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Re: Linked-in and its Phishing-like contacts option!
From: Jon Robinson <jon () digitalscepter com>
Date: Wed, 1 May 2013 09:44:36 -0700

It's not free but Palo Alto Networks does this.You can search here to see
which applications/sites they can control:
http://apps.paloaltonetworks.com/applipedia/


Jon Robinson
Digital Scepter
desk (951) 461-7868
mobile (562) 682-0821
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On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 10:50 PM, Mathew Want <imortl1 () gmail com> wrote:

Read only access to the sites. I like that idea a lot.

Has anyone else come across this requirement or found a good way to do it
at a control point level? Perhaps at the IDS layer?

M@


On 1 May 2013 02:20, <lordchariot () embarqmail com> wrote:

I'm honestly not sure how we could block this stuff in a web-proxy, or
be
alerted by an IDS rule short of just blocking the sites.
(Maybe this will start more discussion.  How would one try this?)

I have a lot of requests from customers to try to make the web read-only.
The main use cases are for social network, blogs/wikis, and commenting on
posts. The fundamental ways to do this are to 1) have MITM SSL decryption,
and 2) block the POST method for specific sites. Most commercial proxies
can do this and even squid does SSL MITM.

By blocking POST to certain categories of sites and only allowing the
POST for the */logon pages, users can view all the facebook/twitter/youtube
they want, but can't write anything outbound to the site. It's pretty
effective.

e²
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From: firewall-wizards-bounces () listserv icsalabs com [mailto:
firewall-wizards-bounces () listserv icsalabs com] On Behalf Of Bruce Platt
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2013 7:41 AM
To: Firewall Wizards Security Mailing List
Subject: Re: [fw-wiz] Linked-in and its Phishing-like contacts option!

I have a love/hate relationship with these as well.  I was only tempted
down this perfidious path a few years ago when a set of my Grandchildren
asked me to get a Facebook account so we could interact that way as they
live on the other coast from me.  I started disliking it within five
minutes when a former employer sent me a request to "friend" him.  Then it
became an issue of who can I not be "friends" with among my contemporaries.

Same with Linked-In, same with Twitter.

Up to this point I'm just addressing the personal inconvenience aspect of
it, which is why I chose Crispan's post to which to reply.

But, the larger issue is really the risk of exposing all sorts of
personal /  corporate information in a variety of unwitting ways.  This is
the part I hate.  We've had many discussions about the risks of allowing
people to use social media web sites from work.  It's a losing battle.
 Entering one's email password is just one, and Linked-In is not the only
villain.  I just made some flight reservations yesterday.  The airline
website offered to add the reservation to my Calendar.  Not let me download
a .cal file, but to directly insert it into my calendar.  Uh, no.  Not
today.

But, this now get's added to our list of worst practices and meet's
Paul's criteria of being part of overall operational security.  I'm
honestly not sure how we could block this stuff in a web-proxy, or be
alerted by an IDS rule short of just blocking the sites.  (Maybe this will
start more discussion.  How would one try this?)

Mix these with BYOD, and it makes a daunting task indeed.

Cheers

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On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 12:53 AM, Crispin Cowan <crispin () crispincowan com>
wrote:
I boycott all social media. I’m not opposed to social networking, but I
am opposed to some dot.com monetizing my relationships; I do all my
social networking via open protocols like e-mail, and having a beer with a
friend 😊

I broke this rule once, joining LinkedIn 5 years ago, because I needed a
job. LinkedIn was a total failure at getting a job, but attending ToorCon
and having a beer with someone I met there worked. I deleted my LinkedIn
account when I got tired of the “Foo wants to connect with you” spam. I’m
still getting LinkedIn spam.

Screw social networking web sites. I don’t have a FaceBook page or a
Twitter account, and never will.

Funny, I never envisioned myself as Clint Eastwood yelling at kids to get
off my lawn, but here I am 😊

Sent from Windows Mail

From: Gautier . Rich
Sent: ‎Thursday‎, ‎April‎ ‎25‎, ‎2013 ‎9‎:‎28‎ ‎PM
To: Firewall Wizards Security Mailing List

Thoughts? I’m wondering why User Operational Security falls under the
realm of Firewall Wizards..  Other than that, I’d say – They’re not alone
by any stretch of the imagination, and plenty of users seem to be perfectly
willing to accept the risk (or be unaware of it).  However, not much you
can do on the firewall side other than turning off webmail access...

Richard Gautier, CISSP
Enterprise Architect, Federal Group
650 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Suite 510
Washington, DC 20001
Office: (571) 226-8828  |  Cell: (703) 231-2156
rgautier () drc com  |  www.drc.com

From: firewall-wizards-bounces () listserv icsalabs com [mailto:
firewall-wizards-bounces () listserv icsalabs com] On Behalf Of Mathew Want
Sent: Monday, April 22, 2013 7:30 PM
To: Firewall Wizards Security Mailing List
Subject: [fw-wiz] Linked-in and its Phishing-like contacts option!

Hiya all.

Has anyone else noticed the option to see who else they know is connected
on Linked-in? Have you noticed that if you click on the outlook button it
asks you for your WORK EMAIL PASSWORD!!!!!
Bloody hell! It's not like the job of getting users to not submit this
information to other sites isn't already hard enough without this!!! The
"can't put brains in pumpkins " department must be having a field day over
this.
Am I the only one that think this is a touch negligent on the part of
Linked-in? Or should I just accept that it is corporate facebook, accepts
that they have the dame moral fibre and move on?
Maybe I am expecting too much? Thoughts?
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Regards,
M@
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