When I used to connect from a PC or Windows laptop to a Cisco console port my memories are that it was easier than doing the same using a Mac. I think that goes back to the additional functionality buried in the Windows terminal programs. I purcha...
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Mac USB to Cisco 1900 router using Cisco USB to mini-USB cable
OK. I've been a network guy since the 1980s. I thought had seen it all. Today when I opened the box for my brand new 1900 router I found a Cisco console cable blue USB to mini USB cable. Even more surprising the router has a mini USB port on the b...
DDoS Hits WordPress
WordPress is working through what is described as a large Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack this morning. According to the status page at Automatic (parent company) at 9:54 (UTC-6) this morning: QUOTE WordPress.com is currently being tar...
How the Gawker hack may impact the future of passwords
Great read. Roman takes a look at the difference between standard practice for authenticating users to a web site and better security practices. Tip of the hat to Cisco Security for tweeting this! http://bit.ly/e1OcbH
Next-generation banking malware emerges after Zeus http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9207940/Next_generation_banking_malwar... Exploit Kits ??? A Different View http://www.securelist.com/en/analysis/204792160/Exploit_Kits_A_Different_View
Mozilla Proposes ???Do Not Track??? Addition To Firefox
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/104300/20110124/mozilla-proposes-do-not-track-addition-to-firefox.htm# Google Chrome has this extension called "Disconnect" which seems to perform a similar set of functions. See: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/...
Medical Identity Theft & Medicare Fraud
Based on reporting Medicare fraud cases are being measured in the tens to hundreds of millions of dollars (each case).http://www.stopmedicarefraud.gov/http://oig.hhs.gov/fraud/idtheft/ http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2009pres/10/20091015a.html
Your Wifi may not be secure and why you should care…
Mentions German security consultant Thomas Roth and plans for his 2011 Black Hat talk.http://blog.kikscore.com/index.php/2011/01/20/your-wifi-network-isnt-secure-anymore/
Are child pornography laws are unconstitutionally overbroad?
Attorney Dean Boland seems to have gone too far in trying to make his case..http://gizmodo.com/5740293/parents-sue-lawyer-for-photoshopping-innocent-photos-of-their-kids-into-child-porn