Don’t get worms…

Viruses and worms are getting smarted and more complex. Some of the latest virus attacks involve new, combination viruses that are a mix of a virus and a worm. Typically these will infect a machine through either email attachments or malicious code downloaded from a web site. Not only can your computer be infected with a virus, which causes problems by using your computer to send out masses of email, but also keystroke logger utilities may be installed which monitor which keys are pressed when you are connected to secure web sites – including banking web sites, and the results reported back … Continue reading Don’t get worms…

Access control revisited

After playing with the fingerprint scanner for a while I’ve found it’s OK for keeping track of web site logins, but it’s no good for REAL network security – controlling who can log into the domain, and maintaining complex password (read PASSPHRASE) policies with 2-factor authentication. So I’m looking at a few devices – tokens from RSA, Secure Computing and the like. I want something that can be used on the network, for VPN access, OWA and terminal services login. Suggestions, experiences, ones to keep away from? Any feedback is good at this point.

Out of the mouths of babes…

Took the family to KFC for dinner tonight (Vivienne had that desire for some junk food again!). Bought a family pack of 12 pieces and passed them around for consumption. As Brittany bit into her second piece she exclaimed in a loud excited voice “This one’s got chicken in it!!” . Don’t know what she expected to find in there 🙂 What did the first one have in it?

The deck is available…

Forgot to let you know – the slide deck from last weeks SBS group meeting is available from www.sbsuser.net/meetings.htm. The presentation was about SBS SP1. Feel free to use the deck as you wish for your own meetings – Vlad Mazek is using a varient of it for his group meeting in Florida shortly. Way to go Vlad! Next month – rootkits, plus of course some updates on SBS SP1. We’re meeting on June 20th at HP again. Thanks for the pizza and fizzy (great pizza too – I think from the Australian Pizza House on West Terrace – brilliant). … Continue reading The deck is available…

May Adelaide SBS users group get together

We’re meeting again on Monday May 23rd. HP are hosting us again (148 Frome Street, Adelaide). Thanks Stacey for arranging this, and to George for agreeing to look after us for the evening. The meeting will kick off at 6:30pm but get there early so you’re not locked out. If you are stuck outside please call 0413 180 088 and ask to be let in (this mobile will only be turned on on the night). At the moment I’m considering presenting either SBS SP1 in more detail (if it’s released by then) or else rootkits – which I learned about in … Continue reading May Adelaide SBS users group get together

What happened to the MVP summit entries?

OK OK so perhaps I appear to have mislead you about my summit blogs. Firstly, I had MAJOR Internet connection problems whilst in Singapore – I think mostly because the conference venue and hotel were full of us MVP geeks hammering the Internet connection. I ended up deciding to just unplug myself for a few days and take in the event itself rather than try to stay hooked into the rest of the world at the same time. So – sorry. The other reasons I found it hard to update things here are the days were rather full on so … Continue reading What happened to the MVP summit entries?