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Botz Security Bytes Newsletter — June 2016



Solving information security problems                               June 2016

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Haven’t Seen That Before!


Access DeniedA Common Web Server Setup with an Uncommon SSO Hiccup


June 13, 2016 — Last week an SSO stat! customer called me needing some help.


They had the Apache Web server on IBM i configured to use Kerberos authentication, and it had been working fine. They then introduced a load balancer… and they couldn’t get SSO to work with it!


Surprisingly, although it is a pretty common setup, this was the first time......





IBM i Security Administration &

Compliance – by Carol Woodbury


IBM i Security

A Book Review


In the latest version of her well-known IBM i security reference, IBM i Security Administration and Compliance, Carol Woodbury hits the ball out of the park.


Great for "old hands" as well as newbies to IBM i security, this book provides valuable technical information while it introduces the reader to the fundamental concepts of info security management......




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Urgent Call to Action: Quick Time for Windows 
Apple is telling everyone to uninstall QuickTime for Windows! There will be NO new security updates for the Windows version, and 2 new critical vulnerability advisories were issued about the same time. I uninstalled it right away.



Self-Service Password Reset & Social Engineering: A Match Made in Hell
An interesting read about hackers who compromised a CEO's corporate account using LinkedIn & Facebook. Far too easy!


Wendy's Breach Numbers About to Get Much Meatier
Initially, Wendy's claimed that customers of only 300 of 5800 stores were impacted. Now tthey say that the numbers are expected to be "considerably higher." Particularly worrying because they were investigating a breach from Jan. 27, 2016! This new breach seems to be related to malware on the point-of-sale devices, but they also found other "cybersecurity issues."


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