Symantec Password Survey

Symantec published the results of a survey regarding password habits of people who read their Security Response Weblog. Nearly 450 readers responded. As you readers of a security blog, their responses probably are far from the norm. Links: http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/password-survey-results Not surprisingly, the respondents have a lot of passwords. 66 percent report having more than 10 …

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January Patches

After a fairly light December patching load, January took no prisoners. Microsoft’s patch Tuesday had just one patch, MS10-001. But they made up for that with an out of band update later in the month MS10-002. They also put out a bulletin warning about old flash installs. Adobe and Oracle piggybacked on patch Tuesday to …

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Firefox to Suggest Flash Updates

Firefox recently announced that a soon to be released version will check for Flash updates in addition to updating Firefox. That should be helpful for end users. As with any news people of course have their own axe to grind and put their own spin on things. Wolfgang Kandek writes about this development in a …

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The dreaded FIPS complaint setting

(Ok, a typo in the subject, but it was funny so left it in) The Technet blogs require registration to comment, and don’t allow me to use my Microsoft Live account to log in, much less openID. I didn’t feel like registering for yet another “community” so I left without commenting. The ISA server product team …

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