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 […]
August 28, 2006

Vista is getting closer

According to some reports, the latest build of Vista released to testers displayed improved stability and performance, and looking like it will make the holiday season without issue.  A […]
October 3, 2006

Vista vs the World

Or, perhaps I should say Microsoft vs Security providers in the Windows space? What I’m talking about eWeek’s report that discloses McAfee’s complaint that Microsoft has made it […]
October 5, 2006

Minor System Upgrade

I was forced to upgrade one of my systems this week because the motherboard (or CPU) died.  Rather than mess around trying to figure out which specific component […]
October 6, 2006

Vista vs the Security Vendors

Otherwise known as Vista vs the Selfish Security Vendors: Part Two… Here’s a follow-up to my earlier Vista vs the World post, where I noted I greatly preferred a […]
October 18, 2006

Microsoft makes Vista concessions

Otherwise known as Vista vs the EU and the World: Part Three… Here’s a follow-up to my earlier Vista vs the World and Vista vs the Security Vendors posts, where I […]
October 19, 2006

Apple Just Doesn’t Get It…

On Tuesday, Apple Computer company had an issue where a Windows-based virus was shipped on a select number of iPods, and rather than accepting blame for a […]
October 30, 2006

SysInternals Site Migration

Looks like the SysInternals Website is preparing for a Site Migration, having been acquired by Microsoft in mid 2006. I can only hope that it retains the same level of […]
November 2, 2006

Microsoft and Novell: The Odd Couple

The tech news is all abuzz about the announcement that Microsoft and Novell are working together on product integration, including integration between Windows and Linux technologies. Several people […]
November 2, 2006

Microsoft Updates Vista Licensing — Again

As expected, Microsoft has softened a key element of Vista licensing, enabling (more like re-enabling, if you think about it) users to transfer their retail license from one system […]
November 3, 2006

Get Your Recent Microsoft Releases

Yeah, we’re still waiting on Vista and Longhorn, but Microsoft has already starting releasing some other applications since October. Step right up and get your dose of new products: […]
November 8, 2006

Vista: Here it comes…

Or rather, there it goes — off to manufacturing. It will be very interesting to see how stable Windows Vista is in real-world deployments, but it is certainly is […]
November 12, 2006

Recent Home Network Woes…

The annual upgrade plans for my home network have to be accelerated somewhat due to a couple of system failures I have experienced over the past few months. […]