RSS feed to spread the word of software updates

Friday, August 4th, 2006

The computer security landscape today is such that pretty much ALL software, whether it’s Operating System, Office Suite, Web browser or device driver is at any given time “the weakest link”. One of my dreams as someone that does IT is “what IF there were an easy way to keep track of updates for software?” [...]

Sober virus watch…

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

Well, antivirus vendors and IT security folks are waiting now for the expected activation of the sober.y worm searching for a new downloads and a new revision of the pest. kaspersky’s log indicates the expected activation time is 00:00 GMT January 6th, which means here in the EST zone that would be 7PM EST… Of [...]

WMF Exploit — it’s worse…

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

This is going to be a rough start to the new year for IT staff and computer users…. There’s coverage at, the sunbeltblog and f-secure of the latest twist in what will likely be a BIG mess to clean up. It looks like there’s a someone spamming emails to tons of addresses with a [...]

How embarrasing… Computer security firms database hacked

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

The Washington Times, has a story from Brian Krebs of their Security Fix blog about … Guidance Software — the leading provider of software used to diagnose hacker break-ins — has itself been hacked, resulting in the exposure of financial and personal data connected to thousands of law enforcement officials and network-security professionals.    Send [...]

Network Security guide for the home or small business network – Part 8 – Don’t be afraid to ask for help

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

Deep breath time. We’ve covered a lot of good topics and it’s important at this point to take a close look at what we’ve talked about and think. “Am I overwhelmed?” If so that’s fine. Maybe you don’t have enough time to think about all of this network security stuff. Maybe, no matter how hard [...]

Network Security guide for the home or small business network – preface

Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

OK, this is an ambitious idea, but the two articles on Titan Rain and the lack of IT security training has planted a bug under the saddle so to speak…. I don’t know how many parts will be in this series. In fact, I may add to it from time to time even after an [...]

More information on Titan Rain (“Hack attacks”)

Monday, December 12th, 2005

Earlier this year there was an article or two about a rumored “hack attack” that was ongoing against US Government (and contractor) computer systems. The stories claimed that the attacks seemed to be coming from China. Today I’m seeing a couple of articles on the topic. First up is an AFP story on the problem [...]

Pakistan/India hacker skirmishes.

Saturday, December 10th, 2005

The Hindustan times has an article on the latest round of India vs. Pakistani hacker/IT online skirmishes. It sounds as though there has been a recent rash of back and forth with Pakistani cracker groups trying to break into and deface Indian web sites and India trying to get word out to help secure the [...] takes a look at linux on the business desktop

Monday, November 28th, 2005

It was nice to see linux on the business desktop getting a serious look at It looks like they give a fair run down of the main business class applications (Office Suite/email/etc.) While pointing out that the installers were something that in a business environment IT staff would be dealing with. They seem to [...]

How effective is the MediaMax copy protection?

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

One of the sub-stories in all the Sony DRM mess of the last month with the XCP copy protection was that it was really an ineffective way of preventing copying of music anyway. In other words, you could press shift while inserting the cd to avoid the installer, then other programs could access the cd/allow [...]


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