Enabling Digital Society

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    Bitlocker Broken/Cracked… NOT!

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    Ok, I’ve been trying to keep my cool on this whole thing but enough is enough. A few days ago ars technica ran a hype-story called “First commercial tool to crack BitLocker arrives” (no, I’m not going to link to it because they don’t deserve the traffic...
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    Travel Woes.

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    You know if you travel a lot, the law of averages says that you have a higher chance of things going wrong on a trip. For example, getting a bag lost or a missed flight. Well that happened to me yesterday. I was on my way up to Brissie. My flight from...
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    Trusting Web 2.0 – NOT!

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    Yesterday, I did a presentation at a customer site for their lunch time security talks. It was about Web 2.0 and protecting yourself online. One of the things I mentioned in my talk was how much people are trusting, blindly, what they see on the social...
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    Firefox leads IE...in vulnerabilities

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    I was reading through the Cenzic Web Application Security Trends Report for Q1/Q2 2009 . Very interesting results. Now, I define interesting a bit differently. People LOVE to throw mud at Microsoft. They think we are the only company who has vulnerabilities...
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    Wow, Canberra Centre goes High Tech Parking

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    Well, Canberra isn’t exactly a huge city, and because of that, well that and the fact that it’s populated by politicians who go home on the weekends, it tends to lag behind in tech and modern conveniences.  Today when I met Jeffa36 at the Canberra...
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    You can’t hide from Shodan

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    I was looking for cool security stuff on the Internet as I do, and I came across this story The Futility of Security By Obscurity on Dark Reading that pointed me to this online search engine called Shodan created by John Matherly . Shodan is an online...
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    Strange Office 2010 Blog Posting

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    Well, I posted the previous one from OneNote/Word after a lot of messing around with the picture settings. After following documentation red herrings I discovered that I had to supply my own picture hosting service. I had to do this because the MSDN blogs...
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    OneNote as a Blog Writer

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    I've decided to use OneNote as my blog writing tool as I work with OneNote almost daily. It's an easy way to paste thoughts from what I'm working on into blog posts. With any luck, OneNote will be my one stop editor for just about everything except code...
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    From OneNote

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    I've been working through all the new features of Office 2010 and discovered that I can blog from OneNote…. Now THAT is a feature I can abuse. Of course, it means I have to have time to actually post to my blog more. Although with any luck, that will...
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    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM is Official

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    Well the moment we’ve been waiting for is here. Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2 has officially been released to manufacturing. That means we’re now just waiting for the packaging machines. Brandon LeBlanc posted a video about the RTM and sign-off process in...
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    Tech Ed Security Track News

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    Hi Gang, Well things are lining up nicely for Tech Ed AU/NZ 09. I was finally able to finalise the security track. This year one of our highlight speakers is Michael Howard . Michael will be running two sessions on the SDL for us and a special 1/2 day...
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    Security Features vs Security Bugs

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    Several times when I've been talking with customers about implementing an SDL, or what they should be doing to secure their in-house developed applications, I get asked a similar branch of questions. · Why do we need to review the design if we review...
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    Finally, answers on the Web – Bing

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    Bing and the world Bing’s with you, Search and you Google alone… I must admit I wasn’t a real huge fan of the search results that I got with Live. But I think someone was listening. We introduced Bing to the world and I have to tell ya, it’s all it’s...
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    Security Camp Oz on Again!

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    Hello everyone! Well Security Camp Oz is on once again this year. After a bit of a break due to well, chaos, we’re all ready to go again. If you’d like to attend, check out the new web site at http://www.securitycampoz.com and submit your registration...
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    Tech Ed AU/NZ Call for content – Security Track

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                      The Tech•Ed 2009 season kicks off next week in LA, and the show comes to Australia and New Zealand in mid-September. We’ve just opened the Call for Content tool so now’s the time to submit...
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    Stop Looking At Me You’re Invading My Privacy!

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    NOTE: The views and opinions expressed herein in no way reflect those of my employer or colleagues. They are all my own and I take responsibility for them. I read a little article recently about a guy name Rob Spence in Canada who plans to install a camera...
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    Bitlocker To go

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    Well with Windows 7 coming up, there’s been a bit of talk around Bitlocker To Go.(BTG) BTG is essentially Bitlocker for external drives. It’s full volume encryption for all your USB drives. Jeffa and I have been talking about it quite a bit recently...
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    Toolbar with Trojan sauce

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    Recently I’ve been giving presentations at the Canberra Security Interchange Group meetings about hacking, Web 2.0 and other security things.  The last one was an introduction on rootkits. I’m pleased to say that the interest was high so I’ll be...
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    The Storm is Rising

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    Catchy title huh? But what do I mean by that. Hackers take advantage of this kind of chaos, are you ready? You know when your grandma told you to save your pennies for a rainy day, well the rain is here…a lot of it. In case you hadn’t noticed, a large...
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    Get Well Steve J.

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    All kidding and competition aside, Steve Jobs is a pioneer in the industry. Finding a niche that created a strong fan-base among Apple consumers. Get Well Soon. http://money.cnn.com/2009/01/14/technology/apple_jobs/index.htm
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    Conficker Removal with MSRT

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    1. Symptoms to help you determine if you are infected · Account lockout policies are being tripped · Domain Controllers are being hammered · Network congestion · Sluggish Client Behavior 2. Steps to help you recover Patch and clean ...
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    Manual removal of Conficker

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    Conficker Clean batch file including MSRT ================================ Microsoft support has created a simple batch file, ConfickerClean.txt , that can be used to help removal of the malware on workstations and remediate some of the collateral damage...
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    Against the Clueless

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    A while ago I went with a work colleague of mine when he presented at a user group meeting.  To cut to the chase, there was a Mac bigot there. Of course, as all Mac fanboys, he felt he had to attack us because we work for Microsoft.  Now I'm...
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    Guest appearance of...ME

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    For some of out Tech Ed Promotion. Jeff Alexander has recorded some Vodcasts/VideoBlogs/Etc.  He did save the best for last of course. Which means that he posted his interview with Me at: http://blogs.technet.com/jeffa36/archive/2008/08/31/teched...
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    Tech Ed 08 Ultimate Expert!!

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    This year, we’re going to have a competition to find The Ultimate Expert , winner will score the v/cool HP TouchSmart IQ505a . We’ll also give away some HP iPAQ Travel Companions along the way. However, if you ask me, the real prize is being...
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