Open software, secure software
Monday, 1 March 2004, 1:51 PM CET
Fifty-plus years ago Grace Hopper used her experiences with programming the
UNIVAC with FLOW-MATIC (an open-source project) to write her first compiler
paper and the modern era of computing programming began. Some would also say
that things haven't improved much since her day.
Indeed, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) estimated
that in 2001 $59.5 billion annually, about 0.6 percent of the gross domestic
product was being lost because of software bugs. The Sustainable Computing
Consortium (SCC), an academic, gove...Software [In]Security: Twitter Security
Making Your Thoughts as Small and Incomplete as Possible
Just for the record, I don't use Twitter. But if this column were a Twitter
entry, it might read something like:
"If U know neither the enemy nor yourself,U will succumb in every battle"
...Security software in Vista: EFS vs no-EFS
My laptop is Vista Ultimate. Due to work requirements, I have to use
EFS on at least some of the directories. However, I think that EFS is
interfering with third-party AV and firewall software. So, does anyone
know what directories I should NOT activate EFS on? Assuming that I
can get them to run without EFS enabled, that is.
Jeffrey Kaplan www.gordol.org
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"Thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed
it and opened it on...Builtin Object Token vs Software Security Device
My understanding is that:
* Builtin Object Tokens are root certificates in the default NSS
database as installed on my PC when I installed the software (e.g.,
SeaMonkey) that uses them.
* Software Security Devices are not only root certificates that I have
installed myself but also are Builtin Object Tokens that I have modified
(either changed the trust bits or marked as deleted).
Is this correct?
David E. Ross
On occasion, I might filter and ignore all newsgroup messages
posted through GoogleGroups via Google's G2/1.0 user agent...MPLS takes on security role-Multi-protocol Label Switching vs IPSec!!!
...Is security software becoming a security risk?
"Due to bugs in antivirus software, the security suite becomes a risk
by itself, and adding multiple pieces of security software makes the
problem worse, not better "...
john s. smith wrote:
> "Due to bugs in antivirus software, the security suite becomes a risk
> by itself, and adding multiple pieces of security software makes the
> problem worse, not better "...
...Secure vs Capable vs Impotent
So, I have a little time on this holiday to gripe some. It's all a matter of user perceptions. Tbird doesn't do what
does not help. Take a look at prefs. First off there is no UI to help the user. At least the advanced user can change
things with Advanced Config Editor. But change what? CAPS policy is one way to enable Tbird, but this method is daunting
Question, as the FTP configuration documents from Novell are not clear:
On NetWare 6.5.4, if you enable secure FTP (SSL), does this mean all FTP
clients MUST use SSL or does it mean if the client has SSL it will use it,
but if it doesn't have SSL, connection will still be accepted via clear text?
> On NetWare 6.5.4, if you enable secure FTP (SSL), does this mean all FTP
> clients MUST use SSL
Yes, as the setting actually is called Secure_Connections_Only.
http://support.novell.com/techcenter/search/Docs/ProductDoc/NetWare/NetWare%206.5/f...What do security guards and computer security software have in common???
"Nothing is more damaging to a new truth than an old error"
...Norton Internet Security vs. F-Secure
Norton Internet Security vs. F-Secure can you compare?
BOB <email@example.com> wrote:
> Norton Internet Security vs. F-Secure can you compare?
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...Security software to secure USB flash drives?
does anyone know of some software (preferably freeware that would
password protect access to a USB flash drive?)
Currentlty the drive I have is open wide as soon as it is plugged in.
Any help would be appreciated.
Calculating in binary code is as easy as 01,10,11.
Paul Jackson wrote:
> does anyone know of some software (preferably freeware that would
> password protect access to a USB flash drive?)
> Currentlty the drive I have is open wide as soon as it is plugged in.
> Any help would be appreciated.
>...F-Secure Readies Security Software For Linux
F-Secure Corp. on Tuesday unveiled security software for open-source Samba
file servers and Linux, addressing a need that's growing within the
The Finnish company announced the availability of antivirus software for
Samba that automatically detects and removes viruses from files stored on
the server. The new product is meant to protect all Samba-attached computers
from malicious code that could enter the network from a Windows or Linux
Next month, F-Secure plans to ship a Linux version of F-Secure Policy
Manager, which will extend centrally managed ...Microsoft SMS vs. novadigm software and other software?!?!
Imagine you have a company with aprox. 500 Client PCs.
It is a windows 2003 domain. Suddenly you want to install
a certain software on 289 of 500 PC. You have 1 hour for this job…
or you can pack your things… what do you do?
We are looking for a solution / software that can handle Microsoft SMS
(Software Management Services), updates and inventory fully automated.
We looked at the solution of novadigm (http://www.novadigm.com) and Microsoft SMS.
Has anybody worked with those systems?
What about the idea of keeping the images of OS and applications separat...Window Plug-in Secure vs Non Secure
Can someone explain to me in detail (more than what's available in the
on-line books) the difference between the secure and non-secure versions
of the Window plug-in ? We are in the process of developing a new
application which makes use of the window plug-in. The question is can
this application be a component of an already existing internet