Tag Archive | "microsoft"


17 June 2006 | 3,759 views

British Workers Love to Snoop Salary Info, Personal Notes & Colleagues Data

Well I would say this was true for office workers everywhere, not particularly just Brits. But well the British are an inquisitive nation, so this doesn’t surprise me at all. Nearly a quarter (22 per cent) of UK employees admit to having illegally accessed sensitive data such as salary details from their firms employer’s IT [...]

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13 June 2006 | 16,173 views

Windows Vista Preview Release Download & Torrent

You can get your hands on the windows vista preview release beta2. This is for those of you who are wondering how the interface of the new windows vista will look like and the new feel of the new operating system. You can find the minimum system requirements here. You can download vista here. It’s [...]

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31 May 2006 | 3,582 views

Without OneCare in the World.

Today sees the launch of “OneCare”, Microsofts “secrity solution”. Combining firewall, anti-virus and anti-spyware in to one handy package…. but would you trust it? I guess many people will, and over time we will find out if its a well spent $49.99 or not, but for me? I don’t think so. Microsoft do many things, [...]

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31 May 2006 | 6,454 views

Fake Microsoft Patch – BeastPWS-C

If you receive a e-Mail alert of a new patch for your Windows XP OS, think again before opening the link present on the message. The spammed emails, which purport to come from patch@microsoft.com, claim that a vulnerability has been found ‘in the Microsoft WinLogon Service’ and could ‘allow a hacker to gain access to [...]

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15 May 2006 | 3,407 views

Microsoft Patching Practises Come Under Fire

Aye…it’s not the first time. The question came up, is Microsoft silently fixing security vulnerabilities and deliberately obfuscating details about patches in its monthly security bulletins? Matthew Murphy, a security researcher who has worked closely with the MSRC (Microsoft Security Response Center) in the past, is accusing the software maker of ‘misleading’ customers by not [...]

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09 May 2006 | 4,011 views

ASP.NET Memberships and Roles

If your familiar with asp.net, you’ll know the feeling of wasting hours searching through countless settings to get an app working, and then the many more hours it takes to tweak IIS to get your site running smoothly. But this is nothing compaired to getting authentication and domain controllers properly integrated. On Microsofts asp.net newsgroup [...]

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04 May 2006 | 4,528 views

AV Firms Say Windows Vista Security Claims are Bullsh*t

It seems the faith in Microsoft from the security industry is at an all time low, not surprising really with the amount of flaws that have been coming out in both the OS and the crapware forced upon its users like Internet Explorer Exploder. Anti-virus firms at Infosec say they expect Vista and IE7 to [...]

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26 April 2006 | 12,241 views

MS and the new IE vulnerability – Object Tag

Can you see the irony? Just after 2 weeks that M$ released the Internet Explorer security makeover, Michal Zalewski came up with a highly critical exploit, as called by Secunia… based on a mishandling of the OBJECT tag…. Security alerts aggregator Secunia flagged the issue as “highly critical” and stressed that it can be exploited [...]

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22 March 2006 | 6,049 views

Why Windows Vista ‘might’ Actually be Good

The main thing is the massive kernel overhaul, it’s actually adding some decent functionality and refining the architecture to become more like Linux! While the kernel in Vista is still primarily the same one as in Windows 2000 and XP, there have been some significant changes to tighten up security. Fewer parts of the OS [...]

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24 February 2006 | 6,892 views

UK Wants Backdoor in Next Version of Microsoft Windows

Yes that’s right, big brother wants a backdoor in your operating system even MORE of a reason to use Open Source alternatives that we can audit ourselves eh? There has been talk of such things in the past, US government backdoors in common cryptography algorithms and now talks of backdoors in the most popular OS [...]

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