April 27, 2018
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Software Updates – FileHash.exe

An update to FileHash.exe has been released as of April 18, 2018. 2018-04-18 — Version 2.3.0.430 Recent updates include the following: Added the -u (-summary) option […]
March 4, 2018

Virtual Credit Card Numbers

If your bank supports it, you would do well to consider Virtual Credit Card numbers for online purchases. I was looking around for some good articles […]
October 17, 2017

Not the best week for security protocols and technologies

The past few days have not been particularly good ones for the technology community.  First, we learned that the increasingly fragile WPA2 protocol has some glaring […]
September 25, 2017

Whose data is it, anyway?

It’s not just that we are experiencing big firms getting breached due to sheer negligence, but that no one is going to do anything about it […]
February 10, 2014

Automating Android

One of the cool things about the Android platform are the number of tools available for really extensive automation. So far, I have used the following […]
June 27, 2013

Looking forward to Windows Server 2012 R2

I was just reading the ComputerWorld article on some upcoming features of Windows Server 2012 R2, and I see some really intriguing improvements: In Windows Server 2012 […]
May 8, 2013

A look at Microsoft’s SIR v14

So…. I finally had a chance to finish reading the latest full edition of Microsoft’s latest Security Intelligence Report. There’s a lot of really good info in […]
April 30, 2013

Dueling Business Mindsets

If there is one lesson that technologists need to understand in order to be successful, it’s that business is ultimately more about people than about processor technology.  At the end […]
April 5, 2013

Enhancing My WLAN with a Meraki MR12

I finally got a chance to deploy a Meraki MR12 wireless access point. These are some sweet devices.  I wasn’t that happy with the PoE brick that […]
February 28, 2013

Wise Security Investment Approaches

A holistic approach to information security needs to address a corporate strategy for buying or building solutions. Such a strategy will have an impact on how […]
January 21, 2013

The Futility of Blaming IT

In recent years, it has become popular sport to blame information technology (IT) departments and IT leaders for failures – real or imagined – which adversely […]
January 18, 2013

Reading Between the Lines of Breach Notifications

Back in September 2012, I wrote two articles for Point2Security on how to effectively handle breach notifications: The Who of Post-Breach Communication Post-Breach Communication: The Importance […]
July 5, 2006

RSA is headed to the EMC stable…

RSA Security acquired by EMC for $2.1 billion http://searchwinit.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid1_gci1197226,00.html?track=NL-118&ad=557474 Following a slew of rumors, storage giant EMC Corp. confirmed late Thursday that it will acquire RSA […]
July 9, 2006

Adventures in Wireless Media Entertainment

I just upgraded to v0.9.56.2 of TVersity which manages the content for my wireless media player.  Around Christmas 2005, I finally obtained a wireless media player, the D-Link DSM-320. I guess […]
July 10, 2006

New Features are on the way…

I can hardly wait for the new release of Community Server — version 2.1. According to the CS Monthly Bulletin, it is expected sometime toward the end […]
July 10, 2006

Playing in the sandbox

I’ve been testing out a new utility (new to me, at least) at home called Sandboxie. It’s basically a tool that allows you to run various applications in an […]
July 12, 2006

Comparing Software Stacks: OpenSource vs .NET

Recently, eWeek conducted a comparison of software stacks: OpenSource software running on Linux, vs Microsoft’s .NET combination.   They also tested PHP, Apache and MySQL running on […]
July 13, 2006

Forrester Research on Blogging Tools

Forrester Research has recently completed a study on Blogging tools, where they rated products such as WordPress, TypePad and CommunityServer. CommunityServer came away with a decent rating, with the only complaint […]
July 18, 2006

Microsoft Buys Tools Vendor Winternals

Microsoft Buys Tools Vendor Winternals: http://www.thechannelinsider.com/article/Microsoft+Buys+Tools+Vendor+Winternals/183636_1.aspx Microsoft on July 18 announced that it has acquired Winternals Software, which provides security, recovery and management tools for enterprises […]
August 1, 2006

The wonders of Pando: Making email attachments easy

If you haven’t tried Pando yet, you really need to.  It’s currently in open beta, and is a technology for sending large attachments (as large a 1GB) to recipients […]
August 1, 2006

More CommunityServer fun…

Well, a second beta is available for CommunityServer version 2.1, and it’s looking very good.   I’m running it on my internal server at home, but I haven’t upgraded […]
August 2, 2006

Apple releases new patches for 26 security flaws across its product line

On August 1st, Apple Computer released Security Update 2006-004 to fix 26 security flaws, some of them with high exploit potential, in their product line. Here is a […]
August 2, 2006

Digital eEye releases new tools and website

The folks from Digital eEye (of Retina fame) have announced a new websiteand the release of some previously internal-only security research tools. A summary of the announcement that Marc Maiffret posted to […]
August 14, 2006

Blogging, Blogging Everywhere

Microsoft has just released a beta of their new Blogging Tool that will work with Windows Live and any of the popular blogging services.  So far, Windows Live Writer […]