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Kickin' it Old School

In the age of immersive 3D graphics on your telephone, it's always fun to remember what interfaces used to look like: http://www.businessinsider.com/versions-10-of-todays-most-popular-apps-2009-6 Of course, all the UNIX guys here can just look at their current shell to see what they looked …

Outdated security habbits die hard

A few days ago I had a meeting with some fellow security officers and an interesting topic came up: "What is the value of putting up disclaimers when logging into systems" I think we have all seen them, the annoying pop-up messages or scrolling text before you log onto a system telling you that …
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Windows 7 / Win 2008 R2 RTM at July 13th!

From: http://bink.nu/news/windows-7-windows-server-2008-rtm-set…
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DRM enforced on Audio Chip?

This is not so new news, but still want to drop some frustration…
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PowerShell: Comparing Version numbers

Comparing version numbers can be tricky  from time to time, …

Slowloris and Nkiller2 vs. the Cisco CSS load balancer

Today I spent most of my time analyzing the Slowloris and Nkiller2 denial of service (DoS) tools together with my colleague Gert Kremer. Slowloris (name after the slow moving primates is a httpd DoS tool written by RSnake of ha.ckers . It works by tying up the httpd worker processes by slowly …
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PowerShell: Controlling Cmdlet parameters

PowerShell allows for inline parameter control for some of its …
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Slowloris and Nkiller2 vs. the Cisco CSS load balancer

Today I spent most of my time analyzing the Slowloris and …

Just because I can...

"Just becuase I can..." is often the only justification you need to do something cool. It is most probably the reason that Johan van den Brande decided to write a Twitter application for his Commodore 64. http://www.vandenbrande.com/wp/2009/06/breadbox64-a-twitter-client-for-the-c64/ P.S. …
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A nice document on Secure a Microsoft Cloud

http://www.globalfoundationservices.com/security/documents/Secur …

DFSR Debug Logging Explained

While troubleshooting some DFSR today, I came across this very nice and detailed post from the Directory Services Team. From: http://blogs.technet.com/askds/archive/2009/03/23/understanding-dfsr-debug-logging-part-1-logging-levels-log-format-guid-s.aspx Ned here again. Today begins a 21-part …
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VMware breaks the 50,000 SPECweb2005 barrier using VMware vSphere 4

Looking forward to seeing if  it delivers on the promises of …

Augmented Reality Becoming an Actual Reality??

As seen on Macrumors.com , a Dutch company Layer (yeah Netherlands!) has the first augmented reality browser working on a mobile phone! "A new augmented reality app called Layar is making the rounds on the web as an example of what can be done with Augmented Reality. Layer   is described as …
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Dtrace for Windows? Windows Performance Toolkit

So you have performance troubles on Windows, you probably …

YAUSO: Yet another unbreakable system owned...

Strongwebmail.com has learned the lesson the hard way... Don't tempt hackers by claiming your system is unbreakable. In an attempt to promote their product Strongwebmail.com called a contest where they promised $10.000 to anybody who could hack into their CEO's email and they where giving away …

Schuberg Philis hosts CAcert Assurer Training Event Amsterdam

From: http://blog.cacert.org/2009/05/388.html Much has happened during the past year. A list of up till now mostly “orally transmitted” rules have been cast in policies. New procedures (e.g. the Assurer Challenge) and obligations (e.g. in the CAcert Community Agreement) have been decided. …

VMware apologies for the Hyper-V crashes video

From: http://www.virtualization.info/2009/06/vmware-apologies-for-hyper-v-crashes.html When we look at the competition in the IT industry there's nothing that beats the marketing guerrilla we are experiencing in the virtualization space. This is perfectly understandable considering that the …
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Microsoft's answer on VMWare's labmanager?

From http://www.virtualization.info/2009/06/microsoft-launches-…

Wyse Viance Thin Clients

I stumbled upon a nice product demo of the new Wyse Viance Thin client, which are optimized for XenDesktop 3. Viance is the new product line of XenDesktop optimized endpoint devices from Wyse. Wyse also  announced a mobile Viance product, the Wyse Viance Pro Mobile. The questions is how this …

ILM 2007 FP1 & MS Identity Management Jungle

Rebranding products is hip!   So a small post to explain the real products behind ILM 2007 FP1, what they do and some links to more in depth info. ILM 2007 Feature Pack 1 is actually a suite of two products, an updated version of Microsoft Identity Integration Server (MIIS) and Certificate …