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Getting Into Information Security Intelligence Gathering: A BlueHat v10 Retrospective from Speakers Ian Iftach Amit and Fyodor Yarochkin

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Ian: Having a mild case of “professional ADHD” is probably what got me started on this whole “cyber” thing. Having done research, development, integration and consulting in the past, I was starting to get too many unanswered questions in my mind when dealing with customers and individuals who were being compromised left and right.

The EMET 2.0 Training Video has arrived!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hey there, I’m pleased to announce that the BlueHat team has partnered with the dynamic Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) Engineering duo of Andrew Roths and Fermin J. Serna on a training video previewing the new release, version 2.0, of the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET). This training video is currently live on the BlueHat site and available for consumption on your own viewing timetable.

July 2010 Security Bulletin Release

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Hi everyone. As part of our usual monthly update cycle, today Microsoft is releasing four security bulletins to address five vulnerabilities in Windows and Microsoft Office. MS10-042 resolves a publicly disclosed and actively exploited vulnerability discussed in Security Advisory 2219475. The update addresses an issue in the Windows Help and Support Center feature included in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

Office Security Engineering: BlueHat v9 Presentation Revisited

Friday, May 21, 2010

Hi, this is Tom Gallagher from the Office Trustworthy Computing team. At Blue Hat v9, David Conger and I presented some of the security engineering work that we were doing to help ensure the security of Office 2010. We don’t want a single bug in our parsing code to allow arbitrary code to harm a customer’s machine by doing things like installing a rootkit.

Security Advisory 983438 Released

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Hello. Today we released Security Advisory 983438, addressing a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in SharePoint Server 2007 and SharePoint Services 3.0 that could allow Elevation of Privilege (EoP) within the SharePoint site itself. Servers are at reduced risk from Internet Explorer 8 clients, as the Internet Explorer 8 XSS filter helps to mitigate the issue in the internet zone.

Heya! Hola and Olá!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

It was pretty fun sitting in the panel that kicked-off the first BlueHat Security Forum in Latin America and we are almost half-way through our day here in Buenos Aires. (Check out Mike Reavey’s EcoStrat Blog post for details about the panel.) It is always great to see old friends from the ecosystem and meet some new people from all over Latin America.

Update on Security Advisory 981374

Friday, March 12, 2010

Hi everyone, I’m writing to let you know that we have updated Security Advisory 981374 with new workaround information. We are aware that exploit code has been made public for this issue. As with our last update, Internet Explorer 8 remains unaffected by the vulnerability addressed in the advisory and we continue to encourage all customers to upgrade to this version.

Security Advisory 981374 Released

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Hi everyone, Today we released Security Advisory 981374 addressing a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7. Internet Explorer 8 is not affected by this issue. Customers using Internet Explorer 6 or 7 should upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 immediately to benefit from the improved security features and defense in depth protections.

Security Advisory 981169 Released

Monday, March 01, 2010

Hello again, Today we released Security Advisory 981169 to address the VBScript issue involving Windows Help files that we blogged about yesterday. To reiterate what we said in that post, we are not aware of any active attacks at this time and the following operating systems are not affected by this issue: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Vista.