Monthly Archives: June 2004

How to Protect Your Computer from Spyware and Adware

Published: April 20, 2004By Jerry HoneycuttAs if spam, viruses, and worms aren’t bad enough. Adware and spyware are here to sap the remaining life out of your productivity and privacy. Cookies are harmless in comparison!Adware is software that displays advertisements … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Download.Ject

Microsoft teams are investigating a report of a security issue affecting customers using Microsoft Internet Information Services 5.0 (IIS) and Microsoft Internet Explorer, components of Windows. Important Customers who have deployed Windows XP Service Pack 2 RC2 are not at … Continue reading

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Windows XP Service Pack 2 – Security Information for Developers

With Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Microsoft is introducing a set of security technologies that will help improve Windows XP-based computers’ ability to withstand malicious attacks from viruses and worms. These technologies include: Network protection Memory protection Improved email … Continue reading

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Interview with Steve Ballmer

ActiveWin.com had an interview with Steve Ballmer recently. There was also a question about the MVPs ActiveWin.com: How do you feel the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) program has impacted Microsoft customers and technical communities worldwide? Steve Ballmer: MVPs have … Continue reading

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Windows XP Service Pack 2 Release Candidate 2 Preview

To aid IT professionals in planning and testing for the deployment of Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Microsoft is making available this preview, based on Release Candidate 2 (RC2) of SP2.Source: TechNetNOTE: For the most up to date information … Continue reading

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Deploying Windows Firewall Settings for Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2

Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), currently a Release Candidate in Beta testing, includes significant enhancements to the Windows Firewall component, previously known as the Internet Connection Firewall (ICF). Windows Firewall is a stateful host-based firewall that discards unsolicited incoming … Continue reading

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W32/Zafi.b@MM

W32/Zafi.b@MM (McAfee/NAI)Virus Characteristics: This is a mass-mailing worm that constructs messages using its own SMTP engine, spoofing the From: address. It also attempts to propagate via P2P, via copying itself to folders on the local system (containing “share” or “upload” … Continue reading

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RealNetworks, Inc. Releases Update to Address Security Vulnerabilities.

RealNetworks Inc. has recently been made aware of security vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to run arbitrary code on a user’s machine. While we have not received reports of anyone actually being attacked with this exploit, all security … Continue reading

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Windows Security Update for June 2004

This month Microsoft released two Security Bulletins:Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-016 Vulnerability in DirectPlay Could Allow Denial of Service (839643)Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-017 Vulnerability in Crystal Reports Web Viewer Could Allow Information Disclosure and Denial of Service (842689)A summary bulletin can … Continue reading

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Be like Bill!

As well-intentioned as all-things-blog-like are: Rumors and research have proven that being glued to your computer screen 24/7 is hazardous!!! Too much quality-time with your computer is naughty. Your eyes are strained. Your vision begins to FaiL Your back & … Continue reading

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