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Brad Dinerman [MVP - Enterprise Security]
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      30-07-2009, 04:33 PM
To all,

Iíve written a white paper (or article, whichever you want to call it)
on social networking and security risks, and I would like to share it
with anyone in the IT/security community and anyone else who has an
interest in protecting themselves on these networks. The article has
already been blogged at http://www.asp.net and has received thousands of
hits from that site alone!

The article will be of interest (I hope) to corporate IT administrators
as well as home users. If you find it interesting and/or useful, please
share it with your colleagues, family and friends, and perhaps even post
a link to it on your blog, Tweeter, etc.

The paper can be found on my TechTips site at
http://www.fieldbrook.net/techtips/security.

Here's the executive summary:
"The popularity of social networking sites has increased at astonishing
levels. There is no arguing the usefulness of sites such as Facebook,
Twitter and LinkedIn. They can be used for professional networking and
job searches, as a means to increase sales revenue, as a tool to keep
the public informed of safety and other issues or as a way to reconnect
with friends from way-back-when.

However, as with any new tool or application, it is always important to
keep a close watch on its security implications. Each of these tools
comes with its own set of security concerns which can put your
information systems and/or personal data at risk. This white paper will
look at some of these risks and identify possible solutions to help
protect you, your personal information and your company data."


Yours,
Brad




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Bradley J. Dinerman, MVP - Enterprise Security
President, National Information Security Group
http://www.naisg.org

Brad's TechTips: http://www.fieldbrook.net/techtips/
 
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David H. Lipman
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      30-07-2009, 10:18 PM
From: "Brad Dinerman [MVP - Enterprise Security]" <(E-Mail Removed)>

| To all,

| Iíve written a white paper (or article, whichever you want to call it)
| on social networking and security risks, and I would like to share it
| with anyone in the IT/security community and anyone else who has an
| interest in protecting themselves on these networks. The article has
| already been blogged at http://www.asp.net and has received thousands of
| hits from that site alone!

| The article will be of interest (I hope) to corporate IT administrators
| as well as home users. If you find it interesting and/or useful, please
| share it with your colleagues, family and friends, and perhaps even post
| a link to it on your blog, Tweeter, etc.

| The paper can be found on my TechTips site at
| http://www.fieldbrook.net/techtips/security.

| Here's the executive summary:
| "The popularity of social networking sites has increased at astonishing
| levels. There is no arguing the usefulness of sites such as Facebook,
| Twitter and LinkedIn. They can be used for professional networking and
| job searches, as a means to increase sales revenue, as a tool to keep
| the public informed of safety and other issues or as a way to reconnect
| with friends from way-back-when.

| However, as with any new tool or application, it is always important to
| keep a close watch on its security implications. Each of these tools
| comes with its own set of security concerns which can put your
| information systems and/or personal data at risk. This white paper will
| look at some of these risks and identify possible solutions to help
| protect you, your personal information and your company data."


| Yours,
| Brad


Brad:

There is subject matter that concerns Social Networking web sites that your White Paper
doesn't even touch bases on.

Email me and I'll clue you in on a *very* important aspect you left out.


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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp


 
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Dave Warren
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      31-07-2009, 03:49 AM
In message <#(E-Mail Removed)> "David H. Lipman"
<DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> was claimed to have wrote:

>There is subject matter that concerns Social Networking web sites that your White Paper
>doesn't even touch bases on.
>
>Email me and I'll clue you in on a *very* important aspect you left out.


Wouldn't it be more useful to the group to simply post here for
everyone?
 
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David H. Lipman
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      31-07-2009, 04:39 AM

From: "Dave Warren" <(E-Mail Removed)>

| In message <#(E-Mail Removed)> "David H. Lipman"
| <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> was claimed to have wrote:

>>There is subject matter that concerns Social Networking web sites that your White Paper
>>doesn't even touch bases on.


>>Email me and I'll clue you in on a *very* important aspect you left out.


| Wouldn't it be more useful to the group to simply post here for
| everyone?

Not really. It his White Paper and I want him to be the judge and modify his paper if he
desires.

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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp


 
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Brad Dinerman [MVP - Enterprise Security]
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      31-07-2009, 05:22 PM

Dave,

I just sent you an off-group email. I'd be happy to hear your suggestions.

Same applies to anyone else with constructive feedback. I look at this
white paper as a work in progress that will continue to evolve.

Thank you,
Brad




_______________________________________________
Bradley J. Dinerman, MVP - Enterprise Security
President, National Information Security Group
http://www.naisg.org

Brad's TechTips: http://www.fieldbrook.net/techtips/


David H. Lipman wrote:
> From: "Dave Warren" <(E-Mail Removed)>
>
> | In message <#(E-Mail Removed)> "David H. Lipman"
> | <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> was claimed to have wrote:
>
>>> There is subject matter that concerns Social Networking web sites that your White Paper
>>> doesn't even touch bases on.

>
>>> Email me and I'll clue you in on a *very* important aspect you left out.

>
> | Wouldn't it be more useful to the group to simply post here for
> | everyone?
>
> Not really. It his White Paper and I want him to be the judge and modify his paper if he
> desires.
>

 
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David H. Lipman
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      31-07-2009, 08:48 PM
From: "Brad Dinerman [MVP - Enterprise Security]" <(E-Mail Removed)>

| Dave,

| I just sent you an off-group email. I'd be happy to hear your suggestions.

| Same applies to anyone else with constructive feedback. I look at this
| white paper as a work in progress that will continue to evolve.

| Thank you,
| Brad



Hi Brad:

I didn't receive it :-(

DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net

Just drop ~nospam~

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Brad Dinerman [MVP - Enterprise Security]
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      01-08-2009, 01:47 PM
I just resent it, but this time to the address you indicated below.

Thanks,
Brad




_______________________________________________
Bradley J. Dinerman, MVP - Enterprise Security
President, National Information Security Group
http://www.naisg.org

Brad's TechTips: http://www.fieldbrook.net/techtips/


David H. Lipman wrote:
> From: "Brad Dinerman [MVP - Enterprise Security]" <(E-Mail Removed)>
>
> | Dave,
>
> | I just sent you an off-group email. I'd be happy to hear your suggestions.
>
> | Same applies to anyone else with constructive feedback. I look at this
> | white paper as a work in progress that will continue to evolve.
>
> | Thank you,
> | Brad
>
>
>
> Hi Brad:
>
> I didn't receive it :-(
>
> DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net
>
> Just drop ~nospam~
>

 
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David H. Lipman
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      01-08-2009, 02:21 PM
From: "Brad Dinerman [MVP - Enterprise Security]" <(E-Mail Removed)>

| I just resent it, but this time to the address you indicated below.

| Thanks,
| Brad

Received and replied. Thank you.

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Dave Warren
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      02-08-2009, 02:31 AM

In message <#(E-Mail Removed)> "David H. Lipman"
<DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> was claimed to have wrote:

>I didn't receive it :-(
>
>DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net


The first one hit the wrong Dave...
 
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Anteaus
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      02-08-2009, 08:53 AM

> <DLixxxpman~nospam~@Verixxxzon.Net> was claimed to have wrote:


It is not difficult to create a regex which will filter any word containing
the string 'spam' and surrounded by any two nonalphanumeric characters.

Cue bunch of vikings sitting in a cafe: All together now...

http://spamwise.org


 
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