You know that I am propagating the adoption of cybercrime legislation, which is aligned across the Globe. Something, which is absolutely necessary if we want to fight Cybercrime. Basically we are asking governments to consider the Cybercrime Convention (aslo known as Budapest Convention) by the Council of Europe. Now it seems, that Russia is considering…Details
We all know that Windows XP is rock-solid but not capable anymore to defend against todayâ€™s attacks and the same is true for IE6. Having been great products, when they were launched, the threat landscape changed significantly since then. Windows 7 has a great potential to help customers now move away from Windows XP and…Details
I already have a problem the way tourism develops on Mount Everest (definitely understanding that some people in the region can make money and a living of it) but now you can even get fast Internet on the base camp: Peak signal: 3G cell service comes to Mount Everestâ€¦ Is this the way to go?…Details
An interesting analysis by the Malware Protection Center:
Usually I blog intensively on the release of the Security Intelligence Report. However, this time I am out of office and have just little time to give you insight. We spent a lot of work to make it more comprehensive and give you a more stable view over quite some time. So there is a…Details
I am preparing the worldwide Chief Security Advisor meeting in Seattle, which takes place soon. I am doing at in the Swiss Alps. Isnâ€™t fall in the Alps great?
Thatâ€™s the power of home office
Stuxnet is a severe threat â€“ thatâ€™s something we know for sure. But if we look at it â€“ what do we really know? What can we learn? Letâ€™s start from the beginning. As soon as Stuxnet hit the news, it was interesting to see, what was happening. There was a ton of speculation out…Details
An interesting question, posed by V3.co.uk: Can cloud security ever work? â€“ How relevant is the question by itself? When computers and especially personal computers were introduced, people asked as well whether the security on a PC will ever work â€“ the question is just not relevant. Letâ€™s face it: The Cloud will come! Period. We just have to figure out, how we will manage risks in the Cloud â€“ thatâ€™s our job.Details
If you like Scott Chaney’s suggestion he made at ISSE this week called Collective Defense – Applying Public Health Models to the Internet he raised very good points about the different roles the participants in the Internet Health Ecosystem have to play. Into that, the following article fits in fairly nicely: Comcast to notify subscribers with infected PCsDetails
No, this is not yet another announcement â€“ this is a picture of todayâ€™s reality. UNHCR just published a website called Protecting and Empowering Refugees, where the results of the partnership between the UNHCR and Microsoft is shown in a pretty impressive way.Details
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!