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  • Why Businesses Standardize on Technology

    I experienced a wide range of emotions as I read this allegedly tech savvy article in the Wall Street Journal, written by someone who is deemed a journalist for reasons which clearly have no basis in reality.  Mostly, I was surprised, because this is not the caliber of information that I expect from a publication such as the Wall Street ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 23, 2009
  • Short Takes for April 2009

    It’s only the second of April, and already I’m dealing with chaos.   And not the kind I expected, either. We’ve all been waiting for Conflicker to do something this month, but so far, nothing has occurred.  This is not a bad thing, mind you, as long as we realize that we need to be equally vigilant about all subsequent ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on April 2, 2009
  • Needless Vendor Bashing -- by Vendors

    In today's story of immense irony, we find a vendor taking time to bash another vendor for a security flaw, only to have diligent 3rd parties point out that the flaw exists for the bashing vendor as well. What a waste of time.  If folks would focus more on the issues they need to address, and less on showmanship and one-up-manship, they ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on July 24, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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