23Feb, 2011

AT&T U-Verse Open Port 3479

Most AT&T U-Verse subscribers receive a 2wire residential gateway for their subscription to Internet, TV, and VoIP phone service. I believe most subscribers get a 3800HGV-B. The user guide for that model does not mention anything about a TCP Port 3479 being opened or used by default. So I found it strange to see TCP port 3479 […]

29Oct, 2010

Hacker Halted 2010 Presentations

Hacker Halted 2010 presentations are up. If you were able to attend you know there were a few good talks. The event went way better than last years and EC-Council is making Miami, FL their home town for this conference. Check out the presentations here. Till next time,Jorge Orchilles

27Sep, 2010

VMware vCloud Director Security Hardening Guide

VMware has released a technical white paper titled: VMware vCloud Directory Security Hardening Guide which may be downloaded here. If you are looking into this technology definitely look into this: “The VMware® vCloud™ Director Security Hardening Guide helps users who are embarking into the journey of cloud computing understand key security elements and technologies found […]

13Apr, 2010

South Florida ISSA April 15th Meeting

The South Florida ISSA April 2010 meeting will be held on April 15, 2010 from 3:30pm – 5:30pm at Nova Southeastern University – Carl DeSantis Bldg – Room TBA. As always, two great talks lined up. Daniel Molina from Kaspersky will talk on the cyber-threats that matter to your business followed by Kevin Noble’s Tool […]

08Apr, 2010

South Florida HIMSS Event 4/8/10

I will be speaking tomorrow, April 8th, 2010 at the South Florida HIMSS event on Emerging Threats to Infrastructure followed by a panel discussion. Here is the info: Join us for our next SFLHIMSS meeting on Apr. 8, 2010 from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM at VITAS and hear what the industry experts have to […]

30Mar, 2010

Out of band Microsoft patch for Internet Explorer

Microsoft released a cumulative security update which resolves nine privately reported vulnerabilities and one publicly disclosed vulnerability in Internet Explorer. So patch now! The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on […]

30Mar, 2010

Windows 7 is safer as a standard user

This should be common sense and not require a whole research paper but Beyond Trust released a study stating that Windows 7 is safer when using it as a standard user. I highlighted this fact in my book but would like to share the results of the study as well: Microsoft and their partners regularly […]