First of all, before I really start, I hope that you all had a great start in 2009. Mine was actually pretty mixed. The good side was, how my year really started and what I saw when I looked out the window at January 1st (yes, I was on vacation skiing and this was how…Details
I was recently at an event for Law Enforcement where one of the discussion points was how critical it is to protect Smartphones â€“ actually it was more about how easy to would be to claim that my Smartphone was hacked and how proof can be found. That you should run Anti-Malware software on phones,…Details
This week I had â€“ again â€“ a longer mail thread on SQL Injection attacks. Probably it caught me at the wrong moment, as it was a very long week preparing for the IE Out of Band making sure everybody knows what they have to do. And thenâ€¦ I was actually pinged by our office…Details
You do not trust e-Business? Why do you trust â€œnormalâ€ business then? Read this: Newspaper ‘Steals’ Empire State Building in Just 90 Minutes
Go out there and install the update immediately now. Here is the bulletin: MS08-078 – Security Update for Internet Explorer (960714)
If you think that you could be infected, run a scan with the online Windows Life OneCare Safety scanner which finds the malware based on this exploit as far as we know it.
Just as a short notice: We just started to communicate that we will release a security update for the Internet Explorer vulnerability. At the moment, the update is schedule to be released approx 10:00 am PST (19:00 CET) tomorrow. Have a look at the Advanced Notification which you can find here: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-dec.mspx Please start immediately…Details
I know that this is not particularly news but nevertheless it could well be that the non-developers out there have not yet seen this. During TechEd EMEA for Developers we announced several things around SDL and had some speeches. Some of them are public including interviews with people like Michael Howard: Video on the Announcements…Details
You know that I rarely blog on Advisories we publish unless they are heavily critical. I just want to make sure that you have seen this. MSRC (the Microsoft Security Response Center) constantly updates this advisory with workarounds. Please take this very, very serious: Microsoft Security Advisory (961051) Details on updates by MSRC Details from…Details
On January 28th the European Union is holding the Data Protection Day. To prepare for that, they are holding a competition for young people from 15 to 19 to express their views about online privacy. Here is the teaser:
Surf the net â€“ Think privacy!
So, please spread the word!
I recently had the great opportunity to join the Europol High Tech Crime Experts Meeting 2008 in Den Haag. This is mainly a get together of the High Tech Crime leads of the EU Law Enforcement agencies and countries where they have a close relationship with (e.g. Switzerland, Norway, Canada etc). Additionally there are a…Details
IÂ wanted to make you aware of a very important announcement we made earlier today. As you know, Trustworthy Computing is all about Security,Â Reliability and Business Practices. Our house has a fourth pillar -Â Privacy – which we view as extremelyÂ important, not only in terms of the way we manage our customersâ€™ data,…Details
There are a lot of reports on a Botnet building on the back of exploits targeting MS08-067: New Windows worm builds massive botnet MS08-067 Vulnerability: Botnets Reloaded Bots exploiting Microsoft’s latest RPC flaw Exploit-MS08-067 Bundled in Commercial Malware Kit Time for forced updates? Conficker botnet makes us wonder Worm Spawns Huge New Botnet â€¦ I…Details
I am working on a blog post on Security and Piracy looking into the data I have available. Probably it will be ready next week but what I wanted to know: Is there anybody who did some research about this already? I would appreciate if you could let me know. I will definitely share my…Details
Well, you saw my post earlier this week on the 1.96% of PCs being updated according to Secuina. Well, as time does, I decided to install this tool as well to look at it. I did an initial scan on my home PC and this was the outcome: Outch, this hurts my soul but shows…Details
Well, honestly, I am not completely clear how statistically relevant this data point is. I just read it in a secunia blog where they published figures of users of their free solution. This is data of the last few weeks and looks into the results of the first scan of the product on a PCs.…Details
I am more than pleased to inform you that we announced today a partnership between EMC/RSA and us. This partnership involves the integration of EMC/RSA technology into our platform. I quote from our press release: Microsoft will build the RSAÂ® Data Loss Prevention (DLP) classification technology into the Microsoft platform and future information protection products.…Details
Today I was having a discussion with a religious Mac fan claiming that the only problem with security on the Internet is Windows and then I read this article on ZDNet: Despite what blogs (and Apple) say, Macs will eventually have malware In there it is referenced that the article I was quoting yesterday seems…Details
This is an interesting thing: I just read this post on ZDNet. The blamed us for being the key target for viruses and they always told me that they do not have a security problem. I am convinced that there is no software product having no security vulnerabilities and Apple proved over time that they…Details