Security Watch


Win7 UAC Debate Nipped With Fix

Plus, Microsoft revamps security portal; printer flaws get fixed; drivers get spammed.

Security Change From the Top

MSRC gets new leader, while old leader moves up; IE8 stems clickjacking; Conficker continues to confound; payment cards -- now, more vulnerable.

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Oracle fixes piled onto Microsoft fixes; October out-of-band patch still makes admins twitch; common programming errors resulting in security lapses.

Microsoft, Mozilla, Verisign Team Up on E-Commerce Security Flaw

Plus: Windows Media Player RCE flaw not serious, says Redmond; Twitter phishing; more.

Microsoft Ends 08 with Two Security Battles

Plus: Should security experts follow open source's open development model? And the damage that can happen in 4.5 seconds.

Security Comes in Patches

IT pros have some complex reasons for rolling out patches, but one thing is for sure: Threats always loom, so do it sooner rather than later.

A Tasty Dish of Worms and Spam

The security space saw lots of activity in November that may have lasting effects on the way IT pros protect, deploy and maintain environments going forward.

SMB Fix Is In the Flaw

Plus: Users seeks transparency with SharePoint; Symantec chief retiring; a fool and his job are soon parted.

Bringing Down the Grid

You can talk about SCADA. You can talk about vulnerabilities. But be careful about conflating the two.

Cisco Security Agent Bonked By BOV

Plus: SonicWALL exposes VPN; Microsoft kills 'kill switch'; ESPN sports bad code; more.

Hacker Toolkit Cloaks Browser Exploits

Plus: Yahoo! e-mail addresses getting rejected by U.K. site, and yet another Microsoft exploit -- this time for PowerPoint.

Securing Remote Data Access

Smart cards and tokens add layers of authentication protection.

Infosec's Feminine Side

Gathering of female execs sets standard for meetings and plain ol' manners.

Power Hungry

Be careful who you give Power User privelages to or you may face abuse from within.

Wireless for the Common Man

Free Internet could prove profitable.

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