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Review: Worm: The First Digital World War by Mark Bowden

Worm: The First Digital World War by Mark Bowden

Do you still remember Conficker, also known as Downup, Downadup and Kido? Conficker infected between 9 million and 15 million PCs
Here are just some examples that I pulled down from wikipedia

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Don’t fall for the social engineering scam that makes you go to ammyy.com

I am pretty sure that none of our readers would fall for this social engineering scam that would make you share your computer with someone else, I am writing about it because I know of one person who had a call like this but she luckily hung up.

I he…

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Virtual Lab: 2008 R2 Domain Controller – Basic Tasks

In the previous article we covered the creation of a basic Domain Controller for our Virtual Lab. Using this basic domain controller and a basic SQL Server machine, we will look at the creation of a basic user account, creating a service account, and ad…

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How To Modify The Host File In Windows 7 Or Vista

One way I stay protected from bad sites is that I use a modified host file. In Vista and Windows 7 you cannot just open the file in notepad and save it anymore, you will get an error. Someone had this happen at work on Windows Server 2008 last week and…

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Vulnerability in Microsoft Video ActiveX control could allow remote code execution

This is a bad one if you are running Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 with Internet Explorer. If you are running Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 then you are not affected The bad part about this is that all it takes for you is to visit a bad site. If you […]

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