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May, 2010

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May 27, 2010  3:47 PM

Interesting Java Issue Pops Up

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If you read this blog, you know I not only think highly of the various Secunia software monitoring products available — I use Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) for my personal machines, and recommend the Secunia Corporate Software Inspector (CSI) for workplace use — I also use and work...

May 25, 2010  1:32 PM

New Nitro PDF Knocks Your Socks Off

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How often does life hand you an opportunity you’d jump on hard, with both feet, if given the opportunity to do so? For me—and I suspect for most of us--the answer to that question has to be “Not very often.” That’s why I found myself at first pleasantly surprised last week, then...


May 24, 2010  10:49 PM

Holding Up the Third Leg of the Tripod: Physical Security

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Information security experts like to talk about a metaphorical three-legged security model called the security tripod, or more simply, the tripod. In this model, one leg comes from perimeter security, which addresses the barrier and safeguards used to protect the boundary between internal and...


May 20, 2010  5:00 PM

Check Out Dual Boot Pro to Manage Win7 BCD Stuff

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It's been well over a year now since I started grabbing various Windows 7 release candidates, and most of  my machines got their initial RTM installs in August, 2009, when MSDN made the RTM available two full months before the official release of Windows 7 in late October. I've recently noticed...


May 17, 2010  2:46 PM

MS Office 2010 Ships June 15, Beta Still Available

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Look around the technology news landscape these days, and you'll see much of it in the clouds — or rather, making much of the importance, dominance, or < insert your own superlative here > for cloud computing of some kind. Even the mainstay of individual work in the enterprise, the...


May 14, 2010  4:45 PM

When Win7 SP1 Comes, XP Downgrade Goes Bye-Bye…For Some

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Sources that include TechARP and InfoWorld have been among the sites that continue to cover...


May 13, 2010  2:45 PM

PC Tools Anti-Malware Products Continue to Excel

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Over the past 5 years. since the publication of my 2005 book The PC Magazine Guide to Fighting Spyware, Viruses, and Malware, I've been following the rise and fall of numerous anti-virus and anti-spyware software packages with great interest and attention. In that period...


May 12, 2010  3:16 PM

Beware the TDSS Rootkit Removal Tool!!!

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In the latest (May 2010) issue of Virus Bulletin, I read Alisa Shevchencko's story "TDSS Infections - Quarterly Report" with some interest and a lively appreciation of the TDSS rootkit malware and infections over the past year. Upon...


May 11, 2010  1:51 PM

BitDefender Detects Trojan In Fake Win7 Upgrade Advisor

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An imposter version of the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor is being offered in e-mail messages on the Internet, says security software vendor BitDefender, which has...


May 4, 2010  1:50 PM

Blogging Gets Back to Normal

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Those of you who notice such things will recognize that my blogging frequency decreased dramatically over the past 5 months, culminating with my lightest month ever in April. It’s for the best reasons: I’ve been insanely busy with a big consulting project and also appeared as an expert witness...


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