Category: Security/Firewalls

How To Change Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 Network Location 0

How To Change Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 Network Location

When you install Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 and connect to a network, you are prompted to select a location for the network. You can choose from Home, Work or Public. Because Home and...

What’s the Difference Between Unified Access Gateway (UAG) and Threat Management Gateway (TMG)? 0

What’s the Difference Between Unified Access Gateway (UAG) and Threat Management Gateway (TMG)?

There are some major differences between Microsoft Threat Management Gateway (TMG) and Microsoft Unified Access Gateway (UAG). The two products are completely distinct and do not share any code. However, if you install UAG,...

Facebook Faces Yet Another Class Action Lawsuit 0

Facebook Faces Yet Another Class Action Lawsuit

Facebook is facing yet another class action lawsuit for tracking people even when they have completely logged out of their Facebook account. This new lawsuit alleges that Facebook violated the federal wiretap laws. As...

Microsoft Security Essentials: Love the Product, Don’t like the Penalty! 0

Microsoft Security Essentials: Love the Product, Don’t like the Penalty!

It’s always a challenge to find the right anti-malware tool that you can proudly recommend. Besides anti-virus software, over the years I have used tons of anti-spyware tools. There were times when I used...

SharePoint 2010 Lockdown Mode (ViewFormPagesLockdown) 1

SharePoint 2010 Lockdown Mode (ViewFormPagesLockdown)

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 has a feature called ViewFormPagesLockdown, or some people simply refer to it as the SharePoint lockdown feature. Fortunately, the feature also works with SharePoint Server 2010. The lockdown feature is useful...

Vulnerability in SSL/TLS Could Allow Information Disclosure 0

Vulnerability in SSL/TLS Could Allow Information Disclosure

Microsoft recently posted this Knowledge Base article 2588513: Vulnerability in SSL/TLS could allow information disclosure. The actual Security Advisory is posted here. According to the advisory: “Microsoft is aware of detailed information that has...

Attention Hackers: You Can Win $200,000 from Microsoft 0

Attention Hackers: You Can Win $200,000 from Microsoft

Microsoft yesterday announced a Blue Hat Prize which is designed to generate new ideas for defensive approaches to support computer security. The goal is to inspire security researchers to develop innovative solutions intended to...

FTC’s Proposed “Do Not Track” List 0

FTC’s Proposed “Do Not Track” List

When Federal Trade Commission (FTC) came out with the Do Not Call list idea, everyone loved it. Okay, may be not everyone. I am sure the telemarketers didn’t like the fact that they can’t...

How to Manage Previewers in Outlook 2010 2

How to Manage Previewers in Outlook 2010

If you are unable to preview Word, Excel and PowerPoint files in Outlook 2010, make sure that the previewers are not disabled. The attachment previewers are enabled by default. Here’s how the previewers work...

Microsoft Encrypts Error Reports But Your Personal Information is Still at Risk 0

Microsoft Encrypts Error Reports But Your Personal Information is Still at Risk

I have been discouraging people from sending error reports to Microsoft for years. Microsoft’s own security experts agree that sending error reports to Microsoft is not a good idea for security reasons. One reason...

IT Administrator Gets A Year In Jail For Stealing, Damaging Data 0

IT Administrator Gets A Year In Jail For Stealing, Damaging Data

There are things that you should do if you are an IT administrator and there are things that you shouldn’t do. Here’s an example of things that you should never do…….and for obvious reasons....

Microsoft turns over all Windows 7 and server source code to Russia’s new KGB 1

Microsoft turns over all Windows 7 and server source code to Russia’s new KGB

Here’s something in the news lately that is rather interesting. According to this blog on ZDNet, Microsoft is turning over all Windows 7 and server source code to Russia’s new KGB. “Microsoft has always...