Random Vista Security Factoid Du Jur

So domain-joined Vista no longer exposes the admin shares by default (i.e. admin$, c$ etc.). My take:  This is going to break tons of applications (systems management apps, patch deployment apps etc.) that rely on their existance and it will likely be one of the first security changes that is ‘undone’ by most  IT shops (well…

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OSX Deepsight Security Report

So I’m not a HUGE fan of SYMC these days – but I have to give them props for releasing this: http://downloads.securityfocus.com/downloads/MacOSX_DeepSight_Report.pdf It’s a great look at the state of OSX today . . . it starts off by showing graphically that the vuln count discovery rate for OSX is increasing, not decreasing, then it…

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Will we ever see a Microsoft Zunix?

So we’ve launched the Zune.  Yea us. I personally won’t be buying one – I’m sorta . . . bummed (to be polite) that it won’t play my extensive collection of MSN & Urge Plays4sure music and I’m too lazy to burn it all to CD and rip it back to WMA sans DRM.  What…

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Web Attacker Toolkit – From Russia with Love

So here’s a very interesting blog post I came across recently:  http://www.websense.com/securitylabs/blog/blog.php?BlogID=94   It details the workings of an automated browser exploit toolkit that is sold by some Russians. That’s not surprising because Russians are uber 733t h4x0rs right?   Well the people who purchase this kit for the low price of $300 will be…

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I’m back (again(again))

So I’ve decided to try and do the blog thing again . . . I’m just going to post my random, personal thoughts on topics that interest me.  Since security interests me – I’ll still probably have a lot to say on this area.  I turned on comments again as well . . . hopefully…

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