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Virtualization, Containers and Other Sandboxing Techniques Should be on Your Radar Screen

by Neil Macdonald  |  March 16, 2013

  The idea of “sandboxing” potentially malicious content and applications isn’t new but interest in this type of approach on Windows desktops is growing. Further, the increasing variety of virtualization...

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What the Most Recent Zero Day in IE Should Teach Us

by Neil Macdonald  |  September 22, 2012

  I saw yesterday that Microsoft had released the out of band patch for Internet Explorer as they had committed to do. Certainly, Microsoft’s motivation to quickly release the patch...

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Google’s Chrome Browser has a Zero Day – So?

by Neil Macdonald  |  May 13, 2011

I saw this article recently describing an attack against one or more zero day vulnerabilities in Google’s Chrome browser. Worse, the attack reportedly is able to break outside of the...

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Is Microsoft’s Secure Development Lifecycle Losing Its Effectiveness?

by Neil Macdonald  |  March 7, 2011

I was performing some background research on the number and severity of vulnerabilities produced by Apple, Microsoft and other vendors when I ran across something quite interesting. (BTW - I...

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Identifying Browsers and Plugins That Might Represent a Risk

by Neil Macdonald  |  January 21, 2011

In my kick off post for 2011, I talked about the need for IT to expand the depth and breadth of patching. In the follow-on post, I talked about the...

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Another Zero-Day Attack on Internet Explorer: Time to Switch Browsers?

by Neil Macdonald  |  March 10, 2010

After yesterday’s patch Tuesday release, Microsoft also released this security bulletin affecting IE6 and IE7 (but not IE8). Similar zero day attacks on IE6 made headlines earlier this year when...

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