Windows 8 – Detailed review by ZDNet

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Ed Bott’s review provides an excellent detailed assessment of the preview version of Windows 8, A deeper dive into Windows 8: can Microsoft’s big bet pay off? http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/a-deeper-dive-into-windows-8-can-microsofts-big-bet-pay-off/4118 QUOTE: There’s no question that this is a thoughtfully designed, thoroughly engineered release. If you had any doubts, just read through the Building Windows 8 blog, where Windows boss […]

Windows 8 – New Metro UI and start screen

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The recent Government Computer News group shared a good write up on the changes associated with the new Metro UI and several more detailed informational links are included from the “Building Windows 8 blog” Windows 8 – New Metro UI and start screen http://gcn.com/articles/2011/10/14/ecg-microsoft-explains-windows-8-metro.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/10/04/designing-the-start-screen.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/10/03/evolving-the-start-menu.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/10/11/reflecting-on-your-comments-on-the-start-screen.aspx QUOTE: Microsoft went a step further than that […]

MSDN – Building Windows 8 BLOG

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This is an informative and excellent resource to track developments for Windows 8 MSDN – Building Windows 8 BLOG http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/

W32.Duqu – Advanced malware threat modeled after Stuxnet

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Duqu is a sophisticated new threat which appears to have been written by the same group who authored Stuxnet (one of the most advanced malware attacks developed to date) W32.Duqu – Advanced malware threat modeled after Stuxnet http://www.symantec.com/connect/w32_duqu_precursor_next_stuxnet http://www.symantec.com/content/en/us/enterprise/media/security_response/whitepapers/w32_duqu_the_precursor_to_the_next_stuxnet.pdf http://blogs.mcafee.com/mcafee-labs/the-day-of-the-golden-jackal-%e2%80%93-further-tales-of-the-stuxnet-files QUOTE: Duqu is essentially the precursor to a future Stuxnet-like attack. The threat was written by […]

Privacy – Managing the flow of sensitive information

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Privacy invokes the protection of sensitive information as it flows throughout an organization.  F-Secure has an interesting article related to the psychology of this process: F-Secure: Privacy is a way of managing information flow http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002254.html QUOTE: Why are people so willing to give away their personal information to complete strangers? It’s because humans want to […]

Trend Labs – Highlights from Virus Bulletin 2011 Barcelona

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Several informative links are noted in this summary Trend Labs – Highlights from Virus Bulletin 2011 Barcelona http://blog.trendmicro.com/highlights-from-vb-2011-barcelona/ QUOTE: This year, we had the privilege of attending the 21st Virus Bulletin International Conference in Barcelona, Spain. Researchers from Trend Micro presented three topics in the corporate stream and one topic in the technical stream. Ethan […]

GNC – Lists Ten of scariest computer viruses of all time

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There are many additional ones that could be added to the list including some of these in my own top ten: Conficker, Sasser, CIH, Blaster, Nimda, SQL-Slammer, Klez, SoBig, Netsky, AntiExe, etc GCN LAB IMPRESSIONS – The 10 scariest computer viruses of all time http://gcn.com/articles/2011/10/14/10-scariest-computer-viruses-of-all-time.aspx QUOTE: The dreary winter months are approaching, and little ghosts […]

Facebook – Avoid McDonalds Happy 44th Birthday link

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Below is another attack that is circulating which should be avoided by Facebook users.  It even offers prizes and as noted in the past, “there are no free lunches on the Internet”  Facebook – Avoid McDonalds Happy 44th Birthday link http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/mcdonalds-facebook-scam-happy-birthday.html QUOTE: I’m sure a McDonald’s themed Facebook scam seemed like a good idea to […]

Facebook email scam – You have three lost messages

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The new email scam is circulating and it is intended to deceive users into clicking on a non-Facebook link that could potentially be malicious Facebook email scam – You have three lost messages http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/you-lost-your-facebook-messages.html QUOTE: Or, to put it another way, you didn’t. However, spam mail doing the rounds wants you to think otherwise. “You have […]

BlackHole Exploit Kit – Used in new SPAM and Exploit attacks

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Trend Labs shares some informative links related to malicious new SPAM attacks BlackHole Exploit Kit – Used in new SPAM and Exploit attacks http://blog.trendmicro.com/a-refresher-on-spam-and-exploits/#more-37481 QUOTE: Lately, we have been seeing a renewed increase in the volume of spam attacks that utilize an exploit kit, specifically the BlackHole Exploit Kit to trigger a malicious payload. We […]


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