Tales from the Crypto






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

Archive for July, 2011

July 26, 2011

2ndAuth released for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

I’ve given some hints at what we’ve been working on lately, by my choice of article topics. Credential Providers have been my headache for a couple of months now, not least of which is because Microsoft haven’t quite provided all the working code they ought to have done for Windows Vista. Windows 7, now that […]

July 24, 2011

Command Line MD5 hash

A colleague asked me the other day what the command-line tool was for calculating MD5 hashes in Windows. In a moment of sanity, I told him that the usual tool was FCIV, the Microsoft File Checksum Integrity Verifier, but that you had to download it. Then when he started making fun, and saying that Linux […]

Windows Phone 7 impressions

I’ve had my new phone – an HTC HD7 “Schubert” for nearly four months now. For the most part, I’m enjoying it – as a phone, it works fine. I’m still trying to get my fingers and thumbs to thump the keyboard in the right way to avoid making spelling mistakes. But that’s not too […]

July 23, 2011

Migrating from one Windows Phone 7 to another

My original WP7 device (an HTC HD7, aka “Schubert”) has become a vampire. This started just after I applied the NoDo update, and while I was traveling to the UK, although I think both of these events are unrelated. The phone was less than two weeks old when this behaviour started. Every battery I stick […]

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