Roger's Security Blog

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

January, 2009

  • Additional Information on Conficker – MSRT removing Conficker

    Over the last few days I blogged several times about Conficker and some of the posts caught quite some press attention. Especially when I talked about the Russian Roulette. Today I have very, very good news: The Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT...
  • Russian Roulette with your Network

    First of all, before I really start, I hope that you all had a great start in 2009. Mine was actually pretty mixed. The good side was, how my year really started and what I saw when I looked out the window at January 1st (yes, I was on vacation skiing...
  • Comments on US-CERTs Advisory on Auto-Run

    You might have seen the advisory of the US-CERT titled Microsoft Windows Does Not Disable AutoRun Properly – if not, you will definitely have seen one of the articles covering this issue and telling you that our advice on how to prevent Conficker is flawed...
  • Apple releases Keyboardless Laptop

    Wow, there are news, which we cannot cope with. Apple just announced the first laptop without keyboard : Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard and additionally the new Mac Tiny : They even talk about the Mac Nano in this video Enjoy...
  • Russian Roulette with your Network (part 2)

    My latest blog post on this matter generated quite some attention. Based on what happened since then, let me be clear on what I wanted to say (and still want to say): If you decide not to roll out a security update which is so critical that we decide...
  • Network Access Protection Client for Mac and Linux

    This is very exciting news: Unet , one of our NAP partners now delivers a NAP Client for Mac and Linux . Here are some very cool screenshots from their website: This is the Windows Client : Here for Mac : And finally for Linux : If you are running mixed...
  • Centralized Information About The Conficker Worm

    Since I enabled Live chatting on my blog I got several questions about Conficker already, which I am happy to answer. However, Ziv from our Malware Protection Center now published an excellent blog post summarizing all the information about Conficker...
  • Is there a Correlation between Stolen Software (Piracy) and Security/Patching?

    Remark : A few weeks ago I made a post where I asked you about the correlation between Piracy and Security. I was talking about Piracy (stolen software) and got a lot of answers about Privacy (Data Protection) . So the following post is about stolen and...
  • Conficker and Microsoft Anti-Malware Software

    I want to add a few things as it is still not over: More and more enterprises are still hit. My last blog post showed you what you can do but I wanted to add two resources and a comment. The comment first: There were some discussions about our Anti-Malware...
  • Is Mozilla really the most secure Web Browser?

    On http://en-us.www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/security/ Mozilla claims that Firefox is “The Safest Web Browser”. Unfortunately they leave a lot of their claims unsupported. This is something our Jeff Jones looks into. Since a lot of years Jeff looks into...
  • After Estonia now Kyrgyzstan

    There is definitely proof that during war times, armies add a virtual component to the “real life” war. Additionally we have seen the attacks to Estonia, where nobody really knew where they originated from (I do not mean the country but whether a government...
  • Piracy and Security (part 1.5)

    Well, it is not really a follow up of my last post but goes into the same direction: A few years ago (I was still working in Switzerland) we ran an event where consumer could bring us their PC and we checked it for viruses and cleaned it where necessary...
  • Windows 7 Beta and Windows Live

    You might have heard it: Yesterday at CES, Steve Ballmer made two very important announcements: The availability of Windows 7 Beta And the availability of the latest version of Windows Live So, start having a look at these two new products. It is worth...
  • Data Protection Day 2009

    In early December I blogged about the Privacy Video Competition of the Data Protection Day. Today is the day: The winners just were announced. If you want to look at the videos (they are actually pretty cool): Watch all entries: http://eskills.eun.org...