Weekly Link Dump 5

Topera is a TCP port scanner under IPv6, with the particularity that these scans are not detected by Snort – https://code.google.com/p/topera/

Georgia Tech Emerging Cyber Threats Report – http://gtsecuritysummit.com/pdf/2013ThreatsReport.pdf

In this post, the author profiles a recently posted underground market ad for spam-friendly SMTP servers, offered for sale for $30 on a monthly basis – http://blog.webroot.com/2013/04/15/cybercriminals-offer-spam-friendly-smtp-servers-for-rent/

Noriben is a Python-based script that works in conjunction with Sysinternals Procmon to automatically collect, analyze, and report on runtime indicators of malware – http://www.thebaskins.com/main/component/content/article/15-work/60-noriben-your-personal-portable-malware-sandbox

This paper offers guidelines on securing your iPhone using features provided by iOS and by following other security best practices – http://www.mcafee.com/uk/resources/white-papers/foundstone/wp-top-10-iphone-security-tips.pdf

Microsoft’s six free desktop security tools – https://windowssecrets.com/top-story/microsofts-six-free-desktop-security-tools/

Newly disclosed documents prepared by IRS lawyers say that Americans enjoy “generally no privacy” in their e-mail, Facebook chats, Twitter direct messages, and similar online communications – http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57578839-38/irs-claims-it-can-read-your-e-mail-without-a-warrant/

A presentation at the Hack in the Box security summit in Amsterdam has demonstrated that it’s possible to take control of aircraft flight systems and communications using an Android smartphone and some specialized attack code – http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/11/hacking_aircraft_with_android_handset/

The O-TTPS is an open standard containing a set of organizational guidelines, requirements, and recommendations for integrators, providers, and component suppliers to enhance the security of the global supply chain and the integrity of Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) – https://www2.opengroup.org/ogsys/catalog/C139

20% of IT Security Workforce Could Retire in 3 Years – http://www.govinfosecurity.com/blogs/will-retirements-put-federal-at-risk-p-1448?rf=2013-04-10-eg

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