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Content posted in November 2008
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Adobe Patches PDF Flaw
Commentary  |  11/4/2008  | 
Security firm Core Security Technologies is warning users that Adobe Reader versions 8.1.2 and earlier are vulnerable to specially crafted PDF files that could be used gain access to authorized systems. You might want to check which version of Adobe Reader you're using.
E-Voter In a Swing State
Commentary  |  11/4/2008  | 
When I arrived at the polls at 6 a.m. this morning, those of us at the head of the line watched nervously as election officials frantically tried to calibrate my small town's two e-voting machines after they malfunctioned -- just before the first voters were about to cast their votes.
Hackers May Be Able To Unlock Your Doors As Well As Your Data
Commentary  |  11/4/2008  | 
Now we may have to protect our physical security -- keys and locks -- from hackers. A new experiment suggests that web cam or cell phone images of keys may give crooks all they need to crack your locks.
Laptop Security During the Economic Crash
Commentary  |  11/3/2008  | 
Theft rates go up sharply when you have an economic crash. People are looking for items to take from homes and cars that are easy to transport and easy to sell. Laptops fall into this category because they are both small and easily sold -- especially if new, attractive, and one of the more desirable models. This suggests a number of best practices are necessary to ensure they don't walk off and, if they do, don't compromise the business.
Data Leakage Prevention Products Maturing?
Commentary  |  11/3/2008  | 
With new data loss stories cropping up every few days, it's surprising that the data leakage prevention (DLP) market hasn't blown up over the last year with organizations clamoring to get their hands on DLP technology to prevent their sensitive data from walking out the door, or getting left in a cab, or stolen out of a parked car. In the article "DLP Vendors Grow Up," Symantec's senior
Primary Storage Data Reduction - A Process
Commentary  |  11/3/2008  | 
Primary storage data reduction is a series of steps you can take to reduce the amount of capacity dedicated to Tier 1 storage. The most common techniques are archiving, compression, data deduplication, and the use of intelligent storage systems. The question often comes up, what should I do first?
Windows Update To Get An Update
Commentary  |  11/3/2008  | 
According to the Microsoft Update blog, a substantial update to the Windows Update agent is on the way. The company says this update should increase the speed with which it will scan your system, as well as the number of patches it can download.
The Security Pro's Guide To Thriving In A Down Economy
Commentary  |  11/3/2008  | 
Let's face it: Even if this isn't the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, the financial engine clearly isn't running on all cylinders. At best we can assume some sort of recovery over the course of the next year or so, and at worst...well, I don't really want to think about that. I think it's safe to say that not only do none of us know where this is headed, but that the picture will remain opaque until after the election and the winners take office. As security professionals, ris
Inspector General Confirms It: Little HIPAA Enforcement
Commentary  |  11/2/2008  | 
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 was set into law about 12 years ago, the security rules went into effect earlier this decade. Hospitals knew these regulations were coming long ago, so why is compliance so lax?
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