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2007.05.10 Daily Security Reading

by on May.10, 2007, under Security

How To Own a 128-bit Number!

Why should the AACS get all the fun? Princeton prof Ed Felten has come up with a great way of giving out legally protected 128-bit numbers to anyone who wants them. If he gives out 2^128 of these, then all 128-bit numbers will be owned and no one will ever be able to use a 128-bit key without breaking the law. Good times.

Personal Information Protection and Identity Theft Prevention Tips (pdf)

Patch Tuesday Plugs 19 Microsoft Security Holes

All seven of the patch bundles released today earned critical labels.

Bit9 FileAdvisor Search Engine

Bit9 FileAdvisor is a comprehensive catalog of executables, drivers, and patches found in commercial Windows applications and software packages. Malware and other unwanted software that affects Windows computers is also indexed – you can look up a file via it’s name or hash value.

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