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  • When to use (or not use) Windows Firewall

    In this excerpt from Mark Minasi's newest book, Mastering Windows Server 2003 Upgrade Edition for SP1 and R2, he explains when to use (or not to use) Windows Firewall. Should you use WF if you are already using a software firewall or a ...  Continue Reading

  • Windows Firewall Basics

    Mark Minasi is a best-selling author, commentator and all-around alpha geek. Mark is best known for his books in the Mastering Windows series. The following excerpt is from chapter eight of his newest book, Mastering Windows Server 2003 Upgrade ...  Continue Reading

  • Patch management: Are off-cycle, third-party patches trustworthy?

    Often, waiting for Microsoft to release a patch is a bother. One solution is to fix these vulnerabilities with off-cycle, third-party patches. But off-cycle patches are not without their own risks. Brien Posey describes potential problems from ...  Continue Reading

  • Debunking the "Blue Pill" Vulnerability Theory

    In the weeks since Black Hat, the "Blue Pill" vulnerability demonstration continues to raise concerns about the security of Windows Vista. But is this something Windows admins should be alarmed about? Jonathan Hassell lays out the facts about the ...  Continue Reading

  • Evolution of the VML flaw

    Since the beginning of 2006, IE and other Web applications have certainly received their share of time in the patching spotlight. Almost like clockwork, Microsoft's monthly patch release features a fix for their Web browser or some other ...  Continue Reading

  • Malware Glossary

    Malware is everywhere these days. In every email or IM and around every corner of the Internet is a new type of virus, worm or vulnerability, and you need to know exactly what you're up against. With this malware glossary, you can get up to speed on...  Continue Reading

  • Windows Hardening Expert Advice

    Recently, Windows hardening expert Jonathan Hassell answered a series of questions on topics ranging from Internet Explorer security to Windows Firewall to Group Policy. Read his  Continue Reading

  • Patch Management Toolbox

    Even though Patch Tuesday only comes once a month, keeping up with the latest security fixes is no easy task. A patch is designed to be a quick fix, but implementing and managing these patches can prove to be quite time consuming, if not practically...  Continue Reading

  • Patching Windows servers

    Patch management usually implies managing the updates of numerous client machines, but patching servers can be much more complicated -- even though there are usually fewer to patch. Contributor Serdar Yegulalp suggests some ways to ease the pain of ...  Continue Reading

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