Roger's Security Blog

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

June, 2009

  • Bing and the Video Preview (and Family Safety Settings)

    You might have seen recent posts on Bing getting under attack because of the video preview feature, which works (obviously) for “normal” videos as well as for porn… To be clear upfront: I am the daddy of two great sons at the age of 7 and 10, so at...
  • End-to-End Trust: The Internet – a safer place to work, play, learn and do business

    I often have the opportunity to keynote events on security. I rarely want to talk about products but much more about the way I see the development around security on the Internet. The reason why I do this presentation the way you see below is, that threats...
  • Welcome to reality: Apple Acknowledges OS X Malware

    A few years ago, we ran a huge event in Switzerland: We offered people in Switzerland to come to us (we were for a whole week at the airport in Zurich) with their PC and we check it for malware, patch it etc. We did this with a lot of partners and had...
  • SafeSearch in Bing

    One more proof that we listen to you: We made certain changes to Bing in order rot help you to protect from sexual explicit content. Please read the corresponding blog post Safe Search Update . Even though this is very good news, it does not change my...
  • Microsoft awarded for Security

    This is probably one of the best news I read since a long time. I often said, that I am convinced that we are in a lot of areas around security leading the industry. The complexity of building multi-purpose software in a secure way started to be addressed...
  • Thought of buying a Wii? Think again

    I have to admit: Not really security related but really, really, really cool. Look at this Xbox trailer: http://www.gametrailers.com/video/e3-09-project-natal/50017?type=wmv Roger
  • File Classification Infrastructure: More content

    At the Analyst Event last week I was asked more than once about the File Classification Infrastructure. As it was something I never looked into the details, I started from the blog post I wrote mid May File Classification Infrastructure in Windows Server...
  • Live-Tweet from Analyst Event

    Wednesday and Thursday we are running an event for selected analysts in London. As you might know, I am tweeting via http://www.twitter.com/rhalbheer and I will try to do some live tweeting from the event during the event – never did this but I will try...
  • XBox Project Natal

    I got some questions on my blog post that you should not by a Wii at the moment. The key question was about whether this is just a teaser. Well, look at the demos they did at E3. You find them here: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/projectnatal/ Roger
  • Download Internet Explorer 8 and help hungry people

    We started a program called “ Browser for the Better ” where we donate 8 meals to Feeding America per download of Internet Explorer 8 (until August 8th). So, go out and download Internet Explorer 8 from the site above Roger
  • Test Microsoft Security Essentials

    I am running Microsoft Security Essentials (called “Morro”) since quite a while on my Mediacenter and I am definitely convinced of it. So, go ahead and test it: http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/resources.aspx – it will be our free Anti-Malware...
  • Bing – Check it out

    You heard it: We went live with our new search engine called Bing on bing.com as we are convinced that you should not search – but find! You should have a look at it especially as we got some outstanding third-party feedback. Roger
  • EMEA TwC Analyst Summit

    We are just kicking off the EMEA TwC Analyst Summit, which is running for the next two days. The first time we are using technologies like Twitter live from the event and we encourage the Analysts to do the same. Therefore, you might follow what is going...