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Security Tools for Development
Last friday at Microsoft Moscow office Ivan Medvedev (from SWI team) made a presentation about Security Tools for Software Development. He mentioned new Threat Modeling tool, AppVerifier, PreFast, FxCop, and new Whidbey compiler switches. [Update] May be Ivan will post some new information at his blog about those and new tools ;-) An intoduction in testing methods used at Microsoft awake my interesting in fuzzing - a method of finding software security holes by feeding purposely invalid and ill-formed ......

Posted On Monday, April 25, 2005 2:03 PM

Microsoft Knowledgebase is now RSS-enabled
Well, it finally happens. After using kbAlertz for so long time we can use official RSS feeds for Microsoft Knowledgebase at http://support.microsoft.com/selectindex/?target=rss now [via John Howard]

Posted On Tuesday, April 19, 2005 8:27 AM

Windows NT kernel internals
Four part video presentation of the Windows NT kernel by Dave Probert (an architect for Windows) is posted at Channel 9. He does a very good job of comparing the Windows kernel to UNIX-style kernels and how they tackle the same problems differently. Part I Part II Part III Part IV Also very interesting Course about Windows Internals by Dave Probert exists at Strategic Software program site of the University of Tokyo ......

Posted On Friday, April 15, 2005 1:31 PM

New security books from Microsoft security team
As I posted recently Protect Your Windows Network book by Steve Riley and Jesper M. Johansson is available for pre-ordering. Both Michael Howard and Steve Riley posted updated information about preorder (with promo code ;-) Also yesterday I accidentially found new book by Michael, David LeBlank AND John Viega - 19 Deadly Sins of Software Security due to August 2005. It should be interesting book from authors of Writing of Secure Code and Secure Programming Cookbook. [Update] This monday Michael Howard ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 13, 2005 11:03 AM

Spencer F. Katt blogging
eWeek have finally allowed Spencer Katt to have a blog [subsribed] =))) [via Rich Burridge]

Posted On Friday, April 1, 2005 2:12 PM

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