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  • domain generation algorithm (DGA)

    A domain generation algorithm or DGA is a computer program used to create domain names, typically for the purpose of propagating remotely controlled Web-based malware.

  • Use Group Policy to control Windows 8 Store access

    One Windows 8 component that can be especially problematic for IT administrators is the Windows Store. Enterprises want to maintain a consistent desktop configuration in order to reduce management and support costs. Enabling users to download and...

  • For missing GPO settings, check the Winlogon component

    A Windows client computer that is joined to a domain might not receive all Group Policy settings configured at an Active Directory domain. As a result, some endpoints might not apply the missing Group Policy Object settings, but Winlogon can help...

  • domain fluxing

    Domain fluxing is a technique used by botnet operators for their command-and-control infrastructures to avoid detection by security technologies and researchers attempting to shut their botnets down.

  • Fast moving Microsoft Windows 8.1 update train railroads IT

    Microsoft's faster Windows 8.1 updates place an enormous burden on large IT shops, where administrators must update Windows clients and servers together but don't have time to test the rollouts properly.

    In addition, Windows 8.1 users...

  • Nominet makes .uk web domains generally available

    UK domain registry Nominet rolls out .uk web domains with a campaign for domain owners to switch to the shorter designation

  • Five Windows Sysinternals utilities can aid in desktop troubleshooting

    BgInfo can help anyone who needs to keep track of a lot of systems -- physical or virtual. This simple utility replaces the desktop wallpaper with detailed information about...

  • More Mac OS tips may remind desktop admins of Windows functions

    The Mac OS is on a small but significant number of desktops in the enterprise, and Macs are more common in education and where graphics-intensive applications are used. IT administrators who may be familiar with only Windows desktops have nothing...

  • Where will XP stalwarts go after the end of Windows XP support?

    The end of official Windows XP support is not all bad news. Microsoft plans to provide signature updates for its anti-malware application for another year or so. But support for the operating system itself is going away, and enterprise desktops...

  • Ensure compliance with Windows BitLocker encryption using MBAM 2.0

    In my previous article on Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring, we looked at how MBAM can help with...

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