Security

July 5, 2006

RSA is headed to the EMC stable…

RSA Security acquired by EMC for $2.1 billion http://searchwinit.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid1_gci1197226,00.html?track=NL-118&ad=557474 Following a slew of rumors, storage giant EMC Corp. confirmed late Thursday that it will acquire RSA […]
July 5, 2006

Avoid Symantec appliances, says Gartner

http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2159677/gartner-advises-avoiding Companies should avoid investing in Symantec‘s network security appliances, and should evaluate offerings from other vendors, Gartner has warned. The analyst firm said that it issued the warning […]
July 10, 2006

Playing in the sandbox

I’ve been testing out a new utility (new to me, at least) at home called Sandboxie. It’s basically a tool that allows you to run various applications in an […]
July 11, 2006

Net Neutrality and Information Security

There’s a very interesting article up on SANS Internet Storm Centerconcerning the security implications of the proposed Net Neutrality legislation that is being discussed ardently in some […]
July 27, 2006

Some interesting freeware tools

I was looking around for some security scanners earlier today, and I came across this cool website with a fair amount of freeware tools, most of which are […]
August 2, 2006

Apple releases new patches for 26 security flaws across its product line

On August 1st, Apple Computer released Security Update 2006-004 to fix 26 security flaws, some of them with high exploit potential, in their product line. Here is a […]
August 2, 2006

Digital eEye releases new tools and website

The folks from Digital eEye (of Retina fame) have announced a new websiteand the release of some previously internal-only security research tools. A summary of the announcement that Marc Maiffret posted to […]
August 3, 2006

Black Hat Briefings: NAC solutions vulnerable to attack

Network World is reporting that various NAC solutions vulnerable to attackbased on a presentation at this year’s Black Hat Conference. A snippet of the report from the link […]
August 4, 2006

Patch Day August 2006: 12 Vulnerabilities to be Patched

Microsoft has announced that there will be approximately 12 vulnerabilities patched starting on August 8th, aka Patch Day. 10 of these are Windows vulnerabilities, and 2 of them […]
August 25, 2006

Internet Explorer Patch Re-Released

Yesterday, Microsoft re-released security bulletin MS06-042 because the original release introduced a buffer overflow condition for some customers. Everyone is advised to get the new update, because the buffer overflow is […]
August 25, 2006

Do we really get Information Security?

Five years ago, I wrote an article on the challenges of implementing Information Security in an enterprise.  Sad to say, even in the post-911 era, not a […]
September 1, 2006

Taking Information Security Seriously at Home

It is very easy to become complacent with Information Security on a home computer or network, even for those who would otherwise preach IT Security in […]