In Other News | Posted 7 Nov 2010 | Comments Off on Hacked or Vandalized? | 1,387 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? | 1,194 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 | 1,223 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 …

Communications | Posted 3 Nov 2010 | Comments Off on Facebook Responds | 1,092 views
Facebook Filler Panel

In true Scharzenegger-style, Facebook responds that it’s not a tumor breach. The basic gist of their response is that even though they leaked UIDs, they did not not share any private user data. Apparently when a user agrees …

Defense In Depth | Posted 31 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on Foiled by Gummy Bears | 1,155 views
Gummy Bears

Law enforcement agencies have been using fingerprints to positively identify people for a long time, and biometric security devices relying on the same technology are viewed as the best of all. At least that what the folks at Henry Kendall …

Communications | Posted 24 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on Lessons From Google | 1,781 views

We’re all well aware that Google has been caught in the UK, Spain, Canada. This has been a recurring theme where Google has been using the Street View cars to build up its map collection. In addition …

Malware Tools | Posted 1 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on Did ZoneAlarm Cross The Line? | 1,431 views
ZoneAlarm

Several news sites are reporting that the authors of the popular ZoneAlarm firewall software are using a new advertizing scheme to push products. The popup windows are not appreciated by some because they resemble the scareware tactics of malware authors. …

OpenDNS

Most people would not consider using an alternative DNS service to the one that is provided by there ISP. DNS is the service that allows computers to connect to each other by name (ie www.xenoactive.com) rather than IP address. …