Aug 31 2009
Once again it’s time to clean out my cache of tabs in Firefox. I’ve found that open and closing tabs as much as I do hastens the memory leaks in Firefox. Or at least my perception of them. So it’s a good time to capture in a blog post the articles that I’ve found most interesting in the last week and restart Firefox to recapture that memory. Now if only I had a way to do the same for myself.
Monday morning reading:
- How hackers snatch real-time security ID numbers – Whatever one man can secure, another man can break into. I find it interesting that we’re starting to name virus techniques, since the viruses themselves have become so modular.
- Capability and maturity model creation in information security – Mike Dahn has written a guest post for IT Compliance Advisor. He suggests that we have two main issues with reaching compliance and a real maturity model is needed to attain and maintain compliance. Great article.
- ‘The Analyzer’ pleads guilty in $10 million bank hacking case – Sometimes they actually catch and prosecute the bad guys. Not as often as we’d like, but I think it’s increasing in frequency.
- Introducing Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) – I’m still deciphering the complexity of this but it seems the big selling point seems to be the establishment of a VPN connection and a private IP space. Chris Hoff has always has a good dissection of this type of cloud computing news.
- Social network privacy study finds identity link to cookies – You mean we’re being tracked by our social networks?
- Twitter XSS vulnerability not yet fixed – I’m not sure expecting Twitter to wave a magic wand and fix a major bug immediately is fair or realistic. But it needs to get fixed quickly none the less.