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2007.11.28 Daily Security Reading

by on Nov.28, 2007, under Security

Is security software becoming a security risk?

Due to bugs in antivirus software, the security suite becomes a risk by itself, and adding multiple pieces of security software makes the problem worse, not better.

Zero-Day Exploit for Apple QuickTime Vulnerability

Proof of concept exploit code for a newly discovered vulnerability in Apple’s QuickTime player has been made available to the public today. The vulnerability (Apple QuickTime RTSP Response Header Content-Length Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability) was first reported on November 23rd by Polish security researcher Krystian Kloskowski.

Russian Business Network Study (pdf)

This document brings some enlightenment on RBN activities and tries to detail how it works. Indeed RBN has many constituents and it’s hard to have a precise idea on the goal of some of them and the way they’re linked with other constituents.

Windows XP outshines Vista in benchmarking test

New tests have revealed that XP with the beta Service Pack 3 has twice the performance of Vista, even with its long-awaited Service Pack 1.

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