Security Bytes

August 2007

Enterprise network security

  • Rutkowska releases code for New Blue Pill rootkit

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 02 Aug 2007
  • Joanna Rutkowska has released the source code for a new version of her Blue Pill hypervisor rootkit. The updated software was written mostly by her collaborator Alexander Tereshkin and New Blue ...

  • Social networking or social engineering?

    Michael Mimoso - TechTarget 02 Aug 2007
  • Do you MySpace? You know your kids do--and chances are that a good percentage of the twenty-somethings at your company do too. And that’s a potential problem that not enough security managers are ...

  • Granick on the move

    Michael Mimoso - TechTarget 02 Aug 2007
  • Noted cyberlaw attorney Jennifer Granick announced today at Black Hat that she's leaving her post at Stanford University and is headed for a position with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). ...

  • Pwnies 0wn Black Hat’s Day One

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 02 Aug 2007
  • One of the great things about Black Hat is that even though security is serious business, the conference organizers have never taken themselves too seriously. Amazingly, that's still the case now ...

  • The ballad of Richard Clarke, Part 2

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 01 Aug 2007
  • Two months ago, I sat at a breakfast during the Gartner IT Security Summit in Washington D.C., listening as former White House cybersecurity czar Richard Clarke described a bleak future in which ...

  • Black Hat gimmicks abound

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 01 Aug 2007
  • As they do every year, vendors are using a variety of gimmicks at this year's Black Hat conference in Las Vegas to attract attendees to their exhibit booths. One of the more colorful examples comes ...

  • Black Hat, supersize edition

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 01 Aug 2007
  • This year's Black Hat conference seems to have taken some performance-enhancing drugs. Compared to the shows of just two or three years ago, the 2007 edition is several times larger. More attendees ...