Germany provides a secure way to deal with spam

“In theory, stopping spam is easy: just make it uneconomic to send millions of messages by charging for each one sent, or make senders authenticate their identity to stop address spoofing and simplify blocking. In practice, that would involve building a secure, parallel email infrastructure linking electronic authentication with real-world identities: a daunting task. Yet…


3.7 Billion Phishing Emails were sent in the last 12 Months

[Network World] Cyber criminals sent 3.7 billion phishing emails over the last year, in a bid to steal money from unsuspecting web users, says CPP.  Research by the life assistance company revealed that 55 percent of phishing scams are fake bank emails, which try and dupe web users into giving hackers their credit card number…


Microsoft Security Compliance Manager released

The Security Compliance Manager will help you accelerate knowledge to merge best practices, customize once to centralize decision making, and export to multiple formats to enable monitoring, verification, and compliance. The tool is designed to help accelerate your organization’s ability to efficiently manage the security and compliance process for the most widely used Microsoft technologies….


Microsoft support lifecycle for service Packs

Perhaps a good idea to do some end-of-year cleanup! You can find what product services packs are supported here: Urs    


Microsoft calls for talks on Internet trust, safety

Microsoft today called for broad discussions about the safety of the Internet in an initiative it dubbed “End to End Trust” in a white paper released during the RSA Conference that opened today in San Francisco. In a keynote address at the security conference, Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer at Microsoft, talked up…


‘Out of office’ messages turned into spam relays

Spammers have found a new trick that gets around many current anti-spam filters: abusing the “out of the office” auto-respond feature found in legitimate webmail services. Urs  


Security for the youngest internet users – Security4Kids

Have you ever heard about If not, visiting the site should be one of your  tasks for today! Especially if you’ve got children aged 7-15 yourself. But let’s go back to the beginning. The website (in German and French and soon also in Italian) was launched in December 2005 in cooperation with various…


Microsoft Forefront Client Security benchmark test (West Coast Lab)

Microsoft Corporation commissioned West Coast Labs (WCL) to carry out a series of performance benchmarking tests and metric-based process evaluations of the following products: Microsoft Forefront Client Security McAfee Active VirusScan with McAfee ePO Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.2 Trend Micro OfficeScan™ Server 7.3 And: Microsoft Forefront Client Security is the best choice !!! 😉…


Europe still top source of spam

European spam networks have pumped out more unsolicited e-mail than those in the U.S. for the third month in a row, according to security vendor Symantec. Symantec called this a “significant shift” in spam trends as, historically, compromised U.S. computers have been used to send spam, and many spammers have been U.S.-based.  Urs


Minimizing User Rights Can Increase Security

Taking a least-privilege approach to user accounts is a key part of any in-depth defense strategy, many analysts and security pros say. “I think it’s very important … not even just as [a component] of security, but in the broader sense [of] risk posed to the business in IT,” said Scott Crawford, an analyst with…