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    The SANS site has posted a lovely ...

    and detailed description of a malware infestation. They have (slowly) been running a nice piece on the deconstruction of a malware attack and the newest update of that pice posted today. Cool stuff...
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    A wee bit sanctimonious perhaps

    "There's always another ISP out there to use though. I pay for my service and as a customer there's various things I expect from them as a business."

    Ok, but they have the right to expect a few...
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    Sure, to stop cracking ...

    find the off-switch and then the front door. I know, it's not a virtual world out there but with time you can learn to accept and live within its rules. I'd suggest finding a way to deal with...
  4. I agree, IF they pull it off it will only further...

    I agree, IF they pull it off it will only further their hold on the desktop. But it looks less likely that they will, at least completely. Longhorn was supposed to be a leap equal to or bigger than...
  5. I wonder if Longhorn is the ...

    project that ultimately sinks Microsoft and/or opens the door for other desktop OSes. As recently as Jan '03 MS said it would ship by the end of '04. It is now an '06 ship date and with a reduced...
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    Put another way ...

    the cost of interia is nothing (with only friction showing you down) while the energy inputs to change interia can be quite high. In business this means that when you have a development department,...
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    Sorry, but I disagree. Most of my clients are...

    Sorry, but I disagree. Most of my clients are SOHO, work out of the home or under 20 node small businesses. When I first walk on site the majority of these folks do not even have up to date virus...
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    Stupid Microsoft? Not really. If they were to...

    Stupid Microsoft?

    Not really. If they were to override all current machine settings utter havoc would result and people - ordinary people mind you, not folks like us who know what's going on -...
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    Have you tried logging on w/a different user...

    Have you tried logging on w/a different user account?
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    I think part of the problem is that Secunia...

    I think part of the problem is that Secunia already released info on a similar vulnerability over a month ago and MS has yet to act on that one - so why should they believe that MS will act with any...
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    Ad-Hoc networks

    One issue is that of ad-hoc networks. If users can see and control the wireless card they can also setup ad-hoc networks, for both internal and external computers. So, if they are wired to your...
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    Hassle Factor

    Like others have said, you cannot secure a WLAN against a knowledgable wardriver, however, you can raise the hassle factor so that a casual one will slip past.

    The first 3 MANDATORY steps are:
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    NT self-serve grocery check-out too

    Don't know about you, but where I am the grocery stores have self-checkout. All the machines run NT and about once a week I see one stuck somewhere in the reboot cycle. Not exactly the confidence...
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