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2007.02.02 Daily Security Reading

by on Feb.02, 2007, under Security

SANS Top-20 Internet Security Attack Targets (2006 Annual Update)

Six years ago, the SANS Institute and the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) at the FBI released a document summarizing the Ten Most Critical Internet Security Vulnerabilities. The SANS Top-20 2006 is a consensus list of vulnerabilities that require immediate remediation. It is the result of a process that brought together dozens of leading security experts.

Thumb drives are too often the victims of convenience

USB flash drives, also known by many other names, seem to be everywhere — and that’s the problem. Last year, vendors sold 85 million of the drives, according to market research firm Gartner, but few of those buyers thought about the drives’ security implications.

Vista pranks possible via voice commands

Windows Vista, could have system commands activated by audio files running on a Web site… In order for an attack to be successful, the user would have to have a microphone and speakers.

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