Tuesday, 13 May 2008

After the goldrush

Well here we are, a couple of weeks after Infosecurity Europe, and sure enough I was right. More silver bullets from all the vendors. If you want the video version of my thoughts look here: http://tinyurl.com/5rcfgt and if you're interested in my opinions on the real future of hacking, then look at this: http://tinyurl.com/63r4lb Despite my compaints about vendors, Infosec was a terrific place to meet friends old and new, as usual.

Meanwhile my thoughts are turning to the rash of drive-by web sites, innocently offering to infect your inadequately protected PC with all kinds of malware courtesy of JavaScript. The recent plague of infected sites has led me to once again extol the virtues of Firefox coupled with the NoScript plug in. Used intelligently, this really does provide trouble-free web browsing and is an essential addition to conventional anti-virus and personal firewall protection. If you haven't tried NoScript, I thoroughly recommend that you do - be patient while you teach it the trusted sites and you'll fall in love with it.

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