March, 2006

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Hi there and thanks for visiting my blog.  My name is Ahmad Mahdi, I work as a Security Technologist on the ACE Team (Application Consulting & Engineering).  I started working full time at Microsoft in Aug. of 05 and worked as a contractor for 2 years before that.  I'm originally from Canada and moved to Redmond in 03.  Feel free to write, leave comments or click on contact.  Thanks for dropping by.

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    The top 10 Information Security Myths (supposedly)

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    While kind of light on depth, this article does bring up some good points. My commentary on some of these: #3 - External consultants know more about information security then in-house personnel This is a good one, people think they need to bring...
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    One time pad generation using Intergalactic RF signals

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    This article discusses a way of generating one time pads using the frequency and strength of Quasar radio signals. Supposedly this is new but I think some government agencies are already using this or similar methods. Thanks /. for the link! http:...
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    Outlook Kung Fu: Mastering your Inbox - Part II

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    One of the biggest features of Exchange in an enterprise environment is the shared calendering and collaboration features. I can see when other people are busy or free, and setup meetings with them and even book a conference room all right from a Meeting...
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    A lil security history & is phishing pronounced "fizzing" or "fishing"?

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    A while back I was talking to someone who was delivering a talk on security when an odd thing happened. Whenever he was talking about phishing, he kept calling it "fizzing". I spoke to him afterwards, apparently he had no idea what the significance of...
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    How to use your Mini SD card for Emails & Attachments with WM5

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    Mike Poulson posted this quick registry hack to move your attachments and emails from your device's own memory to a storage card. A registry editor is included with some of the devices shipped out there; some not. If you know of a good (free) one that...
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    Microsoft to offer cheap Xbox 360 game development kit?

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    I have no knowledge of this from Microsoft internally whatsoever, all i know is what is posted in this article. But if it's true, I think it's a great idea. Why not let anyone who wants to develop for your platform? It's what has made Windows so successful...
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    [updated] Ten hacker tricks to exploit SQL Server systems

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    [Updated: 3/23/06: Welcome Digg users. If you are interested in information security, please check out the rest of this blog , as well well as my team's blog and our threat modeling blog . Happy digging :)] This article is a good read. Generally, most...
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    Bluehat Blog now up!

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    I talked about Bluehat in an earlier post here and here ; at the time I didn't know how much or how little we were supposed to share about it but looks like the Bluehat team is going to be publically blogging about the sessions which is great!! You can...
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    Preet's: Casual Indian dining in Redmond / Seattle

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    If you happen to be in the Redmond/Seattle area and enjoy good Indian food, you should definitely drop by Preet's . India has many regions, with many different peoples, languages and food types, Preet's serves Punjabi style food that is different from...
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    Outlook Kung Fu: Mastering your Inbox - Part I

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    Over the years of using Microsoft Outlook, I’ve become quite proficient at using Outlook and I thought I’d share some of those lethal techniques with you. Several of my collegues came to me recently asking for help with their influx of email and the following...
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    So apparently, NBC uses tech support from India :)

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    This is hilarious. So apparently NBC uses tech support located in India. What happens when someone tries to figure out where exactly to get personal support? Enjoy :) Link off my personal blog here: http://allthingstech.wordpress.com/2006/03/11...
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    BlueHat '06 @ Microsoft - Day 2

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    I wasn't able to attend the morning sessions because I was busy interviewing some folks but caught the afternoon Vista Security Review presentation. The security for this session was especially tight, everyone (several hundred people) were asked to leave...
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    BlueHat '06 at Microsoft

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    Today was the second day of bluehat at Microsoft. bluehat is basically the Microsoft version of blackhat. Various security researchers and speakers trek to Seattle and talk to Microsoft employees about different topics related to security. I was able...
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