Roger's Security Blog

As Chief Security Advisor of Microsoft EMEA - lets share interesting security information

March, 2007

  • The Race for the first Vista Vulnerability

    It is really interesting to see: At the moment there seems to be a big race to find the first real Windows Vista vulnerability and to go public with it. I know that there are some reports out there claiming that the found THE single biggest issue in Vista...
  • Windows listed as the most secure OS

    I read this article today Surprise, Microsoft Listed as Most Secure OS . Hmm, actually I like the article (obviously) even though there are a few things I do not understand: To me, Microsoft is a company, Windows the OS - but this is not too important...
  • Spam regarding IE7 installation

    We got an increase on helpdesk calls in different subsidiaries with regards to a mail that is circulating: The mail claims to be coming from admin@microsoft.com and provides a link to an IE7 (Beta) download site. As always: This is spam and a fake. ...
  • Distribution of Trojan Horses

    Well, we are discussing about Trojan Horses and targeted Trojans all over the place. There is an excellent video showing how Trojan horses work :-) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs3SfNANtig Roger
  • Symantec clears Vista on malware

    There is a nice article, where Symantec talks about Windows Vista: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2184521/symantec-clears-vista-malware They quote the Symantec report and then talk to a person from Sophos. Let's look at a few quotes: Graham...
  • Your Last Line of Defense

    Your last line of defense is: Well, the user. In order to help you to address this, we published a Security Awareness Kit, pretty cool stuff. You can get it here: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/understanding/awareness.mspx Roger
  • Paper on the Root DNS Attacks

    You remeber for sure the Root DNS Attacks earlier this year, where a DDoS attacked different root servers. There is a pretty good analysis paper by ICANN published now: http://www.icann.org/announcements/factsheet-dns-attack-08mar07.pdf Gives some...
  • How Secure is Windows Vista

    We launched Windows Vista for Businesses End of November and for the public just a little bit more than one month ago - and now, it started, what had to be expected. The press, the analysts, and the community discuss about the security of Windows Vista...