Roger's Security Blog

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

March, 2011

  • Kinect Sensor For Autonomous Flight

    That’s really interesting: Impressive! Roger
  • Mutual Authentication in Real Life–Launching a Nuclear Missile…

    A few years ago, I wanted to run an exercise with our incident response team in Switzerland. A customer, the government and me came together to develop the goals and the scenario. One of the key question we tried to answer together with the university...
  • Microsoft Security Update Guide, Second Edition

    A while ago we released the Microsoft Security Update Guide to explain how we release security updates and how you should/could work with our updates. It encompasses these themes: Get to know the security update release process Learn how to evaluate risk...
  • Should you Accept Your Parent’s Facebook Friend Request?

    It is kind of strange: I worked with some kids on Tuesday on online safety challenges and mainly we talked about Facebook, Netlog, Twitter etc. We had a lot of very good discussions with them about how to protect your privacy Tonight we will talk to the...
  • Ethisphere Institute: Microsoft amongst the world’s most ethical companies

    Forbes posted: The World's Most Ethical Companies . I quote: The Ethisphere Institute, a New York City think tank, has just announced its fifth annual list of the World's Most Ethical Companies. The selection, open to every company in every industry around...
  • Security in IE9

    You know that we are trying to get rid of outdated versions of IE like IE6: IE6 Countdown–Migrate to IE8 (or IE9) – as we released IE9 to the web, it is not about moving to IE8 or IE9 but moving to Internet Explorer 9. If you want to know more about IE9...
  • Effectiveness of SecureID reduced?

    It seems that RSA got attacked and might have lost some information. They actually took a really courageous step and went public and the Executive Chairman wrote an open letter . To quote: While at this time we are confident that the information extracted...
  • Internet Surprisingly Stable in Japan

    My manager was on the Tokyo airport, when the earthquake started. We had a chat yesterday about this – he is back home in the meantime – and he told me that he was very surprised that, while the phone network broke Internet still worked and he was able...
  • Fraud via Phone on the Raise

    FTC released their Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book for January – December 2010 . The interesting and scary thing is that fraud via phone is on the raise. We get more and more complaints by customers as well, telling us that they got a call from “Microsoft...
  • IE6 Countdown–Migrate to IE8 (or IE9)

    10 years ago a browser was born. Its name was Internet Explorer 6. Now that we’re in 2011, in an era of modern web standards, it’s time to say goodbye. We all know that Internet Explorer 6 is outdated and that you should move away...
  • 10 Tough Botnet Questions

    Botnets are one of the toughest problems in the world of Cybercrime today. At least, this is what we think… ENISA just published an interesting paper called Botnets: 10 Tough Questions , which raise questions about e.g. the size of botnets or better the...
  • Upgrading from Windows 1 to Windows 7

    You might have seen this experiment but it is absolutely astonishing. A guy called Andy from Scotland tested the upgrade path from Windows 1 through to Windows 7. 10 minutes worth investing if you want to get some nostalgic feelings: Here is the original...
  • Is Remote-Application-Removal Acceptable?

    I just read this article on Google pulling 50 applications from their Android marketplace ( Google uses remote delete to remove Android apps from smartphones – Update ). A very good decision as these apps leverage an exploit to access user data. However...