Roger's Security Blog

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

August, 2007

  • The Economy of Cyber-Crime

    Since quite some time as Chief Security Advisor, I am working to support Law Enforcement. We are supplying training, giving technical support as needed and are staying in close contact as well as soon as we decide to file a criminal complaint. This happens...
  • The Effect of Rebooting after an Update

    This is interesting: Imagine the scenario where a huge amount of Windows computers all boot at the same time. What would happen? Well, probably quite some online services would get into troubles with the load they all of a sudden get as the rebooted machines...
  • Governments and e-Crime

    I just read an interesting article BBC News. There seems to be a study by the UK government about e-crime and the fears of the citizens. The report cited a government survey that suggested more Britons feared internet crime than burglary. Times changed...
  • Hackers getting Jobs in the Industry

    This is a theme that is quite controversial since a long time: Is it a good idea to hire known hackers to improve security of your products? It was an interesting process to follow a time ago, when the guy who wrote Sasser (and brought down several networks...
  • Performance and Reliability Update for Windows Vista

    Today we released a Pre-SP1 update for Windows Vista to address some issues we experienced after the initially release of Windows Vista: KB938194: An update is available that improves the compatibility and reliability of Windows Vista KB938979: An...
  • Our WGA Outage

    There was a lot of press and blog posts about our recent WGA outage. If you are interested in the root cause and what actually happened, read So what happened? Roger
  • Not About Security but Cool – Search based on Silverlight

    This has definitely nothing to do with security. But anyway, I thought it worthwhile, to write to blog post about that. I found that today: an absolutely cool new search engine based on our latest development called Silverlight. Simply have a look at...