Jeff's InfoSec Blog

Thoughts about information security, privacy, and regulatory compliance. Brought to you by Jeff Newfeld, the product unit manager for security solutions in Microsoft's Core Infrastructure Solutions group.

May, 2005

  • OK, passwords are so 20th century and have to go!

    This article ( Protect passwords? Not if latte is free ) was passed on to me from a colleague who also saw the irony in this. I would say that we're 3 years too late in making 2-factor auth a base part of computing. This makes identity theft almost too...
  • Microsoft Solutions for Security team at TechEd

    I was going to post on this but Tony Bailey beat me to it ( link ). We have several sessions at TechEd, and 6 program managers and subject matter experts from my team will be in the Security Cabanas. I can't make it down this year but I have reviewed...
  • What happened to IT journalism?

    Has anyone else read this article on "safecount.org" wanting to encourage people to not delete cookies? While I understand that the advertisers have a difficult task, it makes me crazy that sites such as TechWeb just take press releases and post them...
  • Spyware (I mean potentially unwanted software) and the law

    You know that a concept has truly entered the mainstream when it spawns politically correct euphemisms. Potentially unwanted software is the latest safe and approved term for what most people think of as spyware and adware. So the House has just approved...