Source: Infosecurity Magazine
The Code Red and Nimda worms revealed severe problems in Microsoft's security alerting system. Despite the availability of patches weeks before either worm hit the Internet, few users--particularly enterprises--deployed them.
Source: OS Opinion
Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is busy trying to do to home entertainment what it's done to the desktop. Specifically, the company is trying to become the dominant force behind digital media distribution.
The question is, will entertainment companies be willing to get into bed with Microsoft? If they take any cues from the computing industry, they should be very cautious indeed.
Source: Windows Security
Not every case of a successful intrusion is “crowned” with a replaced Web site on the server, data theft or damage. Often electronic intruders do not wish to create a spectacle but prefer to avoid fame by hiding their presence on compromised systems, sometimes leaving certain unexpected things. They use sophisticated techniques to install specific “malware” (backdoors) to let them in again later with full control and in secret.
Computer security experts say the recent "SQL Slammer" worm, the worst in more than a year, is evidence that Microsoft's year-old security push is not working.
"Trustworthy Computing is failing," Russ Cooper of TruSecure Corp. said of the Microsoft initiative. "I gave it a 'D-minus' at the beginning of the year, and now I'd give it an 'F."'