Security Professionals and Social Networks

Does Security Professionals actually use social networks? Symantec surveyed 87 security administrators from companies in North America and Europe, from both large companies and small, in order to find out if. Read more at https://forums.symantec.com/syment/blog/article?message.uid=343671

Do you have the new version of Windows Update Agent released few weeks ago?

The version of Windows Update Agent is v7.2.6001.784. Check if you have the above version which is so far the current version of Windows Update Agent (WUA): If you have earlier version, get it manually at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;946928 For more info: http://blogs.technet.com/mu/archive/2008/07/03/upcoming-update-to-windows-update.aspx Applies to the following systems: Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Posted also at Calendar of Updates

New Rogue Sites and Software: AntivirusDoc and others

Antivirusdoc.netSystemantiviruspro.comWebsurfsecure.comAntivirusdoc-scanner.netSystemantiviruspro-scanner.com The above are rogue domains and offering Fake or misleading software.  Don’t ever go to the above sites and please add the above domains in your HOSTS file, Blocklist or Restricted Zone. http://www.dozleng.com/updates/index.php?showtopic=16380

HOSTS files, IP blacklists, toolbars – is it enough?

Steven Burn (aka MysteryFCM) wrote: Back in 2006, I wrote an article on the HOSTS file, and how it added an improvement to the security of your computer. Whilst this has not changed, the malware scene has and thus, the security needed to protect your computer, has changed drastically. Steven mention the following:HOSTS filesPAC filesIP Blocklist Browser Security ToolbarsSandboxesand few other great tips that will help in keeping us away from bad stuff. Please read his article at: http://mysteryfcm.co.uk/?mode=Articles&date=12-08-2008

The 11 Security Bulletins by Microsoft is ready

Microsoft Security Bulletins for August 2008 As part of Microsoft’s routine, monthly security update cycle, they released eleven (11) new security bulletins: MS08-041 – Vulnerability in the ActiveX Control for the Snapshot Viewer for Microsoft Access Could Allow Remote Code Execution (955617) MS08-042 – Vulnerability in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (955048) MS08-043 – Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (954066) MS08-044 – Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Filters Could Allow Remote Code Execution (924090) MS08-045 – Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (953838) MS08-046 – Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Image Color Management System Could Allow … Continue reading The 11 Security Bulletins by Microsoft is ready

A dozen of Microsoft Security Bulletins next week

Microsoft is planning to release 12 Security Bulletins on August 12, 2008 that affects Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and some components of Windows such as: Windows Messenger Internet Explorer Outlook Express/Windows Mail Media Player The affected Operating Systems are as follows: Windows 2000 Windows XP Windows Server 2003 Windows Vista Windows Server 2008 The affected Microsoft Office products are: Microsoft Works 8 Microsoft Office 2000 SP3 Microsoft Office XP SP3 Microsoft Office 2003 SP2 and SP3 Microsoft Office System 2007 and with SP1 Microsoft Office Project 2002 Snapshot Viewer for Microsoft Access Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2003 Microsoft Office Excel … Continue reading A dozen of Microsoft Security Bulletins next week