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Viewing posts from January, 2009

the-coming-browser-wars-and-why-they-will-be

I have been reading about how IE7 will be more secure than previous versions. My thoughts: too little too late.

the-express-scripts-bounty

Now this could be interesting. Express Scripts is offering $1,000,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the attacker trying to blackmail them. That is a lot of Ameros.

the-keychain-issue

I think awareness of the 'key chain' issue is increasing, which makes me happy. First, there was a post on ask.slashdot about carrying around multiple tokens and today, there was a post on the PingIdentity blog entitled Overcoming Keychain Issues with Strong Auth. He lists four possible solutions to the problem:
1. Centralized Token Service - Local authentication for username/password and a centralized service for token validation.

the-externalities-of-dns-configuration

According to a recent study by DNS appliance maker Infoblox, over 50% of the Internet's domain name servers allow recursive name services - requiring a name server to relay requests to other name servers. If an attacker "poisons" the list of name servers, users are directed to a fake site, even if they manually enter the correct web-address.

the-open-source-security-debate

There's been plenty of debate over whether open source software is more or less secure than proprietary software and it now seems to have mostly died down as people realize that "it depends" is the correct answer. OSS camp points to Apache and other packages and the proprietary camp points out the vast improvement in IIS.

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