Here’s a look at a few different articles and posts that caught me eye over the past few weeks…
Network Field Day #NFD11 by Dominik Pickhardt – Dominik will be attending Network Field Day 11 this January 2016 in San Jose, CA. It just happens that I’ve also been invited to join the gang in Silicon Valley on January 19th – 22nd. You find more information over on the Tech Field Day website.
US House okays making internet tax exemptions permanent by Shaun Nichols – We’ll need to see how HR 644 fairs in the senate now that it includes a provision to prevent states from collecting sales tax on Internet retailers for out of state customers.
IP leak affecting VPN providers with port forwarding by Perfect Privacy – The team over at Perfect Privacy have revealed how an attacker can reveal a VPN user’s real IP address given a few specific conditions.
A free, almost foolproof way to check for malware by Roger A. Grimes – A great article describing how to easily test a Windows client to see if it’s infected with some malware. I’ve recently found myself doing quite a bit of security forensics analyzing various systems and images.
Will Let’s Encrypt threaten commercial certificate authorities? by Larry Seltzer – Let’s Encrypt is a new free Certificate Authority looking to make publicly signed certificates available for free to anyone. The stated goal of the organization is to help secure the Internet by offering free SSL certificates to anyone. The certificates are only valid for 90 days, a significant caveat and differentiator with the commercial certificate authorities.