Category Archives: Security

A call for EMET Lite

Often I make suggestions to Microsoft privately, occasionally I do so publicly.  I’m doing this one publicly to generate broader discussion and hopefully a consensus.  I already mentioned this on Twitter a few weeks ago, but the full discussion requires … Continue reading

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Another stupid Anti-Malware test?

PC Mag has an article on the latest anti-malware tests by NSS Labs.  For this test NSS Labs turned off Microsoft’s SmartScreen because it was too effective, blocking 98-100% of malware.  SmartScreen, being in the OS now, works independent of … Continue reading

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1984 wasn’t 1984, but 2024 might be

A number of organizations are uniting to sponsor a day of Internet protests on February 11 against mass surveillance by the NSA.  You can find out more here. With apologies to all my non-American readers, I have no problem with … Continue reading

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Windows XP: Apocalypse Now

I’ve been sounding the warning about the coming demise of Windows XP for the last three years, and this is the last warning before it actually happens.  In 2011 I wrote about why XP should die.  In August of last year … Continue reading

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More on Credit Card data breaches

This is an unfortunate follow-up to my posting a few days ago.  This morning one of my credit card providers called because there had been a compromise of my credit card information by a third-party.  This can’t be Target, because … Continue reading

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Data Breaches ARE a big deal

I didn’t catch his name, but a little while ago I heard the “co-founder” of Square say on Bloomberg TV that the Target data breach was no big deal.  He said that people didn’t lose any money as a result, … Continue reading

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