Don't forget about the Wifi Security Project - an offshoot of this blog. I've updated it a couple of times this week with some very relevant wifi security stories. Take a look.
Scott Granneman has a new article up at Security Focus on MS outlook security - check it out.
Millions of Outlook users around the world, in homes, organizations, and businesses, have had to face the insecurities inherent in their email program, sometimes painfully. In fact, SecurityFocus reports that there were nineteen security vulnerabilities reported for Outlook 2000 over the last three years (there have been nine reported for Outlook 2002 in just the past year). Fortunately, there are many things they can do to protect themselves. The important thing is to be proactive instead of reactive. If Outlook users do nothing, they will face the consequences - it's just a matter of time.
More on Ptech
Maybe they didn't do anything wrong? But it'd be pretty difficult to reach that conclusion so quickly - IMHO. So much code to review... We'll have to wait and see what comes of the other claims.
Software designed by Ptech, a Massachusetts technology firm U.S. federal agents suspect might be linked to terrorist groups, does not appear to threaten national security.
They've got stories everyday now on security. Are complex networks too easy to hack And this link to a Village Voice story on privacy.
An interesting response to the recent declaration of wifi as a national security threat.
I agree that national security always comes first. However, intentions (which I know are noble enough) aren't the issue here. The issue, rather, concerns appropriate management of human intellectual capital. Because the larger portion of your staff doesn't consist of hardcore nerds, its components have no frame of reference to differentiate what constitutes a national security threat from what is simple free speech and enterprise. By labeling wireless a national security threat, you're scaring many users, and that's unnecessary, dangerous, and sends the message that your unit isn't up to speed.
Hackers on TV
Someone sent this to a list I'm on. TLC is airing some sort of hacker documentary this week - looks like something new. Not sure if it will be any good, but you might want to check it out.