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Lab Matters – Are we up to a brighter future?

Many security technologies rely on blacklisting malicious or suspicious files or applications in order to prevent users from running them. But that approach can have its limitations, and theidea of whitelisting applications and safe files has taken hold recently. In this video, Vladimir Zapolyansky talks about the benefits of application whitelisting, the way that the technology works and how it can help users protect their PCs more effectively. Read Full Article

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The SSL Sky is Falling?

With headlines like “New cyber threat compromises financial information – Experts say new threat could affect millions of sites”, you would think that the trust model of the internet is finally crumbled.

From an hour long wait to view the demo, the Ekoparty demo for the SSL hack was staged. And it was interesting that the attack succeeded in cracking the SSL confidentiality model.

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Adobe’s cost of popularity

Adobe pushed an emergency update to its ubiquitous Flash player yesterday that closed holes on 6 separate vulnerabilities. Of the 6, 4 were related directly to code execution (CVE-2011-2426, CVE-2011-2427, CVE-2011- 2428, CVE-2011-2430) One revolves around a universal cross-site scripting issue (CVE-2011-2444), and the last vulnerability can lead to information disclosure (CVE-2011-2429). Read Full Article