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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Want to learn about cryptography? I know where.

 Take notice: My new feed address is now http://feed.feedcat.net/806052. Please re-subscribe. Do you have some spare time and want to know how cryptography works? What is the most secure cipher? And why λ is always more than ε… Well, the latter is not true =) Anyhow, there is a place where you can learn more […]

Looking for a GP object?

Take notice: My new feed address is now http://feed.feedcat.net/806052. Please re-subscribe. Well, some time ago I wrote about finding the exact setting in your group policy editor, which is, certainly, quite useful. But this is vital when you try to create a new GPO or find a value in an exact existing one. But what […]

Myths #2: PKI edition.

Take notice: My new feed address is now http://feed.feedcat.net/806052. Please re-subscribe. BTW, did you know what do certificate template options like “Allow private key to be exported” or “Prompt the user during enrollment and require user input when the private key is used” really do? Do they make you more secure or not? Certainly, some […]

Trustworthy computing: non-SDL view. Part 2: non-corporate.

Do you think my latest post was about corporate products because only corporate products are subject to not being designed to be secure in deployment? No, consumer ones are built the same way. Say, the famous story about Windows Live Mail and Live Mail’s SSL. Till the recent changes you weren’t able to use both […]

Trustworthy computing: non-SDL view

Take notice: My new feed address is now http://feed.feedcat.net/806052. Please re-subscribe. Well, finally it is my time to scold Microsoft. I’m not a fun of this type of self-promotion, still I believe that the only way to move forward is to receive, process and answer some constructive criticism. So let’s begin: Several years ago Microsoft […]

Freebies: books

Take notice: My new feed address is now http://feed.feedcat.net/806052. Please re-subscribe.   A couple of books I believe are worth at least stealing a look at. Free books, of course. 1) The book has been advertised in almost every Windows-related blog for several days. I believe that you couldn’t have missed it but just in […]

MS SIR #12

Okay, better late than never. I finally got to the latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report. While usually there is not much unexpected this time I was almost shocked with the first section of the document. And I believe it’s excusable, because it is named… How Conflicker CONTINUES to propagate. Conflicker! The three-years-old malware! CONTINUES to […]

MS SIR #12

Okay, better late than never. I finally got to the latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report. While usually there is not much unexpected this time I was almost shocked with the first section of the document. And I believe it’s excusable, because it is named… How Conflicker CONTINUES to propagate. Conflicker! The three-years-old malware! CONTINUES to […]

Yep, I’m paranoid. The question is am I paranoid enough…

Well… It seems like Google finally officially turned up into The Evil Empire. Not that they haven’t behaved that way in the recent years… Neither do I believe that other companies don’t collect my information as well. Still no company has been barefaced enough to declare that my data just is theirs and no one […]