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Hackers Aiming At New Target: Instant Messages 1

Hackers Aiming At New Target: Instant Messages

Instant messaging, the quicker-than-e-mail alternative for online communication, is moving rapidly from teenagers’ bedrooms to mainstream America. Last month, the number of instant messages containing computer “malware” soared by 500 percent from the previous...

Create Your Own Professional Web Site in Minutes! 0

Create Your Own Professional Web Site in Minutes!

Microsoft Office Live Basics features all the basics you need to create your first Web site, including free hosting, Web site statistics, personalized domain name, and e-mail addresses. Microsoft Office Live Basics is currently...

Performing an Offline Defragmentation of Active Directory Database 0

Performing an Offline Defragmentation of Active Directory Database

By default, Active Directory performs online defragmentation every 12 hours as part of the Garbage Collection process. Online defragmentation doesn’t compact the database, it only optimizes the data storage. To compact the AD database...

Synchronizing Windows XP clock with an Internet time server through ICS 0

Synchronizing Windows XP clock with an Internet time server through ICS

Whether you are using a dial-up connection or connected to the Internet with a DSL or cable modem, you can configure your Internet Connection Firewall (ICS) in Windows XP to synchronize your computer with...

Security Feature in Windows Vista Could Drive Users Nuts 0

Security Feature in Windows Vista Could Drive Users Nuts

An annoying surprise awaits 2 million consumers expected to enthusiastically step forward in the next few weeks to help Microsoft test its new Windows Vista PC operating system. Beta 2 testers can expect to...

Microsoft Releases Updated Version of MSRT 0

Microsoft Releases Updated Version of MSRT

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool to help remove specific, prevalent malicious software from computers that are running Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows XP, or Microsoft Windows 2000. The...

Unable to Install Extensions, Themes, or Certain Plugins to Firefox 0

Unable to Install Extensions, Themes, or Certain Plugins to Firefox

If you have upgraded your Firefox then you may have run into this situation where you try to install an add-on, plugin, theme, or an extension to Firefox but get this error message: “Software...

Spammer Identifies ‘Secure’ E-Mails 0

Spammer Identifies ‘Secure’ E-Mails

One spammer has managed to identify e-mail addresses on a “do-not-spam” list touted as secure, taking advantage of an obvious flaw with such lists and prompting critics to wonder what took so long. “Do-not-spam”...

Internet Explorer 7.0 Add-Ons 0

Internet Explorer 7.0 Add-Ons

If you are using the Internet Explorer 7.0 beta, you might want to take advantage of these add-ons from Microsoft to help personalize the way you use the Internet. According to Microsoft, these add-ons...

Internet Explorer Extension Tab for Firefox 2

Internet Explorer Extension Tab for Firefox

For those of us who use Mozilla’s Firefox as their default browser but are forced to use Internet Explorer (IE) occasionally, the IE Extension Tab is a pretty useful add-on. Although this is a...

Summary of New or Expanded Group Policy Settings in Vista and Longhorn 0

Summary of New or Expanded Group Policy Settings in Vista and Longhorn

You can now use Group Policy to centrally manage a greater number of features and component behaviors. The number of Group Policy settings has increased from approximately 1,700 in Windows Server 2003 with SP1...

A Quick Way to Encrypt a File in Windows XP 0

A Quick Way to Encrypt a File in Windows XP

To encrypt a file in Windows XP, most people right-click the file, go to the Properties, click on Advanced, then click Encrypt contents to secure data. However, there’s an easier method. You can add...

HitachiSoft and Pointsec Join Forces to Offer Full Disk Encryption 0

HitachiSoft and Pointsec Join Forces to Offer Full Disk Encryption

A new partnership has been formed by Pointsec Mobile Technologies, a provider of enterprise security software for laptop and desktop PCs, PDAs and smartphones, and software company Hitachi Software Engineering Co Ltd (HitachiSoft). HitachiSoft...

Parallels Workstation 2.1 Beta2 for Mac OS X 0

Parallels Workstation 2.1 Beta2 for Mac OS X

Parallels has launched a new beta program, the first virtualization solution specifically designed to work with Intel-powered Apple computers. Parallels Workstation 2.1 Beta2 for Mac OS X is NOT simply a “dual-boot” solution; rather,...

Download or Order Virtual Server 2005 R2 Enterprise Edition for Free 0

Download or Order Virtual Server 2005 R2 Enterprise Edition for Free

Microsoft has announced that the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Virtual Server 2005 R2 are available as a free download. Although there is no fee for the Virtual Server 2005 R2 software but if...

How to Allow Specific Attachments in Outlook 2003 0

How to Allow Specific Attachments in Outlook 2003

By default Outlook blocks several types of attachments for security reasons. There are two levels of attachment security in Microsoft Outlook 2003. Access to Level 1 files is blocked and you can’t changed that....

Running Domain Controllers in Virtual Server 2005 0

Running Domain Controllers in Virtual Server 2005

Virtual Server is a Microsoft Windows-based server application that is optimized to provide virtualization of Windows Server operating systems concurrently on a single physical server. In combination with the Windows Server 2003 operating system,...

Unblocking Attachments in Outlook 2003 0

Unblocking Attachments in Outlook 2003

To provide enhanced security, Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 is designed to prevent you from unblocking attachments. Because Outlook is so widely used, it has been the target of several virus attacks in the past...

Microsoft will spend $500 million to market Windows Vista and Office 2007 0

Microsoft will spend $500 million to market Windows Vista and Office 2007

Microsoft will pump $500 million into marketing Windows Vista and Office 2007, the latest versions of the company’s dominant desktop PC operating system and suite of clerical programs. That’s part of the message Microsoft...

Hacker Gets XP to Run on Inel-based Mac 1

Hacker Gets XP to Run on Inel-based Mac

A video, published online by Narf, shows an iMac booting into various stages of the WindowsXP installation and directly to the desktop. The video is somewhat edited in that you don’t have to sit...

Symantec’s Internet Threat Meter 0

Symantec’s Internet Threat Meter

The Symantec Internet Threat Meter is a free resource that provides you with up-to-date information on the risk level associated with specific online activities. Unlike some other security meters, Symantec breaks down the current...

Microsoft Vista’s 12 Different Versions 0

Microsoft Vista’s 12 Different Versions

Here are the versions of Vista that Microsoft has announced. Each version will be available both in 32-bit and 64-bit versions so consumers will have a total of 12 different versions to choose from....

Security scares mount for Apple Macintosh users 0

Security scares mount for Apple Macintosh users

Another day, another Macintosh security scare. Or so it seems. In the past week, users of Apple’s Mac computers – rarely touched by viruses, worms and other nasty stuff – have been warned of...

Microsoft Disputes WMF Backdoor Claim 0

Microsoft Disputes WMF Backdoor Claim

Steve Gibson’s Version Steve Gibson was curious about why Microsoft was not releasing a patch for the earlier versions of Windows to remedy the WMF vulnerability. Microsoft had stated in their Technical Bulletin that...

Gates Outlines Microsoft Security Strategy 0

Gates Outlines Microsoft Security Strategy

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates on Tuesday laid out a comprehensive security Relevant Products/Services from strategy designed to highlight improvements in the forthcoming Windows Vista operating system. He also spoke about other technologies that are...