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Rich Mogull

Rich Mogull

Rich Mogull has been working in the security world for over 20 years, and breaking computers (usually by accident) even longer. After about 10 years in physical security (mostly running large events/concerts), he made the mistake of getting drunk in Silicon Valley and telling someone he “worked in security.” Next morning he woke up with a job as an IT security consultant. That’s not totally true, but it’s far more amusing than his full biography. He currently works as the VP of Product for DisruptOPS and an independent security analyst at Securosis.com. He previously spent seven years as an analyst with Gartner. Rich is also a paramedic, done stints as a firefighter and with Rocky Mountain Rescue, and recently retired from ski patrol when he moved to sunny Arizona. He still dabbles in disaster medicine, when nature cooperates.

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QuickTime 7.4.1 Fixes Zero-Day Vulnerability

Apple releases a critical security update for a month-old vulnerability in QuickTime for OS X and Windows.

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My First Macworld Expo

Come witness the trials and tribulations as a rookie TidBITS editor attempts to ward off the Reality Distortion Field at Macworld Expo.

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Intuit Alienates Mac Users With QuickBooks Fiasco

Intuit releases a patch to close the door on the QuickBooks data-destruction update fiasco. But is it time to move to alternative small business accounting software? Rich Mogull thinks so.

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Security Update 2007-009 1.1 Released with Important Fixes

Apple has released Security Update 2007-009 1.1 to patch 41 vulnerabilities in Mac OS X 10.4.11 and 10.5.1, some of which are rather serious. We recommend installing this update soon!

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Protect Yourself from the QuickTime RTSP Vulnerability

Worried about the new zero-day QuickTime security hole? There's no fix from Apple yet, so read on for tips on how you can protect your Mac.

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A Simple Hack To Fix Leopard’s Stacks

Frustrated by how Spaces uses meaningless document icons in the Dock? Rich Mogull points you to the solution.

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Leopard Firewall Takes One Step Forward, Three Steps Back

Apple touted Leopard's firewall as an improvement over Tiger, but security consultant Rich Mogull found significant problems with how it works and makes some suggestions for better security.

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How Leopard Will Improve Your Security

Apple has focused a lot of attention on making Leopard more secure, and security analyst Rich Mogull looks at each of the promised features to explain how it will keep your data, your online communications, and your Mac safe.

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The Ghost in My FileVault

What do you do when gremlins infest your FileVault... and you're many timezones away from home and your backups? Security consultant Rich Mogull shares what it's like to eat your own encrypted dogfood while on the road.