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September 14, 2009  1:49 PM

Microsoft does not patch vulnerability for supported version of Windows



Posted by: Troy Tate
information security, Microsoft, Microsoft support, patches, risk, risk management, support, tcp, tcp-ip, tcp/ip, threat, vulnerability, Windows, windows 2000

Last week was the September issue of Microsoft "patch Tuesday". The September 2009 Microsoft Security Bulletin lists a number of vulnerabilities. Microsoft held the

April 2, 2009  8:53 PM

5 Things we learned from the Conficker non-event



Posted by: Troy Tate
anti-virus, antivirus, Conficker, endpoint, endpoint protection, information security, lessons learned, malware, Microsoft, network, patches, patching, predicting future, Security

1. The media can take a story about Information Technology and say nothing of substance. What did the 60 Minutes story do for the IT industry? It made Symantec look like they could not effectively...


March 31, 2009  3:32 PM

Simple Conficker Scanner tool released – find the infected machines



Posted by: Troy Tate
anti-virus, antivirus, Conficker, detection, diagnostic tools, honeynet, ms08-067, patches, scanning, vulnerability, vulnerability scanning

A Simple Conficker Scanner (SCS) tool has been released by members of the Honeynet Project. This tool can be run under linux or Windows. It runs a...


March 27, 2009  12:52 PM

The Conficker Analysis – are you ready for April 1?



Posted by: Troy Tate
asset management, Conficker, Microsoft patch, Microsoft updates, patch, patches, patching, updates, worm

There is a feeling in the infosec community that Conficker may change its behavior April 1 and wreak havoc. Headlines have included: ComputerWorld: Conficker's next move a mystery to...

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January 9, 2009  4:38 PM

PROTOCOL analysis vs protocol analysis (with a small p)



Posted by: Troy Tate
Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, network monitor, OSI model, patches, protocol analysis, SMTP, tcp, wireshark

Recently we had an issue at a site where outbound messages larger than 1MB were backing up in the outbound message queue. The messages were tagged with a 421 4.4.2 Connection dropped error. This was a puzzling issue since the smart relay host was on the local LAN, and in fact, on...


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