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December 10, 2008  1:19 PM

The larger world of free technical support – Craigslist computer forum



Posted by: Troy Tate
anti-virus, awareness, documentation, education, howto, IT education, malware, Networking, online identity, patching, professional, risk, tools, troubleshooting, web, website

I recently came across the computer forums on Craigslist. I had heard of Craigslist previously but was not aware of the significant scope of what it offers besides classified ads. I'm not suggesting that folks leave ITKE to the Craigslist computer forums for support - far from that. I have been...

December 3, 2008  3:50 PM

Holiday greeting cards, holiday shopping and computer security awareness



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, anti-virus, antivirus, awareness, Browsers, data loss, Data security, education, Firefox, Firewalls, homeland security, IT education, malware, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, online identity, phishing, risk, Security, spam, SSL, vulnerability


August 22, 2008  8:02 PM

Poor Spelling = Identity Lost



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, awareness, blog, Browsers, CA, certificate authority, design, forensics, howto, intellectual property, malware, man-in-the-middle, MITM, network analysis, Networking, online identity, reporting, risk, Security, SSL, vulnerability, web, website, WWW

Well, I am not the best speller and I know that is true for most people. I have recently discovered how this human weakness can get you into trouble and cause identity loss as well as potential financial loss. This issue has recently come to light with some of the Black Hat presentations. The...


August 22, 2008  3:46 PM

Trolls on ITKE – I think not!



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, awareness, blog, CIO, design, intellectual property, internet, IT education, Networking, online identity, reporting, risk, Security, web, website, WWW

Here's an interesting blog entry I came across this week. I have great respect for John Postel mentioned in the article. He...


August 21, 2008  8:08 PM

IT Equipment search & seizure at the US borders



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, awareness, blog, CIO, data loss, Data security, DataManagement, design, forensics, government, intellectual property, internet, IT education, Mobile, Monitoring, Networking, online identity, Policy, policy enforcement, reporting, research, risk, Security, WAN

I have recently been hearing some rumblings about this issue. I work for a firm with international locations and have travelled out of the country myself. So, this is a personal issue. What I am referring to is the situation described in this article by David Jonas of The Transnational:


August 18, 2008  7:24 PM

Did you see this? – Online tools/tutorials – RingOfSaturn



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, awareness, DataCenter, DataManagement, design, diagnostics, howto, internet, IT education, LAN, malware, Metrics, Monitoring, network analysis, Networking, online identity, packet capture, Performance, reporting, research, risk, Security, Storage, tools, troubleshooting, VoIP, WAN, web, website, wireshark, WWW

Ok, I admit it. I'm a network tool junkie. I constantly look for neat tools to perform tasks in the easiest manner possible and give me reliable information. This website from RingofSaturn.com is definitely one of the cooler online...


July 25, 2008  12:58 PM

I know who I am – Do you know my name?



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, awareness, blogging, Browsers, Database, DataCenter, DataManagement, design, Development, email, Exchange, Exchange 2007, howto, internet, Microsoft Windows, online identity, Policy, policy enforcement, reporting, research, Security, subscriptions, troubleshooting, website, wiki, WWW

If you read my previous post then you know we recently went through a major e-mail system migration. Part of that e-mail migration included moving from various naming...


July 8, 2008  5:12 PM

Browser warnings – Danger Will Robinson! – or did it just cry “Wolf!”?



Posted by: Troy Tate
anti-virus, antivirus, awareness, botnet, Data security, Development, Firefox, forensics, Google, honeynet, honeypot, IT education, malware, Metrics, online identity, Policy, policy enforcement, reporting, Security, web, website, WWW

I sometimes browse the internet using Firefox. I say sometimes because Internet Explorer is the standard browser at my company and Firefox is not supported by IT. Well, since I work in IT, sometimes you have to test things on behalf of users and also to see how certain sites are different depending...


July 2, 2008  2:33 PM

Did you see this? – The Great SPAM diet results are in



Posted by: Troy Tate
anti-virus, antivirus, awareness, botnet, Data security, email, malware, Metrics, Monitoring, online identity, Performance, reporting, research, Security, spam

See my previous post on The Great SPAM Diet. The results are now in and darkReading has the...

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May 31, 2008  2:28 AM

Did you see this? – Noticebored – Infosec Awareness Education



Posted by: Troy Tate
anti-virus, antivirus, awareness, blogging, botnet, Data security, forensics, honeynet, honeypot, humor, IT education, malware, Metrics, Monitoring, online identity, Policy, policy enforcement, research, Security, wiki

Noticebored is a great resource for information security awareness. The blogs are timely and cover a great spectrum of topics with regards to this important...


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