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InfoSec News, March 11, 2009

Posted by Jaime Raphael Licauco, CISSP, GSEC on March 11, 2009

Browser Security
(SC Magazine US) Firefox 3.07 update addresses multiple security issues
(H-online) Firefox: most vulnerabilities, but quickly patched
(Security Focus) Mozilla, Opera plug security holes

(SC Magazine US) Conficker worm variant kills security processes
(H-online) Conficker modified for more mayhem

( Russia kinda-sorta owns up to Estonia cyberwar
(The Register) Russian politician: ‘My assistant started Estonian cyberwar’

(The Register) Critical kernel fix stars in Patch Tuesday updates
(Computerworld) Microsoft patches ‘evil’ Windows kernel bug
(Computerworld) Microsoft patches Windows DNS, kernel flaws
(The Register) The long road to Adobe Reader and Flash security Nirvana
(Computerworld) Adobe patches zero-day PDF bug, mum on details
(Computerworld) Bad Symantec update leads to trouble
(H-online) Norton causes alarm and despondency

Social Networking
(H-online) Twitter closes SMS spoofing hole – Updated
(H-online) Spam from compromised Twitter accounts

Other InfoSec News
(SC Magazine US) Gartner: Data breaches hit 7.5 percent of all U.S. adults
(H-online) Version 3 of Microsoft’s Threat Modeling Tool released
(Computerworld) Gmail down; outage could last 36 hours for some
(H-online) Windows Defender: False alarm triggered by hosts file
(The Register) Court rules airline secret security list is stupid
(Techworld) Security needs to be ‘baked in’ say experts
(GCN) Securing cyberspace requires a new attitude
( Student wiped data worth thousands
(The Register) Feds file new felonies against alleged Palin hacker

(Computerworld) Biometrics: three tips for success

(LogLogic) Unleashing your log power to do more with less
Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Time: 2:00 p.m. EST/11:00 a.m. PST

(HID) Username and Password: A Dying Security Model
(Computerworld) Social Elements of Security Policy and Messaging


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