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CATEGORY ARCHIVES: data-loss-prevention

IP Reputation and the Limits of Metaphors

Our fellow security professionals at Damballa have written a pretty good explanation of IP reputation and the benefits of applying it. Since our business at ThreatSTOP is to provide IP reputation perhaps we should ask them to write more copy... However, while the article, as a whole is good, there are a few places where I think it could be improved.

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Who is more secure - Facebook or the botnets?

The recent release of the firesheep plugin, which makes it trivially easy for anyone running it to "sidejack" anyone else on the same unsecured public wifi network, highlights how insecure many popular websites (including social media sites such as Facebook) are. Even if the actual login is encrypted, typically subsequent data is sent unencrypted and that includes the key login session cookie. Firesheep allows its users to capture those cookies and use them themselves.

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STUXNET fallout

Via my friends at Control Global, I've found and started to read the summary analysis of the STUXNET worm by Ralph Langner. Langner shows what looks like fairly strong circumstantial evidence that STUXNET was a deliberate cyberwar attack - presumably on the Iranian nuclear program, with possible spin offs to also affect nuclear research in other countries as well. Politically, this is fascinating stuff, but as this blog is about cyber security I prefer to look at some of the security issues it raises.

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Flash - you've been botted

There are times when I disagree strongly with Steve Jobs, and times when I think he may just have a point. The point in question being his dislike of Adobe's Flash. Flash, and Adobe Reader, are in the news again because of yet another security hole that's being actively exploited by the bad guys while Adobe can only promise to fix its code sometime the week after next.

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Blocking the ZeuS Botnet(s)

The ZeuS Botnet got into the news last week with the announcement that it had led to significant financial losses in the UK, however it (or rather they since there are many botnets running the same trojan) is an infection that has been studied by a number of malware researchers.

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ThreatSTOP GA Announcement

It's been a long road, with some detours along the way, but we have finally made it! ThreatSTOP release 1.0 is out.

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ThreatSTOP Features at GA

ThreatSTOP supports a wide range of commonly deployed firewalls and provides a number of additional features such as firewall log processing with graphical reporting and secure, reliable DNS.

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ThreatSTOP Servers and Contact Details

To better support our customers we have made improvements to our servers, doubled our staff, added an office in Europe, and have a new PBX and phone numbers.

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