Twenty years ago… I decided to start a blog to share my thoughts! That’s why I called it “/dev/random”. How was the Internet twenty years ago? Well, they were good things and bad ones… With the years, the blog content evolved, and I wrote a lot of technical stuff related
Category: People / Places
[SANS ISC] May People Be Considered as IOC?
I published the following diary on isc.sans.edu: “May People Be Considered as IOC?“: Thatâ€™s a tricky question! May weÂ manage a list of people like regular IOCâ€™s? An IOC (Indicator of Compromise) is a piece of information, usually technical, that helps to detect malicious (or at least suspicious) activities. Classic types
Refugees Need Some Help… Also From Techies!
Everybody is aware of the massive amount of refugees crossing Europe borders to try to find a better life. I won’t start a debate about this, it’s not the goal of this blog. But, when I was contacted by a friend who asked me if I could help some refugees
Physical Access == Pwn3d!
This is becoming a buzz in Belgium in this holidays period and all media are busy to relay it: One of the biggest advertising panel in Brussels has been hacked! Sitting on top of a building, Place de Broeckere, it is well known from the people of Brussels.Â If it is
Developers Are (still) From Mars, Infosec People (still) From Venus
In March 2011, Brian Honan contributed to an issue of the INSECUREÂ magazine with an article called “Management are from Mars, information security professional are from Venus“. This title comes from the John Gray’s worldwide bestseller where he presentsÂ the relations between men and women. Still today, we can reuse this subject
Don’t (always) blame the user!
Often, as securityÂ professionals, we tend to blame our users. Not all people are security aware and take the rightÂ decision when facing a potential security issue. Yes, we know: they click, they open, they answer questions, they trust, …
2nd European Information Security Blogger Awards Announced
Today, Brian Honan announced on his blog the second European edition of the Security Bloggers Awards. In a few weeks, many infosec guys will join London to attend BSidesLondon and/orÂ InfoSecurity Europe. This is the perfect time to organize a meet-up on Wednesday 30rd April. Security bloggers are welcome to have
Did Media Cross the Red Line?
With the recent buzz arround the pwnageÂ of the fist Belgian telco operator, media are again surfing the wave of cyber-[threats|criminality|espionage|*]. They know that, today, an article with the word “cyber” in the title will attract more people!Â Usually, I try to not trust (or at least to be very careful) with
Belgian Edition of The Hacknowledge Contest
The last weekend, an ethical hacking event was organised in Belgium. The Hacknowledge Contest joined Charleroi and was hosted at the CPEHN. This event was previously organised only in France thanks to the initiative of the ACISSI. Last year, they decided to open their challenges to other countries. The current
The Social Impact of Malware Infections
I just had a good experience today about the “social impact” of malware infections and I would like to share it with you. For most infosec people, it is part of the game to play the fireman for family and friends when they are in trouble with their computer. The