Top Ten passwords in UK

thomas arsenal monkey charlie qwerty 123456 letmein liverpool password 123 Of course this list comes from a study in UK (Liverpool and Arsenal are in good positions) but it must be the same everywhere. I’m sure that the same list in Belgium should contain “Standard” or “Bonnen” πŸ˜‰ That’s another

Better than the MTV Music Awards or Golden Globes…

Four years ago, the SANS Institute and the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) at the FBI released a document summarizing the Ten Most Critical Internet Security Vulnerabilities. Thousands of organizations used that list, and the expanded Top-20 lists that followed one, two, and three years later, to prioritize their efforts

IT & hurricanes?

Katarina will reach the US coast soon… Once personal & family safety is warranted, why not take care of IT & Internet? There is an interesting article @ SANS regarding this topic: Article: Hurricane Katrina Preparations

Format your old disks!

Are you selling old hard disk drives on Ebay from time to time? Sure, it’s a great way to get some money back against unused hardware! But, did you always take care of their content? How do you format them? Read this story: Old hard drives yield data bonanza. For

Linux SSH scanning story

There exists a multithreaded SSH bruteforcer called “haita” which try to login with ‘guest’ or ‘test’ (and same password). Read the full story on the incident@securityfocus.com mailinglist. An admin let the attacker break in a system (some kind of honeypot) and talk to him on IRC: Shell commands and IRC

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