You received and Ecard!!!

I am hoping most people have not been affected by these email spreading around. There is a proliferation of SPAM emails going around suggesting that you have received an Ecard from someone… DONT CLICK ON THE LINK. The downside of a connected social experience is that as users we become a bit lax with regards…

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Microsoft to offer free consumer security suite | Security – CNET News

I’m really excited about this announcement. This is a great step forward in making protection of your PC available for all. In the second half of 2009 we will be releasing code-name Morro that will protect customers from trojans, viruses, spyware, rootkits etc. The big thing for people to realise that with technology it is…

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Jeff Jones Security Blog : Download: H1 2008 Desktop OS Vendor Report – Vulnerabilities and Days-of-Risk

Jeff Jones has released his six monthly report on desktop OS security vulnerabilities and Days-Of-Risk. One highlight was the pie chart on security vulnerabilities in the different OSes.   This certainly is in contrast to what a lot people are saying that Linux and Mac are more secure. Jeff Jones Security Blog : Download: H1…

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Presenting the security of Windows Server 2008

On Thursday night I had the privilege of presenting to the OWASP.org user group. Those who are unaware of this group, they are a passionate group of security experts in Singapore.   We had a 30-strong attendance from the group packed in to our Microsoft Innovation Center. My session was a very high-level overview about…

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Server Core "Theoretically" reduces the number of Security Bulletins

Just after publishing our video on Server Core, I visited Jeff Jones Security Blog, and found this post http://blogs.technet.com/security/archive/2008/06/12/download-server-core-potential-security-benefit.aspx on how having a server OS being installed in a "Core" installation mode, would have reduced security vulnerabilities for Windows Server 2003, if the option was available. At the blog post there is a report you…

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Making Security Better for the IT Pro

I literally just stepped out of keynoting the latest Technet Security Event for Microsoft Singapore. The question I posed to the attendees at the event, "What things can Microsoft be doing better for IT Professionals in Singapore with regards to security." The following were some of the responses Free Security Exam Vouchers 2 Day Security…

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Learning to Love UAC…

I know a lot of people get annoyed by the UAC feature in Windows Vista, but here is a reason to inspire new love for this protective prompt. " Love or hate its nagging prompts, Vista’s Account Control feature (UAC) has a security feature that marks it out from any other type of Windows security…

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Microsoft Malware Protection Center – Security Intelligence Report

Microsoft recently released its Security Intelligence Report Version 4 on April 22 at the Infosecurity Europe event in London. This is no light reading folks, its a big report about 104 pages long, but there are some really interesting facts inside… Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) data shows that the infection rate for Windows Vista–based…

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Report: Microsoft fastest to issue OS patches, Sun slowest

Symantec have just released their malware report on security threats in the industry and it is great to see that results are in showing that Microsoft is the fastest in the industry to issue operating system patches to help protect customers from vulnerabilities. You can get the report from the link below… Report: Microsoft fastest…

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Jeff Jones Security Blog : Download: Windows Vista One Year Vulnerability Report

Hey everyone, Wanted to point you to a report produced by a colleague of mine about Vista vulnerabilities one year after release. It is an in-depth report that compares Windows Vista against Windows XP, Linux and other OS’es. Good news is that our investments in security in our Software Development Lifecycle are really paying off…

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