Apr 17 2009
It’s gotten pretty normal for me to accumulate a number of open tabs in Firefox and then flush them all out Saturday morning by writing a short blog post with links to all the important stories. Except I’m looking at my calendar for the next ten days and the only thing I can do is groan. Training all day tomorrow with the Cub Scouts so that I can officially take the boys camping and make it apply for their badges, a trip to Oakland on Sunday, then RSA and everything involved with it, then capping it off with a Cub Scout Camporee next weekend as soon as I get back from RSA. Then there’s a week of catch up and another camping trip, this time with my father and brother. So if you haven’t heard from me in a week or so after RSA, you’ll at least have some idea of why.
- A toy I want: Toool credit card emergency pickste v2.0 – I don’t see how I’ll be able to get my hands on a set of these before Defcon, but I’m keeping my eyes open.
- Exotic Liability podcast – I haven’t listened yet, but there’s a lot of buzz on twitter about this new podcast. Speaking of new podcasts, Rich was on the latest episode of Beyond the Perimeter with Amrit Williams.
- You knew about the 2009 Data Breach Investigation by Verizon, but did you know they’re having a roadshow in support of the paper?
- Incident Response vs. Incident Handling – I’d never really thought about this before, but it makes sense: it’s the job of the incident handler to keep management off of the back of the incident responders.
- Role of Bush NSA plan under review – Nooo, this isn’t a power grab at all. And it’s all in the best interest of the country. Really!
- Guess what? SSH again! – Better check your passwords, brute force attempts against SSH servers are on the rise again.
- Hacking Internet backbones – it’s easier than you think – Black Hat always turns up the juiciest secrets.
- The Pirate Bay four found guilty – My bittorrent client is weeping.