Roger's Security Blog

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

June, 2007

  • Windows Vista Recovery Console and the Password

    Every once in a while I am left scratching my head. Over the last few days a few blog postings have popped up on a subject and I am at a loss to understand why. I’m not the only one – several security industry colleagues have been in touch and have said...
  • Crime on SecondLife - a Surprise?

    There were recently different articles about crime on SecondLife . What is interesting to me is that a lot of these started to express their surprise.In certain blogs I read statements like: SecondLife is so cool, how could somebody even think of this...
  • OEMs: Join in to "Secure by Default"

    I recently purchased a PC for my parents and then started to install it – well actually used the OEM installation to get it up and running with Windows Vista Home Premium. I was pretty surprised how easy it was to actually have a running system (I usually...
  • Security Trends on our Malware Portal

    I recently blogged about three major announcements we made: http://blogs.technet.com/rhalbheer/archive/2007/04/25/three-microsoft-announcements.aspx On that I got some comments (public and private) and some wishes. Thank you all forthis feedback. I...
  • Digital Phishnet Conference 2007

    Last week the first Digital Phishnet Conference in Europe took place in Berlin. Basically Digital Phishnet is an initiative to help to exchange information about Phishing-Sites in order to help enforcement. This is the core mission: Supporting Law Enforcement...
  • Europe, Middle East and Africa after 100 days

    Before I actually start with content, let me briefly give you some background: I took the role of the Chief Security Advisor (CSA) in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) after having been 5 years the CSA in Switzerland. I went through all the nice challenges...
  • Fake Microsoft Security Bulletin

    It happens again: There seems to be a faked message giving users the impression that we are sending it out taking into account that it is “Update Tuesday” tomorrow. And they are still successful! Just to stress it once again: We are never, never, never...
  • Bill's 1987 Prediction on 2007

    Actually I did not want to blog about this, but when I read this article, I had to. This is a quote from an article written in 1987 making people predict the future - 2007. Look at Bill's prediction and enjoy: http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/microsoft...
  • Security Standards Portal

    ITU just launched a pretty interesting portal: If you were ever looking for a standard in the security space (not only ITU standards) go and see this portal: ICT Security Standards Roadmap Roger
  • Antiforensics

    A pretty interesting article about a guy trying to find a network compromise - he actually did, knowing that there is close to no chance to find the criminal behind the attack. By the way, the criminal only got access to two years worth of credit card...
  • 6 Month Windows Vista Vulnerability Report

    Jeff just posted his next version of the Windows Vista Vulnerability report to his blog. He is now looking at the first six months of Windows Vista and how the vulnerabilities developed compared to Windows XP and some other Operating Systems. Happy...