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2006.10.17 Daily Security Reading

by on Oct.17, 2006, under Security

Penetration Testing Made Easy

In this week’s OnSecurity podcast, eWeek Senior Writer Matt Hines speaks with Katie Moussouris, founder and leader of Symantec’s Vulnerability Research group, about her work subverting companies’ physical and network security protections, and new developments in the bug detection arena.

MySpace Predator Caught By Code

Wired News editor and former hacker Kevin Poulsen wrote a 1,000-line Perl script that checked MySpace for registered sex offenders. Sifting through the results, he manually confirmed over 700 offenders, including a serial child molester in New York actively trying to hook up with underage boys on the site, and who has now been arrested as a result. MySpace told Congress last June that it didn’t have this capability.

Microsoft Caves on Vista Security

Will the security companies making trouble for Microsoft be appeased by the changes the company has agreed to make? They should be, but that’s no guarantee.

Latest release of Firefox 2.0 browser code out

The latest release candidate 3.0 (RC3) for the new Mozilla Firefox 2.0 Web browser has been posted for free download as the project’s developers finish last-minute code checks and tie up loose ends.

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