just after my first message in some weeks, I saw that people are reading it (in the counter) and so I thought to tell some more
I am not only working hard at the security portal, well my portal for my use in the security job I have at some institution somewhere. And as a public service made public, if someone uses it fine. If not, I do and that's fine with me.
Well the last three years were a hard battle to get the network and the anarchistic computer culture into the stable and more or less secure environment it is since january. We had no internal virus attacks since then and the infection rate of computers with spyware-virus is less than 1%. Spam is for 90% out of the mailboxes and the spyware i will kill with a proxy server and some blockinglists. If anyone wants to know how we did it, let me know, maybe I'll put it down (but have your checkbook ready because we only use good but reasonable installations, no open source that costs us too much manpower, time and problems to get it right).
And now we are preparing to migrate to windows 2003, a central ldap afterwards, putting vpn and extranet in place and so on and so on.
At the other side I have my beautiful wife and two little princesses, so this is why my computer hours are very late hours, but they replace the tv watching, which is stupid anyway nowadays.
Well, as I am slowly daily building on my www.securingit.tk website which would give a better overview of the different resources and information I work with or I have used, the internetland is not becoming safer.
Firstly you should go to the website www.windowsupdate.com and get the latest patches.
There has been no serious virus or exploit using the technique all website are now publishing about in big screaming letters (getting code behind a graphic, whatever the name of the graphic). There have been exploits with code in urls (and that you can get behind a graphic) and there is something called stenography (which is about getting text behind graphics, and isn't code text ?). So you don't have to cry panic, but it isn't wise to continue to put pictures out of the scanning range of your antivirus (but that wasn't the case, I suppose).
Oh yes, the users van Mozilla, winzip, acrobat reader should also upgrade urgently.
Now I will continue working on the other website and I will be back here from the beginning in october with the fast food urgent news here and the resources there, but let me first get my resources a bit better in order (there are already some hundred resources there, but i am not statisfied yet).
a bit of patience and if you don't have it, read this www.bloglines.com/public/ekz