Police develop MAC-sniffing software to track stolen devices

Is there still somebody saying that the police is not innovative? Clever idea (if you know the MAC address of your stolen phone): Police develop MAC-sniffing software to track stolen devices Roger Related articles US policeman goes war-driving to find stolen kit by MAC address (go.theregister.com) Cops Wardriving To Find MACs Of Stolen Gear (packetstormsecurity.com)…

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Leveraging EMET to Win Time to Patch – an Underestimated Jewel

There is a jewel in a security professional’s toolbox, which – in my opinion – is highly underused. At least this is true in infrastructures I know. Since years, Microsoft offers a free tool called EMET (Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit). EMET helps you to leverage the security technology built into Windows. To quote the above…

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Security and the Internet of Things

If I would have to speculate, I would guess that security in the internet of things will keep appearing in my blog continuously in the future… Looking at the last few weeks, there are different vulnerabilities and incidents which took place showing that the “things” connected to the Internet are more vulnerable than we would…

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Back in the „good old days“

It is really scary to me: We get discussions again about backdoors in crypto-algorithms, export control for encryption etc. etc. The list is endless. When I started in security just before the change of the millennium, we already had these discussions and I thought that it was agreed that this is a bad thing. Backdoors…

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