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Botnet Tracking, Minute by Minute

We’ve been tracking botnets for some time now; it’s a great way to directly monitor malicious activity. The graph above relates to a botnet I’m currently tracking. It’s seeing a lot of churn – something on the order of thousands of new IP addresses every […]

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Security Product Corewars: When Robots Attack

Q: What do you get when you cross PROTOS, Metasploit, SPIKE, tcpreplay, and ISIC, and then hardware-accelerate it? A: A slew of recently-launched “security analyzer” products — boxes designed to break just about anything on the network (including other security devices) by being the worst, […]

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Hello Zfone!

Greetings from Ann Arbor…I’m @ Rendez-Vous Cafe – right in the heart of Michigan’s central campus – having a cup of their delicious chocolate raspberry coffee (a must-try if ever you come up to A2). I returned last evening from Vancouver, still a bit over-whelmed […]

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Jumping Through Hoops^H^H^H^H^Hrings

People of Earth, I send to you greetings from CanSecWest. After several years of performing in rock bands, my hearing is slightly damaged and I suffer from a reasonably annoying case of tinnitus. Sadly, I have difficulty understanding many non-native English speakers at security conferences, […]

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The Market-Driven (Vulnerability) Economy

“Markets are doing what they do best.” “That’s why the market has always been a better problem-solver than government and it always will be.” Markets fascinate me. I have never studied economics, and honestly, I realized how fascinating it is excessively late. Nevertheless, I am […]

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Who Doesn’t Love Vancouver in April?

Greetings from sunny Vancouver, British Columbia…home of the CanSecWest security conference. This is probably my favorite all-around security conference. Where else can you wake up, look over the harbor and mountains, and then spend the day with good friends in a tight community, hear some […]

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