PatchGuard, the eWEEK opinion

eWEEK Security Center Editor Larry Seltzer just published an article on eWEEK.com providing his opinion on the benefits, and limitations, of PatchGuard. In the article, Larry reiterates some of the points I made in my post on PatchGuard a few days ago, namely: Only 64-bit Windows... [Read More]

Flaw found in Visual Studio 2005

And you thought it would never happen… Secunia, a Danish security vendor, has found a vulnerability in the WMI Object Broker ActiveX Control (WmiScriptUtils.dll) that allows an attacker to gain access to the system. If the attack is successful, the attacker would have the same rights as the local user. Read the full <a... [Read More]

Kernel Patch Protection aka "PatchGuard"

If anyone has been following this technology closely, there have been a lot of complaints by some of the security vendors regarding PatchGuard. I first heard about this technology at TechEd 2006 in a lot of the Vista sessions. The recent controversy caused me to do a little more research... [Read More]

Hanging out a shingle...

I’ve finally had time and incentive to put out a real shingle on the web. Most of this is due to Microsoft’s new Office Live beta, which provides free domain name registration and hosting (on Microsoft’s servers) for as long as I have my account. Office Live Basics... [Read More]

TechEd 2007 is not in New Orleans anymore!

This was actually announced a few days ago, but I’ve been a little slow catching up on the news. Microsoft TechEd 2007, which was originally going to be held in New Orleans, has just been moved. Microsoft hasn’t committed to a new location yet, but they actually moved TechEd, WinHEC... [Read More]