Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Windows Security Adviser: Patching headaches: Windows vs. Linux

SearchWindowsSecurity.com: Windows Security Adviser
August 31, 2005
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IN THIS ISSUE:

- Patching headaches: Windows vs. Linux
- Network safety relies on reaction time to Patch Tuesday
- Learning Center: Google hacking
- 'Anatomy of a Hack': Network footprinting
- Poll: What does Zotob tell us about the state of IT security?

HEADLINES:
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PATCHING HEADACHES: WINDOWS VS. LINUX | SearchWindowsSecurity.com

When it comes to Windows versus Linux, patching vulnerabilities is an
often overlooked arena of comparison. In many ways, though, ease of
patching can determine overall security, says security guru Jonathan
Hassell. In this article, Hassell compares patching Windows to
patching Linux.

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Report: Linux lags Windows in security
http://searchwindowssecurity.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid45_gci1070266,00.html?track=NL-122&ad=526783

Guide to patching resources
http://searchwindowssecurity.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid45_gci1018665,00.html?track=NL-122&ad=526783

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NETWORK SAFETY RELIES ON REACTION TIME TO PATCH TUESDAY |
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Taking a wait-and-see approach before installing updates on Patch
Tuesdays can leave your company vulnerable to attacks, thanks to
zero-day exploits. Take some steps to provide your network assets
have "defense in depth."

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LEARNING CENTER: GOOGLE HACKING | Topics

Google is one of the hottest tools you can use to test Windows
systems for security holes. Get to know and use Google to find your
systems' vulnerabilities before malicious attackers do it for you.
http://searchwindowssecurity.techtarget.com/featuredTopic/0,290042,sid45_gci1120325,00.html?track=NL-122&ad=526783

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'ANATOMY OF A HACK': NETWORK FOOTPRINTING | Book Excerpts

The first step in attacking any network is to figure out what to
attack -- to develop a "footprint" of the target network. This
excerpt from Chapter 2 of "Protect Your Windows Network from
Perimeter to Data," takes a look at the type of information hackers
may be most interested in.
http://searchwindowssecurity.techtarget.com/general/0,295582,sid45_gci1115243,00.html?track=NL-122&ad=526783

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POLL: WHAT DOES ZOTOB TELL US ABOUT THE STATE OF IT SECURITY? | Vote

What does the speed at which the Zotob worm and its variants spread
tell us about the state of IT security? Is patching a waste of time?
Let us know what you think in our new poll.
http://searchwindowssecurity.techtarget.com/news/0,289141,sid45,00.html?track=NL-122&ad=526783

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