Terry Zink's Cyber Security Blog

Discussing Internet security in (mostly) plain English

April, 2012

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    Upcoming proposed cyber legislation

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    Yesterday I read the article Cybersecurity is entangled in Washington turf wars on Politico.  The article talked about how there are a lot of competing cyber security bills being proposed in Washington (D.C.) right now.  I thought the article...
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    Pinterest spammer finds it easy to make money

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    About a week ago, I read an article on SecurityNewsDaily where a spammer gave an interview to The Daily Dot and explained his methods.  He claimed not only was he making $1000 per day spamming and scamming Pinterest, but that it was really easy....
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    Statistics on spoofed mail

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    The other day, I decided to investigate some potential efficacy rates of using DMARC.  Would using DMARC result in catching spoofed mail?  Are spoofers abusing certain brands en masse? To check this, I decided to take a look at how much mail...
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    How China steals our secrets

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    Former US counter terrorism director Richard Clarke has another article up in the New York Times entitled “ How China Steals Our Secrets .”  It’s similar to an article that I wrote about last week.  In it, he recounts how nearly all US companies...
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    Spam levels still lower a year after Rustock

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    Arstechnica wrote an article this past weekend entitled Spam levels still low a year after Rustock botnet takedown .  From the article: In March 2011, a Microsoft-led team targeted and decapitated the Rustock botnet, and a dramatic decrease in spam...
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    SOPA fears risk blocking new cyber-security bill

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    Building on my previous post about upcoming proposed cyber legislation, a couple of other articles appeared in the past couple of days that discuss the smaller likelihood of passing the bills because lawmakers are spooked that they may face another SOPA...
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    Was gone, but back now

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    I was gone for the past couple of weeks in Cambodia and Indonesia, but I’m back now and ready to post some more. Whenever I travel overseas, I like to look at the various pieces of technology that people are using.  After going to these two countries...
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    Mac users hit by another wave of malware

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    In case you haven’t been watching cyber news recently, last week various security researchers published that Macs were infected by the Flashback Trojan and that the total number of infections worldwide was 600,000.  This number was published by a...
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