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Windows Vista User Account Control (UAC) 

Jesper apparently stirred up things a bit with his latest post, Please don’t disable security features, at least while we are testing them, asking folks to recognize that a Beta is not a final product and that you should wait to see the final before making hasty decisions like disabling a security feature.  The UAC...Read more

Windows Vista : Threat-driven Design combined with Security Quality Process 

What is the difference between foundational security and security features? Name 3 security companies.  Who did you name?  Symantec?  Checkpoint?  RSA?  ISS? These companies all offer products that provide security features or capabilities.  What if Microsoft had no firewall?  What if we had no PKI and certificate services?  What if we had no plans for...Read more

Trend Micro CTO hints that Trend will Open Source Code 

In a stunning revelation in Trend Micro: Open source is more secure, Trend CTO Raimund Genes hints that Trend may release their code as an open source project! Though Genes stopped short of actually saying that Trend would be releasing their code and joining the Free Software movement, there are only two possible obvious conclusions from...Read more

Linus’s Law aka “Many Eyes Make All Bugs Shallow” 

How many of you have heard “many eyes make all bugs shallow”?  My guess is that many of you have and that it may have been in conjunction with an argument supporting why Linux and Open Source products have better security.  For example, Red Hat publishes a document at www.redhat.com/whitepapers/services/Open_Source_Security5.pdf, which they commissioned from TruSecure...Read more

Artima: Microsoft Under Attack 

A new article called Microsoft Under Attack summarizes itself by saying: Not by angry customers suing for damages after security breaches, or by governments breaking up monopolies, but by open source developers and security professionals accusing them of being obsessed by security. The content goes on to chronicle a panel discussion moderated by the author...Read more

New Enterprise Linux – Ubuntu 

For business use, the largest driver of Linux adoption has been the Enterprise Linux releases.  Product names aside, I am referring to those Linux-based distributions that offer longer, multi-year support commitments for a version of the product.  To date, the primary examples of this (and not coincidentally market leaders) have been Red Hat Enterprise Linux,...Read more