I am very pleased to announce that several of my security articles have been published on Infosec Island. Infosec Island is an online community focused on the Infosec professional which incorporates elements of community discussion and writings from various security practitioners throughout the industry. It is truly an honor to have been invited to participate and contribute in this forum alongside many well respected writers and colleagues.
The following articles are now available:
The Misconceptions of Sidejacking with Firesheep
Reality Check: Traditional Perimeter Security is Dead
Man in the Middle (MITM) Attacks Explained
Several more articles are in the works and in addition I am working on a very special analysis of the XerXes attack tool used in the attacks against Wikileaks which will be released sometime next week.
Responding to the firestorm of attacks being launched against Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, and other major institutions, various members of the US Government continue to press for dramatic legislation that would put the pulse of dealing with Cyberspace policy squarely within the White House.
All of this started with the infamous “Cablegate” incident on November 28th, 2010 when Wikileaks began releasing a large number of private communiqués belonging to members of the US State Department.
A hacktivist known as the Jester launched an application layer attack successfully targeting Wikileaks and bringing it down indefinitely. In addition, Amazon, Visa, Mastercard and several other organizations began to sever relationships with Wikileaks leaving them little options for successfully continuing operations. Retaliation ensued and a group known as Anonymous Operations likewise launched their own DDoS attacks against these companies in retribution for supporting the censorship of Wikileaks. Continue reading “New Cyberspace Bill Proposed to Combat DDoS and Other Attacks”