Are stuck in your house, in the middle of a snow storm. Is it that quite week between Xmas & New Years at work?
So you think you smart?
Some times, security is a firewall, sometimes it’s a head of lettuce. This is a cool garden planning app.
I have some much more nefarious thoughts on how to use this tool!
Forwarded from: Brent Kesler <bdkesler (at) nps.edu> Call for Papers: Cyber Security in International Relations Submissions due: February 1, 2011 Strategic Insights, an online journal published by the Center on Contemporary Conflict at the Naval Postgraduate School, is seeking scholarly papers on the role that cyber security and information and communications technology (ICT) play in international relations and the strategic thinking of state and nonstate actors. This issue of SI seeks to inform policy makers and military operators of lessons drawn from real-world experience with computer and IT issues. We seek assessment and analysis based on real-world events, not speculation regarding potential threats and perceived vulnerabilities. Papers that test or develop political theories and concepts are encouraged. We hold a broad definition of cyber security, and encourage submissions on a range of ICT topics related to threats to national security and individual liberties, responses to such threats from states and non-state actors, and emerging issues offering an over-the-horizon view of cyber security. However, all submissions should be empirically based; we do not intend to publish work purely devoted to editorial opinion, threat anticipation, or policy advocacy. Submissions therefore should attempt to map capabilities based on available sources or game out real-world implications based on empirical data; any "digital Pearl Harbor" scenarios should attempt to measure the extent of the damage--tangible, social, or political--that could occur. Sample Topics: * Use of cyber attacks to influence government behavior (e.g., 2007 Estonia attacks) * Cyber attacks as a force multiplier in conventional conflicts (e.g., 2008 Georgia attacks) * Internet as a critical resource for political and social movements (e.g., the Green Movement in Iran, electioneering in Moldova, Red Shirt Movement in Thailand) * Governments' efforts to contain popular movements that organize via IT (e.g., shutting down or containing flash mobs, Chinese monitoring of the Dalai Lama, software filtering and surveillance technologies) * The role of information technology strategies in the US and other states' foreign policy (e.g., US State Department intervention to prevent Twitter shut-down during protests following the 2009 Iranian elections) * Regional cyber-conflicts (e.g., North and South Korea, India and Pakistan, Israelis and Palestinians) * Espionage and secrecy in a networked world (e.g., China and Google, Wikileaks) * Information technologies, civil liberties and privacy (e.g., RIM Blackberry and Chinese, Indian and US efforts at surveillance; Wikileaks; the Safe Harbor dispute) * Strategic implications of cyber attacks against critical infrastructures * Innovative cyber attacks (e.g., Stuxnet and the Iranian nuclear program) * International cooperation to manage cyber-security and IT issues (e.g., Internet governance, WSIS, ICANN, WIPO) Submission Details: Submissions should be addressed to SI Editor Brent Kesler and sent in MS Word compatible format to ccc (at) nps.edu. They should range from 10 to 20 pages, double spaced, or 3,000 to 6,000 words. For more information on submission guidelines, please consult: http://www.nps.edu/Academics/Centers/CCC/Research-Publications/StrategicInsights/submissions.html
Time to put on the big thinking hat!
This seems handy!
Wireshark: Remote Packet Capture, bit of Security
Wireshark/Ethereal is one of the best open source tools we have. I don’t think there will be individuals working in Networking domain (especially into IDS/IPS, Firewalls etc.) and don’t know Wireshark/tcpdump. Please I wanna see u guys/gals 😉
There are many features available in Wireshark, we are going to focus on remote packet capture.
Need Wireshark Version 1.4.2 with the new WinPcap available inbuilt with it. Install this on bothe the machines, where you are going to take capture (client) and on the machine where we want to sniff the traffic(server). On Server we need to start “Remote Packet Capture Protocol v.0 (experimental)” service, which will open TCP Port 2002 on the Server.
An pictures of the devices?!
The explosion heard in Lebanon late Wednesday was an Israel Air Force operation aimed at destroying an espionage device it had installed off the coast of the city of Sidon, the Voice of Lebanon radio station reported on Thursday.
The report comes a day after the Lebanese Army said it had uncovered two Israeli spy installations in mountainous areas near Beirut and the Bekaa Valley, The installations included photographic equipment as well as laser and broadcast equipment.
Yesterday, I was talking to a producer for the CBS Evening News regarding credit and ATM/bank cards with embedded RFID chips being vulnerable to wireless skimming. CBS is currently working on a story about this, due to a CBS affiliate station’s story:
CBS News’ take on this is that the skimming is great TV, but it’s probably only a small portion of things that can be skimmed or otherwise attacked by the populace, and they are interested in expanding the story. Our discussion went on for a while, and we talked about similar vulnerabilities pertaining to RFID including passports, EZPay, etc.
In the middle of all this, the producer remarked that while this vulnerability was “brand new” to the public, my reactions were making it seem like this was old news to the infosec community. My response was that the touch-less credit card issue had been known and demonstrated going back at least 6 years, if not more. He said that the same type of reaction had occurred last April, when CBS had run the story about the copier imaging on hard drives. The public was aghast, but the infosec people they’d contacted all remarked “what took you so long?”
More after the jump…
Ellis says the city is hoping it won’t have to pull fiber optic cable out of the ground to return the property to leaseholder CitiCapital. Instead, the city hopes to be able to find the same kind of cable and that it can then turn over to CitiCapital.
Pull fiber from the ground to recoup debt? WTF? Last time I checked recovered fiber wasn’t worth anything. And most of the money spent was in installation. And it cost a ton to remove it in the first place.
And if you can find the “same kind” of cable, why don’t you just give them cash? Or does BT has a secret stockpile of cable.
I’ve always figured that CitiCapital would be pulling equipment from the core. Say some routers & switches? Or something from the IPTV head end. At least there is a resale market for that stuff.