Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Secunia recovers from DNS redirection hack

 November 26, The Register – (International) Secunia recovers from DNS redirection hack. Security notification firm Secunia has confirmed that a DNS redirection hack was to blame for the redirection of surfers to a hacker site on November 25. Secunia's authoritative DNS hosting was redirected for 70 minutes. But because of the way DNS caching works, many surfers were still redirected to a defacement site hours after the Danish firm's definitive records were straightened out. The attack resulted in a temporary redirection of traffic from all customers of registrar DirectNIC, not just Secunia. The hack was carried out by serial defacer TurkGuvenligi, who has used site-redirection techniques in previous attacks and seems to be motivated by bragging rights or pure mischief rather than anything more malign. In a statement, Secunia was keen to stress that the redirection had no impact on any customer data it held from users of its patch management tools.


Monday, November 29, 2010

Do this now -

How to Activate Find My iPhone for iOS 4 

Apple's latest iOS software update added Find My iPhone, a new free feature for new iPhones, iPad and iPod Touch devices. Here's how to use it.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Kiwi 2 -

Just in case you haven't been happy with any of the seemingly countless Twitter clients for OS X, Kiwi 2 is here to offer you another one to try out. Full of new features like inline images, account grouping, gesture support for trackpads, and a themeable interface, Kiwi 2 is a pretty solid Twitter client that looks right at home on the Mac ...

Monday, November 22, 2010

Novell is no more.

Attachmate agrees to purchase Novell

November 22, 2010 —  Novell is no more. Pending the approval of stockholders and government regulators, the computer networking giant will be sold to Attachmate—best known for systems security and application integration—for US$2.2 billion, or $6.10 per share.

In a statement announcing the purchase, Attachmate said it will operate Novell as two divisions: SUSE Linux, and the rest of Novell, which includes the ZENworks virtualization software and other networking solutions. Further, Novell entered into an agreement to sell some of its intellectual property assets to a Microsoft-organized consortium: CPTN Holdings, which will pay $450 million in cash.

Attachmate has not yet provided a vision for which Novell products would be integrated into Attachmate's portfolio. The company is owned by private investors Francisco Partners, Golden Gate Capital and Thoma Bravo.

Microsoft was tight-lipped regarding the assets it will acquire, and Novell did not elaborate in its statement. Novell has been the corporate sponsor of the Mono project, an open-source implementation of Microsoft's .NET Framework; its future is now in question. The fate of Novell's JBoss middleware system also is unclear at this time.


Friday, November 19, 2010

Cool -

Etch-a-Sketch iPhone case draws on nostalgia 

The guys at Headcase have created a pretty cool iPhone case that will probably appeal to anyone who's ever completed Kindergarten. Their officially licensed Etch-a-Sketch case is available for the iPhone 3G, 3GS, and iPhone 4. The case is made of impact resistant ABS plastic that should protect your iPhone from drops and falls (if you still happen to hold it like a four year ...

Cloud Security Alliance Unveils GRC Stack

 Free tools help organizations create public and private clouds that comply with accepted governance, risk, and compliance best practices
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) on Wednesday announced the release of a new governance, risk management, and compliance stack for cloud computing. The suite of cloud security tools, available for free download, is meant to help organizations create public and private clouds that comply with industry standards for accepted governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) best practices.

The GRC stack has three components: a technical foundation, a controls framework, and a questionnaire for assessing what the CSA calls "industry-accepted ways to document what security controls exist" for infrastructure-, platform-, and software-as-a-service offerings.


Sunday, November 14, 2010

This really is a nice update -

Boxcar 4.0 Is the Indispensable iPhone Notifications App [IPhone Apps] 

#iphoneapps Currently, Boxcar is a most excellent app for that straightforwardly pushes notifications from services like Twitter and Facebook to the iPhone. Boxcar 4.0 is going to make your iPhone feel like it has a million, constantly connected tentacles. ...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Creepy -

iPhone 4 Mobile Spy lets you keep an eye on employee iPhone usage 

For corporations who want to make sure that employees are following Acceptable Use Policies or parents who want to make sure that their kids aren't texting while driving, there's now a solution. Florida-based Retina-X Studios has announced Mobile Spy for iPhone 4, a combination of an iPhone app and a service that allow anxious parents and business owners to track usage of the phone without the user's ...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Enjoy it now -

The Washington Post offers iPad app for free, for now 

The Washington Post for iPad app is free until February, after which users will be charged for access.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Very useful

Grab iPhone-Mounting Phone Disk Free Through Dec. 1 [Downloads] 

Windows/Mac: Phone Disk mounts an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad natively in Windows or Mac OS X, just like a removable USB drive. The developers have extended a free download period until Dec. 1, so snag it sooner rather than later. ...

FedRAMP Assessment Procedures Document

 Is 604 pages long... ugh.  I wonder what the cost per page will be...

It is available here:

Google deals with evil (a little)

Google Bans Sale of Android Spying App 

dbune writes "Google is not letting a handset application that spies on someone's text messages be sold at its Android App Store. The Secret SMS Replicator developed by DLP Mobile to help lovers find out if their partners are cheating on them violates company policy, according to Google. The app works by secretly duplicating incoming text messages and forwarding these to another mobile phone ...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Google sues Interior over cloud RFQ

Google is suing the Interior Department for allegedly excluding Google's products in a request for quotation the agency issued on Aug. 30. The RFQ, for hosted e-mail and collaboration services, specifies that the proposed solutions must be part of the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite.

According to the court filing, Google officials had met with the Interior department several times, and pursued discussions in correspondence, in an effort to convince the department that Google's applications were capable of handling Interior's needs, and that they should also be considered as a possible solution.