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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

I wanted to give this story a few days for the dust to settle before giving my 2 cents.
With that said, the question I have is; is it better to accept all “critical or recommended” patches and updates from software vendors to avoid the “zero day attack” or wait a couple days to see if any ill effects are witnessed “out there” on systems before committing them to your domain?
Clearly with this instance, even a day would have alerted Admin’s to a serious problem.
The other dilemma I find hard to resolve; is it better to install such updates and avoid the “zero day attack” or test them on “test” systems to see if any ill effects are experienced on your system(s)? Dammed if you do and dammed if you don’t…this isn’t a real choice for the large majority of SMB’s.
Obviously, a test bed is the most desirable, but not an option for many…what’s a couple days, it only your data, Right? This is a tough one...

"McAfee's popular antivirus software failed spectacularly on Wednesday, causing tens of thousands of Windows XP computers to crash or repeatedly reboot."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"McAfee pushed out a malformed security patch early on Wednesday that wound up crippling computers running Windows XP, but there is a fix available."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Yesterday's cellular technologies never had the need for the type of security we expect  today...Let's hope the 4G (WiMAX & LTE) does a better job of anticipating tomorrows tomorrows security concerns.

"Two researchers say they have found a way to exploit weaknesses in the mobile telecom system to legally spy on people by figuring out the private cell phone number of anyone they want, tracking their whereabouts, and listening to their voice mail."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

The malcontents only have to be successful some of the time where securing your system must be successful all the time...fighting a losing battle? Whitelisting is the only real solution (unless taken offline) and it seems no one wants to go there!

"A prominent security consultant is urging a rethink of the way businesses handle user education and awareness, warning that the way attackers have latched on to social engineering techniques makes it difficult to cope with hacker attacks."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

This says something very loudly about client security in the enterprise...No?

"Microsoft has decided to drop a standalone product designed to protect PCs against malware threats in order to concentrate on server-based security and management software and hosted services."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Coming even closer to a home near you...Telecom trying to squeeze every last drop out of the last mile!

"Lab tests also found that the technology is capable of offering 100 Mbps over a distance of 1,000 meters (3,820 feet)."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Corporate politics frequently determine access policy at the expense of security, observed Steve Sommer, president of SLS Consulting. 'A company's knowledge workers -- lawyers, doctors, software developers -- who drive large portions of revenue will demand all-access all the time, and security be damned,' he said. 'In the past, it was an either/or proposition.'"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Ignorance is bliss...

"A California cop who was allowed to use department equipment for personal text messages as long as he paid any overage fees out of his own pocket believed that entitled him to privacy. He sued after his employer viewed sexually explicit texts he had sent and received. It appears the U.S. Supreme Court, which heard arguments on Monday, may be inclined to side with the employer in this case."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"How much data is the average computer user willing to divulge? While most computer users express concern for privacy, it's impossible to avoid some personal information being gathered. Online stores use cookies to generate a user profile for marketing purposes, and social networking sites often hand data over to third parties."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"What does the term 'corporate security' really mean? And how important is it to a company's health? George Campbell explains"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"A Pew Internet & American Life Project study has found that teens prefer texting to talking with their friends. The Pew study also found that 75 percent of teens 12-17 own cell phones, and older teen girls average 100 messages a day. The findings appear to validate Microsoft's KIN touchscreen phones, which emphasize social networking."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Next Thursday, Canonical will open the internet floodgates and allow end user downloads of Ubuntu 10.04 Server Edition, the latest and perhaps most significant release for servers in the British company's six year history."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Verizon Business is taking its security management offering down market, creating a scaled-down version that it believes will appeal to companies with between 50 and 1,000 employees or less."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"MacPractice, a vendor of physician and dental practice management and clinical software for use on Macintosh computers and iPhones, now is compatible on Apple Corp.'s new iPad tablet."

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