Last week Department of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff outlined plans for a federal Manhattan Project to bolster cyber security. The big question is whether this project will bolster cyber security defenses as attacks on U.
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Oracle has announced details of its own patch Tuesday--April 15--with 17 security fixes covering the company's flagship database and 41 patches collectively.Oracle said in an advisory that the patches cover "multiple security vulnerabilities" across its products.
The Department of Homeland Security said this week that it will name Richard Mangogna CIO.Mangogna comes to the DHS from Mason Harriman Group, where he was a senior advisory to the firm's agencies.
Adobe published an advisory covering issues, including a fix for the Pwn2Own flaw that we previously discussed here. Adobe's details are published here.
A couple of great articles came out recently, one from Ryan Naraine and one from our very own Larry Dignan, about some of the defenses that Apple is trying to build into QuickTime to defend Vista users.As we've talked about here before, with Vista, it's all about the DEP and the ASLR (ok, and SafeSEH, stack/heap canaries, etc.
... and unfortunately leaves much to be desired. I think many people were hoping for the disclosure from ZDI to contain a lot of details on what could've been exploited with this issue, unfortunately, the details just aren't really there.
Microsoft delivered 10 patches including six critical ones on Tuesday. Among the critical patches for Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Internet Explorer.
Microsoft unveiled its "End to End Trust" security vision and now the real work begins: Will anyone buy into it?At RSA, Microsoft rolled out a whitepaper that at the very least is quite the conversation piece.
Microsoft said Tuesday at the RSA security conference that it is launching a trustworthy Internet initiative much like its Trustworthy Computing plan launched in 2002.And like Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing initiative it all started with a whitepaper.
Apple is adding several anti-hacking features to QuickTime in an effort to build up the media player's defenses.Ryan Naraine reports that exploit prevention mechanisms have been added to QuickTime in its latest batch of patches.