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2007.02.05 Daily Security Reading

by on Feb.05, 2007, under Security

Windows Vista has barely been released, and already the driver signing on the 64 bit version has been circumvented. The 64 bit version only permits signed drivers in an attempt to enforce that every driver fully implements the Protected Media Path that was incorporated into Vista at the behest of the major media conglomerates (and at the cost of the consumers who now have to live with less stable/proven – drivers need to be re-engineered which takes time and money – drivers for crucial system components).

‘Contact us’ attack takes out mail servers

The contact us feature on many websites is often insecure and makes it easy to launch denial of service attacks on corporate mail servers.

Mac Developer mulling OS X equivalent of ZERT

Now that the Month of Apple Bugs project is done, Landon Fuller just wants some rest. Then, if his buddies are up to it, the brain behind the month of Apple fixes counter-project wants to expand the initiative to provide “zero-day patches” for critical issues affecting Mac OS X users.

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