Monthly Archives: March 2006

Password checker

Your online accounts, computer files, and personal information are more secure when you use strong passwords to help protect them.Now you can test your passwords at this website: Test the strength of your passwords Hhmm… the ones I know showed … Continue reading

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PIRT: Phishing Incident Reporting Termination

CastleCops and Sunbelt Software are announcing a new anti-phishing community, the Phishing Incident Reporting and Termination (PIRT) Squad. This will be a community at CastleCops solely dedicated to taking down phishing sites. It’s the first public takedown community we know … Continue reading

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Internet myths

Do you think that when you switch from IE to another browser that you’re more safe? That you need to turn off your firewall because a program will not work? That, if there’s an antivirus program installed, when you buy … Continue reading

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New IE7 Build

A new Beta version of IE has been released. This build is for Windows XP Service Pack 2 and shows the current state of IE7. The new build is available at: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie7/ You have to uninstall any previous versions of … Continue reading

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Windows Live Safety Center: Registry Cleaner and Spyware Detection!

Two new features has been added to the Windows Live Safety Center: registry cleaner and spyware detection! Not all programs removes all traces on your computer and leaves something behind in the Windows Registry when you uninstall. This could make … Continue reading

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Send a virus to Microsoft

Microsoft has streamlined their process for receiving samples of malicious software or spyware. Samples sent to the following addresses will be automatically processed into the Microsoft Antimalware Team queue: avsubmit@submit.microsoft.com (virus/worm/trojan/etc samples) windefend@submit.microsoft.com (spyware samples) Note that these use @submit.microsoft.com … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s updates for March

On March 14th, Microsoft released a few security updates. The affected software is Windows and Office. To update your computer, go to the Microsoft Update website and for Office at the Office Update site. MS06-011 Important Permissive Windows Services DACLs … Continue reading

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Dutch DevDays 2006 Day Two

Day Two started with a visit to the Microsoft booth to meet some of the other MVPs and Community members. Time was short because the first session started at 9:00AM. I met the speaker for the first time at the … Continue reading

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Dutch DevDays 2006 Day One

<!– –> The Dutch DevDays 2006 were held at RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam. The location was only a thirty minute train ride for me.I would like to thank Gerard Verbrugge, the Dutch MVP Lead, who made sure we were … Continue reading

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