Security

KB977894: VERY Important Hyper-V Security Update

February 9, 2010 // 1 Comment

One of the patches released by Microsoft is a critical security fix for Hyper-V.  It affects all installation types on both Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. “This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Windows Server 2008 [...]

Microsoft – Cloud Computing Security Considerations

January 27, 2010 // 0 Comments

One or two people out there are talking about something called Cloud Computing.  I doubt it’s important 😉 Microsoft published a document on cloud computing security: “A high-level discussion of the fundamental challenges and benefits of cloud computing security, plus some of the [...]

Setting Up Public Key Based SSH Access To SLES

January 22, 2010 // 0 Comments

I needed to set up key based, rather than password based, access to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.  It’s more secure because it uses a public/private key pair rather than a password.  The user’s private key is stored on the client.  The private key for the user is stored on the [...]

The BitLocker “Crack”

December 8, 2009 // 0 Comments

Microsoft releases a new operating system and everyone wants to make a headline.  It happened 2 years ago and it’s happening again. This time some people are claiming they’ve broken BitLocker.  Their attack vectors work two ways: Attack the machine while it’s running and a user is [...]

WSUS: The Update Could Not Be Found

December 8, 2009 // 22 Comments

I was re-installing the WSUS role on our security server (W2008 R2) today and hit this error as soon as the installation started: “The update could not be found”. It’s a bit of a weird one for a role installation.  I hadn’t the foggiest so I did a quick search and found the solution: [...]

Microsoft Responds to Black Screen of Death Claims

December 2, 2009 // 0 Comments

It was widely reported that a UK company was claiming that one of last weeks security updates by Microsoft was causing a “black screen of death” where Explorer would show nothing when you logged in.  Microsoft responded overnight: “While these reports weren’t brought to us directly, [...]

Black Screen of Death

December 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

I’ve read a few reports on this today.  It’s being claimed by Prevx that one of Microsoft’s recent security updates causes issues on machines.  The machine boots up OK, but you get nothing but a black screen when you log in.  The have posted a “fix” (it’s not something MS [...]
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