I often hear statements that the risk of losing your identity or being a victim of fraud is much higher online than offline. From my point of view it is more about the feelings of the consumer: In the real world, we know the risks â€“ at least we learned them over the ages from…Details
I started with Off to See the World, where I announced that we grow the community. And then I had the pleasure to tell you the we have a new Chief Security Advisor for EMEA â€“ Monika Josi. Now, my team is complete â€“ at least on time zone level: It is a pleasure for…Details
Sometimes I feel that people think the Internet is a room, where the laws of our society do not apply anymoreâ€¦ I read an article this morning on Swiss news called Drei Monate Haft fÃ¼r Beleidigungen auf Facebook â€“ and here is an English version of it: Jail for French Facebook user. Sometimes I wonder…Details
An year ago we launched Microsoft Security Essentials. I remember the day as I was looking at the Twitter stream to see the overall reactions and they were simply great! Further on, when I travelled, the main complaint I heard in some countries was: â€œWhy do we not have it?â€ and it is a fair question.Details
I am using it since the Beta and it is really cool. I am using Messenger (with the integration to Facebook etc.) as well as the Windows Live Writer to blog.
It rocks: Windows Live Essentials 2011 available for download now
Download and install!
Last week, when I was in South Africa, a partner of us pointed me to a very interesting paper by KPMG called Cloud computing: Australian lessons and experiences. What I like is, that a lot of the items I was recently raising, where actually reflected in quotes by customers of Cloud providers as well as by the general findings of the study.
The final conclusion is to me that there are a lot of security benefits moving to the Cloud.
Actually I had a few very interesting discussions lately as a reaction on my post Is There Any Value in Twitter? Yes? Think Againâ€¦ and I think Thibaud brought it to the point: Mass-follow is the â€œproblemâ€ â€“ in other words me . I had thought about getting out of Twitter but I will get…Details
I know that this is â€œold newsâ€ but I wanted to make sure that everybody has seen that: We will make Microsoft Security Essentials available for small business for free. Small businesses are up to 10 PCs. This is great news as a lot of small businesses do not use Anti-Malware Software and do not need any central management.Details
Obviously I do not like people to steal software. Additionally, from at least two perspectives it adds security risks: People are less likely to patch and pirated software often comes wit pre-installed malware, which is then hard to detect. There is just such a case now with the iPhone: Fake iPhone jail-breaking tool packed with…Details
The cloud â€“ and now I mean the volcano cloud â€“ showed that there is not always a real need to travel far in to get the right information at an event of conference. I delivered a keynote via LiveMeeting (Virtual Keynotes â€“ Do we always have to travel?) during the time the planes were…Details
This is one of the risks, not a lot of people look into: It is fairly easy for me to setup a Facebook account in another personâ€™s name. This is what happened to Ronald K. Noble, head of Interpol: Interpol Chief Ronald K. Noble Has Facebook Identity Stolen.
Just before I leave to Johannesburg: Dilbert on Piracyâ€¦ he is soooo right
I was reading an interesting article: Forrester Pushes ‘Zero Trust’ Model For Security, where they mainly claim that you should not trust your internal network â€“ something I am asking for since a long time. However, the conclusions Forrester and me are drawing are slightly different. John Kindervag â€“ the person quoted in the article…Details
We are basically asking the industry to follow a Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure and are therefore not in favor of public vulnerability disclosure as it puts the industry unnecessarily at risk. Recently there was a vulnerability in ASP.NET publically disclosed. We released an advisory and you should look into implementing the suggested workaround: Vulnerability in ASP.NET…Details