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2006.12.07 Daily Security Reading

by on Dec.07, 2006, under Security

Podcast: Defense by Offensive Hacking

Vulnerability researcher Dave Aitel talks about simulated hacking attacks, penetration testing tools and techniques, the resiliency of Vista, and his unique take on the vulnerability disclosure debate.

How Vista Lets Microsoft Lock Users In

Technology called Information Rights Management, combined with copyright law and Windows Vista, give Microsoft the tools to hold users data hostage in Office.

Spam Doubles, Finding New Ways to Deliver Itself

Spam is back — in e-mail in-boxes and on everyone’s minds. In the last six months, the problem has gotten measurably worse. Worldwide spam volumes have doubled from last year, according to Ironport, a spam filtering firm, and unsolicited junk mail now accounts for more than 9 of every 10 e-mail messages sent over the Internet.

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