New Microsoft Security Vulnerability Research and Defense blog

The Security Vulnerability Research & Defense blog’s intent is to provide more information about Microsoft vulnerabilities, mitigations and workarounds, and active attacks. http://blogs.technet.com/swi/ Urs

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A very long list of new Microsoft products for 2008...

Bink.nu has an extensive list of new software that Microsoft will be unleashing in the marketplace. See yourself: http://blogs.technet.com/tarpara/archive/2007/12/25/microsoft-s-new-year-is-gonna-bring-a-lot-of-change.aspx Urs  

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Encryption (TechArticles)

Two interesting blogs found on Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and encription: SQL Server 2008 Encryption Keyshttp://blogs.technet.com/andrew/archive/2007/12/24/sql-server-2008-encryption-keys.aspx SQL Server 2008 Transparent Data Encryption and Replicationhttp://blogs.technet.com/andrew/archive/2007/12/21/sql-server-2008-transparent-data-encryption-and-replication.aspx Urs  

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Unpatched database servers on the Internet

In his most recent publication (“The Database Exposure Survey 2007 ”, November 12, 2007) , David Litchfield conducted a survey on how many database servers exist on the internet and are listening on their default TCP ports and are not protected by a firewall. According to the survey, 157 SQL Servers were found and 53…

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