Microsoft out-of-band security bulletin release for IE

Microsoft has released an out-of-band security bulletin on March 30, 2010. The bulletin is being released to address new attacks against customers of Internet Explorer. Users of Internet Explorer 8 and Windows 7 are not vulnerable to these current attacks. However, the released update contains fixes for IE5, IE6, IE7 and IE8 and therefore, it is recommended…

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Think You’re Immune from Online Fraud? Maybe Not!

Bill Mullins’ Weblog: Guest writer Dave Brooks, a vastly experienced computer tech from New Hampshire, who is an expert at online safety, shares this chilling story on why even exercising proper security measures won’t guarantee your online financial safety. http://billmullins.wordpress.com/2010/03/25/think-youre-immune-from-online-fraud-maybe-not/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wordpress%2FTVcE+%28Bill+Mullins%27+Weblog+-+Tech+Thoughts%29 -Urs  

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XBox Project Natal at E3

Not really security relevant, but cool anyway… some more info on project Natal:http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-20001174-52.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20 What is project Natal? 😉http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/projectnatal/  -Urs

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What your users don’t know about vulnerabilities can hurt you

DarkReading: If your security strategy relies on end users to perform updates or avoid risky behavior, then it’s time to ask yourself a question: How much do end users really know about security vulnerabilities? “Non-IT folks are often only aware of security vulnerabilities that are covered in mainstream publications and media or hit close to…

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Seattle Tops List of Riskiest Cyber Crime Cities!

MSNBC:Seattle is the riskiest online city, according to a new survey. Symantec says Seattle tops the list because people are more likely to access the Web each day and use the Internet for shopping and banking, and because of the proliferation of wireless Internet access. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35985828  Ups.. as I am currently in Seattle and knowing…

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The Biggest Cloud on the Planet is Owned by … the Crooks!

Network World: Who’s got the biggest cloud in the tech universe? Google? Pretty big, but no. Amazon? Lots and lots of servers, but not even close. Microsoft? They’re just getting started. Household names all, but their capacity pales to that of the biggest cloud on the planet, the network of computers controlled by the Conficker…

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Protecting Against Terrorism [PDF]

Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure: This publication offers security advice and good practice for any organisation looking to protect against the risk of a terrorist act or limit the damage such an incident could cause. It sets out how a security plan might be developed and updated, the key measures that can help…

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Microsoft cloud-computing service offers federal agencies

New Microsoft cloud-computing service offers federal agencies a high level of security, including biometric access control and fingerprinting for background checks.http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-10459301-245.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20 -Urs  

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Newest Security Reports Show Changing Threats

Scott Hogg, Core Networking and Security: “I find it useful to seek out new perspectives on the ever-changing security realm. By reviewing these [security] reports, we can gain a greater understanding of the emerging Internet threats our organizations are facing.” Includes links to various security reports:http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/58241 -Urs  

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High-Tech Copy Machines a Gold Mine for Data Thieves

Victor Beitner, a security expert who reconfigures photocopy machines destined for resale in Toronto, says businesses are completely unaware of the potential information security breach when the office photocopier is replaced. They think the copier is just headed for a junkyard but, in most cases, when the machine goes, so does sensitive data that have…

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