<< SBS News this week July 13th >>

Kevin's song of the week:
Now here's a good use for Technology! And a true demonstration of the
power and flexibility of .Net
SMB-Nation SBS Conference!

Visit the SMB Nation site at www.smbnation.com for details and online
registration. You may also register via telephone at: Domestic USA
1-800-461-1931, International 1-800-688-4890

FREE Advanced SBS Workshops in USA

Here is the current list of cities where SBS author Harry Brelsford will
be presenting a free 2-hour Advanced SBS Workshop.  This is a lecture
format similar to a Microsoft TS2 event but in-depth SBS content.  This
workshop has already been presented in 15 USA cities in 2003!
Lecture topics include SBS-specific security matters, advanced Microsoft
Exchange functionality, and advanced SBS administration.  It is
recommended you bring a copy of "Small Business Server 2000 Best
Practices" to the event for reference (please purchase in advance from
book resellers as book copies will not be sold at event).
Advanced Small Business Server 2000 Workshops
(2-hours, 7pm-9pm, FREE)

JULY 2003
Portland, OR              7-17-03

Chicago, IL                8-20-03
Cleveland, OH            8-21-03
Columbus, OH           8-22-03
Dayton, OH               8-23-03* (read important note below for this
Indianapolis, IN          8-24-03

* This is part of ComputerFest (www.computerfest.com) and will be
presented at 2pm (Saturday). Note that ComputerFest has a modest two-day
admission charge you will need to pay: $10.00. Details at:

To register, send e-mail to r**********lthmon.com and
put a city name from the above list in the e-mail Subject line.


Latest level of Service packs on a SBS box
Windows 2000 sp4
SBS sp1 which includes:  Win2k sp3, Exchange sp3.
ISA sp1
SQL sp3a

Anecdotes on the installation of Win2k sp4

My take on the installation of SP4:
[Soapbox rant dead ahead, sorry....]

I hope that every single "anecdote" is calling MS and working through
their issues. These service packs CANNOT... I repeat CANNOT be tested to
work 110% without errors and issues unless we start working more closely
with Microsoft with the issues that we see.

We, the admins, the users need to consider it our "community
responsibility" to work more closely with vendors to make better SPs, to
make a safer Internet.

I had an issue after sp4 where my TS and Exchange got a little bit
messed up.... quickly figured out the issue and was good to go.

I'm patched. On my production box I might add. So when the next SQL
slammer/Code Red/Nimda goes pinging out on the Internet, I'm going to be
sitting pretty while those who believe the FUD and don't work through
these issues and apply the SPs.

IMHO with the amount of "stuff/junk" on our servers, there is no vendor
can built a service pack that will be 100% guaranteed to work.

Contact Microsoft PSS on your local regional number US (800) 936-4900 or

UK (0870) 60 10 100.

"Don't lose sight of security. Security is a state of being, not a state
of budget. He with the most firewalls still does not win. Put down that
honeypot and keep up to date on your patches. Demand better security
from vendors and hold them responsible. Use what you have, and make sure
you know how to use it properly and effectively."
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Security Bulletins this week:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-025
Flaw in Windows Message Handling through Utility Manager Could Enable
Privilege Elevation (822679)
Originally posted: July 9, 2003
Customers using Microsoft� Windows� 2000
Impact of vulnerability: Privilege elevation
Maximum Severity Rating: Important
Recommendation: Customers should install the patch at the earliest
End User Bulletin: An end user version of this bulletin is available at:

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-024
Buffer Overrun in Windows Could Lead to Data Corruption (817606)
Originally posted: July 09, 2003
Who should read this bulletin: Customers using Microsoft� Windows� NT,
Microsoft Windows 2000, or Microsoft Windows XP
Impact of vulnerability: Allow an attacker to execute code of their
Maximum Severity Rating: Important
Recommendation: Administrators should consider installing the patch.
Affected Software:
Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0
Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
Microsoft Windows 2000
Windows XP Professional
Not Affected Software:
Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-023
Buffer Overrun In HTML Converter Could Allow Code Execution (823559)
Originally posted: July 9, 2003
Updated: July 10, 2003
Who should read this bulletin: Users running Microsoft � Windows �
Impact of vulnerability: Run code of attacker�s choice  [Susan's
translation... oooh... these words are not good]
Maximum Severity Rating: Critical  [Susan's translation... go put down
that can of Mountain dew and patch Servers and Workstations...soon...]
Recommendation: Systems administrators should apply the patch
Affected Software:
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
Microsoft Windows Me
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Server
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server Edition
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Politics may spoil spam solutions
Once thoroughly bipartisan, the debate in Washington
over how to reduce the flow of bulk e-mail is pitting
Democrats against Republicans, a development that
threatens to complicate enactment of laws regulating
spam. Politicians on Capitol Hill have realized that
their constituents are fed up with the ever-increasing
deluge of unsolicited e-mail, and most legislators
appear to favor Congress taking some sort of action.
But disagreements about what action is wisest have
erupted along traditional political fault lines
that pit Republican values against those cherished
by Democrats.

How to end spam in the future
In the escalating battle against spam, it may look like
the bad guys are winning right now. But the war�s not
over. Antispam warriors are developing new weapons to
fight unwanted junk e-mail and legislators are debating
strict new laws that could send spammers to jail.
Top spam subject lines exposed
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Most businesses are hurt by cybercrime
A survey covering 3,623 companies in 50 countries
shows most businesses are being financially hurt
by cybercrime and other forms of economic crime.
PricewaterhouseCoopers said its Global Economic
Crime Survey 2003 shows 47 percent of telecommunications
and 46 percent of IT companies are suffering from
economic crimes, figures only exceeded by banking
and insurance industries.
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E-termination Employees are getting fired for e-mail infractions
Twenty-two percent of companies have fired an
employee over improper e-mail use, up from 17
percent in 2001, according to a survey of 1,100
companies conducted by The ePolicy Institute,
the American Management Association and
Clearswift, maker of software to manage and
secure electronic communications.

