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Defense In Depth | Posted 24 Dec 2010 | Comments Off on Microsoft Warns of IE Vulnerability | 1,146 views
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Microsoft has published an advisory for all supported versions of IE. The advisory warns of a problem with a CSS-related function in IE6 through IE8. Malicious websites could take advantage of the vulnerability to run code of their choice …

Communications | Posted 17 Dec 2010 | Comments Off on Worst Gift Ever | 1,039 views
Christmas Presents

Beware of the WORST GIFT EVER! We’ve received a couple of emails with this subject line. The emails pretend to be one of those massively over-forwarded holiday chain emails that circulate each year. Hoping to take advantage of everyone’s curiosity …

Communications | Posted 15 Dec 2010 | Comments Off on Backdoor in OpenBSD? | 1,217 views
OpenBSD Filler Panel

OpenBSD, one of our favorite operating systems, will soon be undergoing an audit. Theo DeRaadt has forwarded an email which he received to the OpenBSD tech mailing list. The email alleges that the FBI secretly placed back doors in …

Defense In Depth | Posted 28 Nov 2010 | Comments Off on WikiLeaks Under DDOS Attack? | 1,472 views

It has been just over thirty minutes since CNN reported that WikiLeaks was under a DDOS attack. A DDOS or distributed denial of service attack is a network-based attack that attempts to overwhelm a service by sending it too …

Communications | Posted 13 Nov 2010 | Comments Off on Facebook Mashup | 1,252 views
Facebook Filler Panel

There are speculations that Facebook unveil a new messaging system. Mulitple blogs are pointing the various Facebook-controlled websites delivering a Microsoft Outlook Web App login page. This contradicts earlier sentiments that email is probably going away. Isn’t an …

In Other News | Posted 7 Nov 2010 | Comments Off on Hacked or Vandalized? | 1,298 views

It all started with a tale of copyright infringement when a print magazine reprinted an edited version of a blogger’s article. The publisher responded with a backhanded apology, and the internet responded by commenting on the magazine’s Facebook page.…

Defense In Depth | Posted 5 Nov 2010 | Comments Off on Unfair Advantage For MSE? | 1,091 views
Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft is now making Security Essentials via Microsoft Update to those that don’t have any antivirus application installed. MSE shows up as an optional download. Some antivirus vendors are feeling left out, claiming that Microsoft has an unfair advantage.  Microsoft …

Defense In Depth | Posted 4 Nov 2010 | Comments Off on No Patch Yet For IE 0-Day | 1,162 views
Internet Explorer Panel

Next Tuesday is Patch Tuesday, but it does not include a patch for the recent IE 0-day vulnerability. The November bulletin mentions multiple Office versions, PowerPoint View and Foreront Unified Access Gateway.

Microsoft is currently investigating a vulnerability …