Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Poor Macbook thieves

Thieves had stolen a set of Macbooks from a school in the northern Sweden according to this Swedish newspaper:

Macbooktjuvar klev rakt i fällan -

However, what they did not know was that software from Orbicule had been installed. With this software they could among other things identify the computers new IP addresses and send pictures of the thieves from the built-in webcam. Then it was easy for the police to identify the thieves and capture them.

That is kind of an intrusion response system!

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Psychological warfare

From Anton Chuvakin Blog I read the following blog entry Why Security Is Useless. This is probably true, but that also makes me think: "well, then the only reasonable thing is to give up security". This resembles psychological warfare. As the Borg in Star Trek says: "resistance is futile"

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Sweden the third most used country for cyber crime

Sweden has according to a Swedish newspaper a lot of servers that are used for crime acts. Third position this year, last year we has the second position...

Kriminella avancerar på nätet

Chockhöjning av nya virus...

Well, I hope this might increase the funding for computer security at large and specifically intrusion detection.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

The misuse of intrusion detection

The same methods used for intrusion detection can also be used for detecting anything. The EU Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini wants to forbid searches for terror words such as "bomb" and "kill" and "terrorism". You might start to wonder what EU is going to become.

EU-topp vill förbjuda terrorord
EU vill blockera farliga sökord -
Web search for bomb recipes should be blocked: EU

EU proposes anti-terror measures

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