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Microsoft says there's security problems with Windows
SOFTWARE FIRM Microsoft issued a series of bulletins
to its customers using Windows yesterday. One problem
affects Windows 2000 and might allow the malicious to
start messing with your machine. Another problem affects
the flavours of Windows NT 4.0, the three flavours of
Windows 2000, and Windows XP Professional. This could
allow a malicious person to mess with your machine if
you're not careful.
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The ABCs of Network Security
It requires constant vigilance, with regular applications
of available network patches. The ideal approach for most
companies is to have a day-to-day scanning program along
with patch management�done either internally or outsourced
to a consultant.  It�s a jungle out there. Just ask any
chief technology officer who is constantly on the alert
for worms, viruses and other insidious pests attacking
and boring holes in the networks operated by enterprises.
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Trojan scanning without the pitfalls
Trojans, which are increasingly being used to steal
credit card data and passwords, or to launch attacks
against organisations, are not picked up adequately
by basic security software such as an anti-virus
engine, states a white paper issued by global
security and messaging company GFI. The paper
describes the seven main types of Trojan and
explains how a Trojan can infect a network
via an e-mail attachment or downloaded file.
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Secrets to the best passwords
The use of good, hard-to-guess passwords can make it
difficult for a malicious hacker to break into your
computer account. Avoiding predictable keywords and
using different methods to introduce variety into your
passwords makes it easy for you to remember them but
virtually impossible for others to guess them.

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Social engineering: It's a matter of trust
Boiled down, social engineering is simply the
exploitation of the natural human tendency to trust.
It's sometimes used by hackers -- or others with
malevolent intent -- to gain unauthorized access to
a computer, with the goal of obtaining information
that resides therein.

until next time....see you on the wires...

Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz SBS Rocks [MVP]
7/14/2003, 5:24:03 AM

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runescape gold meoney news
0 replies , 6/4/2007, 5:30:01 AM
Skill Highlights Science. (See page 3.) An interesting, well developed skill. I=E2=80=99d al= so love to go on a science versus magic quest in RuneScape. Navigating. (See page 4.) Personally I love this skill. I want to be a pirate! :D Music. (See page 7.) Other online games have managed to include bards/ minstrels and entertainers. They work well in those games. Personally I think that this skill could work quite well in RuneScape. Merchanting. (See page 10.) An interesting NPC trade based skill. Breeding. (See page 12.) A monster breeding/fighting skill. Seems to have been inspired by Pokemon but it is still an interesting idea. Chivalry. (See page 14.) Although this skill needs to be fleshed out a bit to ensure that it=E2=80=99s varied enough and has different achievements at different levels, it does have potential. =EF=81=8A Taming. (See page 18.) Possibly this skill could be merged with the =E2=80=98Breeding=E2=80=99 skill? Murderer. (See page 21.) Although I=E2=80=99d quite like to see some type of assassination/murder skill being added to RuneScape, I think that it could be too dark for RuneScape. =EF=81=8C Siege engineering. (See page 43.) This skill could fit into RuneScape quite naturally and could add another interesting aspect to the game. Artistry. (See page 44.) This skill has been suggested a number of times on this thread. This is one of the best versions of this skill. Archaeology. (See page 57.) Could be an interesting and educational skill. (I=E2=80=99d rather be Indiana Jones than Lara Croft.) Sailing & boat building. (See page 75.) A very popular skill that has been suggested many times on the Suggestions Forum. Graverobbing. (See page 166.) Interesting idea but isn't currently developed enough to be a skill. Could possibly be a mini-game? Stealth/sneak. (See page 178.) An interesting, dark skill. We'd have to be careful to make sure that it didn't give close combat fighters a big advantage over Ranged fighters. Treasure hunting. (See page 186.) This skill could be combined with 'Archaeology.' Tailoring. (See page 200.) I like the idea of designing and making my own clothes. Possibly it would work well as a part of the Crafting skill though. Bounty hunting. (See page 206.) Could work well. Would you only ever be asked to catch NPCs or could you ever be given PC contracts as well? O_o Detective. (See page 214.) Elementary my dear Watson! ;) Theology. (See page 240.) I'm still unsure as to how exactly this skill would work but it's an interesting idea with a lot of potential. http://www.rs2-gold.com http://www.buy-rs-gold.com http://www.ro-ragnarok-online.com http://www.worldofwarcraft2.co.uk http://www.buy-kamas.com http://www.ragnarokonline.com http://www.buy-gil.com

Latest News
0 replies , 4/19/2004, 4:36:40 AM
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MSN Service
prueba news
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Shavlik ... Good News... Bad News
11 replies , 9/5/2003, 1:23:46 AM
Shavlik Products: http://www.shavlik.com/pDownloadForm4.aspx Good news is that Shavlik finally sells hfnetchkPro in 25 seat version Bad news is their HFnetchkLT only will patch 10 workstations at a time. I'm the wacko person who bought it two years ago and has been on maintenance on it ever since. IMHO it's worth it. I know that $487US is a lot ...but compare that to the time spent cleaning up after MSBlast and the like. -- "Don't lose sight of security. Security is a state of being, not a state of budget. He with the most firewalls still does not win. Put down that honeypot and keep up to date on your patches. Demand better security from vendors and hold them responsible. Use what you have, and make sure you know how to use it properly and effectively." ~Rain Forest Puppy http://www.wiretrip.net/rfp/txt/evolution.txt

Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP]
Forex News
0 replies , 5/28/2009, 4:37:36 PM
http://forexnews-4all.blogspot.com/ Information about Forex news, forex Trading Guide , Currency News, live Crude Oil Rate, central bank rates, dollar rates, Gold rates and many many more business news

