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  • Blog Post: Alert - Microsoft Security Advisory 943411 Released

    What is this alert? This alert is to notify you that Microsoft has released Security Advisory 943411 – Update to Improve Windows Sidebar Protection - on 08 January 2008. Summary: Microsoft Security Advisory 943411 was released today to announce the availability of and to clarify the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 crashes when you try to a visit a Web site

    Has your IE been crashing since applying security update 942615 Microsoft have released a fix - download it here
  • Blog Post: IE6 Vulnerability - Customer Ready Guidelines for Security Advisory 979352 Updated

    Hi Everyone, Microsoft is aware of public exploit code released that impacts customers using Internet Explorer 6. Customers using Internet Explorer 8 are not affected by currently known attacks and exploits due to the improved security protections in IE8. To help protect our customers, we recommend that...
  • Blog Post: ADVANCE NOTIFICATION - April 2010 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

    If you aren't already, you may want to check out the blog at http://blogs.technet.com/msrc/default.aspx .  It is the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) blog. MSRC is now on Twitter @MSFTSecResponse On April 13, 2010, Microsoft is planning to release 11 new security bulletins. Below is...
  • Blog Post: Interactive command prompt under the system context and Server 2008

    I had a rather anxious phone call from a DBA friend today He had a production SQL 2008 server running in Window Authentication mode, someone had removed the main admin login. He was getting quite upset as he could not see any possible way to add it back in again, this account was the only account...
  • Blog Post: Apple - Security is for non-turtleneck wearing folk

    Seems that Apple have introduced some glaring security holes to OS X Lion ... this is classic text-book stuff. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/19/apple_password_security_exposed/ I don't think we'll be hearing many whines from the fanboys about Microsoft security for a while :-) Or...
  • Blog Post: SC 2012 Operations Manager – X-Plat Permissions & sudo

    Within SC2012 Operations Manager it is now possible to use sudo elevation for agent push, upgrades etc, and for RunAs accounts.  With this addition though, you will probably get more questions for the your UNIX/Linux admins about configuring the accounts to perform monitoring and agent tasks with...
  • Blog Post: The Empire Strikes Back!

    Apple admit they have a malware problem. That is a good first step from a company as immature in the security world as it is. Plenty of time for them to get tooled up like the others I guess. If you check their documentation and website you'll find statements like "malware is something that...