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How vendors empower weak security

Posted by Martin Zinaich on February 6, 2017

I wrote about this before in a post called “Big Things and Small Things”. I documented how two very large companies failed to support Information Security in a corporate environment with even a basic level of accommodation. More came to light this week when reviewing Microsoft Exchange 2016. The issue has been around since 2013, […]

New Microsoft Windows 10 update non-options

Posted by Rob Slade on September 22, 2016

We interrupt the security and quantum computing series to bring you news of Microsoft’s latest decision about how your computers will work. (Those wise or lucky enough to use Linux or Macs can sit in the corner and chortle quietly to yourselves.) Last week was patch Tuesday, and, as usual, the machine rebooted itself, and […]

Microsoft’s encryption: a surveillance sleight of hand

Posted by Kevin on December 30, 2015

A leopard does not change its spots. The Microsoft that sells Windows 10 devices today is the same Microsoft that failed to adequately explain the existence of the NSAKEY in its code, discovered by Andrew Fernandes in 1999. The only thing that has changed in the intervening years is that politicians and politicians’ servants have […]

Skype Hike – Mistake or Forward Planning?

Posted by Kevin on October 30, 2015

The worrying thing about the latest Microsoft/Skype fiasco is not that it happened. Microsoft sent an email to, well, loads of Skype number customers saying: We’re writing to let you know about an upcoming change to the price of your Skype Number subscription. The new price for your Skype Number: +44 XXX XX XXXX will […]

Safe Harbor, Pearl Harbor

Posted by David Harley on October 26, 2015

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The bombing of Safe Harbor: the view from Microsoft

Windows 10 makes Google look like it still does no evil

Posted by Kevin on August 2, 2015

I have no proof of this because I have done neither analysis nor comparison, but I often feel that the European Commission tends to favour Microsoft over Google. It seems to me that the EC is willing to praise Microsoft (such as over its declaration that European data will stay on European servers even though […]

EU Data Centers are not safe from US Surveillance

Posted by Alexander Hanff on March 10, 2015

Over the past 12 months I have noticed an increasingly worrying trend which is developing in the global technology arena and it is one which in my mind amounts to nothing less than a deliberate attempt to mislead consumers and businesses alike on the legal powers available to US law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Late […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 10/01/2014

Posted by Kevin on October 1, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Wednesday, October 1, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News LulzSec – minus Sabu – reconvenes on stage   “Jake Davis […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 09/11/2014

Posted by Kevin on September 11, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Thursday, September 11, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News Leaked gMail accounts probably due to phishing   A credential dump […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 09/05/2014

Posted by Kevin on September 5, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Friday, September 5, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News Twitpic to shut down “Twitpic will shut down Sept. 25 after the company […]