Category: Security/Firewalls

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Evaluation Copies of Microsoft Software

My students often ask me where to get the evaluation copies of various Microsoft products. I’ve put together a list of some of the latest evaluation software downloads. My goal is to try and...

Apple & AT&T Security Breaches…..Again! 0

Apple & AT&T Security Breaches…..Again!

I recently read an article by MVP Susan Bradley titled “iTunes account theft strikes close to home.” In her article Susan explained how someone used her credit card to make a purchase and Apple...

Difference Between Immediate and Urgent Replication 2

Difference Between Immediate and Urgent Replication

In Windows Server 2003 Active Directory domains, there is a concept of immediate and urgent replication. Certain types of information gets replicated immediately, rather than waiting for the standard Active Directory replication. One such...

Android Apps Expose Private Data 0

Android Apps Expose Private Data

About 20 percent of the 48,000 apps in the Android marketplace allow a third-party application access to sensitive or private information, according to a report released on Tuesday. Some of the apps were found...

Google in Trouble Over Privacy Issues (Again) 0

Google in Trouble Over Privacy Issues (Again)

The latest news on Google and privacy issues has to do with Google collecting unencrypted personal WiFi data. According to some reports, so many lawsuits are piling up that Google is saying guys can...

Linux infection proves Windows malware monopoly is over 0

Linux infection proves Windows malware monopoly is over

For some reason Apple and Linux users have a tendency to believe that their computers are immune from viruses and malware. I am not sure who spread this rumor (some people suggest it was...

Survey Finds 60% Facebook Members May Quit Over Privacy Concerns 0

Survey Finds 60% Facebook Members May Quit Over Privacy Concerns

Some people who are on Facebook understand that there is no such thing as privacy when it comes to Facebook. In other words, Facebook privacy is a joke. Unfortunately, there are millions who don’t...

Microsoft Virtual PC Exploit Discovered 0

Microsoft Virtual PC Exploit Discovered

According to Nicolas Economou, an exploit writer at Core Security Technologies, he has discovered a major flaw in the memory management of the Virtual Machine Monitor, which effects Microsoft Virtual PC 2007, Virtual PC...

Minimum Permissions Required for MOSS 2007 Necessary Service Accounts 2

Minimum Permissions Required for MOSS 2007 Necessary Service Accounts

For security reasons, it is best to ensure that the service accounts used with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 run with only the minimum permissions necessary. This is referred to as the principle...

Some Windows Users Experiencing “Black Screen of Death” 0

Some Windows Users Experiencing “Black Screen of Death”

According to reports, some Microsoft Windows computers are experiencing a “Black Screen of Death.” The phrase Black Screen of Death came out of the famous “Blue Screen of Death”, which caused system crash on earlier Windows operating...

Sophos Expresses Frustration in a Strange Way 1

Sophos Expresses Frustration in a Strange Way

Now that Microsoft is offering a free anti-virus software to the public called Microsoft Security Essentials, the anti-virus vendors are not too happy, which is understandable. But the way some of them are fighting...

How to Issue a Certificate for Longer Than 2 Years in WS08 0

How to Issue a Certificate for Longer Than 2 Years in WS08

Although it is not a common practice to issue certificates for a long duration and therefore Microsoft doesn’t allow the default Certificate Authority (CA) in Windows Server 2008 to issue a certificate for a...