Windows XP SP3 and winpcap

I installed Windows XP service pack 3 yesterday and found today that wireshark would not detect any of my network interfaces. Reinstalling winpcap fixed it. FYI Share this: Facebook <a rel="nofollow" data-shared="sharing-twitter-282" class="share-twitter sd-button share-icon" href="http://downgrade visit this” target=”_blank” title=”Click to share on Twitter”>Twitter Reddit Email Like this: Like Loading… comprimise

The folks at consumerist (excellent site, btw) just posted a copy of the disclosure letter (aka sent to customers informing them that their credit card data may be compromised. A few items that concerned me about the disclosure are… Genica Corporation dba 1890 Ord Way Oceanside, CA 92056 January 4, 2008 [snip] […]

SSH on a Non Standard Port

I recently posted a comment on in response to other comments condeming the author for suggesting moving ssh to a port besides 22 was “security through obscurity” and a worthless security measure. I have argued this topic many times with many different people and felt that comment bears repeating for my audience. — […]

This Week in Links: 12/31/07 – 1/6/08

Best of 2007 Gizmodo’s Most Popular Hits of 2007 – The Best of 2007 Roundup Break diabetes – Top 10 Internet Videos of 2007 – 2007: The year in review Search Security – Top 10 Security Headlines of 2007 Tech IANA and ICAN rolling out IPV6 on Root Name Servers Security Business […]

Acronyms will be the death of me.

You can use NSM (Netscreen Security Manager) to manager your Netscreen firewalls. You can use <a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview('/outgoing/');" href="http://www generic” target=”_blank”>OpenNMS to monitor your servers. You can use NSM (Network Security Monitoring) to monitor your network. From now on you’re Bob, you’re Fred and you’re Julio… I hope you all can play nice together. Share […]

Electronic or Computer Log Categories

I have been working on various SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) and log retention policy related projects lately. Through these projects, and others that I did as a security consultant, I have developed a list of log categories (or log types). Surprisingly, I have found little to no authoritative document that provides such a […]

Vista makes CNET’s “Top Ten Terrible Tech Products”

For those of you wondering why I havent beaten up Vista yet… I have. I ran it from mid-beta to early-release and had a very well written and thought out evaluation of its security and usability features. It was quite negative. I wrote the entire article in notepad on my Vista machine. One day I […]

Time Machine

I started using time machine with the network drive hack… defaults write TMShowUnsupportedNetworkVolumes 1 This turned out to be a life saver. Last Monday at work things started slowing down, big time. Eventually everything locked up. I could move my mouse but the OS would not accept keyboard input and none of the open […]