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  • March 14, 2008 14 Mar'08

    How to ask a VC for money

    I'm listening to a panel discussion right now featuring six former members of the L0pht hacking collective and Mudge, perhaps the most famous member of the group, just told a great story about the ...

  • March 14, 2008 14 Mar'08

    Trend Micro site compromised

    The last thing a person expects is to have their computer exposed to malware during a visit to a security vendor's website. But those visiting the site of Tokyo-based Trend Micro may have ...

  • March 13, 2008 13 Mar'08

    The wit and wisdom of Dan Geer

    Here's a mindbender for you: Not only have all of the security products that we've installed on our desktops and servers not made those machines secure, they have, in fact, made them less secure. ...

  • March 12, 2008 12 Mar'08

    Virtualization, cloud computing and the race to deploy

    To answer my own question from the earlier post on the Source conference, yes, it has turned out to be a really useful conference so far. The most interesting talk so far has been the Rich ...

  • March 07, 2008 07 Mar'08

    Chevron security chief: Get creative

    If security executives want a seat at the table or leverage the one they have, they need to get creative. That was the message Chevron Chief Information Protection Officer Richard Jackson delivered ...

  • March 06, 2008 06 Mar'08

    Microsoft releases beta for Internet Explorer 8

    Beta testers in the security blogosphere have a new toy to salivate over -- the first beta release of Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 (IE 8). The software giant said IE 8 can be installed on Windows ...

  • February 26, 2008 26 Feb'08

    Panda Security launches $10k challenge

    PR campaigns that involve cold hard cash always interest me. Panda Software is issuing a challenge to companies to test its network scanning software. Executives there are so confident that they ...

  • February 22, 2008 22 Feb'08

    Tell me your virtualization security story

    Earlier today my colleague Rob Westervelt wrote about VMware's plans to unveil what it calls VMsafe -- a partnership program with Symantec, McAfee, the Internet Security Systems division of IBM, ...

  • February 22, 2008 22 Feb'08

    VMware responds to security concerns with VMsafe

    A lot of security pros have pondered the security complexities introduced into an environment that uses virtualization software. Researchers have pounced. They’ve been looking under the hatch and ...

  • February 15, 2008 15 Feb'08

    Emotions raw over FISA bill

    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 ...

  • February 14, 2008 14 Feb'08

    Surveillance law likely to expire

    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 ...

  • February 11, 2008 11 Feb'08

    The Vista SP1 tirade continues

    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 ...

  • February 08, 2008 08 Feb'08

    The good and bad with Windows Vista SP1

    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 ...

  • February 07, 2008 07 Feb'08

    Verizon snubs Hollywood’s request to filter pirated content

    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 ...

  • February 05, 2008 05 Feb'08

    Microsoft completes Vista SP1, but hold the excitement

    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 ...