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In Other News | Posted 30 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on MSE tags Chrome as malware | 1,819 views

According to the Chrome blog, Microsoft Security Essentials has mistakenly identified Google Chrome as malware. Google’s browser is identified as Zbot. Microsoft has since released a signature update for MSE. Chrome must be uninstalled from the desktop and re-installed to …

In Other News | Posted 23 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on Net Neutrality Rules Finalized | 1,489 views
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The Federal Communications Commission has finilized the net neutrality rules that will go into affect on Nov 20th. The net neutrality rules attempt to give consumers reasonable protections against filtering, throttling, or blocking by their service providers. The rules are …

In Other News | Posted 22 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on Microsoft Drops Comantra | 2,746 views
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According to PC Pro, Microsoft has dropped Comantra as a Gold Partner. The complaints alledge that Comantra cold-called Windows users and convinced them to provide credit card info to pay for non-existent computer problems. The company has denied the claims. …

Defense In Depth | Posted 9 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on Remote Admin With A Linux Bastion Host | 2,821 views

A bastion host is a publicly accessible computer that has been hardened to protect the running services. A Linux-based bastion host is a good tool for allowing secure remote administration. The operating system is free and can be locked down …

In Other News | Posted 7 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on DigiNotar Removed By Patch | 1,283 views

Both Microsoft and Mozilla have released updates which removes the DigiNotar CA certificates from the their trusted pool. Google Chrome has been fixed also. No word yet for Safari. This is a better approach than manually removing the DigiNotar certificates

In Other News | Posted 7 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on GlobalSign Suspends Issuing Certs | 1,251 views

In response to a post on on ComodoHacker’s Pastebin account, GlobalSign has temporarily ceased issuing SSL certificates. The hacker claims to have access to the company’s server as well as backups of the data. The company is investigating the claims. …

In Other News | Posted 5 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on DigiNotar Report Released | 1,581 views

Fox-IT has released a report on their investigation of the DigiNotar certificate authority hack. The intent of the initial investigation is to determine the initial attack vector and the scope of the attack. According to a statement on July 26th …

In Other News | Posted 2 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on TrueCrypt 7.1 Released | 1,026 views

Release 7.1 of the TrueCrypt on-the-fly encryption application has been announced. The latest version is fully compatible with Mac OSX 10.7 Lion. The TrueCrypt Foundation also makes the source code available.…