March 06, 2012 Added by:Ian Tibble
Operating System Security is radically under-appreciated, and this has been the case since the big bang of security practices in the mid-90s. OS security, along with application security, is the front line in the battle against hackers, but this has not been widely realized...
February 22, 2012 Added by:Bill Gerneglia
You can’t understand how applications will be attacked if you don’t know how they work. Applications ultimately transmit data and operate on hardware in a network. Developers need to understand protocols, dependencies, communications, encryption, and more...
February 20, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
Iran will be banned from the purchase of antivirus systems, a technological embargo with clear implications for the Stuxnet virus attacks and the need to prevent further infections to control systems for critical infrastructures, namely their nuclear programs...
February 08, 2012 Added by:Alan Woodward
The current volumes of spam email are extraordinary. Between 70% and 80% of all email sent are spam. As none of the current methods described here are completely effective, there is still scope for much further research in this area...
February 01, 2012 Added by:Alan Woodward
The Metasploit Project is an extremely valuable tool. However, a recent development which was revealed demonstrates just how easily the Metasploit Framework can be used to develop malicious payloads that avoid detection by the usual Anti-Virus and Firewall software...
February 01, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr
As the world's largest vendor of security software, the breach puts all of its corporate and government customers at risk, because if Symantec didn't know the extent of its breach back then, how do Symantec's customers know that their current product line is safe to use?
January 18, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los
Infosec pros just started getting comfy with profiling, analyzing, and defending web-based apps from a server, consumed by a human, and used in a browser. Hang on tight because the world just took a sharp left and if you're not buckled in you're bound to be thrown from the bus...
January 17, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
Initially, Symantec spokesman Cris Paden said the hackers had stolen only the source code of Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 and Symantec AntiVirus 10.2, minimizing the seriousness of the breach. The situation has now changed dramatically...
Security professionals are always struggling to get usage statistics with security products. Content Raven gives you great metrics and analytics out of the box. I can track by user and/or device and /or location what the user has looked at and for how long...
December 19, 2011 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
There is an additional configuration file (called a "Profile") that determines what information is sent from the phone to a carrier. Profiles are programs in a domain-specific filtering language - they are normally written by Carrier IQ to the specifications of a telco or other client...
December 06, 2011 Added by:Christopher Rodgers
With the "ANY" port accessible vulnerability, clear text protocols could be used when both a secure and less secure clear text service are running on the same system, and vulnerabilities found for specific services such as SMB could be launched against vulnerable machines...
December 02, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los
So what catches your attention? What conclusions can you draw here that may be insight into how we can improve the state of software security in the enterprise? My eye gets caught on "politics" and TOOLS in big bold letters... then UPHILL and APATHY. Dang, we're a cynical bunch aren't we...
November 22, 2011 Added by:Keith Mendoza
This is a question that I would like to pose to the open-source software community: Assuming that we can ignore the lawyers for a second, what amount of effort would you be willing to put to produce software that is free of defect from workmanship? How will you go about making sure?
November 22, 2011 Added by:Josh Shaul
When you measure the impact on share price, it’s not worth it to build secure software. Buyers are gobbling up the vulnerable stuff as quickly as they can get their hands on it, and the people who pay the price are those whose data is stolen and whose lives are turned upside down in the aftermath...
November 21, 2011 Added by:Emmett Jorgensen
There is software that can scan your network and check for these un-patched systems. The software can report back exactly which software updates are missing, and then use another tool to actually exploit those vulnerabilities. An attacker could take complete control of your computer...
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