Microsoft Switzerland Security Blog

Security informations brought to you by the Swiss Security Team.

January, 2006

  • IE7 Beta 2 Preview available

    Gosh, I missed it :-) I expected it to come in a few days but now it is here and downloadable. IE 7 Beta 2 Preview. I would really like you to download it and test your websites with it before we release it. Due to the dramatically improved security,...
  • MyWife Advisory posted

    There is still significant chatter regarding MyWife (or how ever it is called). The disruption could be pretty significant as it tries to corrupt certain files at the third of each month starting this Friday. It is spread by making use of social engineering...
  • Questions to Mike Nash

    Slashdot asked their readers to post questions for Mike Nash, our VP of the Security Technology Unit. This lead to a pretty good interview: http://interviews.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/01/26/131246 Roger
  • MyWife Update

    Our Anti-Malware-Team posted information about MyWife (or how ever you want to call it) in their blog: http://blogs.technet.com/antimalware/ Roger
  • A new keylogging trojan is racing around the world

    A new keylogging trojan is racing around the world - It is a variant of the Keylog-sters trojan that appeared almost a year ago and has been classified as high risk by security company PC Tools. It captures screenshots of Web pages with login fields such...
  • Hoax causing questions

    It seems that a Hoax is causing pretty much turbulences as our support get quite some questions about this. This Hoax is called "Life is Beautiful" and claims to be an urgent virus warning from us and Norton. Let me tell you that this is a Hoax for sure...
  • BlackWorm DDay?

    To be honest. I am quite unsure how serious to take this. I have been looking at this during the last day or so and the urgency-level in the industry seems to raise. To cut a long story short. There is a worm out there called BlackWorm that will start...
  • Look out for Windows Vista

    Well, I should have blogged again, I know. First of all, I have been on vacation (imagine: skiing wiht blue sky and no people on the slopes) and then I flew more or less directly to Redmond. Since last week, I am now on the Main Campus here in Redmond...
  • Rootkit technology (paper)

    "Since the introduction of FU, the rootkit world has moved away from implementing system hooks to hide their presence. Because of this change in offense, a new defense had to be developed. The new algorithms used by rootkit detectors, such as BlackLight...
  • SSCP wins ANSI accreditation

    The American National Standards Institute has accredited the consortiums Systems Security Certified Practitioner certification because it meets the International Organization for Standardizations standard for certifying information security employees...
  • MS06-001 released out of band (fixing the WMF-Vulnerability)

    I assume that you know it already: We released the Security Update for the WMF-vulnerability out-of-band today. It is already on Microsoft Update. If you are interested in the background of the out of band release, go to the MSRC-Blog at http://blogs...
  • Update on WMF 0day

    There is a lot information about the WMF vulnerability around, a few additional comments on that: Microsoft has updated the security bulletin: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/912840.mspx The important part is, that it is planed...