Patching

I’m at Shmoocon, and trying to liveblog a little. There’s network trouble, so it may not quite be live. I’m at Tina Bird’s talk on patching, and she mentioned that in the Teragrid attack, the attackers were hitting supercomputer centers, and there’s some evidence that they were 1) using 0day and 2) using the big…

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Gore Vidal has a few choice words about the President’s Inaugural address, at DemocracyNow. A Russian company, MaxPatrol, has published a paper on bypassing heap and stack protection for Microsoft Windows XP with SP2. Winterspeak has an interesting summary of Iraq: The big bet that President Bush placed all these months ago, the bet that…

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Ryan Singel reviews Robert O’Harrow’s new book, No Place To Hide. O’Harrow covered the CAPPS-II and other privacy stories for the Washington Post. In the spirit of the story, I’ve left the little tracking bits from Ryan’s Amazon URL. If you’d like a less tracked version, click here, or type the title into Amazon. There’s…

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John Robb has an article at Global Guerrillas about the cost of terrorist attacks and their impact on the economic equilibria at work in cities, based on a report by the NY Fed. A terrorism tax is an accumulation of excess costs inflicted on a city’s stakeholders by acts of terrorism.  These include direct costs…

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Federal Computer Week has a story about the Air Force’s efforts to patch faster: Officials’ ultimate goal is to have software patches implemented across the Air Force in minutes. During the next few months, they hope to cut the time from tens of days to just days, said Col. Ronnie Hawkins, director of communications operations…

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Macworld excerpts a very detailed analysis of the MacOS 10.3.6 update. Its too bad that Apple chooses to give us a 22 item change description when they’ve changed upwards of 1,000 files.

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