OK... Remind me to tell you about GM wanting to put Infotainment in your car... I have personal experience with GM and OnStar about this effort. GM wants WiFi since more programming time is needed than the production line can provide, so they ca fully program a car after it is complete, say in the parking lot... Add some music upload ability, sync with your home music library... Nothing could be possibly wrong with this... Or could there?
GM announced that the new all electric Volt will have an IP address for your convenience... Uhhh yeah.. Nothing could possibly go wrong with this... Here are some stats...
1. For every 1000 lines of code it is estimated that there is 1 security bug or vulnerability
2. For every 100,000 lines of code it is estimated there are 1 remote executable vulnerabilities
3. There will be 10,000,000 lines of software code in roughly 100 ECU's in the new Volt
4. Basic math tells us there should be about 100 remotely executable vulnerabilities available in the Volt..
May the Fun and Mayhem ensue... By Ne'er-Do-Wellers doing nefarious fun things..
Thanks to the PaulDotCom crew for the above stats...
PaulDotCom Podcast article
Article on the Volt
Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Maybe FireSheep helped convince Facebook to speed things up, but now all your Facebook surfing is protected With SSL, so no more private info in the clear that can be watched while you update your profile in a Starbucks.
Come on all you other FireSheep vulnerable apps.. Catch up already.
Read more here:
Facebook BLOG article
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Per a previous Blog, Secunia's free Personal Software Inspector (PSI) has been updated to ver 2.0 and supports auto-updating of several popular applications to help keep your system up to date and thus secure
Secunia PSI website
#InfoSec #Secunia #Patch
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
OK iPhone / iPod touch users, Skype now has an update so you can make Video Calls on your device over WiFi or 3G.
Now you can chat in person with your Hax0r buddies while doing research for educational purposes...
Happy New Year parents and anyone else using Facebook.. The folks that bring us ConnectSafely.org have published a PDF, free for the downloading 'A parents guide to Facebook' giving insight to children using FB and what a parent should do if their child is using or wants to use FB.
link to 'A parents guide to Facebook'
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Safe Eyes $49/yr. is a good overall solution for Windows or Mac that allow you to monitor and block inappropriate content. Remember you can't always be watching your child when they surf the InterWebbings, but this software allows you to configure what you allow. If you want more than Norton Online family provides, this is the next step. Safe Eyes can block the following items, ore for Windows than Mac.
* Clip by clip YouTube videos
* Downloads thru iTunes
* Social Networking - Block and record
* Instant Messaging - record both sides
* Gaming block
* Email contacts
* Time Limits
* Reporting and alerting
* IPod Touch and iPhone version too
Safe Eyes website
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