First things first - what does zeitgeist mean? According to the Collins English dictionary, zeitgeist means "the spirit, attitude, or general outlook of a specific time or period, especially as it is reflected in literature, philosophy, etc."
I have illustrated (graphically) the popular trends and topics of the INFOSEC community during 2003. The inspiration for my report is the Google Zeitgeist report which illustrates the top searches on Google.com during the preceding year.
I've uploaded my INFOSEC Zeitgeist for the public.
RealOne Player users tricked into running maliciously constructed media files could surrender control of their machine to crackers because of three security vulnerabilities revealed this week.
Real Networks has acknowledged the problems and issued fixes - which users strongly urged to apply.
Two flaws in Check Point Software's flagship firewall software could allow an attacker to crash or compromise its firewall products, the company said Wednesday.
The flaws--found by security firm Internet Security Systems (ISS)--may give intruders access to corporate networks through the devices designed to keep attackers out.
Efficient business transactions require close collaboration between employees, partners and customers. However, opening the door to corporate information assets is fraught with risk: viruses, theft, denial-of-service attacks, and even poorly implemented systems put the integrity of IT infrastructure in jeopardy. But more dangerous than all these threats is the belief that system outage won't bring your business down.
RealNetworks Inc.'s media player software contains vulnerabilities that could let an attacker take control of a PC on which the software is used to download multimedia files, the company confirmed this week. Corrupt files posing as normal music and video files could allow an attacker to gain control of the downloader's computer, although RealNetworks stressed in a statement that, as far as it is aware, this has not yet happened.