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  • The Privacy and Security Implications of Misusing Technology

    If you haven’t already heard of Carrier IQ, you need to do some serious web searching, as they are swiftly becoming the new name in technology misuse on a massive scale. Over 6 years ago, Sony installed a rootkit with their music software in the name of Digital Rights Management.  On some level, they have never recovered from the consumer ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 30, 2011
  • Vendor Patch Management Support

    ComputerWorld has a very interesting article this week that talks about how immature Oracle's patch management program for customers is, compare to Microsoft's. As the following quote indicates, there are things that vendors should be doing to provide their Enterprise and SMB customers with the necessary tools and information to keep their ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on March 14, 2008
  • Needless Vendor Bashing -- by Vendors

    In today's story of immense irony, we find a vendor taking time to bash another vendor for a security flaw, only to have diligent 3rd parties point out that the flaw exists for the bashing vendor as well. What a waste of time.  If folks would focus more on the issues they need to address, and less on showmanship and one-up-manship, they ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on July 24, 2007
  • Windows 2003 SP2 Oddities

    The Second Service Pack for Windows 2003 (both x86 and x64 editions) and for XP Professional, x64 Edition was released without much fanfare a week ago.  There was initially some controversy in the Release Notes which suggested that one would need to uninstall IE7 prior to running the update, and then reinstall it, but that was cleared up ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on March 19, 2007
  • Process Monitor v1.0

    Process Monitor v1.0: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/processesandthreads/processmonitor.mspx Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. It combines the features of two legacy Sysinternals utilities, Filemon and Regmon, and adds an ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 8, 2006
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