Et Cetera

Tue
28
Jul

Are smart appliances safe?

Contributed by A. Michele Parrish

More and more homes are getting smart appliances. They have refrigerators, toilets, garage doors, thermostats and other appliances that are connected to the Internet and can be controlled from anywhere. The problem is can they also be controlled by anyone or just the homeowners? With the proliferation of smart appliances are homeowners exposing their homes and therefore their private lives to outsiders without knowing it? In this paper I explain what are smart appliances and how and why the market is growing, why they are desired, how smart appliances can be compromised and how consumers and vendors can make smart appliances more secure.

This document is in PDF format. To view it click here.

Mon
27
Jul

Data Storage Security

Contributed by Tom Olzak and restored from the old Infosecwriters archive.

Data in transit, across and between company networks, are usually the focus of extensive security efforts. However, organizations typically regard data residing on internal storage devices as “secure enough.” Databases and flat files stored on server drives or on SAN disk arrays don’t move outside the security perimeter; so why worry?

In this paper, we’ll explore data storage vulnerabilities, the risks these vulnerabilities present to an organization, and ways to effectively manage those risks.

This document is in PDF format. To view it click here.

Fri
24
Jul

Snort on Windows Server 2003

Contributed by Suni Vakharia and restored from the old Infosecwriters.com archives.

A detailed write up on installing Snort on a Windows 2003 server with installation and configuration notes.

This document is in PDF format. To view it click here.

Fri
24
Jul

Implementing a Digital Forensics Lab in Education

Contributed by Steve Scott

Thu
23
Jul

Are Companies Really Protecting Consumer Information

Contributed by Carl Brackett.

Technology has changed through the years and has affected the way items are purchased, whether it is online or at conventional stores. Cash or check is not the only means of paying for a purchase as people have started taking advantage of debit or credit cards since they are suppose to be safer than carrying cash. The real question that comes to mind, are people really safer using a debit or credit card?

People are under the impression that their information associated to these cards are safe and secure when making a transaction, but the fact is unclear to most individuals that the information is vulnerable when these companies do not take appropriate security measures to keep this information secure. Over the last several years, there have been many incidents where this data has been obtained from security breaches like Target, Wal-Mart, TJ Max, Home Depot, or online websites like Apple or eBay.

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