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         Alun Jones (Security MVP Reconnect) writes about security, cryptography, SSL, PKI, and pretty much anything else that bothers him enough.

Archive for January, 2007

January 5, 2007

Surprise – I still have access!

Filed under: General Security,What my wife knows @ 6:58 pm

Here’s an interesting report that crossed my transom today. An administrator of a domain-joined machine created a share, and wanted to make sure that it could only be reached by the administrators and local accounts on the machine (service accounts, basically). So, he created the share, and edited its permissions – removed “Everyone”, added “Administrators” and […]

January 2, 2007

Microsoft and AMD’s PR company needs to grow a spine [Ferrari furore]

Filed under: Miscellany - not security @ 11:23 am

In case you’ve missed it over the past week, there was a storm in the teacup that we call the “blogosphere” (horrible name, someone please come up with a better one) over the delivery of a number of Acer Ferrari laptop computers running Windows Vista. First, a clarification – this was a joint PR exercise […]

January 1, 2007

Rights Management Services in Windows Vista

Filed under: DRM,General Security,Windows Vista @ 1:04 pm

In December 4’s edition of eWeek, Jim Rapoza writes a piece titled “Mine! All mine!“, in which he decries the inclusion of Rights Management Services (RMS) in Windows Vista, comparing it to the rather unsuccessful launch of Circuit City’s DivX DVD player (not to be confused with the subsequent codec, DivX, that has been put into […]

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