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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

What, employees exploiting the new Windows flaw???

I've been talking about (and exploiting in my internal security assessments) this very thing for a long time and it's finally reaching the "mainstream media". Never ever underestimate the intentions of rogue insiders to exploit a Windows flaw like this.

It's not just this Windows exploit....It's a whole slew of them. And Metasploit's cheap and very easy to use.

2 comments:

  1. Security fails when insiders are ignored and all the organization's defenses are aimed outward in a static Maginot Line formation. While there are other serious causes for security failures, the fact is that rouge insiders have an advantage because they already have a certain level of approved access that allows them to move around the system, search for information, and execute attacks.

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  2. Agreed djb! It's this one little detail about insiders that management doesn't seem to get.

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