Monthly Archives: July 2010

Weaponized Software – A New Attack on Windows … and it’s Nasty

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There’s some interesting news going on regarding a warning that Microsoft gave on Friday (7/16/10) about hackers exploiting a critical unpatched Windows vulnerability. I read on Networkworld.com that “hackers have been exploiting a bug in Windows ‘shortcut’ files, the placeholders typically dropped on the desktop or into the Start menu […]

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Who sent what? When? To whom? Was it encrypted? Did it get there?

I just finished reading a great article in Network Computing titled “Managed File Transfer Asserts Data Governance In Transit”.  Author Neil Roiter hit the nail right on the head by calling out the importance of visibility and governance over person-to-person file transfers.  And if you don’t believe us, just ask […]

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Microsoft announces that nearly half of world’s Windows 7 installations are now 64-bit

Microsoft announced today that almost half of the PCs running Windows 7 are running the 64-bit edition, a number that is sure to grow to “more than half” soon as shipments of 64-bit machines continue to outpace 32-bit machines (77% to 23% in April 2010). http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2010/07/08/64-bit-momentum-surges-with-windows-7.aspx Along with this milestone, […]

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Havlicek Steals The Ball – No One Steals The Data: Information Security And The Boston Celtics

We’ve all been to the company meeting where tons of sports metaphors have been thrown about. From the in-depth analysis of how the company is just like the Patriots, with the CEO being Tom Brady, all the way to the simple comparison of your department being just like the Celtics […]

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Got iTunes? Got iRobbed?

Security stories are always interesting, but it’s the goose bump evoking fallout that’s most fascinating – especially when it’s a hacking story. In this instance, anyone with an iTunes account could be at risk. Zee, Editor in Chief of The Next Web reported that an app developer, Thuat Nguyen, managed […]

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When hard work backfires

When interviewing job candidates, I’m always on the lookout for dedicated, motivated, passionate people that relish in rolling up their sleeves and doing whatever it takes to get the job done.  Why?  Because a little bit of chutzpah goes a long way towards being a successful and productive employee. But […]

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MOVEit Crypto earns new FIPS 140-2 validation

MOVEit Crypto, the encryption component used to secure data and settings in MOVEit DMZ and MOVEit Central in mission-critical, Internet-exposed applications, has been revalidated under FIPS 140-2 and has been issued certificate #1363.   This certificate should be available on the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP)’s website (nist.gov) in 1-2 weeks. […]

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