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  • Oracle's Patch Updates

    October 2006 is going to be a major month for Oracle.  First, the database and middleware powerhouse has made some significant changes to its patch management process. Secondly, it released its quarterly set of database and application patches on October 17th.  The full list of patches is available on Oracle's website, but interestingly ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 18, 2006
  • Microsoft makes Vista concessions

    Otherwise known as Vista vs the EU and the World: Part Three... Here's a follow-up to my earlier Vista vs the World and Vista vs the Security Vendors posts, where I noted I greatly preferred a stronger, more secure base OS, even if that inhibited some functionality for third-party security tools. As seen in the following articles, Microsoft is ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 18, 2006
  • Vista vs the Security Vendors

    Otherwise known as Vista vs the Selfish Security Vendors: Part Two... Here's a follow-up to my earlier Vista vs the World post, where I noted I greatly preferred a stronger, more secure base OS, even if that inhibited some functionality for third-party security tools. This morning, I came across the following post by Larry Seltzer of eWeek where ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 6, 2006
  • Vista vs the World

    Or, perhaps I should say Microsoft vs Security providers in the Windows space? What I'm talking about eWeek's report that discloses McAfee's complaint that Microsoft has made it hard for them (and other security vendors) to integrate their products into Vista.  Presumably, this would be so that Microsoft can take advantage of the OS in ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 3, 2006
  • IT Security Confidence

    I just finished reading a pretty decent CIO Insight article (with lots of research links) on the state of IT Security at a Corporate level.  It ends with the following comment that I wholeheartedly agree with: For IT security to work, companies must train and motivate personnel to consistently avoid risky behavior, build strong ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 3, 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 3, 2006
  • What I'm Reading This Month...

    I should have mentioned this earlier, because I've been reading it for most of the month, but as I mentioned previously, things have been crazy busy for a couple of weeks now. My current book is Beyond Fear by Bruce Schneier, an easy to read and highly insightful tome on Information Security.  Actually, it covers more than just Information ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on September 25, 2006
  • Is privacy on the Internet a dead concept?

    There is no universal standard of what the acceptable boundaries of privacy are.  The European Union tends to have a more stringent view of what constitutes personal privacy, while the United States seems to favor corporations vs people when it comes to control of user data. Now, the boundaries are being pushed even further by a company ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on September 11, 2006
  • Taking Information Security Seriously at Home

    It is very easy to become complacent with Information Security on a home computer or network, even for those who would otherwise preach IT Security in a corporate setting.  There are several reasons why this attitude can develop, even in people whose line of work would otherwise cause them to be more vigilant. Part of the problem is the ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on September 1, 2006
  • Internet Explorer Patch Re-Released

    Yesterday, Microsoft re-released security bulletin MS06-042 because the original release introduced a buffer overflow condition for some customers. Everyone is advised to get the new update, because the buffer overflow is exploitable.  Just one example of the cure being at least as bad as the disease, if not worse. To top it off, ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on August 25, 2006
  • Do we really get Information Security?

    Five years ago, I wrote an article on the challenges of implementing Information Security in an enterprise.  Sad to say, even in the post-911 era, not a whole lot has changed there.  Sometime in the next couple weeks, I'll write an updated document on what challenges I see today for an IT Security Professional.  Don't get me wrong ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on August 25, 2006
  • Patch Day August 2006: 12 Vulnerabilities to be Patched

    Microsoft has announced that there will be approximately 12 vulnerabilities patched starting on August 8th, aka Patch Day. 10 of these are Windows vulnerabilities, and 2 of them are Office vulnerabilities.  Time to get your testing and deployment procedures for patches in effect...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on August 4, 2006
  • Black Hat Briefings: NAC solutions vulnerable to attack

    Network World is reporting that various NAC solutions vulnerable to attack based on a presentation at this year's Black Hat Conference.   A snippet of the report from the link is provided below:    In a presentation at this year's Black Hat Briefings conference in Las Vegas, Arkin raised questions about the efficacy of ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on August 3, 2006
  • Apple releases new patches for 26 security flaws across its product line

    On August 1st, Apple Computer released Security Update 2006-004 to fix 26 security flaws, some of them with high exploit potential, in their product line. Here is a snippet from the IT Week posting. Apple patches 26 security flaws - IT Week: http://www.itweek.co.uk/vnunet/news/2161483/apple-patches-26-security-flaws Apple has released a ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on August 2, 2006
  • Digital eEye releases new tools and website

    The folks from Digital eEye (of Retina fame) have announced a new website and the release of some previously internal-only security research tools. A summary of the announcement that Marc Maiffret posted to the Full Disclosure mailing list follows: I am happy to announce to the first incarnation ofhttp://research.eEye.com. On this site you can ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on August 2, 2006
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