Wednesday, September 22, 2010
The past few days I've been pondering what truth is. This may seem like an odd thing to think about. If you really think about it though, how often do we know what absolute truth is in a situation? Unfortunately, not often. This is the case in both the analog and digital worlds. We are only as good as our data in the digital world. Over the course of my career, I've seen situations where the data tells a very bizarre story, only to be found later to have been collected in error.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
This morning I met a friend of mine for coffee. He is a bright guy and also a talented cyber security analyst. We had a good discussion on a number of different topics. At one point, we got into a discussion of blind proxying of DNS requests with no logging (an earlier topic I had blogged on). He decided to check his proxy, which was a different one than the one I had blogged about earlier (I am keeping both anonymous here). Same issue. Yup -- the proxy just blindly forwards DNS requests with no logging. I am beginning to think that this is a fairly common behavior with proxies. Have you checked yours lately?