Robert Hensing's Blog

Software Security . . . and stuff.

December, 2006

  • DoD Battles Spear Phishing

    This is a very interesting article: http://www.fcw.com/article97186-12-26-06-Web My favorite part of the article (emphasis added is all mine): "JTF-GNO illustrated the sophistication of spear phishing attacks DOD faces in a “DOD Spear Phishing Awareness...
  • Secunia Software Inspector

    Soooo Secunia entered the vulnerability assesment market last week with a free tool they call the 'Software Inspector' . . . the concept is you download this Java applet and run it on your machine and it will report what software is vulnerable and needs...
  • Microsoft's New Identity - Secure OS Vendor?

    Roger Grimes has a great piece here on some of the hundreds of security improvements / tweaks we've made to Vista: http://www.infoworld.com/article/06/12/08/50OPsecadvise_1.html?source=NLC-STOADV2006-12-11
  • On the topic of opening file attachments in a post Web 1.0 world . . .

    So this week we released another security advisory in response to targeted attacks making use of a malicious office document as the attack vector . . . and in it we make the following statement which seems to have caused a stir in some circles: "Do...
  • W32/HLLP.Philis.bq, Chinese gold farmers and what you can do about it. :)

    Just read a fascinating blog post from the folks over at Secureworks. Basically they noted that W32/HLLP.Philis.bq has been spreading in certain parts of the world. They also noted that recently a Chinese national was arrested in Japan for sending...