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2006.09.14 Daily Security Reading

by on Sep.14, 2006, under Uncategorized

Passwords Overwhelming End Users

RSA Security has announced results of the company’s second annual password management survey, which polled businesses on issues pertaining to password management. More than 1,300 business professionals participated in this global study, which confirmed that the burden of multiple passwords continues to pose significant security risks, and encourages end-user behavior that endangers compliance initiatives.

China’s Cyberwarriors

Many cybersecurity experts in the United States and Taiwan worried when Microsoft provided the Chinese government with access to the source code of its Windows operating system in 2003. “Those fears now appear justified,” says a Taiwanese intelligence officer.

September Patch Tuesday misses zero-day exploit in MS Word

Microsoft delivered three bulletins this Microsoft September Patch Tuesday. The code relates to a critical bulletin for Microsoft Publisher, an important bulletin for the pragmatic general multicast (PGM) networking communications and a moderate severity bulletin for the Indexing service.

Internet Explorer Compressed Content URL Heap Overflow Vulnerability #2

eEye Digital Security has discovered a second heap overflow vulnerability in the MS06-042 cumulative Internet Explorer update that would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system of a victim who attempts to access a malicious URL. Windows 2000, Windows XP SP1, and Windows 2003 SP0 systems running Internet Explorer 5 SP4 or Internet Explorer 6 SP1, with the MS06-042 patch applied, are vulnerable; unpatched and more recent versions of Internet Explorer are not affected.

Survey Reveals Security Risks Of Extended Enterprise

Nearly three quarters of organizations worldwide feel that business partners increase their levels of information security risk, and 13 per cent of organizations have terminated a business partnership due to information security concerns, according to a recent survey of more than 200 organizations worldwide by Cybertrust.

10 Security Problems Unique to IT

Organizations face a host of security concerns driven by the power of technology and the vulnerabilities inherent in its use. IT pros have to be vigilant about all these issues, from system penetration threats to hardware portability to employee turnover.

QTFairUse6 Updated Hours After iTunes7 Release

Mere hours after iTunes 7’s release, QTFairUse6 has received an update which enables it to continue stripping iTunes songs of their ‘FairPlay’ DRM

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