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Archive for December, 2008

How to get a security hole fixed (two versions)

By Angela Gunn, BetaNews
December 17, 2008, 6:10 PM
A common but dangerous vulnerability spotted weeks ago on American Express’s site was plugged this week after the hole gained blog and then press attention. But there may have been a faster, better way.
www.betanews.com/article/How_to_get_a_security_hole_fixed_two_versions/1229555420

Most companies are far too optimistic regarding security

By Angela Gunn, BetaNews
December 8, 2008, 10:42 AM

According to a study released this morning, troubled times and sloppy security may prove a mighty temptation for hackers or even disgruntled employees — and companies’ overly high opinions of their own security don’t help.
http://www.betanews.com/article/Most_companies_are_far_too_optimistic_regarding_security/1228736506