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2006.08.02 Daily Security Reading

by on Aug.02, 2006, under Security

The death of email?
Email is undeniably the de facto standard for business communication but it is far from perfect. It can be a nightmare of paradoxes: from an organizational perspective, most users regard their mailboxes as personal and yet use them to store thousands of corporate documents.

Today's malware technology
Fifteen years ago, nobody could have imagined how far malicious code would get into our day-to-day work. When a new virus emerged, weeks or even months could go by before it could spread: a floppy disk is not the fastest means of propagation!

Firewall Chip Gets Funding
EU funding of 2 million Euros has been announced for a major new three-year project to develop a re-configurable photonic 'firewall on a chip'. Called WISDOM,, the new system will plug a major gap in the global data network security armoury – the lack of tools to implement security checks and algorithms directly at high optical data communications rates. 

Rounding the Corners of Network Security
As the Black Hat conference descends upon Las Vegas this week, presents a series of articles addressing security issues past and present. 

Security Model Analysis of Windows Vista
Matthew Conover, a security researcher over at Symantec, has published a new paper on the "Analysis of the Windows Vista Security Model". His paper provides an in-depth technical assessment of the security improvements implemented in Windows Vista, focusing primarily on the areas of User Account Protection and User Interface Privilege Isolation.

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