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Social Security Numbers

Detecting Sensitive Info with OSSEC

OSSEC is one of those tools that continues to surprise me with its ability to perform low-level and important security tasks. In fine Unix tradition, individual parts of OSSEC can often beĀ persuaded to do your bidding in ways not previously

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The Ethics of Probing Web Applications

I have observed a trend recently that has me internally debating the ethics of the practice. Security professionals are probing public web sites for vulnerabilities, then going through a “responsible” disclosure process with the owners of the site. Then they

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Another Small Step for Privacy

In the June 2009 issue of the ISSA Journal, I wrote about my experiences setting up utilities and other essential services after a cross-country move. I detailed how I was able to not disclose my social security number after only

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