Kroll onTrack is a well-know company which performs data recovery. Once a year, they publish the top-ten of strange cases they faced during the last twelve months. “Strange”… is the right word! ;-) Check out the 2008 chart: Kroll Ontrack Top Ten Data Mishaps and Recoveries. My favorite is the
A new 0-day exploit is in the wild for Internet Explorer 7 since yesterday. Of course, this is a big issue and countermeasures must be deployed as soon as possible. A lot of security solutions companies try to use the 0-day effect as a marketing element “à la Barack Obama”:
Christmas is close to us! It means a break for a lot of [net|sys]admins, business will slow down… Things break where no one is around (that’s the Murphy’s law). So be prepared and enjoy your EOY period! Make sure… Your backup procedures are up-to-date and operational (enough tapes?); Your file
Some advertisers spammers have great ideas to send unsolicited messages to a targeted audience. Their goal is to convince the end-user to click on an advertisement. A new method seemed to appear on the web recently: They simulate a browser security warning! Often, users doesn’t even read the warning message
Secunia announced in its blog a new service: “One Stop Exploit Shop” To resume, they will propose exploits and security breaches PoC to security professional trough their website against some $$$. As stated in the announce, after approval by Secunia (at least!), vendors and companies will have access to the
The Planet is a hosting provider like many others in the US. End of May, a fire incident hit one of their Houston data center. A few numbers: 9000 servers down 7500 customers affected $900000 estimated loss Read the story: http://forums.theplanet.com/index.php?showtopic=90185
Ok, there are plenty of gadgets with built in Wi-Fi detector: keyrings, t-shirts, … But here, it looks much more professional when you travel: More info here.
I’m back to the University for two months! I started a mission for a company located on the Louvain-La-Neuve campus. That’s a really great place to work! You’ve everything just a few meters from the office and, since the new academic year started, the student activities are also starting again.
Today, I went to the local cash-dispenser to retrieve some money… “Card rejected“. I check with my wife’s card… “Card rejected” WTF!? Suddenly I was able to read a brief message on the terminal… “Due to a maintenance, it won’t be possible to retrieve money this Saturday from … to
Is it normal to have to subscribe to a f*cking distribution list to increase my chances to win a price of a *free* contest? That’s true, I’m sure to increase my chances to get spam…