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prueba news
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Project Centre assigning news posts to Projects?
1 replies , 2/18/2006, 10:08:22 PM
Hi, Just a small problem that I wondered if anyone could help me with: I have a project set up (in Project Center) and for some reason newsgroup postings are being assigned to this project automatically? The criteria seems to be the presence of the word 'application' in the post title (which makes sense in a way as the project is called 'Job Search'). Can anyone advise why this happens, and more importantly, how to stop it. The only items I want assigning to this project are the ones I manually add to it. TIA. Cheers, Jason ___ *Replace .invalid with .com for replies*

Jason O
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I want to get to news directly from Outlook without having to explicity set up the whole Outlook Express. The offline help file says I should be able to do it via the below instructions. Problem is, it won't let me do this; I get a black 'X' on the mouse cusor when I try to drag 'news' to 'Go'. This is on my laptop that was built by our corporate IT dept. Does the 'X' mean they somehow have me 'locked out' from news ? Or is it recognizing that I've set News up separately directly in OE, (although I want to undo that once I get outlook working) ? From the offline help file: ------------------------ Start the newsgroup reader The first time you use the newsreader, you must add the News command to the Go menu. 1.. Add the News command to the Go menu. How? 1.. On the Standard toolbar, click the Toolbar Options arrow . 2.. Point to Add or Remove Buttons, and then click Customize. 3.. Click the Commands tab. 4.. In the Categories list, click Go. 5.. In the Commands list, click News, and drag it, without releasing the mouse, until it rests over the Go menu. When the menu displays a list of commands, point to where you want the command to appear, and then release the mouse. 2.. Click the Go menu, and then click News. begin 666 tlbrarrw.gif M1TE&.#EA"P`6`)$``&9XI?___P```````"P`````"P`6```")H2/%LNLW1Y< B<E9X(YAN\Y!U'^AQ(55:*>8)KHLRKRAKXTG>R5X``#L````` ` end

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News command in Outlook 2003
4 replies , 7/17/2004, 7:23:33 AM
After recently installing Windows XP, then Office Pro 2003, I can't seem to get the "News" menu item up on the top of the Outlook screen. I've tried to add it using the customize option, but I haven't been able to do it, yet. If I open Outlook Express, I'm always told that OE isn't the default Newsreader. I make it so. If I close and re-open Outlook 2003 the menu item ("News") appears to the right of "Help". Next day it's square on again. Any ideas? Thanks. Stephen

Stephen Green
good news?
1 replies , 12/7/2008, 10:42:07 PM
Among the benefits claimed for the Office 2007 service pack 2, due out between February and April is: ** Improved functionality in Excel=92s charting mechanism http://blogs.technet.com/office_sustained_engineering/archive/2008/10/22/an= nouncing-service-pack-2-sp2-for-the-2007-microsoft-office-system.aspx

