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Security: Why it pays to be proactive

Following on from my post yesterday about reacting to critical updates…
It seems that no more than a day after Microsoft released a Critical Security update, someone’s released a Trojan into the wild that exploits the vulnerability.
Given the “exploit potential”, this one sounds relatively tame. I suspect it’ll only be a matter of time before the … Read more »

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Reacting to Super-Critical Updates (MS08-67)

Yesterday evening, at 6pm BST, Microsoft released an ‘Emergency’ Security Update MS08-67, for Windows-based Operating Systems. The update plugs a hole in Windows that could allow a Virus/Worm to automatically infect a Windows PC without any user intervention.
I thought I’d document what actions I took, in case it helps out anyone in the future. I’d also be … Read more »

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Signal vs. Noise

It’s a title that may need a little explanation.
Lately, work and life have been a bit crazy and I’ve had very little time to blog anything of merit. I began to experiment with twitter to post short updates on things. then as time got more constrained, my twittering increased and blogging floundered.  At this point, … Read more »

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Twitter Updates for 2008-10-12

isinteg fixed a bunch of errors. I tried a defrag with eseutil afterwards but it failed with error -1014. Seems to be a Pagefile issue… #
Here’s a site with an alleged solution: http://tinyurl.com/3q5l3b. Gonna try resizing the page file, but the downtime isn’t cool 🙁 #

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An Open Source Alternative to Microsoft Project

My colleague Dave just pointed me to an open-source alternative to MS Project:
OpenProj is a free, open source desktop alternative to Microsoft Project. The OpenProj solution is ideal for desktop project management and is available on Linux, Unix, Mac or Windows. OpenProj is a complete desktop replacement of Microsoft Project and even opens existing native … Read more »