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2006.11.09 Daily Security Reading

by on Nov.09, 2006, under Security

Sex, Spies and Hard-Drives – Wipe Data Properly

On average, 70% of re-sold hard-drives and memory cards contain pornographic material according to research carried out on 1,000 hard-drives over the course of a year by Disklabs Data Recovery and Computer Forensics.

81% of IT Managers report a security incident due to IM or other Greynets

FaceTime Communications and market research firm NewDiligence, today reported results of their annual survey: Employee Use of Greynets: 2nd Annual Survey of Trends, Attitudes and Impact.

TA06-312A: Mozilla Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

The Mozilla web browser and derived products contain several vulnerabilities, the most serious of which could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on an affected system.

Windows Vista Hits RTM

Earlier in the week, it was the 2007 Office system; now after 5 long years of development Windows Vista has finally RTMed (Release To Manufacturing) and the golden build number is 6000.16386. General availability is scheduled for January 30, though business consumers will be able to pick it up at the end of this month.

Why Upper Management Doesn’t "Get" IT Security

Schneier is reporting that the Department of Homeland Security has decided to delve into why upper management doesn’t "get" IT security threats. The results aren’t terribly surprising to those in the trenches, stating that most executives view security as something akin to facilities management.

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