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  • Blog Post: Secunia: Apple makes the most vulnerable software in the market today

    And everybody tells me how secure they are….. So,according to this article Secunia: Apple makes the most vulnerable software in the market today, apple hast most vulns, then Oracle and then us (and then the rest). And you know, the interesting thing is that the comparison is not “apples with apples”...
  • Blog Post: Windows Security Praised

    A result of a study by Kasperski lab is fairly promising – even though it shows the problem being raising up the stack: For the very first time in its history, the top 10 rating of vulnerabilities includes products from just two companies: Adobe and Oracle (Java), with seven of those 10 vulnerabilities...
  • Blog Post: The Importance of Application Security

    I think I told the story thousands of time and everybody knows it but I will do it the 1001 st time now . When I joined Microsoft and became what is the Chief Security Advisor for Switzerland today, we had an airlift for Windows Server 2003. The Product Manager in Switzerland asked me to keynote the...
  • Blog Post: Security Development Lifecycle: Quick References

    A quick one: An interesting download location: With the SDL Quick Security References (QSR), the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) team introduces a series of basic guidance papers designed to address common vulnerabilities from the perspective of multiple business roles - business decision maker...
  • Blog Post: On the effectiveness of DEP and ASLR

    Our Security Research and Defense team published a blog post, which is really interesting to read to understand how to protect Windows Vista and Windows 7: On the effectiveness of DEP and ASLR . There is a lot of information on how both raise the bar for attackers. These are the key take away: DEP and...