According to data culled from Secunia’s free software inspector, about 28% of all detected applications are vulnerable to a known security vulnerability.
I have unfortunately been prevented from speaking at TechEd in New Zealand, Australia, and Japan; the final events I was planning to speak at before I leave Microsoft on September 1. I cannot express how terrible I feel about this. The hope was that these events were supposed to be an opportunity to celebrate the past and the future before I move on. The only thing I can say is that I hope to see everyone at some other event in the future.Sorry.
I had a great one on one chat with Jesper at the Security Summits here in Oz earlier this year. It would have been great to catch up one last time before his departure from Microsoft.
You shall be missed Jesper, and I wish you all the best with the new job at Amazon.
Microsoft have released Windows Defender Beta2, the update to Windows Anti-Spyware for Windows 2000SP4, Windows 2003SP1 and Windows XPSP2.
F-Secure are showing some images of recent hacker activity on Danish web sites following the cartoon’s that were published by a Danish newspapper. Source: F-Secure
The Windows Live Messenger team along with the Windows Live Safety Team have put the two products together to make the product a IM Bot allowing you to have a interactive way to scan your Mum’s computer. By running it in WLM8 gives you the advantage that the person at the other end knows what you are doing and you can teach them how it should be done. I like products like this that give themselves no future, as if the product is good enough over a period of time you should essentially stop using it because the other party will be able to do it all by themselves.