February 2011 Patch Tuesday Overview

February 2011 Patch Tuesday Overview

Microsoft has released 12 new bulletins addressing 22 vulnerabilities in the February 2011 edition of Patch Tuesday.  Although 12 bulletins may now seem like a low number for Microsoft’s large release months, there are a couple of bulletins that need immediate attention.  With two of the security bulletins, the exploit code has released publicly. MS11-003 [...]

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Protecting Windows: Microsoft Exchange Server Data Protection

Unitrends agent supports Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, 2007, and 2003 and offers the most recent data protection capabilities available for Exchange. In this whitepaper we’ll first present an overview of the Exchange data protection architecture provided by Microsoft and then explore the ways that Unitrends offers the best Microsoft Exchange Server protection in the industry [...]

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Revolution-By-Internet, Tethered To Gossamer Spin

ROUNDUP A week ago most were in agreement that it wasn’t any of the particular social networking brands, like Twitter or Facebook, that ’caused’ or ‘enabled’ the uprisings throughout North Africa and the middle east it was the “network” or the power of mass communications more accurately. STATE OF THE INTERNETS The flimsy threads that [...]

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Internet Access Drives Democracy Around The World

The top tweet on Egypt in the states is from Conan O’Brien who says to Mubarek, “if you want people to stay at home, turn the Internet back on.”  It’s not clear if that is what has brought things back online but according to Craig Labovitz, chief Scientist at Arbor networks, power was restored on [...]

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Bing Stealing Google Thunder?

After listening to Eric Schmidt chat up CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo at Davos the other day, I heard him talking about how Google’s “brand new” topical search would give users more relevant choices. All I could think about was, ‘oh, Google plans to knock off Twitter, not surprising.’  For my money, topical searching on Twitter is [...]

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Japan Data Center Council’s Informative Seminar in Tokyo

Because I cover the U.S. and Japan as my territory, I occasionally go to Japan to collect interesting stories. This time I had occasion to attend the seminar given by Japan Data Center Council (JDCC). JDCC is a consortium of many major data center operators (minus NTT). This seminar consisted of three parts: the Tokyo [...]

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Protecting Internet By Shutting It Down

The title, Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, say sponsors and Senators led by Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., Ranking Member Susan Collins, R-Me., and Federal Financial Management Subcommittee Chairman Tom Carper, D-De, is essential because they want to protect the Internet from attacks which we know are constant [...]

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Internet Makes Revolution A Hell Of A Lot More Fun

29 January 2011 Sunday Morning in California, nightfall in Egypt At NetHawk headquarters, we’ve been glued to every screen we can find news on Egypt to see exactly when the autocratic Mubarek regime will fall.  Today is marked by the Egyptian air force jets buzzing crowds in an effort to intimidate the people on the [...]

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Will Social Networks Deliver Democracy To Africa And Middle East?

President Barrack Obama stands at the precipice of democracy with an opportunity to bring the Arab and Muslim world the same opportunities the rich and powerful of the West, and select pockets of regimes we as Americans have entertained for decades. If Obama is willing to accept that what we are watching is “Africa Addio” [...]

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You Say You Want A Social Networking Revolution?

Even the barely palpable NPR in the states is running articles on how social media are playing a part in what might bring autocratic regimes, like Tunisia, down to earth. Most recently, a story by Deborah Amos, tells us that, “There is a social media revolution in Saudi Arabia. Ten million Saudis are online, 3 [...]

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