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  • Revenge of the Worms?

    It's been a while since we've had a massive worm outbreak, but the potential for such an occurrence has increased significantly over the weekend with word that a wormable exploit has been made available for the recent animated cursor vulnerability in Windows. Microsoft has issued several status updates over the past few days via the Microsoft ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on April 2, 2007
  • Compliant or Secure?

    Does fulfilling your regulatory compliance requirements actually lead you to be more secure?  Will your organization automatically attain compliance by pursuing a strict regimen of security practices? In short, is the quest to be compliant complementary, unconnected or mutually exclusive with the quest to be secure? This is the heart of a ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on March 29, 2007
  • One More Reason to Turn JavaScript off in Browsers

    As if we needed another reason... A security researcher has found a way hackers can make PCs of unsuspecting Web surfers do their dirty work, without having to actually commandeer the systems. That's possible with a new security tool called Jikto. The tool is written in JavaScript and can make PCs of unknowing Web surfers hunt for flaws in Web ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on March 23, 2007
  • Windows 2003 SP2 Oddities

    The Second Service Pack for Windows 2003 (both x86 and x64 editions) and for XP Professional, x64 Edition was released without much fanfare a week ago.  There was initially some controversy in the Release Notes which suggested that one would need to uninstall IE7 prior to running the update, and then reinstall it, but that was cleared up ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on March 19, 2007
  • SANS sees upsurge in zero-day Web-based attacks

    It's pretty much official now (in case you didn't believe it before):  We have exited the Worm era, and jumped head first into the era of specialized and targeted attacks... According to a recent article by ComputerWorld, SANS security organization sees upsurge in zero-day Web-based attacks. The following excerpt from the ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on December 12, 2006
  • Zero-Day Tracker from eEye Digital Security

    The folks at eEye Digital Security have put together a website that tracks various zero-day vulnerabilities, and offers analysis and remediation recommendations.  The site is called Zero-Day Tracker, and can be found at the following URL: http://research.eeye.com/html/alerts/zeroday/index.html Welcome to eEye Research Team's Zero-Day ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on December 5, 2006
  • More Malware, More SPAM

    According to some reports, spyware is getting harder and harder to control.  The sophistication of the malware makers is growing at a much faster pace than that of the security industry, even to the point of proof-of-concept adware code being developed for MacOS X. And with all this new malware comes a tremendous increase in SPAM over ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 28, 2006
  • Backdoor Trojans, Rootkits and SPAM: Notes from the Microsoft Antimalware Team

    The Microsoft AntiMalware team has recently published a paper discussing some of the data collected by their monthly AntiMalware tool. A summary of the article is available on the SANS website, and the full article is available from Microsoft at the following link: Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool: Progress Made, Trends ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 27, 2006
  • Virtual Machine Detection in Malware via Commercial Tools

    More About Sophisticated Malware http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?storyid=1871 Virtual machine detection is a self-defensive property of many malware specimens. It is aimed at making it harder to examine the malicious program, because virtualization software, such as VMware, is a very popular tool among malware analysts. For instance, ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 21, 2006
  • Process Monitor v1.0

    Process Monitor v1.0: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/processesandthreads/processmonitor.mspx Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. It combines the features of two legacy Sysinternals utilities, Filemon and Regmon, and adds an ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 8, 2006
  • Growing Malware Sophistication

    The level of sophistication of the malware threats we face is continuing to grow at a much faster rate that the methods that most organizations are using to detect and mitigate them.  And let's not talk about home users. We need to ensure that we keep up to date on the latest threats, and that we also constantly evaluate our environments ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 23, 2006
  • Security: Product vs People and Process

    One of the hardest concepts to emphasize concerning Information Security is that people and processes are more critical to your overall security posture than products are.   That is not to say that products are unimportant. Certainly, any deficiency in one of the three P's will necessitate compensation from the other two P's.  But ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 20, 2006
  • Apple Just Doesn't Get It...

    On Tuesday, Apple Computer company had an issue where a Windows-based virus was shipped on a select number of iPods, and rather than accepting blame for a mistake in their manufacturing or QA processes, they blamed Microsoft for not producing a ''more robust OS''. Huh? Not only is that an absurd deflection of blame, but as ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 19, 2006
  • InfoSecurity Event next week

    I'm going to attend the New York-based InfoSecurity Event on October 24 and 25.  It should be great! Registration is free (for the exhibits, at least), so if you're into Information Security, and you find yourself in the NY area next week Tuesday and Wednesday with some time on your hands, then  be sure to drop by the Jacob Javits ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 19, 2006
  • The Fearful State of Malware Today

    Simply stated, it's really getting out of hand. A number of recent articles in the technology press make it increasing clear that the following themes are true as it pertains to malware today: We are increasingly falling behind on detection and mitigation of malware. The motivation for malware has moved from hobbyists to organized crime. ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 19, 2006
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