Tag: Aviary Magazine

  • Setting Standards in Security

    [This was originally published on Aviary Magazine and mirrored on attrition.org.] Returning from Tokyo a few weeks back prompted me to remember an ongoing problem in the security community. I don’t necessarily mean the computer security community, but this certainly applies to computer/network security as well as anyone else. The reason this is a big […]

  • Computer Crime Legal Resources

    [This was originally published on Aviary Magazine and mirrored on attrition.org.] Not a day goes by without someone asking me where to find specific information. After a smart ass response about the value of a search engine, I can usually come up with a link or starting place for them. Because of recent articles on HNN and OSALL, […]

  • The Wrong Approach

    [This was originally published on Aviary Magazine and mirrored on attrition.org.] Inside of one month, myself or thousands of other security consultants could eradicate over 90% of the vulnerabilities plaguing Unix systems today. Sound far fetched? It isn’t as crazy as it sounds. More crazy as that notion is why it hasn’t been done years […]

  • In Response To: Computer Crime-Abetting Sites…

    [This was originally published on Aviary Magazine and mirrored on attrition.org.] Original Article: http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/991018/ca_compute_1.html (Company Press Release) Computer Crime-Abetting Sites Will Dramatically Increase Costs for Businesses and Consumers Business Wire — Oct. 18, 1999 When it Rains it Pours It was only weeks ago that I wrote an article on inflated damage figures. After reading several pieces […]

  • And You Thought You Were Safe!

    [This was originally published on Aviary Magazine and mirrored on attrition.org.] The realm of computer security is not an isolated slice of life reserved for geeks and bitheads. Security is all inclusive, no longer a realm of obscure networks or sensitive databases full of nuclear codes and credit card numbers. I know this may be […]

  • Building a Global IDS

    [This was originally published on Aviary Magazine and mirrored on attrition.org.] A good Intrusion Detection System (IDS) is designed to not only warn of known attacks, but to second guess and stop unknown attacks. This is done by utilizing known signatures of existing attacks, and speculating on unseen or new intrusion techniques that have some […]

  • In Response To: Unplugged! The biggest hack in history

    [This was originally published in Aviary Magazine and mirrored on attrition.org.] Original Articlehttp://www.zdnet.com/filters/printerfriendly/0,6061,2345639-2,00.htmlBy John Simons, WSJ Interactive EditionOctober 1, 1999 8:54 AM PT The Phonemasters and I In 1994, I was learning as much about computers and telephony as I could possibly take in. Had an extra 500 page manual? I’d digest it in days. […]

  • Subversion of Information Attacks

    [This was originally published on Aviary Magazine and mirrored on attrition.org.] The Real Threat What is the absolute worse consequence of hackers on the Internet? Defacing high profile sites? Deleting a dozen machines effectively shutting down an entire business? Flooding subnets and denying access to an ISP of five thousand people? None of the above. […]

  • Defacto Damage: Unusual Trends in Loss Figures

    [This was originally published on Aviary Magazine and mirrored on attrition.org.] A disturbing trend is emerging in computer crime across the United States. A trend that can not easily be passed off as mere coincidence either. With each computer crime comes a figure for damages and losses. Not surprisingly, when media and law enforcement report […]

  • Chain of Command

    [This was originally published on Aviary Magazine and mirrored on attrition.org. The exact publish date has been lost.] Since November of 1998 I have learned a lot of things in relation to the Internet, administrators, etiquette, and more. The biggest lesson I have learned is that I am far more tolerant than these high and […]