Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.1.1

Monday, October 26th, 2009

To easily assess the security state of machines in an environment, Microsoft offers the free Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) scan tool. MBSA includes a graphical and command line interface that can perform local or remote scans of Microsoft Windows systems. MBSA 2.1.1 builds on previous versions by adding support for ...

InfoSec Snobs

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

I've read two articles recently that helps validate what I've been noticing since I joined Twitter and started listening to Security podcasts to gain more information in the field.  I keep seeing posts and hearing comments from certain people (no names will be mentioned but most of you will know ...

Facebook Privacy & Security Guide

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Created by Tom Eston. This is version 1.1 of the guide, last updated September 2009. It is updated when Facebook changes any privacy settings or configuration. Source:

Ten Firefox extensions that help keep you safe

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Being safe while you surf the Web is extremely important, yet safe surfing sometimes seems like an oxymoron. For users of the Firefox browser, downloading security extensions can help increase your level of protection from worms, hackers, phishers, and the like. I should note that even with these extensions installed, you ...

TrueCrypt 6.2 Released

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux. New features in 6.2: The I/O pipeline now uses read-ahead buffering, which improves read performance especially on solid-state drives, typically by 30-50%.  (Windows) Improvements, bug fixes, and security enhancements: The boot loader now supports motherboards with BIOSes that reserve large amounts ...