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Friday, January 28, 2011

(W) Chevy volt to have an IP address and allow connectivity

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

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Yubikey now does PayPay and eBay using OAuth

I can't say enough about my Yubikey 2nd factor authentication, but now Yubikey has a link to Symantec's VIP solution giving you secure login to EBay, PayPal and other websites.. ONLY $25.

Yubico Yubikey website

(U) Facebook adds HTTPS - secure session connection for all FB surfing

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

(U) Secunia PSI 2.0 released, supports auto-update of many apps

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

2011 - Happy New Year Readers !!!!

Video Calls on the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch, WiFi & 3G

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...

#Skype VideoCall

(F) 'A Parents' Guide to Facebook (PDF)'

Happy New Year parents and anyone else using Facebook.. The folks that bring us 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.

Good Info!!!!

link to 'A parents guide to Facebook'

Saturday, January 1, 2011

(F) Good Internet Monitoring software - Keep your kids safe

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.

* Categories
* 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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