2007.10.29 Daily Security Reading

Identity thieves likely to be first-timers, strangers

An analysis of identity-theft cases closed by the U.S. Secret Service in the past six years has found that identity thieves typically do not have a criminal record and are generally not known by their victims.

DNS Recursion bandwidth amplification Denial of Service PoC

Facebook used against you!

Two pupils have been suspended from a private school after they were found to be members of a ‘dogging’ group featured in facebook.

Storm worm can befuddle NAC

Users will see that, for example, antivirus is turned on, but actually it isn’t scanning for viruses.

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