Security Bytes:

June, 2007


June 12, 2007  4:04 PM

Google: Meet the new privacy policy, same as the old privacy policy

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

One of the few speed bumps in the road to Google's domination of the world has been concerns around its privacy policies. The company has been dinged by critics for a litany of perceived offenses, including selling ads against keywords found in Gmail messages, and most notably, the amount of time...

June 12, 2007  9:19 AM

Big security names land at European firm

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

Some of you might be wondering whatever happened to the following big-name security practitioners: -- Paul Kurtz, former executive director of the Cyber Security Industry Alliance -- Karen Worstell, former CISO at Microsoft and AT&T Wireless -- Pam...


June 12, 2007  9:01 AM

Spammers launch vicious assault

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

Cathing my eye this morning is a blog entry from Ryan Naraine about how the spammers behind Blue Security's demise are using a Storm worm variant to attack three antispam services. The distributed denial-of-service attacks use bot-infested...


June 11, 2007  10:57 AM

The dangers of Web application security research

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

Chris Hoff at Rational Security has an interesting post up today on the problems that researchers face when looking for vulnerabilities in Web-based applications. The basic problem boils down to this: Web...


June 8, 2007  4:49 PM

Podcast: Security Squad – Datbase security, encryption

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Security SquadInformation Security magazine editors Neil Roiter and Michael Mimoso discuss


June 8, 2007  4:06 PM

Symantec unveils Norton AntiBot beta

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

While the financial analysts and customers are trying to figure out Symantec's future direction, the company's engineers have stayed busy building new products. Next week at its Vision customer conference, the company will be talking about its forthcoming all-in-one security suite, code-named...


June 8, 2007  6:07 AM

CA warns of serious antivirus engine flaws

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

CA has released an advisory on some serious security flaws in products that implement the Antivirus engine. "Two vulnerabilities exist that can allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service...


June 8, 2007  5:58 AM

Fake Microsoft security bulletin circulating

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

The folks at the SANS Internet Storm Center are warning of a fake Microsoft security bulletin that's making the rounds. Here's what it looks like:

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-4 Cumulative Security Update for Internet...


June 7, 2007  11:35 AM

Gartner’s Security 3.0 theme falls flat

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

I'm just back from the Gartner IT Security Summit in Washington D.C., looking around the blogosphere to see if other attendees left with the...


June 6, 2007  12:21 PM

Richard Clarke’s role-playing game

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

Former White House cybersecurity czar Richard Clarke has kept busy as a writer and security consultant since his well-documented falling out with the Bush Administration a few years back. Among his more recent pursuits is fiction writing, including his latest book, "Breakpoint." At a breakfast...


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