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the-coming-browser-wars-and-why-they-will-be

I have been reading about how IE7 will be more secure than previous versions. My thoughts: too little too late.

the-open-source-security-debate

There's been plenty of debate over whether open source software is more or less secure than proprietary software and it now seems to have mostly died down as people realize that "it depends" is the correct answer. OSS camp points to Apache and other packages and the proprietary camp points out the vast improvement in IIS.

google-research-on-strong-authentication

Ben Laurie and Eric Sachs from Google's security team have published an article on the Usability of Stronger Authentication Options. This is a very interesting document and it's great to see the large internet players focus on security. Unfortunately, in their list of strong authentication methods they do not include software tokens, which seems to me to be a pretty big oversight. Of course, I'm a bit biased. Here are my thoughts on Ben & Eric's concerns:

two-factor-authentication-for-content-managment

I'm pleased to announce the release of a WiKID plugin for Plone, the content management system we use for this site.

we-are-71

According to eSecurity Planet, the WiKID Strong Authentication System is number 71 of the top 75 Open Source Security Apps. Actually, the ranking seems to be random. We are one of two entries under the "User Authentication" section and the sections are listed alphabetically. So, if our category had been "Authentication", we would have been 12th, just after Anti-spyware. :)

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