessed up to using a rootkit-type feature in Norton SystemWorks that could provide the perfect hiding place for attackers to place malicious

[infowarrior] - Verizon Prevents Treo Use As 3G Modem

2006-01-12 Thread Richard Forno
Verizon Prevents Treo Use As 3G Modem http://www.mobilepipeline.com/175803792?cid=rssfeed_pl_mwp By James M. Turner Mobile Pipeline So you just bought a Windows Mobile Treo with EV-DO service and you want to use it as a modem for your laptop? Forget it. Verizon Wireless says you must buy a

[infowarrior] - Schneier: Anonymity Won't Kill the Internet

2006-01-12 Thread Richard Forno
Anonymity Won't Kill the Internet By Bruce Schneier | http://www.wired.com/news/columns/1,7-0.html In a recent essay, Kevin Kelly warns of the dangers of anonymity. It's OK in small doses, he maintains, but too much of it is a problem: (I)n every system that I have seen where anonymity

[infowarrior] - Surge in Sale of Disposable Cell Phones May Have Terror Link

2006-01-12 Thread Richard Forno
Surge in Sale of Disposable Cell Phones May Have Terror Link Phones Can Be Difficult or Impossible to Track; Large Quantities Purchased in California, Texas By BRIAN ROSS and RICHARD ESPOSITO http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/print?id=1499905 Jan. 12, 2006 ‹ - Federal agents have launched an

[infowarrior] - OpEd: You're being watched ...

2006-01-12 Thread Richard Forno
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-oe-donohue12jan12,1,3860 067.story From the Los Angeles Times You're being watched ... Efforts to collect data on Americans go far beyond the NSA's domestic spying program. By Laura K. Donohue January 12, 2006 CONGRESS WILL soon hold hearings