Friday, December 28, 2007
"News archive search provides an easy way to search and explore historical archives. Users can search for events, people or ideas and see how they have been described over time. In addition to searching for the most relevant articles for their query, users can get a historical overview of the results by browsing an automatically created timeline."
Here is the output for the search term Nirvana
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
There are many open source tools available to do this but I like the MD5summer program http://sourceforge.net/projects/md5summer/
It lets you create MD5 hashes of a folder or all the files in the drive. Once the program recursively hashes the files, it lets you save it as a file.
The program will list some of the “locked” system files that it couldn’t hash.
To test this program, I edited a text file and added “test” to the end, after that I ran the program to verify the hashes of current system snapshot with the saved snapshot.
Sure enough it generated a checksum mismatch for the edited files
It is a good idea to deselect the browser folders so that the history, cookies and bookmark files doesn’t trip the checksum mismatches
Sunday, December 16, 2007
I was at the Johnny Long keynote presentation during the SANS conference yesterday and he mentioned about the need for people with various IT skills for his charity. In return you will get some very good references , check out here
Folks at Computer Defense did an interview with him.
Most of these are client side vulnerabilities and nothing "stands out" from this list
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Also check out the volatile framework
Botnet based attacks will increase considerably in 2008
2. Web 2.0
Expect more security breaches on the social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook
3. Apple products
Expect more and more vulnerabilities being identified in Apple products.