Links for December 2, 2007

From Brian Krebs – Apple: Mac Users Should Get Antivirus Software

In a notable shift, Apple is now recommending that Mac users install anti-virus software to help users secure their systems. In a technical note quietly published to its support site on Nov. 21, Apple issued the following advice:

"Apple encourages the widespread use of multiple anti-virus utilities so that virus programmers have more than one application to circumvent, thus making the whole virus writing process more difficult."


From Indexed – Don’t yell at me. One of my favorite feeds and this one is so true:


From cgisecurity.netInsecure Magazine #19 Released

In this issue.

  • The future of AV: looking for the good while stopping the bad
  • Eight holes in Windows login controls
  • Extended validation and online security: EV SSL gets the green light
  • Interview with Giles Hogben, an expert on identity and authentication technologies working at ENISA
  • Web filtering in a Web 2.0 world
  • RSA Conference Europe 2008
  • The role of password management in compliance with the data protection act
  • Securing data beyond PCI in a SOA environment: best practices for advanced data protection
  • Three undocumented layers of the OSI model and their impact on security
  • Interview with Rich Mogull, founder of Securosis

From EndUser SharePoint – How to manage media file types in SharePoint. Mark created a Flash Media Library template that you can download. This is a quick template that will allow you to upload Camtasia Studio screencasts and expose only the HTML wrapper for presenting the screencasts. Good comments discussion on SharePoint vs. File Shares for videos.

EndUSer SharePoint also links us to: Understanding Calendar Columns in a SharePoint List Calendar View

Microsoft Security Assessment Tool updated.

How a Firefox Add-On Can Get You on the Plane First – story about using the Firefox add-on ‘ReloadEvery’ to be first in line on Southwest Airlines flight.

From Windows Experience BlogUpdated Windows Live Web Services: Microsoft is launching updated versions of Windows Live Home, Spaces, Events, and SkyDrive and launching completely new services for Windows Live such as Groups, Photos, and Profile.

A notable changes is 25GB of *free* storage in SkyDrive. I use SkyDrive to backup by Quicken and QuickBooks files and photos. I was getting close to the original 5GB limit so now I have an extra 20GB of storage to use! I also backup everything to an external hard drive. SkyDrive is just an insurance policy.


Steve Mullen has been involved in information technology for over 35 years. He is also actively involved in the music program (voice and English hand bells) and Vestry of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Damascus, MD.

Posted in antivirus, Apple, Blog, Firefox, Information Security, Mac, Microsoft, Microsoft Live, MOSS, MOSS 2007, Security, SharePoint, SkyDrive
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