<< SBS News this week August 16, 2004>>
1 replies , 8/16/2004, 7:28:18 AM
Kevin's song of the week news://msnews.microsoft.com/e******************2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl ---------------------------- 883786 - Support WebCast: Deploying and licensing Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;883786 Tuesday, August 17, 2004: 2:00 PM Pacific time (Greenwich mean time - 7 hours) Are you thinking about deploying your first server? Are you upgrading to Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003? This Support WebCast talks about Windows Small Business Server 2003, an integrated, easy-to-use, affordable network solution for small businesses. In this session, you will learn how to select the right technology to meet your business requirements. Learn how to avoid common mistakes when implementing a first server or upgrading to Windows Small Business Server 2003. Hear about tips and tricks for easily deploying Small Business Server 2003. Hear the answers to frequently asked questions about licensing, product features, and more. ------------------------------ XP sp2 - are you testing it out? ------------------ Temporarily Block Delivery of Windows XP SP2 Toolkit to Temporarily Block Delivery of Windows XP SP2 to a PC Through Automatic Updates and Windows Update http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8bce6bba-ea5d-4425-89c1-c1cb1ccd463c&DisplayLang=en Temporarily Block Delivery of Windows XP SP2 Executable to Temporarily Block Delivery of Windows XP SP2 to a PC Through Automatic Updates and Windows Update http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=871e8b42-c6d7-4402-a5a9-9d52a9cd2500&DisplayLang=en Un-block and Allow SP2 installation Executable to Un-block Delivery of Windows XP SP2 to a PC Through Automatic Updates and Windows Update http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b2300c7b-f3d7-48d6-b86c-1256c0321727&DisplayLang=en http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7bd948d7-b791-40b6-8364-685b84158c78&DisplayLang=en This document focuses on the changes in Windows XP Service Pack 2 and its implications for developers. Examples and details are provided for several of the technologies that are experiencing the biggest changes. Future versions of this document will cover all new and changed technologies. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ef3a35c0-19b9-4acc-b5be-9b7dab13108e&DisplayLang=en Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 Release Candidate 2 This spreadsheet lists the full set of Group Policy settings described in Administrative Template (.adm) files shipped with Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 Release Candidate 2 (RC2). http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=15491f07-99f7-4a2d-983d-81c2137ff464&DisplayLang=en Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2 Utility: Setup Disks for Floppy Boot Install The Windows XP startup disk allows computers without a bootable CD-ROM to perform a new installation of the operating system. The Windows XP startup disk will automatically load the correct drivers to gain access to the CD-ROM drive and start a new installation of Setup. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=535d248d-5e10-49b5-b80c-0a0205368124&DisplayLang=en Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 Utility: Setup Disks for Floppy Boot Install The Windows XP startup disk allows computers without a bootable CD-ROM to perform a new installation of the operating system. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=938f3fec-9e63-40c2-83a6-fc97a239ddd5&DisplayLang=en Windows XP Service Pack 2 SMS Files Download of Windows XP SP2 package definition files http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3e90dc91-ac56-4665-949b-beda3080e0f6&DisplayLang=en Windows XP SP2 Deployment Tools for Advanced Users Download the latest deployment tools for help installing Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) on multiple computers. This file contains updates to the deployment tools and documentation. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7a4d8d12-9f5d-42bb-b31c-7b31657c869c&DisplayLang=en Windows XP Service Pack 2 Checked Build For download and installation on multiple computers on a network. [THIS IS THE ONE YOU WANT] http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=049c9dbe-3b8e-4f30-8245-9e368d3cdb5a&DisplayLang=en [THIS IS THE ONE YOU WANT] Windows XP Service Pack 2 for IT Professionals and Developers This installation package is intended for IT professionals and developers downloading and installing on multiple computers on a network. If you're updating just one computer, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/protect. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=49ae8576-9bb9-4126-9761-ba8011fabf38&DisplayLang=en Windows XP SP2 Support Tools for Advanced Users The Windows Support Tools for Microsoft Windows XP are intended for use by Microsoft support personnel and experienced users to assist in diagnosing and resolving computer problems. ---------------------------------- Our SBS additional hotfix is out Just checking on KB 842933: http://msmvps.com/bradley/archive/2004/08/13/11812.aspx ---------------------------------- Just a reminder ... SMBNation is coming up, both Anne Stanton and I will be there So Gavin logs in on IM with SMB Nation, Y or N?: http://msmvps.com/bradley/archive/2004/08/14/11827.aspx ---------------------------------- I tried this ... it's cool! Create Hardware Inventory In Excel Format: http://cwashington.netreach.net/depo/view.asp?Index=612&ScriptType=vbscript ----------------------------------- ********************* Patch Update ********************* (9) Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 Microsoft has released the Service Pack 2 for Windows XP systems. The service pack is currently available in a form that can be used to update multiple Windows systems. The release that can update a single system is still awaited. This service pack offers enhanced security features to better protect users from worm attacks like Blaster and Sasser, Internet Explorer vulnerabilities and other malicious code. Council Site Actions: Most council sites have begun action on this Service Pack release. Most of these sites are doing regression testing to determine compatibility and have not yet set a deployment date. One site is currently deploying in stages and looking for incompatibilities. Another site is monitoring NTBugtraq to see what pain early implementers experience. References: Windows XP SP2 Site http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/winxpsp2.mspx Discussions on XP SP2 Installation and Problems http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=ntbugtraq&r=1&b=200408&w=2 http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=ntbugtraq&m=109242036603787&w=2 Cisco VPN Client Issue http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=ntbugtraq&m=109242961208951&w=2 Outlook Issue http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=ntbugtraq&m=109243035220395&w=2 Netscreen VPN-SSL Issue http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=ntbugtraq&m=109243023519609&w=2 --------------------------- The only August Security bulletin was for Exchange 5.5 http://www.microsoft.com/security/bulletins/200408_exchange.mspx -------------------------- In other news Anne Stanton blogs about Top Techs and other items of note http://thenorwichgroup.blogs.com/fieldnotes/2004/08/aicpa_top_techn.html -------------------------- Los Alamos and the missing discs that never were The hunt for a missing pair of computer discs said to contain classified information at a key US nuclear weapons research lab has turned into a near farce this week after it emerged the discs may never have existed. The discs' supposed disappearance resulted in an unprecedented shut-down of classified work at Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico over the last four weeks. This shut down was supposed to facilitate an intensification of a search for what may turn out to be a mirage. