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Merry Festivus: Commence the "Airing of Infosec Grievaces"

Published: 2009-12-23
Last Updated: 2009-12-23 16:03:53 UTC
by John Bambenek (Version: 1)
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In honor of today's holiday, Festivus (for those familiar with Seinfeld)... what is on your list of infosec grievances for 2009?  What's the "wins" for the year?  Use the comment feature on these entry, will update with a Top 10 list assuming we get enough responses.

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John Bambenek
bambenek at gmail /dot/ com

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Blackberry Outage

Published: 2009-12-23
Last Updated: 2009-12-23 11:57:33 UTC
by Marcus Sachs (Version: 1)
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UPDATED 6:00AM CST (bambenek) - It appears Blackberry's network is back up.  The outage affected only those applications that needed to go through that network. Native IP was working fine, but seemed to be all providers.

Several readers have told us that their Blackberry PDAs have not been working for the past few hours.  I can attest that mine is dead too, the last email came in a bit over three hours ago.  There is a lot of chatter on Twitter and several of the support forums on the Blackberry website confirm that the outage is widespread.  More to follow as we learn about it.

Marcus H. Sachs
Director, SANS Internet Storm Center

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Tell us about your Christmas Family Emergency Kit

Published: 2009-12-23
Last Updated: 2009-12-23 01:10:10 UTC
by Johannes Ullrich (Version: 1)
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If you read this diary, then you are probably one of those people who will be asked to fix various family computer problems [1]. Maybe you avoid it by just telling them that you never graduated and still work as a waiter. But then again, that doesn't work so well once you hit 40.

So what do you take with you when you visit family? Any tools / software / hardware that you like? Leave a comment to this story or let us know via our contact form [2]

[1] http://theoatmeal.com/comics/computers
[2] https://isc.sans.org/contact.html

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Johannes B. Ullrich, Ph.D.
SANS Technology Institute
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