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Windows - The Most Secure OS
Symantec found that Microsoft Windows is the most secure operating system. This is based on the number of patches found and the time to patch them. Microsoft Windows Red Hat Linux Apple Mac OS X Hewlett Packard HP-UX Sun Solaris Despite the latest TV ads ridiculing the security in Vista with a Matrix-like Agent playing the UAC in Vista, Apple (QuoteChart-->) has nothing to brag about. Symantec found 43 vulnerabilities in Mac OS X and a 66 day turnaround on fixes. Surprise, Microsoft Listed as Most ......

Posted On Thursday, March 22, 2007 9:03 PM

New Storm Worm Spreading Via Blog Posts
Heads up GWB posters and readers. Keep an eye on your posts and comments. When a user with an infected system visits a bulletin board or posts to a blog, the worm inserts a malware into his or her comments. The line asks readers to look at a fun video and contains a link leading to a Web site where the malware is waiting to reinfect more users. Read New Storm Worm Spreading Via Blog Posts ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 28, 2007 10:40 AM

OpenID control for ASP.NET
What is OpenID? OpenID is an open, decentralized, free framework for user-centric digital identity. How do you implement it in ASP.NET? Add references. Add two lines of code. Get the ASP.NET control and library here ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 27, 2007 12:58 PM

5 Most Common Passwords

The movie Hackers claimed the most used passwords were password, God and secret.  Looks like they only got one right.

Here are the top 5 passwords according to Counterpane Internet Security:

  1. password1
  2. abc123
  3. myspace1
  4. password
  5. blink182

3 and 5 really surprised me.

Source: Net users picking safer passwords

Posted On Tuesday, February 27, 2007 8:29 AM

Portable AntiVirus (Clamwin)

Clamwin anti-virus software has been made portable and added to PortableApps.com.

Posted On Sunday, April 23, 2006 4:25 PM

EncryptingCookieDatawithASPNET

Cookies can provide a real convenience to both visitors and programmers of a Web-based application. However, cookies are problematic from a security point of view for two reasons. First, unless your site uses SSL, cookie data is passed in the clear in the header of both the HTTP request and response. That means anyone who is clever enough to sniff packets on a particular port of a particular IP address can read cookie data as plain as day. The second problem is that cookie data is stored in n

Posted On Tuesday, April 18, 2006 9:32 AM

Why Windows Defender?

This way they have the option of tossing anti-virus in if the paid anti-virus service they have does not pay off.

Posted On Tuesday, February 21, 2006 7:09 AM

KeePass

I just started using KeePass with my USB drive and so far I really like it. My favorite feature is the Global AutoType.

Posted On Friday, February 3, 2006 9:15 AM

You Have Two Days To Update Your Anti-Virus Software

When the worm activates, it destroys all Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, ZIP and PSD files on all available drives.

Posted On Wednesday, February 1, 2006 9:52 AM

Internet Explorer is more secure than FireFox

The firm said that during the first six months of 2005, 25 vulnerabilities were discovered in Mozilla browsers like Firefox, 18 of which were rated as severe. Microsoft Internet Explorer, on the other hand, had just 13, of which 8 were considered severe.

Posted On Tuesday, September 20, 2005 10:51 AM

The Six Dumbest Ideas in Computer Security

Let me introduce you to the six dumbest ideas in computer security. What are they? They're the anti-good ideas.

Posted On Monday, September 12, 2005 7:32 AM

McAfee and Microsoft Warn About ASP.NET Forms Authentication

McAfee published a whitepaper that helps developers understand how to better protect against replay attacks in applications based on ASP.NET. Microsoft also issued an article about the problem, which pertains to forms authentication.

Posted On Thursday, September 8, 2005 7:00 AM

Windows XP With No Firewall or Anti-Virus

Want to know what a Windows XP PC connected to the internet looks like without a firewall or anti-virus.

Posted On Thursday, September 8, 2005 6:40 AM

Hogwart Security

In the latest Harry Potter book, we see Hogwarts implementing security precautions in order to safeguard its students and faculty.

Posted On Wednesday, September 7, 2005 7:14 AM

Is Your Firewall Leaking?

If you are relying on the Windows firewall, then yes it is. Microsoft has released a new patch, download it now.

Posted On Wednesday, September 7, 2005 7:10 AM

Consumers Report AntiSpyware is #1

Yup, Microsoft took first place with it's AntiSpyware product by a fairly well respected magazine, Consumer Reports.

Posted On Friday, September 2, 2005 7:22 AM

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