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Security


November 6, 2008  12:12 PM

Overheard: Sun is taking OpenSolaris behind the corporate firewall



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
OpenSolaris, Security, Sun

timothy_prickett_morgan.jpg Now that the OpenSolaris development edition of Sun's Unix is out, after a few...

October 30, 2008  3:37 PM

Overheard: Botnets and online poker



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
botnets, phishing, zombie army

poker_cards.jpg There are myriad ways hackers can cash out once they have obtained stolen bank accounts or credit card...


October 23, 2008  2:43 PM

Overheard: Is putting your anti-virus app in the cloud really a good idea?



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Cloud AV, Cloud computing, Nathan McFeters, Security

nathan_mcfeters.jpg Here’s the thing with cloud computing -- it has awesome potential for good, but it’s really going...


October 22, 2008  3:34 PM

Overheard: Where do you keep your honeypot?



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
botnets, honeypot, Malware, Microsoft

john_markoff.jpg The door to the room simply reads “the lab.” Inside are racks of hundreds of processors and terabytes...


October 8, 2008  11:02 AM

Overheard: Clickjacking can turn your computer into a remote surveillance device



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
clickjacking, Spyware

jeremiah_grossman.jpg The bad news is that with clickjacking, any computer with a microphone and/or a web camera...


October 3, 2008  1:11 PM

Overheard: The bigger the prime number, the more secure the encryption



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Encryption, Security, Technology

nuno_morgadinho.jpg Mathematicians at UCLA have discovered a 13 million-digit prime number, a long-sought milestone that...


September 30, 2008  1:12 PM

Overheard: Google Chrome and the principle of least privilege



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Google Chrome, Malware, Programming

g_andrew_duthie.jpg The most important reason for limiting the security privileges your code requires to run is to reduce...


September 26, 2008  12:36 PM

Overheard: Piracy + spam + malware = net pollution



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Malware, Piracy, Spam, Technology

nate_anderson.jpg Have you heard of "net pollution"? If not, you soon will, because it's a term being pushed by Arts+Labs,...


September 25, 2008  12:48 PM

Overheard: What to do if your clipboard has been hijacked



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
anti-virus, clipboard, Malware, Spyware, Technology, Trojan

"The problem with malware being served through advertisements is starting to become a serious one, with attackers seeming to enjoy it more and more because websites are not rushing to take steps to prevent it." Lucian Constantin,


September 16, 2008  6:34 PM

Overheard: NBAR is a powerful application-layer firewall



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
application-layer firewall, Cisco, deep packet inspection, firewalls, NBAR

ddavis.jpg NBAR is a...


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