Security Bytes

February 2008

Information security policies, procedures and guidelines

  • Emotions raw over FISA bill

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 15 Feb 2008
  • The fur has been flying this week over whether Congress should extend the life of a controversial surveillance law or let it expire tonight. The firestorm surrounding the Foreign Intelligence ...

  • Surveillance law likely to expire

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 14 Feb 2008
  • It now appears as though the Congress will allow the current extension to the controversial surveillance law to expire on Friday night rather than try to work out a compromise between separate ...

  • The Vista SP1 tirade continues

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 11 Feb 2008
  • The ugly reaction to Microsoft's handling of Vista SP1 continues, with reams upon reams of Windows administrators taking the software giant to task in the TechNet plus blog for keeping the final ...

  • The good and bad with Windows Vista SP1

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 08 Feb 2008
  • In early December I wrote about where to go to in search of Windows Vista SP1 beta testers. At the time there was a lot of hope in the air that this service pack would fix the problems that have ...

  • Verizon snubs Hollywood’s request to filter pirated content

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 07 Feb 2008
  • It's taken a while, but it seems that someone is finally making some sense in the debate on whether network owners should be trying to stop pirated content from crossing their networks. The folks ...

  • Microsoft completes Vista SP1, but hold the excitement

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 05 Feb 2008
  • Splashed across the Windows Vista Team blog is a message from Mike Nash declaring that Windows Vista SP1 has been released to manufacturing, which means it'll start being available to customers in ...

  • Why hates RealPlayer

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 01 Feb 2008
  • Here's something that didn't surprise me in the least: has added the immensely popular RealPlayer to its hit list of misbehaving apps. The group's problem is that RealNetworks ...