Security Bytes

April 2007

Information security policies, procedures and guidelines

  • Security360 podcast: Endpoint encryption

    Robert Westervelt - TechTarget 30 Apr 2007
  •'s Security360 podcast offers fresh perspectives -- from vendors, experts and infosec pros -- on a variety of complex information security issues. In this episode, we look at ...

  • Microsoft explains how it missed ANI

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 30 Apr 2007
  • Here's something you don't see from Microsoft often -- a detailed assessment of how it missed a big security hole. In this case the topic is the much-attacked ANI flaw and how it was allowed into ...

  • WOOT, there it is

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 27 Apr 2007
  • We all know the security conference schedule is already overcrowded, but there's always room for another good one. The folks at USENIX this summer will be putting on a new workshop called ...

  • McAfee making financial strides

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 27 Apr 2007
  • McAfee has had its share of setbacks in the last couple years. There was a stock options scandal that forced a major shake-up among the top brass, and a lawsuit in which rival vendor DeepNines ...

  • Get ready for a NanoScan

    Eric Parizo - Senior Analyst 26 Apr 2007
  • One of my favorite sayings is, "You can't beat free!" It's not always true of course, but as the industry has learned from the many useful open source tools available today, free is often good ...

  • DHS’ Garcia wants more cooperation on software security

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 25 Apr 2007
  • I'm out in Las Vegas this week at CA World and on Tuesday I ran into Ron Moritz. CA's chief security strategist and the former CTO at Symantec. Moritz is one of those people who is not often in the ...

  • Lights out for Firefox 1.5

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 25 Apr 2007
  • Firefox 2.0 has been out since last fall, but Mozilla has continued to support those still using version 1.5 with regular security updates. That will stop next month, Mozilla announced Tuesday. In ...

  • Microsoft moves to the security Forefront

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 24 Apr 2007
  • In the last couple of years, vendors like Symantec and McAfee have been increasingly spooked by Microsoft’s foray into the IT security business. The Forefront product line is perhaps one of the ...

  • Reports of a Safari zero-day

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 23 Apr 2007
  • The Mac faithful are certainly not used to this. The SANS Internet Storm Center is reporting a possible zero-day exploit involving Apple's Safari Web browser. You read that right -- a zero-day ...

  • Security Newsmakers: Howard Schmidt

    Robert Westervelt - TechTarget 20 Apr 2007
  • As part of our Security Newsmakers podcast series, Senior News Writer Bill Brenner recently interviewed Howard Schmidt about his latest book "Patrolling Cyberspace: Lessons Learned from a Lifetime ...

  • Failing a security review isn’t always fatal at Microsoft

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 18 Apr 2007
  • Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing initiative has been dissected and analyzed six ways from Sunday in the last few years, and the company's decision to stop shipment of Windows Server 2003 for ...

  • Sourcefire’s growing pains

    Michael Mimoso - TechTarget 16 Apr 2007
  • OK, allow me some journalistic license here when I say that if you squint a little bit sitting across from Marty Roesch that he could pass for Ray Romano. If you’re not buying that, then you have ...

  • Mobile phones carry ‘real’ virus? Nope

    Eric Parizo - Senior Analyst 13 Apr 2007
  • Even though it sounds like a plot summary to an upcoming Sarah Michelle Gellar film, Reuters is reporting that mobile phone service providers in Pakistan are getting tons of calls from panicked ...

  • We are the browsers

    Eric Parizo - Senior Analyst 12 Apr 2007
  • In a technical tip that's debuting today on, Michael Cobb writes that it may be time to start scaling back our Web browser security expectations, and he's absolutely right. But ...

  • Security update for Opera browser

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 12 Apr 2007
  • Opera Software has updated its popular Web browser to fix a flaw attackers could exploit to blow past security checks and run malicious code on targeted machines. "A security issue in the Adobe ...