New Release: Internet Explorer 7

IE 7 is now available for download.  Early last night, Yahoo quietly sneaked out an OEM/rebadged release of the new browser.  During the night, Microsoft released 3 editions of the browser:   Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (x86) Windows 2003 Server (x86) Windows 2003 Server and Windows XP (x64) You can find out about the … Continue reading “New Release: Internet Explorer 7”

Microsoft Updates: October 2006

The following updates will be available from Microsoft Update in the following few hours.  As usual, you should test them before deploying onto a production environment. Critical MS06-057: Vulnerability in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution – Windows MS06-058: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft PowerPoint Could Allow Remote Code Execution – Powerpoint MS06-059: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel … Continue reading “Microsoft Updates: October 2006”

SMS 2003 R2 Scan Tool for Vulnerability Assessment

I’ve just completed a whitepaper on this feature pack that is included in SMS 2003 R2.  It is a pretty simple feature pack and I like the power it adds to an SMS network to do an otherwise nasty task, i.e. scanning the network for insecure configurations. In the late summer of 2006, Microsoft released … Continue reading “SMS 2003 R2 Scan Tool for Vulnerability Assessment”

Forefront Security For Sharepoint Beta

Microsoft has just launched the beta for Forefron Security for Sharepoint.  It’s Microsoft’s antivirus solution for this key Office System product.  Microsoft aims to launch it at the same time as Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007 and Sharepoint Services 3.0.  This could be relatively soon, i.e. early 2007.  Microsoft says this new product will deliver … Continue reading “Forefront Security For Sharepoint Beta”

Update for the SMS 2003 Inventory Tool For Dell Computers

Microsoft has posted an updated version of the SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Dell Updates.  This is necessary in order to download the latest catalogs from Dell.  This free feature pack will enable administrators to report on, manage and update BIOS, firmware and drivers on their Dell servers.  It works pretty simiarly to the SMS … Continue reading “Update for the SMS 2003 Inventory Tool For Dell Computers”

Corporate Data Theft … By Directors!

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 … Continue reading “Corporate Data Theft … By Directors!”