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Thu, 21 Dec 2006 18:39:24 GMTSecurity is a process and not a feature. One of the easier tasks is keeping up with updates. FireFox (2.0 and 1.5) and Thunderbird each have security updates coming. They should automatically notice the new versions and offer to update it, but you may need to force it manually if you've somehow disabled updates, or you are working with an older (pre-auto-update) version.
Tue, 19 Dec 2006 23:08:48 GMTSANS Internet Storm Center, InfoCON: green reports "Skype 'worm' whinnies..., (Tue, Dec 19th). It appears that the possible Skype "worm" that we reported on yesterday is actually more of a Trojan Horse..."
Mon, 18 Dec 2006 15:03:06 GMTPerhaps it's not your imagination. Over at eWeek, Larry Selzer asks "Who's Behind the Spam Surge?". "As I discussed several weeks ago, everyone's seen that there has been a massive surge in spam over the last couple of months. More researchers are weighing in on what's behind it."
Mon, 18 Dec 2006 14:07:18 GMTSlashdot posting: Vista Zero-Day Exploit For Sale. Snakepit Bit writes "Underground hackers are hawking a zero-day exploit for Windows Vista at $50,000 a pop, according to computer security researchers at Trend Micro."
Sun, 17 Dec 2006 22:09:16 GMTLXer points to a page with logos of 352 Linux distributions. So little time, so many possibilities.
So after five years, how is Windows Vista? Microsoft's description, which you"ll soon be seeing in millions of dollars' worth of advertising, is "Clear, Confident, Connected." But a more truthful motto would be "Looks, Locks, Lacks."So, choice can be bad when it's between evils. A better choice if you're facing Vista? Mac OS X? Stay the course with Win2K or XP? 352 Flavors of Linux?
Sat, 16 Dec 2006 15:19:41 GMTOn the way back from a client this week, I got to listen to an audiocast of Eben Moglen's keynote speech from the Plone conference. Darned if I can find the link that brought me to the MP3, but there's a video and audio link here. Mr. Moglen is Chief Counsel for the Free Software Foundation among several other notable tasks, and has some remarkable and far-ranging insights into the importance of Free Software. Worth a listen.
Wed, 13 Dec 2006 18:57:54 GMTOver at Ars Technica, Ken Fisher writes, "Skype unveils yearly long distance package. Skype's promotional free long distance deal was time-limited from the start. What happens when the two-double-o-seven arrives?"