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Update for RSA Authentication Manager

Published: 2011-06-30
Last Updated: 2011-06-30 15:01:00 UTC
by Rob VandenBrink (Version: 1)
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RSA posted SP4 Patch 4 of their Authentication Manager product today. There are a few pages of fixes in the README, but the most significant is that Authentication Manager can now be installed on Windows Server 2008 (both 32 and 64bit). 

This is significant, as until now Windows Server 2003 was the most recent Windows version supported - this has been a growing source of frustration for RSA shops.

Long story short, I've installed it in a production environment on Server 2008, it works exactly as you'd expect. Good on them for catching up !

ps - The native AD integration (via LDAP) also works quite nicely - this is recent but not new in this release.

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Rob VandenBrink
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Symantec Report - Spam Surge against Social Networks

Published: 2011-06-30
Last Updated: 2011-06-30 00:57:17 UTC
by Guy Bruneau (Version: 1)
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Symantec published today a report that spam attacks via social networks (Facebook, Twitter and YouTube) grew in popularity between April and June 2011 for the purpose of distributing spam, malware and phishing attacks. 

Other statistics of interest is that most of the spam was launched from botnets; 57% of it originated from the United States with another 19% originating from various European countries.

Of course, Symantec reminds it readership that "Needless to say, none of these social network sites are behind these spam attacks. Social networks are employing a variety of techniques to protect users from such attacks and fraudulent activities involving user accounts." [1]


[1] http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/social-network-attacks-surge

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Guy Bruneau IPSS Inc. gbruneau at isc dot sans dot edu

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