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/08/12/nuke_lab_disc_farce/ http://www.fcw.com/fcw/articles/2004/0809/web-energy-08-12-04.asp - - - - - - - - - - Ex-Verizon Wireless employee charged with $20 million fraud A former Verizon Wireless employee was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday on charges he stole more than $20 million from the company's prepaid cellular telephone service. Timothy Charles Mattos, 32, of Folsom, was indicted on 10 fraud and money laundering counts. A warrant has been issued for his arrest. http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/news/editorial/9385692.htm http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/08/12/cell.fraud.ap/index.html - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Microsoft's blast from the past A year ago, the author of the MSBlast computer worm taunted Microsoft with a message in the fast-spreading program: "billy gates why do you make this possible? Stop making money and fix your software!!" Bill Gates and company apparently took up the challenge. On Friday, Microsoft released to PC manufacturers Windows XP Service Pack 2, an update aimed at locking down customers' computers. SP2 took more than nine months to complete and contains significant security changes to the flagship operating system. http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1105_2-5306235.html Will SP2 actually make a difference? http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1107_2-5306986.html - - - - - - - - - - Microsoft touts 'Sender ID' to fight spam, scams Microsoft on Thursday is holding a summit with members of the E-Mail Service Provider Coalition to address the use of Sender ID technology as a standard to fight spam and phishing. The software giant said it would gather more than 80 members of the ESPC coalition at its Redmond, Wash., headquarters to discuss using Sender ID as a way to ensure that e-mail originates from the Internet domain it claims to come from. http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1105_2-5307339.html IronPort, others support Microsoft's Sender ID E-mail security company IronPort Systems Inc. said today that its products and services will support Microsoft Corp.'s Sender ID e-mail authentication standard. IronPort's C-Series security appliances will include Sender ID checks to help generate a score used to establish the reputation of e-mail senders. The company's Bonded Sender Program, which is used by e-mail marketers, will also use Sender ID data as part of its accreditation process for e-mail senders, the company said in a statement. http://computerworld.com/softwaretopics/software/groupware/story/0,10801,95202,00.html - - - - - - - - - - Check Point blend ensures nodes meet security policies Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. has integrated its VPN software with tools that check remote computers to ensure they meet security policies, making it simpler to install endpoint security on computers accessing VPNs. http://computerworld.com/networkingtopics/networking/vpn/story/0,10801,95193,00.html - - - - - - - - - - Begging for trouble on security Let's face it, network security has turned into the black hole of the IT budget. Under constant pressure to, once and for all, make their networks secure, IT managers have set up an arsenal of internal and external defenses: firewalls that filter packets, intrusion detection systems that spot known attack signatures, virtual private networks that establish encrypted tunnels to trusted partners, and public-key infrastructures that authenticate partners in a transaction. http://news.com.com/Begging+for+trouble+on+security/2010-1009_3-5306242.html Users unite to seek security standards http://www.computing.co.uk/news/1157263 - - - - - - - - - - MS plugs 'moderate' Exchange vuln Microsoft's patch train rolled into town last night with one solitary occupant. After the release of XP SP2 last Friday it's just as well that the only extra thing sysadmins have to contend with is a not-especially devastating vulnerability involving Exchange. Microsoft has issued a patch which aims to address a cross-site scripting and spoofing vulnerability in Outlook Web Access feature of Exchange Server 5.5. This flaw could be exploited to trick a user into running a malicious script, which would run in the security context of a user. It may also be possible to exploit the flaw to manipulate Web browser caches and intermediate proxy server caches, and put spoofed content in those caches. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/08/11/ms_august_patch_batch/ Redmond's Salvation http://www.securityfocus.com/columnists/259 SP2's new firewall: Better than nothing, but not good enough http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1105_2-5301625.html Microsoft fixes Exchange flaw http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/windows/0,39020396,39163142,00.htm Microsoft lets companies block SP2 upgrade http://news.com.com/Microsoft+lets+companies+block+SP2+upgrade/2100-1016_3-5306227.html - - - - - - - - - - HP confirms Apache holes, offers patches The flaws could allow attackers to disable or take control of a server. Hewlett-Packard Co. has confirmed that its HP-UX Unix operating system contains several serious security flaws that could allow attackers to disable or take control of a server. Information from HP about the flaws is available online, although registration is required to access the security advisory. http://computerworld.com/securitytopics/security/story/0,10801,95170,00.html - - - - - - - - - - AOL AIMs to fix security flaw AOL has acknowledged a potentially serious security vulnerability affecting users of its popular AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) software. It has promised a fix within days. In the meantime, the media giant is advising concerned punters to try a beta version of its forthcoming update. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/08/11/aol_aim_vuln/ - - - - - - - - - - London schoolkids drown in spam tsunami Figures released this week indicate that UK schoolkids receive more spam than actual email, with three quarters of messages arriving in inboxes coming from junk mailers. Just like the rest of the world, then. Also just like the rest of the world, most of the spam is trying to sell V***ra or Valium, p*****raphy or suspiciously cheap software. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/08/11/kid_spam/ - - - - - - - - - - Computer users still choosing obvious passwords Pet names and partner's nickname popular choices, says Visa research. Over three-quarters of internet users are persistently ignoring password best practice and use obvious passwords, research shows. Just 22 per cent of computer users chose a mixture of random letters and characters when selecting a password, according to figures from Visa. http://www.vnunet.com/news/1157253 Is your cat a target for password-stealing hackers? http://www.silicon.com/0,39024729,39123066,00.htm - - - - - - - - - - Network Analysis a Public Exploit (Part 1 of 2) To many people, the world of computer security and intrusion detection can often be confusing to understand. As an instructor, many of the people who ask me about intrusion detection and packet analysis often ask the same questions, such as the following: What tools do you use? Can you practice and learn this at home? What kind of knowledge does one need to have? These and other questions figure predominantly. http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1795 -- http://www.sbslinks.com/really.htm

Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP]
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Any news on the update/fix for Excel/Mac
2 replies , 12/25/2008, 3:08:13 AM
Just bought an iMac and Office. Seems excel does not really work. won't recalculate, and does not seem to be able to use sheets made on a PC. Has there been any news lately. May seems to be the last entry here I can find about all this. Thanks, j

Johnny B
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<< SBS news of the week 03/27/2005>>
0 replies , 3/28/2005, 8:08:33 AM
Kevin's song of the week news://msnews.microsoft.com/O******************2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl --------------------------------- LAST CHANCE for the SBS Partner tour http://msmvps.com/bradley/archive/2005/03/27/39914.aspx March 28 - Omaha, Nebraska - 11802 Pacific Street, Omaha, NE 68154 March 29 - Irving, Texas - 7000 State Highway 161, Irving, TX 75039 March 30 - San Antonio, Texas - 4522 Fredericksburg Road,A79, San Antonio, TX 78201 March 31 - Denver, Colorado - 4643 South Ulster Street,Suite 700, Denver, CO 80237 ---------------------------------- St. Louis SBS group forming http://msmvps.com/bradley/archive/2005/03/27/39949.aspx --------------------------------- TechNet opens up a blogging portal http://msmvps.com/bradley/archive/2005/03/27/39920.aspx ---------------------------------- Other blogs of note: Dana notes the need for two factor authentication [and read my response :-) http://silverstr.ufies.org/blog/archives/000811.html Paying for a virus? http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/#00000510 Mozilla and Firefox updates http://msmvps.com/harrywaldron/archive/2005/03/24/39502.aspx NIST releases HIPAA guide http://msmvps.com/harrywaldron/archive/2005/03/26/39790.aspx Mozilla now signs downloads http://blogs.msdn.com/ptorr/archive/2005/03/26/402585.aspx Thoughts on competition http://thenorwichgroup.blogs.com/fieldnotes/2005/03/thoughts_on_com.html Robert Hensing on a Podcast http://www.thepodcastnetwork.com/gadget/2005/03/23/the-gadget-show-5/ I think Michael needs an SBS -- I agree that Exchange without the SBS wizards is a pain [click through to read Michael's post] http://radio.weblogs.com/0001011/2005/03/27.html#a9751 SeanDaniel.com on Delegation of Access http://seanda.blogspot.com/2005/03/configuring-delegate-access-on.html SBS Partner Tour http://www.taznetworks.com/rss/2005/03/michigan-sbs-user-group-tour.html ..NET security blog http://blogs.msdn.com/shawnfa/ ------------------------------------------------------------ In other news - - - - - - - - - - Trillian IM flaw exposed Researchers have reported a vulnerability in the Trillian instant messaging application, adding to the rapid development of IM-related security threats. Workers at LogicLibrary, a company that makes software development tools, including programs designed to catch bugs before applications go into production, said they have unearthed a potential flaw in the IM client made by Cerulean Studios. http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5637029.html - - - - - - - - - - Phishers target Yahoo IM users The search giant has confirmed that its instant messaging service is being used to perpetuate a phishing scam. Yahoo's free instant-messaging (IM) service is being targeted by phishers in an attempt to steal usernames, passwords and other personal information. http://news.zdnet.co.uk/internet/security/0,39020375,39192578,00.htm - - - - - - - - - - Yahoo Seeks Legal Protection Yahoo Inc. asked a federal appeals court Thursday for legal protection for U.S.-based Internet portals whose content is protected by the 1st Amendment, but is illegal in foreign countries. Some of the judges acknowledged the need for a shield for American companies in such situations, but suggested it was premature in the case of Yahoo, which is challenging a fine levied by a Paris court four years ago for allowing the site's French users to buy and sell N**i memorabilia, in violation of French law. http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/news/editorial/11220045.htm http://www.latimes.com/technology/la-fi-n**i25mar25,1,6022382.story http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/03/25/yahoo.n**i.reut/index.html - - - - - - - - - - Canada considers file-swap crackdown Those who enjoy swapping music, books and movies on-line may want to reconsider. The federal government inched closer Thursday to cracking down on file sharing by announcing several proposed amendments to the Copyright Act. http://www.globetechnology.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20050324.gtcopyrightmar24/BNStory/Technology/ - - - - - - - - - - Legal threat stops flaw info release A threat by Sybase Inc. to sue a U.K.-based security research firm if it publicly discloses the details of eight holes it found in Sybase's database software last year is evoking sharp criticism from some IT managers but sympathetic comments from others. Blocking the release of vulnerability information "would set a bad precedent" for the software industry, said Tim Powers, senior network administrator at Southwire Co., a Carrollton, Ga.-based maker of electrical wires and cables. http://www.computerworld.com/securitytopics/security/holes/story/0,10801,100637,00.html - - - - - - - - - - Politicians form transatlantic spam alliance The U.S. Congressional Internet Caucus, the body charged with educating lawmakers about the Internet and fostering its growth, is teaming up with its U.K. counterpart to tackle spam. The move will improve communication between the two countries on e-commerce, as well as help tighten laws on unsolicited bulk e-mail, said Derek Wyatt, chairman of the U.K. body, the All Party Parliamentary Internet Group. http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5637131.html - - - - - - - - - - Report: Cybersecurity regs would be tricky Some lawmakers, concerned about the nation�s vulnerability to cybercrime and possible cyberterrorism, are considering whether a larger federal government role in dealing with the problem is feasible. But a recent study by the Congressional Research Service, which conducts public policy studies, suggests that congressional leaders will face significant challenges if they try to create a regulatory framework to strengthen the nation�s cyberdefenses. http://www.fcw.com/article88407-03-25-05-Web - - - - - - - - - - DUSTING FOR DIGITAL FINGERPRINTS Forensic computing: As criminals and crime-fighters go digital, analysing clues from computers is a growing field. EVERY new technology leads to new forms of crime. As a Chicago policeman once put it: "No other section of the population avail themselves more readily and speedily of the latest triumphs of science than the criminal class." He was speaking in 1888, about the electric telegraph. But he could just have easily been speaking about computers and networks today. http://www.economist.com/research/articlesBySubject/displayStory.cfm?story_id=3714033&subjectID=348909&fsrc=nwl&emailauth=%2527%2528%2540%25226H%255E%255B%255FS%2520PT%250A - - - - - - - - - - Changes? Wait until the next disaster In a recent report to President Bush, an advisory task force presented a damning picture of the nation's information technology infrastructure. The authors of the study, "Cyber Security: A Crisis of Prioritization," warn that the current system is "highly vulnerable to attack" and urge a fundamental rethinking of how the nation's computing architectures and technologies should get deployed. http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5637017.html http://www.itrd.gov/pitac/reports/20050301_cybersecurity/cybersecurity.pdf - - - - - - - - - - Amazon knows you well -- too well for some Amazon.com Inc. has one potentially big advantage over its rival online retailers: It knows things about you that you may not know yourself. Though plenty of companies have detailed systems for tracking customer habits, critics and boosters alike say Amazon is the trailblazer, having collected information longer and used it more proactively. It even received a patent recently on technology aimed at tracking information about the people for whom its customers buy gifts. http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/news/editorial/11231195.htm - - - - - - - - - - Kevin Mitnik: you can hack a whole company Following the launch of his new book, reformed hacker Kevin Mitnick spoke to vnunet.com about his work as a security consultant. Between 1995 and 2000, Kevin Mitnick was in Federal prison in the US for his hacking exploits. It was a career that made the front page of newspapers across the globe, and frightened the US authorities so much that he was denied the use even of a telephone while he was behind bars, in case he somehow compromised national security. http://www.crime-research.org/news/25.03.2005/1088/ - - - - - - - - - - The weakness of the perimeter defense strategy has become painfully clear. "This weakness of the perimeter defense strategy has become painfully clear. But it is not the only problem with the model. The distinction between �outside� and �inside� breaks down amid the proliferation of wireless and embedded technologies connected to networks and the increasing complexity of networked �systems of systems.� One element of a more realistic model for cyber security may be a principle of mutual suspicion: Every component of a system or network is always suspicious of every other component, and access to data and other resources must be constantly reauthorized. More generally, cyber security would be an integral part of the design process for any large, complex system or network. Security add-ons will always be necessary to fix some security problems, but ultimately there is no substitute for systemwide end-to-end security that is minimally intrusive." ....gee...where have I heard this idea before? hmmm... -- An open letter to the Security Community:: http://msmvps.com/bradley/archive/2004/12/12/23540.aspx

Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP]
NEWS test
0 replies , 8/16/2004, 11:31:06 PM
Das ist der Text fuers NEWs file. -=-=-=- \section{RExcel new Features}{ The new version of RExcel offers the following features: \itemize{ \item Works with the R(D)COM server, R is a background server for Excel. \item Works with the rcom library, allowing to have a command line window on the R process communicating with Excel. R server is a foreground process. \item Support of R processes running under control of RServerManager. R server is attached to Excel from a server pool. Different instances of Excel (running on different machines) may access the same R process with the same data. \item Improved stability and better error handling (error und debugging messages now go into separate modeless window working simultaneously with Excel) \item Instructions (in RExcel's help file) how to create a standalone RExcel application which hides R almost completely from the user and uses Excel as the main interface to R. } -=-=-=- RExcel.Rd und RExcelReadme.Rd sind im CVS, die gehen beide mit deinem batch file (natuerlich mit geeigneter Namensaenderung. Die sollten dann natuerlich ins Menu gehaengt werden. Und bei dem Beispielen tun wir jetzt nix. Wer die Samples von RExcel nicht installiert, kriegt derzeit Fehlermeldungen, wenn er dann doch versucht, sie aufzurufen.

Erich Neuwirth
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Latest News
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Off the News Wire
0 replies , 9/24/2003, 4:54:56 PM
Couldn't decide whether to use Ghost or Drive Image? Well, it soon may not make a difference. Symantec announced late yesterday that it is buying PowerQuest for $150 million. Symantec stated they wanted to expand their line of disaster-recovery products. They deal is to be complete by the end of this year. Michael Klein Computer Directions

