Microsoft is making it easy for third-party developers to bulletproof their software using the same security assurance process that the company applied when building products such as Windows 7 and Windows Vista. In this sense, the software giant continues on a path it set on a few years back when it started sharing resources and guides associated with the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle with the developer community. Devs looking to secure their software leveraging the same range of security activities used by Microsoft in developing solutions starting with Vista can take advantage of such resources as the Simplified Implementation of the Microsoft SDL white paper, which can be grabbed from the Microsoft Download Center.

“Because Microsoft created the SDL, some people think they have to have Microsoft-like resources to be able to implement it,” revealed David Ladd, principal security program manager of Microsoft’s SDL Team. “It’s true that we do invest a lot in the SDL, but that’s largely because we have so many products that go through it. This paper sets out how any development team — even teams of eight to 10 developers — can implement the SDL.” More »

Firefox offers a way to delete selected pages from both your browsing history and your address bar history while retaining everything else.

To delete an entry in the address bar’s dropdown menu of recently visited pages, point to the item with your mouse, but instead of clicking it, press Delete.

To edit your browsing history, press Ctrl, H to open the History sidebar. Right-click the page you want to remove and select Delete. If you want to delete a bunch of pages, all adjacent to each other (as they will be if they’re from the same site), right-click the first one and select Delete. When it disappears, the one below will be highlighted, and you can just press Delete on the keyboard until they’re all gone. More »