Show of 5-17-2003

  • Matrix Reloaded Portrays Computer Hack Accurately
    • Trinity targets a power grid computer about two thirds of the way through the movie
    • Trinity runs Nmap to perform a port scan on IP address 10.2.2.2
    • Find open port 22, which is SSH (Secure Shell) service
    • Cracks SSL using SSH CRC-32 buffer overflow bug
    • Accurate hacking portrayal
  • Hacking 101
    • IP Address Scan to locate active addresses
    • Port Scan to locate active ports on a particular IP address
    • Port Exploits to hack a particular port
    • Best defense is port blocking hardware/software (otherwise known as a firewall)
  • Top 75 Security Tool
    • Rated by members of?Insecure.org
    • Top five entries on list
      • Nessus ? open source vulverability assiessment for Linux and Unix
      • Ethereal ? free network protocol analyzer
      • Snort ? free intrusion detection system
      • Netcat ? network swiss army knife. Unix utility for creating connections
      • TCPDump/WinDump ? The classic sniffer for network monitoring and data acquisition
    • Insecure Mailing List Archive includes mailing lists and discussion groups for top security sites
  • TI is pushed UWB wireless for home consumer electronics
    • Short range, high bandwidth
    • Consumers should love this technology, if it is affordable
    • Projecting 100 Mbps data rate
  • Fed Go After Open Relays in fight against SPAM
  • Microsoft iLoo (an update)
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Charitable Contributions (An Update)
  • Steganography Can Embed Messages in JPG and MP3 files
  • Government Targets Internet Scams
    • Dubbed Operation E-Con by Department of Justice.
    • John Ashcroft announced a coordinated, nationwide assault on Internet fraud
    • Targeting fraudulent offers of dates with Russian women to fake bank Web sites. These business are sometimes called dot cons.
    • Effort includes: FBI, Justice Department, FTC, Postal and Immigration Authorities, and State and Local Law Enforcement
  • Using my Cell Phone for Internet Access
  • MailBag
    • I love your audio files (Kathy Sharp)
    • Disappearing History in IE (Joe Halparin)
    • Miscosoft and Cisco VPN Conflict (Marc Payne)
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