Monday, October 30, 2006

One more reason to Develop on Vista

IIS 7!!! I cannot wait to get my hands on Vista with IIS7.

Easy ways to defeat FTP dictionary attacks

Today's how to are some simple tips to keeping your FTP site secure.
  1. Do not run an anonymous FTP site.
  2. Change / Disable the root / administrator name.
  3. Keep all user names more than just a first name.
  4. Do not use "New User" or "Computer".
  5. Review FTP logs daily to make sure all other defenses are working.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Going Away!

I will be away for a while. I am getting married at the end of this week (October 13th, 2006) and then I am going on my Honeymoon to Cancun for a week. I have been busy with all the planning and such lately which is why I have not posted for a while. I should be back to posting by October 25th at the latest!


Tuesday, October 03, 2006

PhishTank Out of the Net, into the Tank

The awesome people over at OpenDNS have started a new project call PhishTank. The purpose of this site is to catalog & make available phishing sites in order to filter them out of the Net.

I am just waiting now for someone to write an Outlook Plug-in to automagically send suspected phishing e-mails to the site for verification.

I love products and services that make use of the "horde" mentality. Lets just hope that the big boys like Microsoft figure out a away to intergrate IE7's phishing filter with this site as well.

The only downfall I could see to this service is if the Phishers themselves where verifying the sites as Good or worse yet set up bot nets to do mass verification.

Monday, October 02, 2006

An App A Day

Dana Hanna has taken the challenge to write a small software application everyday for a month. You can find his site here.
Specifically I like the "Jedi Concentrate" & "Jedi Console". I may also look into "Quickkill" for my gaming system.