Tales from the Crypto

         Alun Jones (Security MVP Reconnect) writes about security, cryptography, SSL, PKI, and pretty much anything else that bothers him enough.

Archive for April, 2008

April 24, 2008

UAC – The Emperor’s New Clothes

I heard a complaint the other day about UAC – User Account Control – that was new to me. Let’s face it, as a Security MVP, I hear a lot of complaints about UAC – not least from my wife, who isn’t happy with the idea that she can be logged on as an administrator, […]

April 22, 2008

Silently fixing security bugs – how dare they!

Over in “Random Things from Dark Places“, Hellnbak posts about reducing vulnerability counts by applying the SDL (Security Development Lifecycle), and makes the very reasonable point that vulnerabilities found prior to release by a scan that is part of the SDL process cannot be counted as failures of the SDL process. What’s more, those vulnerabilities […]

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