Microsoft Security Advisory (943521)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Donna Buenaventura \(MVP\), Oct 11, 2007.

  1. Thanks for answering that Paul, and for a fact that gives me more
    understanding on how to help and extend such assistance to others since it
    does put me to situations where the real problem and issue churns.
     
    Milo \(MSPSS\), Oct 12, 2007
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    PA Bear Guest

    Yeah, I discovered this after posting. Still, I feel that reference to
    "MSPSS" is misleading and inappropriate.
     
    PA Bear, Oct 12, 2007
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  3. Why because it looks more impressive than yours?

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    Sharon Franks
    MCC group
    Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
    Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT).
     
    Sharon Franks, Oct 13, 2007
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    PA Bear Guest

    No, because it leads newsgroup readers to assume he represents/works
    directly for MS Product Support Services.
     
    PA Bear, Oct 13, 2007
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    Leonard Grey Guest

    "A v- is a vendor who has an account on Microsoft's network."

    Apologies for sticking my nose in, but why would a vendor have an
    account on Microsoft's network?
     
    Leonard Grey, Oct 13, 2007
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  6. That's done all the time with every big company. Say for example you are
    writing a program for MS, you will needs access to their files say for
    testing. There are numerous reasons why this is done.

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    Sharon Franks
    MCC group
    Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
    Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT).



     
    Sharon Franks, Oct 13, 2007
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    Paul Adare Guest

    Why? If he works for MSPSS how in the world is that in any way misleading?
     
    Paul Adare, Oct 13, 2007
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    BoaterDave Guest

    Hello Paul. I've been to your web site (as advertised in your sig. <g>) and
    noted the following: It seems you are *real* and can (probably) be believed.

    I'm not too sure that applies to others posting here. I've been told that
    Sharon Franks is actually PCButts1 for example (purported to be a bad guy)
    but, for a 'newbie' coming here there really is no way of telling ..... is
    there? Perhaps you, of all people I've met here, would be able to tell - can
    you?

    Dave
    Paul Adare, the Chief Technology Officer of IdentIT Inc., is a security
    consultant specializing in Identity Management, Rights Management, and
    Public Key Infrastructure deployments. Paul has a wide ranging and varied
    background including the whole gamut of Microsoft technologies, Lotus Notes,
    Sun Microsystems, IBM AIX, and various flavours of UNIX and Linux.

    Over the many years that Paul has been involved with computer systems and
    security, he has held many different roles including technical training
    (Microsoft Certified Trainer, Lotus Notes Certified Trainer, Sun
    Microsystems Certified Trainer), consulting (Microsoft, Lotus Notes, Sun,
    IBM, Security, Identity Management, Rights Management, PKI), subject matter
    expert for Microsoft Learning Products, support and help desk roles among
    others. Paul has been involved with Microsoft's Identity Management platform
    since he worked as a subject matter expert on the Microsoft Learning Product
    Course 2062, Implementing Microsoft Metadirectory Services.

    Paul has been the Principal Consultant on a number of enterprise PKI and RMS
    deployments for large financial services customers in the US and Canada. In
    addition, Paul is a Microsoft MVP for Virtual PC and Virtual Server.

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    BoaterDave, Oct 13, 2007
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    BoaterDave Guest

    What I'd be interested to know, Robear, is why you haven't used your normal
    signature block in this thread, viz.

    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
    AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
    DTS-L http://dts-l.org/

    I'm hopeful that you have a better explanation than that suggested by
    'Sharon'. If you and your small group of 'helpers' at 'aumha' are 'good
    guys', please tell me, and others reading here, exactly why you chose not to
    advertise same in this/these threads. Thank you.

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    BoaterDave, Oct 13, 2007
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    Paul Adare Guest

    On USENET you can never really tell who is "real" and who is not, and that
    really doesn't matter. You simply need to apply some critical thinking to
    the posts you read here. After a while you get to realize what constitutes
    good advice and what constitutes bad advice. There's really not a lot more
    one can do.
     
    Paul Adare, Oct 13, 2007
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    BoaterDave Guest

    A wonderful signature this time around Paul - that's me to a tee as, indeed,
    was "Compatible: Gracefully accepts erroneous data from any source"! <g>

    Thank you for your comment. I agree entirely. My biggest concern, though
    (really on behalf of others who visit these newsgroups) is whether or not
    one can 'trust' the links posted by 'helpers'. Human nature being what it
    is, I'm confident that most come here with a 'pressing' problem (to what
    they perceive as 'Microsoft' sites) via TechNet.and will no doubt click on
    the multifarious links without a second thought. Few will 'copy and paste'
    such links into their browser.

    How easy it would be (wouldn't it?) to obfuscate a link so that it might
    take someone to a malicious URL. Perhaps things have improved with more
    recent patches to MS Windows XP and with the introduction of Vista and IE7,
    but I suspect that many individuals worldwide are still highly vulnerable. I
    am a little surprised that an operation as successful as Microsoft does not
    deem it necessary to 'police' its' own USENET groups to ensure that, if any
    bad links are posted, they are quickly removed. *I* think they should!

    Dave

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    BoaterDave, Oct 13, 2007
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  12. C`mon everyone its just a signature - dont take much of attention to it at
    the end of the day we just get to help those who is in need of assistance.
    And also am not misleading anyone as I do work for the 866 PCSafety Security
    Support group that I always recommend.
     
    Milo \(MSPSS\), Oct 13, 2007
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    Paul Adare Guest

    Just ignore PA Bear. He doesn't know what he's talking about here and is
    simply making a mountain out of a molehill.
     
    Paul Adare, Oct 13, 2007
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    pcbutts1 Guest

    pcbutts1, Oct 14, 2007
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    pcbutts1 Guest

    pcbutts1, Oct 14, 2007
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    BoaterDave Guest

    Can someone who isn't 'kill-filed' here please 'prompt' PABear into
    responding? TIA

    Dave
     
    BoaterDave, Oct 16, 2007
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  17. Donna Buenaventura \(MVP\)

    Paul Adare Guest

    Why? What's the point? What possible purpose would be served by answering
    your question about why he didn't use his normal .sig in his post?
     
    Paul Adare, Oct 16, 2007
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    MAP Guest

    This is not a "Vista only" newsgroup.
     
    MAP, Oct 16, 2007
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    BoaterDave Guest

    I've 'known' Robear here on the MS newsgroups for 2 years. He has, to
    the best of my knowledge, always used his 'signature block'.

    I discovered quite a while ago that a poster can masquerade as anyone
    they wish. I'd just like to confirm (or otherwise) that it was
    actually PABear who made the post to which you responded with "Just
    ignore PA Bear. He doesn't know what he's talking about here and is
    simply making a mountain out of a molehill".

    That's all!

    Dave
     
    BoaterDave, Oct 16, 2007
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