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2007.08.22 Daily Security Reading

by on Aug.24, 2007, under Security

Nothing new here – hacked

1.6 million records with personal info uploaded to remote webserver.

Good Articles on CAPTCHAs

Mark Burnett has a few good articles on the CAPTCHA. Check the articles out here and here. They do a good job at explaining some of the high level problems with CAPTCHAs but don’t be fooled, this is only the tip of the iceburg as I’m sure Matt would agree.

Book Review: Network Warrior

Entry level certifications such as the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) have become the source of many jokes to people in the industry, largely because of the seemingly inept people that proudly display their certifications. This is made worse by the volume of books geared only to get people through the exam. Network Warrior bills itself as the exact opposite — if the subtitle is to be believed it contains “Everything You Need to Know That Wasn’t on the CCNA Exam”. I actually bought this book the other day but havn’t read it yet – looking forward to it though.

Latest anti-virus and anti-malware products testing results

Veteran tester Andreas Marx has done another major test of 29 anti-virus and anti-malware products, and it’s worth taking a look at — notwithstanding the caveat that it’s only using the on-demand capabilities of the scanner (as opposed to real-time protection, which is another bulwark in an antivirus program’s defense of a system).

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