The Complexity of the “Spyware Landscape”

A pretty interesting article on Spyware (and a lot of other “beasts”): The Increasing Complexity of the New Spyware Landscape Roger

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Defend the Flag Workshop at Deepsec

There is a cool workshop at Deepsec in Vienna mid of November, which is called “Defend the Flag”. The idea is that you will be trained for a day and during the second day, you have to configure your systems and they will be attacked. The one that holds the longest wins. If you are…

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Microsoft has the shortest Security Update Development cycle

Have you had a look at Symantec’s latest Threat Report? It can be found here: http://www.symantec.com/content/de/de/about/downloads/PressCenter/ISTRXII_Main.pdf I briefly read through it and one statement caught my eye: Page 54: Of the five operating systems tracked in the first six months of 2007 (figure 18), Microsoft had the shortest average patch development time at 18 days,…

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Security Intelligence Report v3 is Live!

I hope you read my yesterday’s blog on the RSA story (if not, it is here). I mentioned the Security Intelligence Report there. SIR is actually live in its third version, covering what we saw January to June 2007. Let me point out some “highlights”: Vulnerability Trends – Unfortunately the trend that high severity keep…

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RSA Europe: Are you ready for security and privacy?

Do you remember? In January 2002, Bill Gates sent a famous mail to all the Microsoft employees and announced Trustworthy Computing. Since then it became part of our DNA. The interesting thing to me is, that the four pillars of TwC remained the same (except for pillar four, which we had to re-name). Today the…

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Are you ready for Unified Communications?

Today, Bill Gates sent out a mail to roughly 300’000 subscribers of the Executive Mail. This time he does a recap of his Unified Messaging mail which he sent out in 2006 and gives an overview of the advances we had since then. To name just a few: Office Communicator 2007 and Office Communication Server…

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Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation

There is an interview on MSNBC with Bill where the readers could actually send the questions. It is all about their foundation and pretty impressive to read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21212128/site/newsweek/ Roger

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Fighting Spam Internationally

There are different ways how to deal with Spam. One is, to eat it (yes, I know it is an old joke but I still like it…) – see the “official SPAM website” J If it comes down to e-mail SPAM, the problem is different: Most of the ISPs today are using technical means (say:…

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Windows Cardspace – the sleeping beauty

One of the problems I often see with some of our products is that they actually have some great features but not enough people know about them. Sometimes I am meeting a customer and he or she is telling me that they are just running an evaluation for a new piece of software. When you…

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Anti-Phishing-Training

Wow! Ever thought that you are a phishing-expert? Ever tried to train your users? Carnegie Mellon University developed a game which trains you or tests your knowledge (where ever you are). I like it: http://cups.cs.cmu.edu/antiphishing_phil/ Roger

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