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Security Linux News for Jan 12, 2011

  • Researcher Breaks Wi-Fi Passwords Using Cloud Computing Power (Jan 12, 2011, 23:33)
    eSecurityPlanet: "According to a press report, a German security specialist plans to give attendees at a hackers convention next week code that they can run on high-performance cloud computer systems to help them break passwords on seemingly secure, low-cost wireless networks – Wi-Fi, for instance."

  • Fwsnort: Application layer IDS/IPS with iptables (Jan 12, 2011, 16:33)
    Help Net Security: "Fwsnort parses the rules files included in the Snort intrusion detection system and builds an equivalent iptables ruleset for as many rules as possible."