If I had to guess, the modem is holding onto the same IP address regardless of what you do with your router. Take a weekend trip and unplug your modem in hopes that it will pull a new address when you return. You could go upstream to your ISP with the issue and suggest the tech release your IP and assign you a new one.
If the attack continues, then you have something inside your network leaking information to the attacker. And you will have to clean that up before you can resolve the problem.
I think he was missing input validation from his list. The idea that you can never trust user input and you must validate it. The idea that you should white list what you want instead of black list the things you don't want. Ideas that consider the security of the system and not just the working condition of it.
The ads stand out way too much on the beta site. I tried it out and my first impression was that it was a site that I would not trust for the news. I thought it was all the ads on the site.
BUT then I went back to the main site and discovered that it was showing me more ads than the beta site. The main top ad was smaller on the beta site. I am not sure what to think. I don't like it because it feels like it is a ad driven site. Before it felt like it was about the content (it just so happened to have ads). Leaves a different impression.
If someone was expecting one of two outcomes, they could have done the math on both of them. If I make this trade what can I win. They placed the trade not knowing the outcome. But they had a cancel order (or reverse order) ready to go. If the news was not what they expected, they could have canceled it with minimal losses. Buying a lot of gold and the market doing nothing on the FED's news would mean that they could sell it back without much market shift.
I know this is what happened because I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
If people are looking for pirating sites, I would expect them to show up at the top of the rankings. Because if I was searching for [artist] [track] download, I am not looking for amazon.com.
What Google has done is reduced when these sites would show up when you were looking for legitimate sites. Just like they reduced the adult content you see unless you are looking for adult content. It's not Google's job to police what people search for, just to make sure they find what they are looking for.
While I don't see MS porting full office to apple/android, I do see them building a very slick VDI client. Office on a tablet will end up as a vdi session to a private cloud server. It may sound crazy, but its the smart thing to do. It allows Microsoft to leverage all the existing tablets that everyone already has entering the corporate environment. They can support more devices quicker and extend the life of older tablets. The tablets 3 years from now will blow away today's tablets, but if its a VDI client then that wont matter.
Tablets are too personalized and a nightmare for IT security. But what if you could connect to a work desktop and get all your work apps in a way that makes IT feels good about it. Yet, allow the individual to keep personalized apps. I think this is why Windows 8 has such a tablet feel to it. Windows 7 already does a good job under VDI, and I expect Win8 to do so much better.
This would definitely be a corporate IT strategy that is in sync with the MS push of VDI and Private cloud that we see MS timing with the Win8 release. Home users are another story.
I would find that is a perfect opportunity for security to practice protocol. Do everything except report it to the authorities. Even do the data loss analysis.
In the case where the doors were locked, hunt everyone down that had a key and question them. Track each breach down.
I would love to attempt stuff like this at work.
I think its just the opposite. They didn't tell them to let the students steal the laptops, they let them know in advance that if they catch someone taking the laptop that it may be legit. Just by mentioning this would have made it harder because laptop theft would be on the security teams mind making it easier to spot.
I will gladly type the password if they provide me with the yellow sticky note that I wrote it down on. I have too many passwords to remember, why should this one be any different. Like anyone can actually remember a password.