Security: Desperately seeking solutions
|Microsoft makes XP security patch top priority
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says that completing a security patch for Windows XP is such a high priority, that work on it took precedence over completing Longhorn, the much-anticipated but delayed new release of the operating system.
||Gartner: Sasser, other worms raising
Malicious exploitations of Windows
vulnerabilities have become such a common occurrence that Gartner is
advising its Windows-using customers to plan for them in their budgets.
Gartner concludes 'many of the vulnerabilities that continue to be
identified in Windows 2000, XP and Server 2003 are easily exploitable
Recent Security News
Authors provide black-hat insights into
Since 1996, security guru Dr. Gary McGraw has been
admonishing software developers to consider threats and vulnerabilities early in
the development cycle.
WS-I issues new security guidelines
The Web Services Interoperability (WS-I) Organization has
lent a hand to Web services architects and developers looking for security
solutions with the release of a new report.
General pushes 'No tolerance' policy for security bugs
As far as retired U.S. Air Force General John Gordon is concerned, the blame for the sorry state of software security lies with developers.
SAML, WS-Security on view at RSA
Eleven vendors team up with the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA) E-Gov E-Authentication Initiative to demonstrate the interoperability of the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML).
Gates explains Microsoft security push
Microsoft's announcements of ongoing efforts to improve the security of its world-dominating operating system were greeted warmly at RSA 2004.