Articles by AFinn

VML Vulnerability In All Current Windows Platforms

September 24, 2006 // 0 Comments

All current releases of Microsoft Windows are vulnerable to a new security threat in the implementation of Vector Markup Language.  This threat enables attackers to take control of a vistims computer.  Microsoft is taking this one really seriously.  Not only is there sample explout code on the [...]

Microsoft Live Local and Google Maps

September 22, 2006 // 0 Comments

Some wil be aware of Google Maps but I suspect much fewer people are aware of Microsoft’s Live mapping service, Live Local.  I am fan of most of what Google has been doing.  Their competitive spirit has forced Microsoft to wake up from the slumber they had fallen into.  One example is how [...]

Windows Services for UNIX Version 3.5

September 22, 2006 // 0 Comments

Yesterday, Microsoft released an updated version of Windows Service for UNIX 3.5.  This suite features a set of tools for integrating a Microsoft network with a UNIX network. "Windows Services for UNIX 3.5 provides a full range of supported and fully integrated cross-platform network services [...]

TechEd Videos

September 21, 2006 // 0 Comments

The Microsoft Windows Server Division posted a series of links to high quality videos from this year’s TechEd in the US.  TechEd is a great source of information on currting edge Microsoft technology.  I’ve learned more there over the last two years than I did anywhere else. Please [...]

Corporate Data Theft … By Directors!

September 21, 2006 // 0 Comments

The Register has an article that claims that 29% of directors say they steal corporate data when they leave a company.  24% of thefts were done using USB devices (sticks, MP3 players) and 18% used email.  There are no excuses for this … this is just plain theft of company data to bring to a [...]

Lots of Microsoft 2007 Releases

September 21, 2006 // 0 Comments

Is it just me or does anyone else think that Microsoft is releasing a 2007 version of every product in their catalogue?  If you are someone who prides yourself in knowing lots of products to be able to do your job then you are going to struggle to keep up.  It might be time to buy on of these  A [...]

Windows “Longhorn” Webcasts

September 21, 2006 // 0 Comments

Microsoft has posted a series of links for upcoming and on-demand webcasts about the upcoming Windows "Longhorn" product.  I’d recommend that consultants and proactive administrators take a look. "Learn how the Windows Server code name "Longhorn" operating system [...]

Using WinRE to Repair Missing File on Vista

September 21, 2006 // 0 Comments

The WinRE team have posted instructions on how to repair a boot failure on Windows Vista due to a missing file.  Here’s a quote from the post: "To repair your computer using Startup Repair follow these steps: Boot into Vista installation DVD Choose your language settings and click Next [...]

Biometrics – Pah!

September 21, 2006 // 0 Comments

Steve Riley mentions a piece done in the new series of Mythbusters, the Discovery Channel show, on his blog.  We have all heard of security conscious organisations that decide to use thumb/fingerprint readers to secure their computer rooms, etc.  We’ve also heard the urban [...]
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