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  • October 23, 2004 23 Oct'04

    Eight strategies for securing Windows vulnerabilities

    This excerpt from "The administrator shortcut guide to patch management" provides eight strategies you can use to minimize the expose to dangerous security flaws.

  • October 22, 2004 22 Oct'04

    Keep software patched

    This excerpt from "The administrator shortcut guide to patch management" provides some final thoughts on good patching practices for server and network administrators.

  • October 22, 2004 22 Oct'04

    Use antivirus software

    This excerpt from "The administrator shortcut guide to patch management" highlights the most common virus-targeted file types.

  • October 22, 2004 22 Oct'04

    Always perform and verify backups

    This excerpt from "The administrator shortcut guide to patch management" describes why it is important to always perform and verify backups of your data.

  • October 22, 2004 22 Oct'04

    Additonal reasons why patching is important

    This excerpt from "The administrator shortcut guide to patch management" explains the cost of having poor security and the benefits of fitting patching into your overall security.

  • October 08, 2004 08 Oct'04

    On hiring a virus writer

    I have to admit that I'm happy that a previously unknown firewall company hired the author of the Sasser and Netsky worms. While many people are outraged, as they should be, there are a few things that have been brought to the forefront that ...

  • October 05, 2004 05 Oct'04

    Schneier: Security outsourcing widespread by 2010

    In the second of a two-part interview, security luminary Bruce Schneier predicts rise in security outsourcing and talks about the strengths and weaknesses of security blogs.

  • September 27, 2004 27 Sep'04

    AV products mixed on detecting new malicious .jpg files

    An automated kit to aid in generating exploits for Microsoft's recently announced .jpg vulnerability is now widely available.

  • September 22, 2004 22 Sep'04

    Security threats growing increasingly malicious

    Microsoft executive Mike Nash and a panel of security experts zone in on where IT professionals need to direct their attention to protect enterprise systems.

  • September 22, 2004 22 Sep'04

    MBSA: Revisiting an old friend

    With the release of a new version of the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer, it's a good time to outline the features of this little-known tool, according to a security expert.

  • September 21, 2004 21 Sep'04

    Was image vulnerability havoc or hyperbole?

    Some security experts call Microsoft's JPEG flaw a recipe for disaster attackers are ready to pounce on. Others say the threat has been hyped beyond reason.

  • September 16, 2004 16 Sep'04

    Two new Microsoft holes more complicated than deadly

    Experts describe a WordPerfect converter fix as straightforward, but a critical buffer overrun vulnerability involving .jpg images will require more work for administrators to clean up.

  • September 14, 2004 14 Sep'04

    Two security bulletins from Microsoft

    Microsoft has issued two security bulletins, one of them critical, for September.

  • September 08, 2004 08 Sep'04

    Microsoft extends life of XP SP2 download blocker

    Customers will now have more time to test the upgrade for Windows XP before it is automatically downloaded.

  • August 30, 2004 30 Aug'04

    XP SP2 to generate jump in help desk calls, study says

    A new survey finds that a majority of IT managers expect that their help desks will see a rise in support calls related to Windows XP Service Pack 2, but those managers plan to deploy the upgrade anyway.

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