• Information security questions

    Hi everyone, I am new to this field as a 2nd career, previously was in mfg. engineering for a lot of years. Need some help with the following questions for a class I am taking. Need to get feedback with professionals in the field to determine what issues they think are important for information...

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  • Data vs. perimeter vs. network security

    A short time ago, author Wes Noonan wrote some tips for SearchWindowsSecurity.com about deperimeterization. He explained how security is always pitted against business needs, and perimeters have become porous because businesses require traffic from SMTP, HTTP or VPNs to pass through the firewall....

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  • ChoicePoint CISO says breach not an information security issue

    The CISO of ChoicePoint says the theft of private information on 145,000 from its databases isn't an information security issue because conmen used fraud, not hacking tools or techniques, to get the information. Anyone agree with that? Check it out:...

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  • How to generate a listing of security information of Win 2003 server folders

    Does somebody know if there is a way to query the Directory database to obtain a listing that includes security and other settings (shares, permissions, etc) of all folders and subfolders of a machine running Win 2003 Server ? Any help or comment will be appreciated.

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  • Front-End Reporting Tools for Secure Web Service Application with MS-SQL server-2

    Hi... We are a Cdn Govt agency involved in Satellite Operations with a commercial partner based across the country. We will need to build/buy a small secure web service application for reporting purposes that will require minimal IT expertise to build or maintain, and will deliver maximum...

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  • RUNAS error: Unable to acquire user password

    I am trying to write a VBScript that will use local admin rights to run another script. However, for some reason I can't get the RUNAS command to take the password. I am including my script below: set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") WshShell.Run ("%comspec% /k RUNAS...

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  • Monitor Internet bandwidth

    Good day, We are using Windows 2000 Small Business Server in our organization with Exchange, DNS and ISA server configured. 1. I want to monitor the internet usage by the users. 2. I want to take a report on monthly or daily basis how much MB/GB utilized by each user. Thanks for your reply in...

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  • Auditor prohibited from using Yahoo mail or other research need for the company

    In our company, the IT department set some policies to be able to control accessing inappropriate sites and other illegal sites. As an auditor, are we exempt from their policies because even accessing Yahoo mail is banned? There are times we need to research needed by the Top Management but we...

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  • Group policy: Restricting users from accessing control panel

    I want to restrict users from accessing control panel from their workstation. How can I do that?

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  • Block IE or Internet access with group policy

    Is there any way to block Internet access with group policy? I am setting permissions for some of the machines locally to only allow certain users access to the IE executable, but that is a pain in the butt. I have: Win2k3 single domain with 2 DC's approx 50 XP Pro workstations. I'm guessing this...

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  • Developing an antivirus (efficient):for Windows:Using VC++

    I am working on a Project for making an antivirus.I have 2 other project parteners. But we don't have an guidance on how to develop the antivirus.Plz give me any relevent Information on this subject.(like components of AV,Algorithms(efficient),methods,general detection & removal of virus).(Also...

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  • Developing an antivirus (efficient):for Windows:Using VC++-2

    I am working on a Project for making an antivirus.I have 2 other project parteners. But we don't have an guidance on how to develop the antivirus.Plz give me any relevent Information on this subject.(like components of AV,Algorithms(efficient),methods,general dection & removal of virus).(Also...

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  • Internet Explorer vs. Firefox

    Hello, I'm the Assistant Editor on SearchWindowsSecurity.com. I'm looking to start a discussion about what browser people are using and why. Also, is anyone considering switching from IE to Firefox, or are your plans to stay with IE? Here's some food for thought... As of Feb. 2005, an estimated 35...

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  • Active Dir. Web Based Password Reset Tool?

    We run a native 2003 Active Directory. We have many remote users who have an AD account (without an Exchange account). Quite often we get emailed from users who are requesting password resets, or account unlocks (since we have a 5-try account lockout policy in effect on the domain). Obviously,...

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  • Application Access Control Management

    Is there an enterprise wide software management program that can manage access to our web-based applications, vendor specific programs located thru out the entire company, and our MS applications, including MS Outlook? In other words, we would like to control all of the various software programs...

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  • ID Theft and National Security

    If it turns out, as I believe, that enemies of the United States are behind a lot of the major ID thefts in the US, that would mean that a lot of money is going to our enemies. Can we therefore surmise that those who mishandle our identity information, by means of their poor stewardship of our...

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  • Network Connection Freezes

    For some reason, at random, among 20 PCs on my network, in the morning or during the day, the network connection stops responding for both intranet and internet communications. The only solution thus far is to remove the NIC from the Device Manager, reboot the PC, and let Windows XP Pro find the...

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  • Best practices involving admin rights for user on user system

    We are currently in the middle of figuring out the approach we are going to take in regard to a user having admin rights on their system. Typcially we set up a new user as an administrator on their system when they are logged into the domain. They don't have a local admin account on the system,...

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  • Found Trojan.ByteVerify on my computer

    Hi All, Symantec recently discovered Trojan.ByteVerify on my computer. I run system checks weekly and am always cautious about the e-mails I open, the web sites I go to and what I click on, so I was pretty surprised to find I had a Trojan. It was quarantined and removed, but I'm worried about what...

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  • Proxy settings in IE – online vs. offline

    Hello: Does anyone know of a way to script (perhaps in a login script) the addition of IE proxy settings, and then disable these same settings using a logoff script? This is for my mobile users. On the LAN I need then to use my proxy server, but if the proxy settings are still in place when they...

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