Out of band security update MS08-067

Microsoft released the announced out of band security update MS08-067. Please read the bulletin carefully and then apply the update as soon as possible.http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS08-067.mspx In addition there is also an excellent post with a lot more details on the vulnerability Microsoft patched. You should definitely read it: http://blogs.technet.com/swi/archive/2008/10/23/More-detail-about-MS08-067.aspx Urs      

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Microcosm of a massive security problem

Blog Post by Jon Oltsik: A few weeks ago, I gave a presentation to a number of companies about the future of endpoint security. During this presentation, I had the opportunity to ask these folks a number of questions about their IT infrastructure and their plans for it. There were only about 20 organizations represented,…

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IT security guide: Understanding cyber-risks means knowing what questions to ask

A good place for senior executives to start in trying to understand their companies’ financial exposure to cyberthreats is by getting an overall assessment — not just from IT, but also from business units and corporate operations such as the human resources, legal and public relations departments. The 40-page guide was put together by a…

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Chinese surfers see red over Microsoft black-outs

Chinese Internet users have expressed fury at Microsoft’s launch of an anti-piracy tool targeting Chinese computer users to ensure they buy genuine software. In a related story… An angry Chinese lawyer accused Microsoft of perpetrating the biggest ever hacker attack in response to the software giant’s controversial move to trigger hourly screen blackouts on computers…

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Do You Need A Secure Flash Drive?

PCMAG.COM: “I’ve long been a big fan of USB flash drives for carrying around the data that I need on multiple computers. They are an easy way to backup your data, and move files between computers. I even carry around some of the programs I use all the time on one of these drives, including…

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Why Technology Isn’t The Answer To Better Security

“Too many organizations still lack coherent, enforced and forward-thinking security processes, our survey shows. While 59 percent of respondents said they have an “overall information security strategy,” that’s up just two points from last year and it’s not enough, says Mark Lobel, advisory services principal at PricewaterhouseCoopers.” http://www.cio.com/article/451092/Why_Technology_Isn_t_The_Answer_To_Better_Security Urs

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