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Security Awareness - Colleges as a starting point
By Specific Author
by Harry Waldron - 12/7/2009
AVERT Labs offers an insightful article on improving Security Awareness in Colleges. Security protection and concepts are important for safeguards against theft, malware, and privacy risks.
Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 - SMB denial of service attack exploit
by Harry Waldron - 11/16/2009
A denial-of-service creates an endless loop where PCs or servers become unresponsive.
Microsoft recommends upgrading from IE6 to IE8 for better security
by Harry Waldron - 8/20/2009
I agree with this recommendation as IE8 offers better security than any past release. As IE6 is on very limited support, some security holes may never be patched. IE8 offers improved protection from spyware, phishing, malformed webpages, and malware attacks.
McAfee AV Engine 5300 released - Improved Performance and Detection
by Harry Waldron - 8/11/2008
So far, this new engine is working well on my XP SP3 PCs at work. Performance seems to also be improved, as launching programs and invoking right-mouse seems slightly faster. It is available as a standalone update from McAfee for corporate users.
Windows Vista - Numerous Security Advantages over XP
by Harry Waldron - 7/2/2008
In searching early this morning, I ran across this link which highlights numerous security advantages that Vista has over XP.
Yahoo Messenger Exploits - Upgrade to Latest version
by Harry Waldron - 6/13/2007
Users of Yahoo's Messenger Instant Messaging need to move to the latest version as quickly as possible. Two serious seriousy vulnerabilities have surfaced that are now being exploited in-the-wild.
Google's New Online Security Blog
by Harry Waldron - 5/23/2007
Google has launched a new online security blog that discusses security controls for this major website.
Microsoft Word 2000 - New unpatched vulnerability and exploit
by Harry Waldron - 1/30/2007
Users should continue to be cautious and avoid all suspicious or unexpected Office documents received in email messages.
MS06-078 Install the patch even if it says Media player 6.4 and you are on a newer version
by Harry Waldron - 12/14/2006
During the December updates, I almost "unselected" MS06-078, as it referenced an update for Media Player 6.4 in the title information and at 1st I felt it might even impact my Media Player 11 environment.
Adware Site - Uses DSN 404 and ActiveX Launch bar spoofing
by Harry Waldron - 12/4/2006
The Internet Storm Center denotes a deceptive attack and hostile site that users should avoid.
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