Forwarded from: William Knowles [EMAIL PROTECTED] Just a quick note, We've been having some software issues with Mailman so that's the reason some Fridays there has been no InfoSec News. This batch, while pretty small, should still wet the appetite for the hardcore information security news junkie until Monday. I will have an annoucement soon on some major upgrades with InfoSec News that I am really excited about. On an unrelated note, but something I feel should get a brief mention, one of our users on C4I.org got his papers to join his reserve unit in Iraq, the financial hardship will mean a 60% decrease in his salary and he's selling a number of his personal belongings on eBay so that his wife can afford to keep up the house together until he returns around November 2006. The Army does not consider a drop in income something bad, but expected. I will mention that he's one of the most patriotic Americans I have ever met and we're doing what we can to help him come back to the U.S. with everything he left with. Also with a 100% satisfaction score for 467 items sold on eBay shows you that he's not out to mess with anyone. One item he has up for sale now is a Linksys Wireless A+G wireless notebook card signed by by Kevin Mitnick at Defcon 11. This may or may not do anything for you with Kevin's autograph on it but the current price is at $19.00 with a day and a half to go. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=5768454441 Check out that auction, check out his other items for sale, and maybe add him as one of your favorite sellers, keep in mind he will selling alot of computer hardware and other gear in the coming weeks. But it will be to help keep the mortgage payments going and to buy the additional gear to protect him from all the insurgents wanting nothing less than to kill Americans there helping their country in the transition from the iron fisted rule of Saddam Hussein. I'm sorry if this all sounds campy, but tears are welling in my eyes as I write this. :( Have a wonderful and safe weekend, see you again on Monday, Cheers! William Knowles [EMAIL PROTECTED] *==* Communications without intelligence is noise; Intelligence without communications is irrelevant. Gen Alfred. M. Gray, USMC C4I.org - Computer Security, Intelligence - http://www.c4i.org *==* _ InfoSec News v2.0 - Coming Soon! http://www.infosecnews.org
I've been out with the flu since Thursday night, so I'll be taking a few sick days... - WK Go Illini! _ Network Security - http://www.auditmypc.com Free vulnerability test - How secure is your computer?
For those you that can't get enough InfoSec News, a mail loop caused by a subscriber made sure that you recieved a second helping of the March 6th batch of news. This happens way too often and if you have time today, please look over your network for configuration errors, today's possible mail loop could become tomorrow's embarrassing spam relay. Those of you that would like to 'Thank' the folks behind this, can mail the administrator of this network behind the loop. Its buried in the headers of the second batch. If you get a reply to the effect that its 'not their job' keeping that part of the network running right (an answer I was hearing quite alot today between the Illinois DMV and the Illinois EPA that various things weren't their jobs), remind them of the consequences of not going the extra mile, of those that maybe could have done something a little extra outside of the job paramaters, and maybe could have stopped the 19+ terrorists from crashing planes into the World Trade Centers, Pentagon and Somerset County Pennsylvania, but didn't, because its not their job. - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email [EMAIL PROTECTED] with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
Just a few quick notes here... I've updated the links on the C4I.org mainpage, I know there are some real diehards on ISN who really enjoy what little nuggets of information I dig up and find interesing enough to post online. http://www.c4i.org/ -=- Did anyone notice the NIPC advisory posted on February 11th? http://www.nipc.gov/warnings/advisories/2003/03-002.htm It has four additional security checklist links at the bottom of the advisory with an additional www in front of the usual www you would have, for instance... http://www.www.sans.org/topten.htm I know we're in a national crisis of impending terrorist attacks, or then again maybe not... http://www.abcnews.go.com/sections/wnt/US/terror030213_falsealarm.html But how hard is it to check your links to make sure they work? For that matter, go to a site with any information on it? http://www.www.unixtools.com/securecheck (Just delete that extra www to see what I mean) :) -=- And if anyone cares, to little fanfare, the Department of Homeland Security has released the much awaited, and delayed... The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace http://www.whitehouse.gov/pcipb/cyberspace_strategy.pdf 76 pages that will get looked at once or twice and filed away like alot of computer security policy does, only to be pulled out when something bad happens and you need to point fingers at someone. Cheers! William Knowles [EMAIL PROTECTED] - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email [EMAIL PROTECTED] with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.