Enabling Digital Society

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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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    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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    The Vicious cycle

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    In the IT Security area there seems to be this lack of belief in the old adage, It Can Happen To Anyone . Normally, before a company will get off their collective butts and do anything about their software security, they have to experience an incident...
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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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    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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    The Security Pyramid

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    Security is still one of the most prevalent problems in the IT industry. Even though we've been preaching about it for years now, it still dogs today's IT systems. I've been in many client sites to do system reviews or talk about Threat Modeling and secure...
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    Azure Access Control Service Client Patterns Part 1

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    One of the very cool features of the Windows Azure AppFabric , which is now commercially available as of the 12th of April 2010, is the Access Control service. This service provides authentication services for not only your Azure based cloud services...
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    Windows Azure in Australia! How does that change your security outlook?

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    We are bringing our world class Windows Azure data centres here to Australia. Microsoft has a long history of bringing industry leading technologies to the world. Windows Azure is no different. Today we announced that we will be adding more data centres...
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    MS Anti-Cross Site Scripting Library 1.5 Available

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    Many applications today have several common security problems. SQL Injection, poor authentication and authorization, and Cross Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities. The faster and more conssitently we can address these problems the better the security...
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    Event: Windows Azure: From Idea to Reality

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    If you are in Canberra on Thursday June 9, and are interested in the Architecture space, we have an event coming up in our office to show you how to get from hearing about Cloud, to actually deploying applications that take advantage of Cloud Computing...
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    Learning SQL Server 2012 with labs built in Windows Azure IaaS VMs

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    Hello again, Well now that the dust has settled it’s time to seriously blog again. In any event, as some of you may know I have changed roles and I’m now a Technical Evangelist for Windows Azure and SQL Server / SQL Database .  What I’ve learned...
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    Maybe Windows really is the best OS in the world.

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    All over the internet and blogshpere there are varying opinions, bordering on religious fanaticism, of which OS is the best. I obviously have my opinion too. There has been a lot of work done around trying to quantify what constitutes the best way to...
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    Regarding Cloud Security and Data Sovereignty

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    There are two primary concerns for governments and organisations in Australia when considering taking advantage of Cloud Computing. #1: Security, #2: Data Sovereignty.  While these are legitimate concerns, they are largely misunderstood and surrounded...
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    Windows Security Compliance…. Easy

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    The future of security baseline management has arrived. The new Security Compliance Manager will enable you to plan, deploy, operate, and manage your organization’s security baselines for Windows® client and server operating systems, and Microsoft applications...
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    Turning off GeoTagging for you phone photos to protect your privacy!

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    Recently there has been a video doing the rounds from YouTube on how smartphone pictures can be a privacy risk . It’s no joke. Most smart phones, have GeoTagging turned on by default for photos that you take with the phone’s camera. What this does is...
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    New features for Windows Azure Mobile Services

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    Wow, the team just released a whole new set of features for Windows Azure Mobile Services that really flesh out the back-end service capability for your iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows 8 and HTML 5 Web applications. Here’s the short list: Mobile...
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    Debian Visits Microsoft

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    Ian Murdock is going to visit Microsoft to give some presentations on Open Source projects. It is great to hear this kind of work. Here's a bit of information. The Debian Project is widely considered one of the most successful and influential...
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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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    Virtual Machine Servicing Tool (VMST) 3.0 is Live

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      Virtual Machine Servicing Tool (VMST) 3.0 – Now Available! The increasing use of virtual machines—for purposes ranging from support of older operating system environments to power savings—has created new challenges for IT. In particular, virtual...
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    Bye Bye Dial-Tone reliability

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    Ok, so this is a bit of a rant but it's been something that has been a very irritating topic for a few years now; dropped calls on mobile phones. In the not-too-distance past, we used to talk about trying to get computers to reach a point of 'Dial...
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    Questions about Questions.

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    One of the security measures we are all becoming overly familiar with is the Password Reset Security questions used today. So just what is a good way to use security questions? Recently I was asked to put together some recommendations around the use of...
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    Security Track Speaker Bits- Tom Hollander

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    So for our next Speaker Introduction we have Tom Hollander who graciously agreed to give a session at tech Ed after I begged him to share his awesome wisdom around how to create a secure development framework. Bio : Tom Hollander is a Solution Architect...
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    ACE Threat Modeling Links

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    I've been asked several times where to get the new ACE Threat Analysis and Modeling tool. You can find this and more information about ACE Services here: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/security/aa570413.aspx Have a look. We're working on getting...
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    Jesper Johansson At Tech Ed

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    Well it's been a crazy few weeks for me. But I've managed to get Jesper to agree to come down for Tech Ed. That makes the list of cool speakers grow to: Steve Riley Kai Axford Jesper Johansson Corneliu Tusnea Yours Truly and more great...
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    Tech Ed ANZ '07 - Security Track

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    Well this year Andrew Coates is in charge of the content for Tech Ed ANZ. Andrew has always been a big thinker so I'm I'm sure it will be an event not to be missed! He's started a few Tech Ed Posts on his blog that you'll want to keep up with. In another...
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