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Source: Computer World
Computerworld has learned that Microsoft Corp. plans to name Scott Charney, the former chief of computer crime at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and a partner at New York-based PricewaterhouseCoopers, as its new chief security strategist. He replaces Howard Schmidt, who left the company on Jan. 28 to join the Bush administration.Charney confirmed his appointment in a telephone interview this morning. He assumes his new position on April 1.
Robert Watson is a member of the FreeBSD Project's core and security-officer teams, and founder of the TrustedBSD Project. For his day job, he is a Research Scientist in the network security research group at NAI Labs, studying operating and network security issues. His primary contributions on the FreeBSD Project come in the form of security enhancements to the system; the TrustedBSD feature set arriving in FreeBSD 5.0 will include file system access control lists, mandatory access control, and support for fine-grained privileges.
Web sites operated by several leading Internet security organizations are vulnerable to an old but serious security flaw known as the cross-site scripting (CSS) attack.
A cursory survey today revealed that the corporate home pages of security software vendors including Network Associates, Kaspersky Lab, Trend Micro, SonicWall, and Command Software, were all susceptible to CSS attacks.