what we're reading, week of 5/4

von VPNHaus | 07.05.2009 |Highlights

Daily Tech…
Windows Migration -- The Corporate Dilemma
Everyone knows corporations held back on Vista, but there is a desire now to upgrade and Windows 7 should fit the bill. Of course, we’ll have to see how quickly the 3rd party vendors are to support Windows 7. NCP already has a VPN client supporting 64 bit Windows 7 is NCP engineering—check it out, and let us know what you think.

Branden Williams' Security Convergence Blog…
The Legal Risk around PCI
Branden provides a link to David Navetta’s blog, InfoSec Compliance, where David addresses some of the legal risk associated with PCI compliance and encourages organizations to equip themselves to address such risk when working toward compliance. Read David’s full article here: Who is Minding the Legal Risk Around PCI?

Washington Post | Security Fix...
Windows 7 Security Fail: File Extensions Still Hidden
The release candidate for Windows 7 is now available, and we’re sure you all have been testing Windows 7 out. Brian Krebs points out that Microsoft is still continuing to hide each file's extension type (i.e. .doc). This can be problematic for users when it comes to virus writers. An example Brian uses to further explain this is that a spam program could be named nice.txt.exe, and from the user’s view it would read nice.txt. The user may access this file and voila—the computer has been infected.

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