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  • Blog Post: What You Should Know About Drive-By Download Attacks - Part 1

    My last blog post focused on Java exploits and the need to keep all software up to date. Since writing that article I have received some questions from customers asking for more details on how attackers are using such vulnerabilities to compromise systems. Subsequently, this two-part blog post is dedicated...
  • Blog Post: Excitement About Windows 8 Sneak Peak

    Today, I want to digress a bit from our normal security and cybersecurity topics to talk about yesterday’s sneak peak at Windows 8. I’ve been at Microsoft for eight years now, so I’ve developed a perspective on Microsoft that is a bit different than most people. When I think of Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Koreans Vanquish Top Malware Threat, Threat Landscape Continues to be Incredibly Active

    In a recent post, called The Curious Case of Qatar , I discuss how Qatar has the highest regional infection rate that we have ever reported. Prior to this the Republic of Korea had the highest malware infection rate in the world; back in July of this year I wrote about how the threat landscape in Korea...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Prime Restaurant Guide for Snoqualmie and Issaquah

    If you are a Microsoftie, then I’m sure you have a Prime card in your wallet, purse or on the bottom of a junk drawer somewhere.  However, do you always use it when you could?  Do you even know which restaurants in the area accept it? I eat at Cucina, Cucina in Issaquah a lot, but didn’t realize...
  • Blog Post: What You Should Know About Drive-By Download Attacks – Part 2

    In part one of this two-part series, I focused on how drive-by download attacks work. These attacks can be complicated because they can use multiple levels of redirection enabling components of an attack to be hosted on compromised systems in different parts of the world. Despite the relative sophistication...