Most Computer Attacks Originate in U.S.

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The United States generates more malicious computer activity than any other country, and sophisticated hackers worldwide are banding together in highly efficient crime rings, according to a new report. Researchers at Cupertino-based Symantec Corp. also found that fierce competition in the criminal underworld is driving down prices for stolen financial information. Criminals may purchase verified credit card numbers for as little as $1, and they can buy a complete identity _ a date of birth and U.S….(read more)

Source: Most Computer Attacks Originate in U.S.

Tools to scan for missing patches and insecure versions – Calendar Of Updates

Donna összeírta a használható eszközöket:

1. Microsoft Update or Windows Update and Office Update
2. Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
3. Secunia Software Inspector
4. Belarc Advisor
5. SecurityExpressions
6. RadarSync 2007

Tools to scan for missing patches and insecure versions
One of the important tasks to help protect our computers from exploits and bugs is to update the applications. An up-to-date antivirus and anti-spyware will not always protect a user from attacks and infection if the system is not fully patched.
Even antivirus vendors recommend to user to always keep a patched systems and applications.

Source: Tools to scan for missing patches and insecure versions – Calendar Of Updates

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IEBlog : Announcing IE Add-ons Contest Winners!


Grand Prize – A Trip for two to MIX07

Inline Search by Core Services

Inline Search provides a way to search for content on a webpage without bringing up the Find Dialog.  It incorporates find as you type, highlights search terms and has several other really useful features!

Source: IEBlog : Announcing IE Add-ons Contest Winners!

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PowerShell Webcasts available


Don Jones is doing a series of PowerShell WebCasts over at There are the one coming up:

You can get more information about this series including links to previously recorded webcasts HERE.


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Management Partner Architect
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Source: PowerShell Webcasts available

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Microsoft allows bypass of Vista activation

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In its TechNet documents, Microsoft recommends the repeated use of SkipRearm. How many times is “multiple times”? My testing revealed that the answer is, well, indefinite.
On a copy of Vista Ultimate that Microsoft released in New York City on Jan. 29, I found that changing SkipRearm from 0 to 1 allowed the command slmgr -rearm to postpone Vista’s activation deadline eight separate times. After that, changing the 0 to 1 had no effect, preventing slmgr -rearm from moving the deadline. The use of slmgr -rearm 3 times, plus using SkipRearm 8 times would eliminate Vista’s activation nag screens for about one year (12 periods of 30 days).
On a copy of the upgrade version of Vista Home Premium that I bought in a retail store on Jan. 30, slmgr -rearm also worked 3 times and SkipRearm worked 8 times before losing their effect. This combination would, as with Vista Ultimate, permit a one-year use of Vista without nag screens appearing.
On a copy of the full version of Vista Home Premium that I bought in a retail store on Mar. 14, SkipRearm had no effect on extending the use of slmgr -rearm at all. This suggests that Microsoft has slipstreamed a new version into stores, eliminating the SkipRearm feature in Vista Home. That could mean that changing the key from 0 to 1 will now work only in the business editions of Vista — Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate — so corporations can use the loophole.

Source: Microsoft allows bypass of Vista activation

Security attacks you can’t stop: browser patch delays

És mint tudjuk, a legtöbb nyavalyát a webről szedhetjük össze. Nem kéne egy picit igyekezni MS, a nagy tömeggyűlések közti szünetekben? 

“Delays in updating browsers can leave users vulnerable to attack.

But, in updating browsers–especially when a zero-day attack was in progress–Microsoft trailed Apple, Mozilla and Opera in providing fixes. On average, IE patches appeared ten days after the flaw was reported, while Opera, Mozilla and Safari browsers were patched, on average, in two, three, and five days, respectively.” 

Source: Security attacks you can’t stop: browser patch delays

this.Reflect(); – Open Source .NET Wiki


Its GPL’d, built on .NET 2.0, does not require SQL Server 2005, works in a medium trust enviroment (that means that you hosted types can use it!) and has many other features which are listed here. The only two things that you’ll need are:

  1. IIS5 (or better) with .NET 2.0 installed.
  2. One write enabled directory in the root of the wiki

If you need to see it in action, check out the .NET Tiers website. The guys over at .NET Tiers are also using this for their site.

This is definately something that can come in handy in the corporate world when you don’t have something like SharePoint installed (which offers built in Wiki support).

Source: this.Reflect(); – Open Source .NET Wiki

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ReactOS 0.3.1 Released

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fireballrus writes with news of the release of ReactOS 0.3.1 — press release, changelog, download packages. ReactOS is “an open source effort to develop a quality operating system that is compatible with applications and drivers written for the Microsoft Windows NT family of operating systems (NT4, 2000, XP, 2003).” The press release notes: “Please don’t forget this is an alpha-stage operating system, which means it is not suitable to replace your main OS. Also, this release is aimed to be run mostly in virtualizers / emulators (like QEmu, VMWare, Parallels, etc): because of the big amount of changes, our development team was not able to test/fix all problems which arise when running ReactOS on real hardware.”

Source: ReactOS 0.3.1 Released

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MARVEL Multimedia Analysis and Retrieval System (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center)

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Fueled by the rapid expansion of broadband connectivity and increasing interest in online multimedia-rich applications, the growth of digital multimedia content has skyrocketed. Numerous applications related to entertainment, e-commerce, digital photos, music download, distance learning and mobile media are now widely used by businesses and consumers. This growth is driving new forms of interaction with images, speech, video, text and other forms of unstructured information. It is also compounding the need for more effective methods for searching, categorizing and organizing this information. Unfortunately, manual processing is costly, time consuming and inadequate, leading to incomplete and inconsistent results and poor performance. New technologies are clearly needed for creating new value by exploiting the growing archives of digital media assets and managing the high costs associated with cataloging digital media content.

Source: MARVEL Multimedia Analysis and Retrieval System (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center)