A Lesson in Cloud

A recent Threatpost article http://threatpost.com/en_us/a3t where Greg Hoglund comes pretty close to ranting about the actions of Anon and that they did not “hack” HBGary – they just weaseled their way into the HBGary Google account – does illuminate some of the issues with using Cloud services. You see, Greg tried to do some damage …

Making the Web Work for You – Part 5

Getting Social Now before you cast aside the idea of getting involved in any kind of social networking, take a minute to comprehend that what in one hand can be a time-waster and security nightmare you try so hard to keep your users away from, can on the other hand be a powerful business tool …

*Sigh* What’s ‘Google’ for BS?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39745736/ns/technology_and_science-security/ This stuff just won’t die – but what is even more annoying than the never-ending banality of this journalistic tripe, is the mind-numbing notion that Google does anything inadvertently.  In the words of Johnny Rotten ‘Bollocks!”.  You don’t inadventently War-Drive custom network-sniffin’, gas-sippin’, picture snappin’, Google-mappin’ vehicles through 100-some-odd countries by accident folks.  How …

Making the Web Work for You – Part 4

Sprechen Zie Blog? Although your first reaction might be ‘Why would I want a blog on my website?’, a better question is likely ‘Why wouldn’t you?’.  You have yourself a well-designed and functioning site, you have done your due diligence with respect to Search Engine Optimization and you are keeping tabs on your site with …

GMail Security Checklist

The folks at Google have been nice enough to create a checklist to help you secure your system – it’s mostly a collection of best practices known to those in information security, but maybe less obvious to the general user populace.  Either way, it would be beneficial for any GMail user to work through the …

Why SORBS sucks.

I like RDNSBLs – they are extremely useful, and when used properly, they can reduce your SPAM intake by 90% or more easily.  When they don’t work well though, they kind of suck.  No, actually, they really suck.  One big problem with SORBS is it’s overly aggressively blacklist of supposed dynamic IP addresses – many …

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