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2006.10.25 Daily Security Reading

by on Oct.25, 2006, under Security

Unified Threat Management – Friend or Foe?

One of the latest trends in information security is Unified Threat Management (UTM). In a nutshell UTM is the combining of security functionality (i.e. anti-virus and network traffic scanning, alerting, firewalling, etc.) into a single appliance or software suite. Many articles cover aspects in favor of UTM but fail to consider any of the risks.

Is The Metasploit Hacking Tool Too Good?

The open source project already offers penetration testing tools and exploit code. Now it’s going further, offering eVade-o-Matic, a tool to make it harder to detect exploit code aimed at Web browsers. Has the group gone too far?

Is IE 7 Really More Secure Than IE 6?

Microsoft released its long-awaited Internet Explorer 7.0 browser on Oct. 19. The free download allows Windows users to replace IE 6.0, which hasn’t had a serious feature update since it first came out in 2002.

Unlocking the iPod

Jon Johansen became a geek hero by breaking the DVD code. Now he’s liberating iTunes – whether Apple likes it or not.

Windows Defender Final v1.1.1592.0

Windows Defender is a free program that helps you stay productive by protecting your computer against pop-ups, slow performance and security threats caused by spyware and other potentially unwanted software.

Beware the Bots

Malicious code that turns computers into zombies is wreaking all kinds of havoc.

Teleworkers know (and ignore) security risks, study says

The majority of telecommuters are aware of the security dangers that go along with using mobile devices and remotely logging onto their employers’ networks, yet their behavior for the most part contradicts this awareness, according to a study by Cisco Systems and research firm InsightExpress.

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