Trustworthy computing: non-SDL view. Part 2: non-corporate.

Do you think my latest post was about corporate products because only corporate products are subject to not being designed to be secure in deployment? No, consumer ones are built the same way. Say, the famous story about Windows Live Mail and Live Mail’s SSL. Till the recent changes you weren’t able to use both of them. Either you expose your communication without using SSL or you couldn’t use convenient client. I was very glad to receive the ability to use them both. To sum up: we have excellent products, which aren’t exploitable in the most of the cases through … Continue reading Trustworthy computing: non-SDL view. Part 2: non-corporate.

#RuTeched: the results

A couple of days before the Security Track Lead for TechEd Russia sent me results of visitors’ survey. Well… It turns out that the results aren’t as good as I want them to be. Ok, I hope that partly this is because wrong description of my session (the one I’ve created for the event has never made it to the site =)). Still, I’ve got the average 7.5 out of 9. Well, that’s near my usual mark, but it’s way below many others, so I’ll keep getting better. Most of negative comments (I don’t count on positive ones: they are … Continue reading #RuTeched: the results

Microsoft Professional Advisory Services

Are you small enough to think of the Premier Support as of a crazy thing and, nevertheless, big enough to be not happy with reactive only support from MS? Do you want some proactive features without paying fortune for Premier or several fortunes for Alliance? The news is right for you, then. Let me quote what the services they will provide to you: Microsoft Advisory Services provides short-term advice and guidance for problems not covered by Problem Resolution Services as well as requests for consultative assistance for design, development, and deployment issues. Advisory Services are charged at an hourly rate … Continue reading Microsoft Professional Advisory Services

Microsoft hardware: it’s no joke ;,,)

Yeah, the guys have done really important job: from now on you don’t need to think what direction a battery has to go to to your device. Instaload technology is a very simple (as any brilliant idea): just place two contacts on each side of a battery slot instead of one. Now just put your battery as it is positioned in your hand and enjoy. The only ingenious device to invent must grant you the same ability in case you need put several battery in a row