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    Dvorak on patching

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    John Dvorak has a rant on patching and the state of IE that has a statement that is somewhat misleading in my opinion. In speaking of the announcement this week of 10 security updates for Windows and IE, Dvorak said: It would be nice if there were more...
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    Think when using public terminals

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    This story from the Associated Press is good reason for anyone who uses a public computer regularly to take notice. It notes the recent beta release of the Google Desktop Search program, and the fact that on shared computers it has the potential to expose...
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    Password Memorability

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    My good friend, Anil , has some interesting observations on passwords, our capacity to remember them, and validation. But as I've noted before , validation and password complexity, even using mnemonics to make them easier to remember, doesn't always serve...
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    UPDATED: Information on reported ASP.NET vulnerability

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    Recently, Microsoft received information about a vulnerability in ASP.NET. The ASP.NET team has been working hard to confirm and identify the scope of this vulnerability, and Microsoft has posted the following page containing information about the vulnerability...
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    Security Resources

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    Tools Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) http://www.microsoft.com/mbsa Use this tool to identify common security misconfigurations and missing security updates. MBSA runs on the Windows Server™ 2003, Windows® 2000, and Windows XP operating systems...
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    Free Full-day Developer Security class - Washington, DC

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    Microsoft Security Guidance Training for Developers This one-day instructor-led clinic provides students with knowledge and skills essential for the creation of applications with enhanced security. Students will learn about the need for implementing security...
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    Security for home users

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    Do you have friends or relatives who need help with security, but who don't have your level of computer savvy? Would you like to provide them with a resource for their security questions other than your email address? Well, here's your chance. Microsoft...
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    Chris Kinsman on Team Development

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    The Capital Area .NET user group will be featuring Chris Kinsman this month, talking about team development. Chris is a terrific speaker, and often appears at conferences like VSLive!, so you should definitely take advantage of the opportunity to see...
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    ISV Community Days

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    My colleague Stan Spotts recently blogged about the recent ISV Community Days events in Arlington, VA and Philadelphia, PA. As Stan notes, more events are coming, this time built around enhancing applications with Windows Server 2003. You can see the...
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    Patterns & Practices Summit

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    Spending the day in the star-studded Patterns & Practices summit at our local Microsoft Technology Center here in Reston, VA. So far, it's been excellent, and makes me really bummed that I'm only able to be here for the first day (of three), as I...
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    Security Resources

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    I just posted a new article containing a list of available online security resources from Microsoft. It's not the end-all, be-all list of security URLs, but it does contain a large number of resources, some of which you may already be familiar with, and...
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    It's not technical, but...

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    ...it's simply too good not to blog. NOAA tell us why it would be a bad idea to try nuking a hurricane: http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/C5c.html I'm not surprised that someone, somewhere out there thinks it would be a good idea...I'm just amused that...
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    More on Chris Kinsman

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    Chris Kinsman presented Tuesday night at the Capital Area .NET User Group on team development, covering both current tools and technologies, as well as Visual Studio Team System. Chris discussed everything from setting up the development environment,...
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