What is your view?: Stuxnet: Future of warfare? Or just lax security?
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.
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
No clue what the source is but if they are right, it is scary: DRG SSH Username and Password Authentication Tag Clouds
Recently, we had an interesting discussion on Social Media. It actually all started with somebody sending a link around called http://pleaserobme.com/ to see who actually just said that they are not at home â€“ information which can easily be gained through Twitter search.Details
I am just preparing my trip to South Africa next week. Our Chief Security Advisor in South Africa, Khomotso Kganyago does an outstanding job keeping my busy. He put together a great agenda â€“ I just hope I can cope with everything he is expecting from me. Part of it is a public lecture at…Details