What we’re reading, week of 10/27

Posted: October 29, 2008 in Highlights

From Schneier on Security…
Barack Obama Discusses Security Trade-Offs
Bruce Schneier uses a remark from Obama to illustrate his philosophy on security systems and how to manage them: “the person in charge of the security system can’t be the person who decides what resources to devote to that security system.”

From Zero Day…
“Joe the Plumber”’s data compromised by government insider
Adam O’Donnell writes about the latest in political data leakage incidents – test accounts have been used to access motor vehicle and record data for Joe Wurzelbacher.

From Security Fix…
Microsoft to Issue Emergency Security Update Today
Brian Krebs comments on Microsoft’s out-of-cycle patch release, giving updates on the particular vulnerabilities (and rumors of vulnerabilities) that have motivated this immediate action.

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