Monthly Archives: October 2008

McAfee’s Security Journal

Two weeks ago McAfee released their 5th issue of the McAfee Security Journal, formerly known as “Sage”. In this issue it’s about social engineering techniques. You can download your copy here. Related links: McAfee Avert Labs Blog

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Windows Azure

Yesterday, at the Microsoft PDC 2008, Ray Ozzie announced in his keynote a new operating environment: Windows Azure, Microsoft’s “Windows in the cloud”. A new service based operating environment. At the Windows Azure website it’s described as follows: The Azure™ … Continue reading

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Out-of-band security update: MS08-067 – Critical

Last night, European time, Microsoft released an out-of-band security update. This update resolves a vulnerability in the Server service. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an affected system received a specially crafted RPC request. For more information check … Continue reading

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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for October 2008

Lots of updates this week! Yesterday Microsoft released 4 “critical”, 6 “important” and 1 “moderate” updates. Needless to say that if you haven’t updated yet then move your mouse over to Microsoft Update web site and start downloading and update … Continue reading

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Introducing: Windows 7

The word is out. Mike Nash announced that the next version of Windows will be called: “Windows 7”. The lucky ones who are attending the PDC will hear more details about this new version. See Mike Nash announcement at: Windows … Continue reading

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"Dear Boss"

If your boss is not convinced yet that you really need to attend the Microsoft PDC (Professional Developers Conference), then try to persuade your boss with this Letter To Your Boss and maybe he/she let you go… 😉 Thanks to … Continue reading

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October: National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Okay, I’m here in Holland. So, we don’t really have a “national cyber security awareness month”. But still… wherever you are, there should always be cyber security awareness and not only this month. There are always some basic steps to … Continue reading

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OneCare for server

Good news: the Windows Live OneCare Team was blogging again and the news is that there’s a version of OneCare for server, and in this case especially for Small Business Server 2008, available. Check the OneCare for server web site. … Continue reading

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MVP 2009, Re-awarded again!

The last week of September is usually a bit weird the last couple if years. Actually for the last 5 years… 😉 There’s a lot of pacing, sleepless nights and the highlight is always the night of September 30th. Then … Continue reading

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We all know what software is, we have heard of “spyware“, we have heard of “malware“. But ever heard of “scareware”? Well, I didn’t until I saw this article “Fighting the scourge of scareware” at the BBC News web site. … Continue reading

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