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Posted @ Friday, 9 September 2011 12:20 PM By Matt Marlor
Run around with arms in the air and scream the sky is falling? Or think seriously about security ...
Posted @ Thursday, 4 August 2011 2:20 AM By Matt Marlor
A method to return the right client IP to web applications that are behind a reverse proxy!
Posted @ Sunday, 31 July 2011 3:40 PM By Matt Marlor
In which I find a new cloud-based service which I'm so impressed with that I want to share it! To the cloud!
Posted @ Friday, 29 April 2011 12:44 PM By Matt Marlor
As it unfolds, the magnitude of stupidity in Sony's Playstation Network breach becomes more and more apparent. Why should anyone have faith in Sony going forward?
Posted @ Tuesday, 12 April 2011 12:45 AM By Matt Marlor
It’s true. There’s a conspiracy and everything.
Posted @ Tuesday, 5 April 2011 10:28 AM By Matt Marlor
All too often, IT security gets communicated as a big contest - who can piss higher than the other. It's not appropriate, and it doesn't help. So why keep doing it?
Posted @ Thursday, 18 November 2010 7:45 PM By Matt Marlor
Anti-malware is taken for granted, both by Windows and non-Windows users. It's time that stopped, and time for antimalware vendors to get a shakeup too.
Posted @ Saturday, 11 September 2010 4:55 PM By Matt Marlor
It would stand to reason that I would have observed substantial improvements in the approach to security, and especially malware prevention, over my years in IT. Sadly, nothing could be further from the truth. It seems people are still falling for the same old traps.
Posted @ Saturday, 31 July 2010 5:05 PM By Matt Marlor
A recent security breach reported by Risky.Biz got me thinking about underlying causes after reading quotes and info showing they weren't taking their IT seriously. There's lessons in that for business and IT alike.
Posted @ Friday, 18 June 2010 3:00 PM By Matt Marlor
We had a little bit of excitement recently with the AuTechHeads site, thanks to a flaw in DNN found by new member @corneliu. I thought I'd give a bit of an overview of the flaw and a couple of mitigations we used until it was fully fixed.
Posted @ Thursday, 10 June 2010 11:35 AM By Peter
Open source gets a mention nearly every day in the ICT industry. There are really cool programs out there that are open source, but what does that actually mean?
Posted @ Monday, 10 May 2010 9:24 AM By Brian H Madsen
We've just had a look at how to secure your connection in Part 1 so obviously everything is now all honkey dorey on that end.
Some of the other areas that you naturally have to look at is the environment/infrastructure/network and your data itself.
It's not much use to encrypt and secure the data that you're transferring if the actual data itself isn't protected.What i hear you say? my IT guys got that under control..firewalls up the wazzooo...everything's patched and service packed!Of course that's not really enough and we know this - we just sometimes choose to leave that in the hands of those other people - network engineers.
Posted @ Monday, 10 May 2010 9:19 AM By Brian H Madsen
I guess this is one of my pet hates/loves - too often i come across applications that makes it's database connection strings freely available to anybody who knows where to look.
As a junior developer, the main focus is generally just to secure the connection string and leave it at that - the IT guys knows what they're doing. But, untold amount of data is being transfered across domains, networks or even in the public, without any thought for how that data is secured.
I'm sure many that's worked in the finance industry (banking anyone) is aware of how important it is to secure that data...we're dealing with money here, so it's an obvious fact that it needs to be safe.
So, how do we do it? or do we care? i mean, the famous last words of any application exposed to the public is "it wouldn't happen to me, right?".
Posted @ Thursday, 6 May 2010 11:04 PM By Mick Huxley
A simple look at the problems assoicated with breaking down security to users..