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Facebook woes
Posted in: Information Security
When Facebook made the decision to introduce their Beacon advertising system, it led to vocal complaints about the amount of tracking that the system was doing as part of providing the advertising. Fortunately for those upset by the system, Facebook has wound back some of the most concerning aspect....
Posted: 30 December 2007 22:26

SquirrelMail Repository Poisoned with Critical flaw
Posted in: Information Security
At the end of last week the SquirrelMail development team placed a public announcement on their website, alerting readers that the primary download repository for SquirrelMail had been compromised, and at least two versions of the popular webmail application had been affected.

While the modificat....
Posted: 19 December 2007 01:51

More bad news for MD5
Posted in: Information Security
Although it has been known for some years now that the MD5 hashing algorithm is vulnerable to collisions (where two or more different original samples produce the same hash after passing through the MD5 algorithm), practical demonstration of this fact has been limited to proofs of concept that tend ....
Posted: 19 December 2007 01:26

On the Difficulties of Being a Search Engine
Posted in: Information Security
Search Engines and those seeking to manipulate the results (normally dubbed Black-Hat SEO [Search Engine Optimisers]) have been locked in a constant battle ever since Internet search engines became the way to find things online. Major engines, such as Google, Yahoo!, and Live (Microsoft) try to kee....
Posted: 18 December 2007 15:14

Microsoft Security Patch Advance Notification - December 2007
Posted in: Information Security
Microsoft have provided advanced notification of the patches that they expect to release with December's Security Patch Release. At this time, there are seven patches scheduled for release, three rated as Critical and four as Important.

The four Important patches are currently described as being....
Posted: 10 December 2007 14:37

Effective Communication is the key
Posted in: Information Security
Effective communication is a cornerstone for all professional and interpersonal interaction. People who can not communicate their ideas and intentions effectively will find greater difficulty in achieving tasks and desired results.

In one instance that company staff recently had the benefit of o....
Posted: 6 December 2007 15:47

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