Security Bytes

December 2007

Enterprise network security

  • Money for nothing and security for free

    Eric Parizo - Senior Analyst 21 Dec 2007
  • During a time of year when it seems like we all spend waaaay too much on presents, holiday decorations and travel, among other things, it's always nice to get a little something for free. To that ...

  • America’s Next Top H4×0r

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 20 Dec 2007
  • Maybe it's a result of the TV writers' strike or maybe it's just the natural next step in a world in which there are reality shows about dueling choirs and kids living alone, "Lord of the Flies" ...

  • From Russia with love

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 20 Dec 2007
  • Being in the Christmas spirit and all, I'm going to dispense with the usual advice-oriented column this week. Fear not, I'll get back on theme after the New Year. For this week, I want to focus on ...

  • Mozilla releases Firefox 3 beta 2

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 20 Dec 2007
  • Mozilla has delivered on its promise to release the second beta for Firefox 3 by year's end. Security is to be a major part of Firefox 3, and I recently asked some IT professionals to play around ...

  • Mega patch for Mac users

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 18 Dec 2007
  • Apple users tend to have a false sense of security superiority when it comes to their beloved Mac machines. But you gotta give Apple some credit -- when a security hole is discovered, the company ...

  • Truthiness

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 17 Dec 2007
  • Every once in a while someone gets it so right that there really isn't much to add. This post by Chris Hoff is as good as it gets. If you're not reading his frequent posts on security, ...

  • Top 5 security stories of 2007? You tell us

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 17 Dec 2007
  • It's that time of year where we in the news business love to make lists of the top news stories of the year. I've drawn up a Top 5 list of my own for your amusement, but admit that my judgment ...

  • eEye founder Maiffret leaves the company

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 13 Dec 2007
  • Marc Maiffret, the founder and longtime CTO of eEye Digital Security, has left the company to work on other projects. Maiffret is among the best-known hackers on the security scene and made his ...

  • Bad holiday PR

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 11 Dec 2007
  • I absolutely love Christmas, and even have a soft spot for a lot of the tacky stuff that comes with it, like fake silver trees, loud-colored garland and the Coca-Cola version of Santa Claus. But ...

  • Pay no attention to the pop-up box behind the curtain

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 10 Dec 2007
  • Bill Clinton may be the world's champion when it comes to parsing words and phrases to suit his own purposes, but to give credit where credit is due, executives from software companies are making ...

  • The changing role of the CSO

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 07 Dec 2007
  • In the last few months I've been hearing more and more from CEOs, CIOs and CSOs about the changing role of the CSO (or CISO, depending on your org chart) in the enterprise. In the past, the CSO has ...

  • Time to update your Skype

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 07 Dec 2007
  • Skype users will want to upgrade to version for Windows to close a security hole attackers could exploit to run malicious code on vulnerable machines. According to Danish vulnerability ...

  • Finding Vista SP1 testers in the blogosphere

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 06 Dec 2007
  • As I noted earlier, Microsoft is about to unleash Vista SP1 release candidate 1. I'll be interested to see if it truly addresses issues IT administrators have noted throughout the run of our Vista ...

  • Microsoft rolls out Vista SP1 release candidate 1

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 06 Dec 2007
  • As I've been reporting throughout the course of our Vista deployment series, a majority of IT shops are moving as slowly as possible on their Vista deployments because of compatibility problems and ...

  • Fixes arrive for Cisco Security Agent, OpenOffice

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 06 Dec 2007
  • Two patching items to report this morning: one affecting Cisco Security Agent (CSA), the other OpenOffice. First, the CSA flaw, as described in Cisco advisory cisco-sa-20071205-csa: A buffer ...