MIT Lincoln Laboratory has developed a Network Security Analysis application known as NetSPA to help identify potential avenues of attack in computer networks.
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One of my favorite talks on computer security is this one by Ivan Krstic, the former head of security development for the ambitious One Laptop per Child project:
By Mike Rothman
Do you remember that classic game show “To Tell the Truth?” It was great and trying to figure out who was the “real” person was always a challenge.
Unfortunately Visa and MasterCard are making all of us play the same game of late. There have been recent rumors running rampant (alliteration anyone?) about another data breach of a credit card processor (coverage: SCMag, Dark Reading). Allegedly on the scale of Heartland and that is bothersome. Especially when we can’t get any information from the banks or payment card brands. So we are forced to call is “Breach X” for the time being.
The HP Security Labs blog is pointing to a new database scanning tool called “Scrubbr” that can help check numerous database technologies for the presence of possible stored cross-site scripting attacks.