server

Wed
05
Jan
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New Windows Exploit Opens Door to Total System Takeover

Microsoft has confirmed that a zero-day vulnerability exists in Windows XP, Vista, as well as Server 2003 and Server 2008. The bug, which first emerged in mid-December 2010, has evolved since the exploit was posted publicly. The bug was first ... discussed on December 15 at a security conference in South Korea. Since no one had yet exploited the vulnerability, there was not significant cause for concern. That's changed now that researcher Joshua Drake has released an exploit module via open-source penetration testing project, Metasploit. Exploit Opens Door to Total System Takeover Metasploit has ... (view more)

Fri
10
Sep
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Another Big Microsoft Patch Tuesday Due Next Week

Microsoft is preparing another large Patch Tuesday security release this month, issuing nine bulletins that address a total of thirteen vulnerabilities. These patches target flaws affecting the Windows operating system (OS), Internet Information ... Services, and popular business suite Microsoft Office. Importantly, four of the nine bulletins have been designated "critical," Microsoft's most serious rating. The other five are all marked "important" by the company's Security Response Center blog, Microsoft's second-highest rating. Windows XP Users Most At-Risk All three of the Redmond-based firm's ... (view more)

Tue
27
Jul
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Dell Warns of Malware-Riddled Motherboards

Dell has agreed to replace computer equipment that shipped with a data-stealing virus. The company is hoping to deal with the issue before any users suffer at the hand of criminals. Unlike most hacking attempts, which rely on accessing a victim's ... machine through an Internet connection, this incident brought up the possibility of whether or not malicious software was in fact being physically installed on machines at the factory. The issue only involves replacement parts for servers, however. These replacement parts are for computers that are primarily used to host websites and, in business ... (view more)

Tue
15
Jun
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Microsoft Outraged over XP Flaw Disclosure

Microsoft recent criticized Google for publicly disclosing a remote code execution vulnerability affecting Windows XP and Server 2003. The problem was first reported to Microsoft on June 5th, but most of the world knew about it only four days later. ... This did not sit well with Microsoft, as the company believes that they were ousted before any meaningful repairs could be made to combat the issue. Worse yet, the company believes that revealing the situation to the public could have put users in danger. Windows XP, 2003 Consumers At Risk In an emotionally-charged rebuttal, Microsoft spokesperson ... (view more)

Fri
19
Mar
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'Server Monitor', and 'GPU-Z'

Server Monitor Server Monitor monitors network connectivity to servers and reports downtime, network connection dropouts and high packet loss. This is a handy utility for any network administrator who wants to know when servers are offline and to ... minimize downtime. http://www.roadkil.net GPU-Z Similar to CPU-Z (also known as CPUid), GPU-Z is a lightweight utility designed to give you lots of information about your video card and GPU (graphics processing unit). http://www.techpowerup.com Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City, in partnership ... (view more)

Wed
17
Feb
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Microsoft's Hotmail Back Online After Tuesday Outage

Critics this morning are wondering what impact an outage of Microsoft's Hotmail email service will have on consumers, who are increasingly leaning towards Google's Gmail and Yahoo! Mail. According to reports, yesterday at about 12:30pm Eastern Time, ... or 9:30am Pacific Time, Microsoft's Hotmail email service and the Windows Live Messenger instant messaging program both stopped working. Many users were barred from entering into their Hotmail or Messenger accounts, and at this time it's not 100 per cent clear what was behind the outage. Some initial reactions to the news included fears that the ... (view more)

Fri
08
Jan
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'Jumplist Launcher', and 'The Mammoth Dedicated Server Guide'

Jumplist Launcher The Windows 7 jumplists, which appear when you right-click on an any program pinned to the taskbar, help improve workflow. Unfortunately, if you want to combine multiple programs in one icon, you're toast. Here's where Jumplist ... Launcher comes to the rescue: it lets you add up to 60 programs or files within self-defined groups inside a jumplist. http://en.www.ali.dj The Mammoth Dedicated Server Guide In order to give game developers and publishers a starting point, Mammoth ISP has created The Mammoth Dedicated Server Guide. This document provides high-level information about ... (view more)

Thu
31
Dec
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'Context-Sensitive Spelling Checker', and 'NTP Time Server'

Context-Sensitive Spelling Checker Context-Sensitive Spelling Checker (csSpell) is a spelling checker that examines words and their context to detect potential misspellings instead of using a spelling dictionary. csSpell can scan plain text files; ... files that contain non-text elements such as SGML, HTML, or XML tags; and even files that contain program code. http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com NTP Time Server This utility will set up a NTP time location for a Windows 2003 Server. You can run this against any remote server you have admin access to without having to be on it or remote-controlling it. ... (view more)

Mon
12
Oct
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Sidekick Cloud Computing Data Lost, MS to Blame

Users of the Sidekick range of smartphones have been warned that technical problems may mean some of the data they stored on the device has been permanently lost. The story follows a period of around a week during which no users of the device were ... able to access any data services. The phones are carried by the T-Mobile network in the US, and are produced by Danger, now a subsidiary of Microsoft. One of the key aspects of the devices are that they work on cloud computing , meaning most data is stored remotely at a Microsoft owned server rather than on the device. In theory this make for a ... (view more)

Fri
04
Sep
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'Hyper-V Server 2008 R2', and 'Window Layout Manager'

Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is an optimized virtualization (virtual PC) solution that allows you to run more than one operating system on your PC at once. With the addition of new features such as live migration and ... expanded processor and memory support for host systems, Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 allows organizations to consolidate workloads onto a single physical server and is a good solution for organizations who are consolidating servers. http://www.microsoft.com Window Layout Manager Window Layout Manager is a program that allows the management of various layouts ... (view more)

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