Monthly Archives: December 2006

Cracking Windows Vista Beta 2 Local Passwords

While I was playing around with Windows Vista Beta 2 I decided to see if some of the old tools for cracking local account password still worked. It would seem that Microsoft has changed how the SAM file and SYSKEY work in Vista so none of my old tricks that use to work with NT… Read More »

Entrust Gives Banks Easier Way to Meet FFIEC Compliance

By the end of the year, financial institutions in the United States have to offer stronger security measures for online customers according to the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s (FFIEC) guidance. After last week’s acquisition of Business Signatures, Entrust, Inc. [NASDAQ: ENTU] offers a special promotional package that combines its newly acquired Zero Touch Fraud… Read More »

GFI announces its Partner Program for the EMEA regions

Building on the existing small-to-medium-sized business (SMB) channel strategy responsible for amassing thousands of global partners and more than 150,000 customers worldwide, GFI Software, an international leader and developer of network security, content security and messaging software, announced today several enhancements to its Global Partner Program to be rolled out in the UK. The improved… Read More »

Removable storage: the new breed

Today’s advancing broadband technology has allowed large amounts of data to be placed online very cheaply. However, the reliability of internet hosts and the possible difficulties with ensuring continual access means traditional backup technologies must not be ignored. As a result, the format war between disk and tape continues.

Encryption: An alien concept?

There’s a scene early on in the film E.T. that takes place in Elliot’s room as his mother is tidying it up. All the while, the rescued alien Elliot has christened E.T. remains hidden from view, stealthy observing her movements from just inside an oversized cupboard.

Second Symantec Report Criticizes Vista Code

Security researchers at Symantec have published the second of three reports calling out potential security issues in Microsoft´s next-generation Vista operating system, this time taking a shot at several of the product´s user account control and privilege escalation features.

Microsoft Strengthens Secure Access Platform With Close of Whale Acquisition

Microsoft Corp. today announced it has completed the acquisition of Whale Communications Ltd., strengthening Microsoft’s secure access platform (http://www.microsoft.com/isaserver/default.mspx). Whale’s best-of-breed product line includes the Intelligent Application Gateway, which combines Whale’s secure sockets layer (SSL)-based access and application protection technologies with Microsoft® Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server. To mark the deal close, Microsoft is… Read More »

New BridgeHead HT Filestore text search capablities for archive compliance and discovery

BridgeHead Software today announced the availability of a powerful new content search capability for HT FileStore, its policy-based file archiving software system for multi-platform computing environments. HT FileStore archives data from systems across the enterprise and now indexes the text content as well as metadata of archived files to provide significantly enhanced searchability.