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Where's the white dog?
Posted on Wednesday, November 12 @ 23:28:00 PST by Fido

Patches in your Pocket
Those of you who work in the IT industry may want to read up on the plan that this guy came up for keeping your workstations up-to-date. He does have some good ideas, and what his plan does seem like a decent one to me.
Assimilating patch alerts under the old process was like responding to earthquakes. You could be prepared, to a point, but you never knew when it would strike or how bad it would be. Now, the security alerts are more like hurricanes. We know they're out there and when they will make landfall (the second Tuesday of the month, all year long), but we still don't know exactly how bad they will be.
With that said... yesterday happened to be the second Tuesday of the month which means Mircosoft realeased a bunch of new patches. For home users, one of the most important things you should be aware of is that a new Cumulative Patch for IE has been released. I highly recommend all home users hit the Windows Update website as soon as possible and update their systems.

Guard your NAS
Enterprise data-storage systems are becoming more sophisticated, to be sure. But with that sophistication comes an increase in the complexity of security problems, according to a Yankee Group report. Issues stemming from storage systems running across local-area networks or wide-area networks make security "a fragile proposition," says report co-author Jamie Gruener.

"In fact, the storage network is going through the same evolution traditional enterprise networks went through five years ago, when intrusions and denial-of-service (DoS) attacks were commonplace," says co-author Matthew Kovar.

White Hats or Wanna-Be Hats
Computer whiz-kids have attacked 45 South Australian companies in a dramatic demonstration of cyber-terrorism. The university students exposed the firms as "highly vulnerable to attack" after probing their computer defences in a secret operation in Adelaide.

Computer science student Ben Turnbull, 22, said he could have created havoc as a cyber-terrorist ? and no-one would have known.



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