Michael Klein
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<< Small biz server news - week of January 9th, 2005>>
1 replies , 1/10/2005, 7:04:47 AM
Kevin's song of the week: news://msnews.microsoft.com/es$u*****************sftngp13.phx.gbl ---------------- Oh Canada Event! Just know it's going to be cold, so Les says to pack shorts: http://msmvps.com/bradley/archive/2005/01/09/31247.aspx ------------ This Tuesday is patch Tuesday again Announcement of Upcoming Release of Malicious Software Removal Tools: http://msmvps.com/secure/archive/2005/01/06/29992.aspx ----------- Microsoft Anti-Spyware Public Beta: http://msmvps.com/secure/archive/2005/01/06/29989.aspx ----------- Blogs of interest this week: SBS and Dynamic DNS: http://blogs.msdn.com/canthe/archive/2005/01/06/348110.aspx Talk to Bob!: http://blogs.msdn.com/canthe/archive/2005/01/06/348118.aspx Stephen Toulouse - Tour around Microsoft's Security Response Center http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=34978#34978 The rise of the blog http://customerevangelists.typepad.com/blog/2005/01/the_rise_of_the.html The higher security mindset http://silverstr.ufies.org/blog/archives/000775.html Oops! http://blog.ziffdavis.com/coursey/archive/2005/01/07/5367.aspx IE - let's be careful out there http://msmvps.com/bradley/archive/2005/01/09/31242.aspx Gizmodo and Gates - part I http://www.microsoftmonitor.com/archives/005835.html Gizmodo and Gates - part II http://www.microsoftmonitor.com/archives/005840.html CES wrap up http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/microsoft/archives/004113.html?wbfrom=rss Things that happen in Vegas, stay in Vegas http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/microsoft/archives/004087.html?wbfrom=rss -------------------------------------------- Australian police charge students with global Internet scam Four Sydney high school students have been charged in connection with a Russian-based Internet scam that stole people's banking passwords and siphoned their cash into accounts in eastern Europe, police said. The four students were promised a cut of the profits for letting their bank accounts be used for laundering money stolen from Internet bankers via a computer virus that dropped a program for secretly recording passwords, police said. http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/news/editorial/10591723.htm - - - - - - - - - - Trojan disguised as Flash player targets cell phones An updated variant of the Skulls Trojan horse comes disguised as a new version of the Macromedia Flash player to fool users of mobile phones running the Symbian operating system. Skulls.D disables applications needed to remove it, drops the Cabir.M worm onto phones and informs users that they have been infected by displaying a full-screen flashing skull, Mikko Hypp�nen, director of antivirus research at F-Secure (Profile, Products, Articles), in Helsinki, said Friday in a telephone interview. http://www.infoworld.com/article/05/01/07/HNflashtrojan_1.html http://computerworld.com/securitytopics/security/story/0,10801,98799,00.html - - - - - - - - - - Critical Windows fix on the way The fixes, which will carry a maximum threat rating of "critical," will be issued Tuesday, the company said. Under its two-month-old advance notification program, Microsoft typically gives the public early notice of the number of updates it plans to deliver and of the severity of the vulnerabilities the updates fix. The only other detail the software giant revealed Thursday was that people may have to restart their Windows systems for the patches to take effect. http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5517567.html IE flaw threat hits the roof http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5517457.html http://www.newsfactor.com/story.xhtml?story_title=-Extremely-Critical--Flaw-Threatens-Internet-Explorer-Users&story_id=29577 - - - - - - - - - - Phishers catch out Firefox A security flaw in the increasingly popular Firefox browser is exposing millions of users to phishing scams, security experts have warned. Jakob Balle, security specialist at Secunia Research, said that the vulnerability in Firefox and Mozilla allows malicious hackers to execute phishing scams by spoofing the source URL displayed in the browser's Download Dialog box. http://www.vnunet.com/news/1160352 http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5517149.html Firefox: When is a flaw not a flaw? http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5517201.html Firefox flaw sparks a fiery debate http://news.zdnet.co.uk/internet/security/0,39020375,39183365,00.htm - - - - - - - - - - BlackBerry users find devices not so secure A lawsuit in Toronto has triggered concerns about the security of the popular BlackBerry wireless email device. Most Bay St. investment traders and bankers would say they'd feel helpless without a Blackberry, a pocket-sized communication device that allows Internet and email access and text messaging. But a lawsuit launched by the CIBC is raising questions about the devices. http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1105113455379_44/ - - - - - - - - - - House homeland security panel to cover cybersecurity The House Rules Committee referred a cybersecurity bill to the reorganized Homeland Security Committee, in a move that partly straightened some tangled lines of authority in the lower chamber. The Rules Committee�s decision confirmed the Homeland Security Committee�s authority over cybersecurity issues, which congressional sources said had been left partly unclear in the rule that established the new committee. http://www.gcn.com/vol1_no1/daily-updates/34789-1.html - - - - - - - - - - GAO calls for security strategy Congressional auditors say a federal interagency committee in charge of coordinating the protection of government facilities needs a strategic plan for identifying priorities and implementing security measures, including leveraging technology. http://www.fcw.com/fcw/articles/2005/0103/web-facilities-01-07-05.asp - - - - - - - - - - Agencies back plan to delete old e-mails Government agencies generally support a proposal to let federal agencies delete mountains of saved e-mails that have been marked as having no long- term value, but some public advocacy groups and others have expressed concern. http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0105/010705tdpm1.htm - - - - - - - - - - Ensuring wireless security to become easier Wireless routers these days come packed with security features, but they can be difficult to set up. Technology introduced this week at the 2005 Consumer Electronics Show could make those problems a thing of the past. Broadcom Corp. of Irvine Calif. is working with Linksys and Hewlett-Packard Co. to make Wi-Fi Protected Access security available at the touch of a button. The new feature will be called Broadcom SecureEasySetup and will automatically handle all the technical issues involved with WPA setup such as network name, encryption key and WPA pass phrase. http://www.gcn.com/vol1_no1/daily-updates/34748-1.html - - - - - - - - - - ThinkPads with fingerprint readers now widely available Instead of relying on long passwords that can be guessed or forgotten, selected models of IBM Corp.�s ThinkPad T42s notebooks, aimed at the government market, are starting to ship with biometric fingerprint readers, company officials told GCN Labs this week at the 2005 Consumer Electronics Show. The notebooks also ship with an embedded security subsystem to drive even more powerful security protection. http://www.gcn.com/vol1_no1/daily-updates/34749-1.html - - - - - - - - - - Netizens eye Web-enabled surveillance cams Blogs and message forums buzzed this week with the discovery that a pair of simple Google searches permits access to well over 1,000 unprotected surveillance cameras around the world -- apparently without their owners' knowledge. http://www.securityfocus.com/news/10251 - - - - - - - - - - FBI warns of tsunami email scams The FBI is warning that fraudsters are using internet scams in the aftermath of the Asian tsunami disaster. The agency is warning of phishing websites claiming to be for relief charities, and emails offering to find victims for a fee or requesting that money be deposited in overseas accounts. http://www.vnunet.com/news/1160318 http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5514080.html http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/01/06/tsunami_relief_attack/ - - - - - - - - - - Microsoft UK fires seven over staff purchase abuse Exclusive Microsoft UK has sacked seven employees and called in police following the "alleged abuse of [its] employee purchase programme". The giant software company declined to go into details about incident citing legal reasons but confirmed that seven people had been dismissed. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/01/06/microsoft_epp/ - - - - - - - - - - Mobile Trojan launches Skulls attack Mobile users should avoid downloading Skulls.D, a Trojan that will wreck their handset. A new variant of the Skulls Trojan horse that affects Symbian mobile phones has been discovered. F-Secure reported on Monday that this new version, called Skulls.D, kills off all system applications in the same manner as previous variants. But rather than turning individual application icons into skulls, Skulls.D tells users they have been infected by displaying a full-screen flashing skull. http://news.zdnet.co.uk/0,39020330,39183213,00.htm - - - - - - - - - - Sims 2 hacks spread like viruses Players of Electronic Arts' enormously popular simulated life game are complaining that their artfully-crafted homes and mansions are beginning to resemble the Twilight Zone, thanks to an artifact of the game's design that causes hacks to spread like viruses from user to unwitting user. Entire neighborhoods of Sims are being mysteriously graced with eternal youth, while some characters are finding all their needs fulfilled by a single shot of magic espresso. http://www.securityfocus.com/news/10232 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Microsoft offers free virus-removal, anti-spyware programs Microsoft Corp., whose popular Windows software is a frequent target for Internet viruses, is offering a free security program to remove the most dangerous infections from computers. The program, with monthly updates, is a step toward plans by Microsoft to sell full-blown antivirus software later this year. http://www.securityfocus.com/news/10233 http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5514899.html http://www.gcn.com/vol1_no1/daily-updates/34746-1.html http://computerworld.com/securitytopics/security/story/0,10801,98783,00.html http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/computersecurity/wormsviruses/2005-01-06-ms-antivirus_x.htm - - - - - - - - - - Mozilla vulnerabilities identified Users of the Mozilla and Firefox browsers and the Thunderbird e-mail client may be vulnerable to flaws that could allow an attacker to spy on or take over a system, according to security researchers. http://computerworld.com/securitytopics/security/story/0,10801,98757,00.html -- An open letter to the Security Community:: http://msmvps.com/bradley/archive/2004/12/12/23540.aspx

Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP]
news reader in Outlook 2003 missing
1 replies , 1/28/2005, 5:08:03 AM
Once I add news to office 2003 it is no longer available or in the "GO" when trying to access later

Johnny Kitchens
New to News Group
1 replies , 3/13/2009, 2:15:27 PM
Hi All, I am new to this newsgroup and I need some help getting on, 1. What is the difference between Reply and Reply Group? 2. Is there an online help menu somewhere?

0 replies , 7/11/2008, 11:40:11 AM
It's really a hot news for everyone http://polticsinfs.blogspot.com/

NNTP news server
0 replies , 11/21/2003, 12:53:36 AM
I want to set up a news server that "talks" to my ISP. I only want to users to have access to only 5 or 6 groups. Can someone point me to docs on how to get it setup and to restrict the number of groups available? TIA... Harvin

Harvin Sauls
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