Robert Hensing's Blog

Software Security . . . and stuff.

January, 2007

  • Apple arrives to the security vulnerability party in 2007 - fashionably late!

    So a while back - Oracle decided to brag about how their database was 'unbreakable' in an ad campaign that came out around the time the Slammer worm had just finished giving SQL server a huge black eye . . . they wasted no time kicking us while we were...
  • Hak5 produces 120GB LM hash rainbow table - complete charset!!!

    So the Hak5 folks have produced complete hash tables for the LM version of the password hash used by Windows and the tables are good for all valid characters that can be used in an LM password for the 1-7 password length. The "1-7 characters" part might...
  • Apple's up . . .

    W00t - they are now at 4.7 - 5.1% of the total PC market in the U.S. depending on who you ask: http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=196901953&subSection=Breaking+News Those are still not numbers that make it an attractive...
  • Exposure exposed!

    Anyone who has ever debated the whole "Microsoft vs. Linux security" thing needs to read this series of blogs from Jeff Jones. In this series he looks at Secunia's statistics regarding vulnerabilities which are publicly known for which there is no patch...
  • Precognition in Vista

    So if you've ever seen the movie Minority Report - you'll know all about precognition . Vista has it. You want Vista. So I've been using Vista for probably a year now and if you had to ask me what my favorite things were - they would be all of the...
  • Vista test drive!!

    Update 1/25/2007: Sorry to my overseas readers - it has been pointed out to me by an individual in the UK that this site is only available in "limited geographies and languages". I did not know that. :( -----------------------------------------------...
  • JimAll on Vista

    Jim Allchin in his longest blog post to date explains the security trade-off's we had to tackle with Vista: http://windowsvistablog.com/blogs/windowsvista/archive/2007/01/23/security-features-vs-convenience.aspx At the very end he gives 'good, better...