Security Bytes:

January, 2009

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January 27, 2009  5:51 PM

Microsoft Conficker/Downadup infections still not a major threat



Posted by: Robert Westervelt
Information Security Threats

I had an excellent briefing with the folks at TippingPoint about Conficker and they gave me access to their ThreatLinQ, a service that helps TippingPoint IPS customers proactively configure their systems. I’ll be writing about...

January 21, 2009  5:47 PM

Conficker, Downadup worm hype? Get the facts



Posted by: Robert Westervelt
Information Security Threats, Microsoft Security, Network Security, Platform Security

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January 19, 2009  7:56 PM

SANS Log Management Survey is looking for the ROI



Posted by: NBRoiter
Compliance

Good information security requires...good information. That's why logs are so important and why so many regulatory and industry directives require companies to not only gather but monitor, read and analyze them. By the same token, if we're going to get this log management thing right, we need...


January 15, 2009  7:32 PM

Should states lead the charge for secure application development?



Posted by: NBRoiter
Application Security

I'm not a big fan of states' rights, which made a lot more sense in 1791 than they do today (Why should one state's misdemeanor be another state's felony? Why is a gay couple married in one state and unmarried when they drive over the state line?). My 18-year-old son wonders why I vote Republican...


January 13, 2009  11:51 AM

Phishing attack uses pop-up message on bank sites



Posted by: Robert Westervelt
Data Breaches and Identity Theft, Identity and access management, Information Security Threats

PhishingResearchers at security vendor...


January 2, 2009  12:17 PM

Fear and loathing in the Intertubes



Posted by: David Schneier
Information Security Threats

One of the peculiar properties of the security research community is the reflexive reactions of some of its members to new work by other researchers. In most cases, researchers tend to compliment one another when they've produced something new. But there always seems to be a small subset of...


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