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2006.10.24 Daily Security Reading

by on Oct.24, 2006, under Security

Less Than Zero Threat, Part 1

The security industry and trade press have directed a lot of attention toward the ‘Zero-day attack,’ promoting it as THE threat to guard against. According to the marketing hype, the Zero-Day attack is the one that you should most fear, so you must put in place measures to defend your organization from it.

Less Than Zero Threat, part 2

In part 1, we introduced the idea of a Less-Than-Zero threat and defined it relative to a Zero-Day threat. Now, I’ll go a little deeper on each and discuss ways to protect your organization from them.

Turn Off WiFi and Bluetooth When Not In Use

Metasploit is working on a module to transition kernel mode exploits into user mode.

Firefox 2.0 goes live

Get it while it’s hot Updated Firefox 2.0 was due to be released on Tuesday in the US but the final version of the source browser was available from Mozilla FTP site early on Monday. Firefox 2.0 boasts a raft of new features including an integrated in-line spell checker, as well as an anti-phishing tool, tightly-integrated search, and improvements in tabbed browsing.

Q&A – Why Metasploit Publishes Hacker Tools

H.D. Moore, head researcher of hacker organization Metasploit, talks about why it’s important to publish security exploits.

eEye Introduces Personal freeware

eEye Digital Security, the developer of endpoint security and vulnerability management software solutions, has announced the release of Blink Personal, a free version of its award-winning Blink endpoint security technology, developed for non-commercial users.

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