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Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP], Nov 8, 2004.

  1. Australia are you ready?

    Jeff Middleton and the rest of the SBS MVP incredibles are coming to a
    city near you

    Thursday 11th Nov 2004
    Hyatt Regency Perth Hyatt Regency Perth
    99 Adelaide Terrace
    Perth WA 6000

    Wednesday 17th Nov 2004
    Adelaide Convention Centre Adelaide Convention Centre
    North Terrace
    Adelaide SA 5000

    Tuesday 23rd Nov 2004
    Sydney Convention Centre Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre
    Darling Drive
    Darling Harbour

    Wednesday 1st Dec 2004
    Crown Towers - Melbourne Crown Towers
    8 Whiteman Street
    Southbank VIC 3006

    Tuesday 7th Dec 2004
    Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Brisbane Convention & Exhibition
    Cnr Merivale & Glenelg Streets
    South Brisbane QLD 4101

    Javier does a song of the week

    Security patch Tuesday
    ISA server
    Important rating [not critical]
    Reboot needed

    Chapter 1 and 2 of the Patch Management ebook now available
    By Anne Stanton and Susan Brdley

    Blogs of interest

    Good catch Chad - found a SBS in a Windows server
    Wonder how many other "hidden" sbs machines there are out there installed.
    Dead Server Walking:

    Javier and User groups

    Do you plan for your IT?

    I hope everyone is following SeanDaniel.com's blog!

    Dr. J's article on how hackers enter your network

    Mike Walsh's Sharepoint RSS

    SMBnation SBS converence
    London November 10th

    In other news

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    Microsoft to help users prep for patching
    Microsoft Corp. will give customers advance
    notice of its monthly security updates in an
    effort to help them prepare to install related
    software patches, the company announced today.
    Starting this month, Microsoft will publish on
    its Web site a summary of planned security
    bulletins three days before they are released
    in their entirety.

    Microsoft opens up corporate security bulletin to all
    Microsoft: Security requires teamwork
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    Ex-Austin student indicted for data theft
    A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted a former
    University of Texas at Austin student for breaking
    into the school's computers and stealing 37,000
    names and social security numbers. The university
    estimated the data theft cost the school $167,000
    to recover the system affected by the breach and
    warned people about potential identity theft.
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    Bank accounts in online security scare
    British Internet bank Cahoot has plugged a flaw
    in its online security that could have enabled
    people to move freely in and out of other customers'
    accounts. Cahoot took the site down for 10 hours
    while it fixed the flaw, according to a representative
    for Abbey, Cahoot's parent financial institution.
    The problem was likely the result of an upgrade
    12 days ago.

    Cisco, Wells Fargo face new security breaches
    A new, more sneaky phishing attack
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    Email worm poses as Osama videogram
    Emails claiming to contain video clips of terrorist
    mastermind Osama bin Laden are likely to be example
    of a new computer worm. The Famus-F worm normally
    arrives in the form of a bilingual English and
    Spanish email, with the subject line "More terrorism
    this year". The message body states: "Last speech
    from Bin Laden. Please forwards this video to
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    IE bug allows hackers to take over PCs
    Security watchdog the US Computer Emergency
    Readiness Team (US-Cert) has warned Internet
    Explorer (IE) users to update patches after
    it discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability
    that gives hackers local admin rights to
    execute arbitrary code on compromised PCs.
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    Virus writers elude Microsoft's bounty hunt
    Virus writers have a price on their heads--but it's
    done little to discourage them. In the year since
    Microsoft kicked off its Anti-Virus Reward Program,
    it has tallied only a single success. The program
    has offered $1 million to informants who help close
    official investigations into four major viruses and
    worms, and has another $4 million earmarked for
    future rewards, but the deluge of online threats
    has continued to swell.
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    Fax.com barred from doing business in Idaho
    Idaho has won a court order permanently barring
    the advertising company Fax.com from doing
    business within the state. The Aliso Viejo,
    Calif.-based company is believed to be the
    largest volume ``fax-spammer'' in the nation,
    Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said
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    Software piracy whistle-blowers get bigger rewards
    The Business Software Alliance is doubling the
    maximum reward it will pay to individuals who
    report companies that are using pirated software.
    The BSA--a trade group supported by Microsoft,
    Adobe Systems and other major software makers
    to enforce software licenses and copyrights--
    announced on Friday that it is raising the
    ceiling on payments to U.K. whistle-blowers
    to $37,000(20,000 pounds) for reports received
    during November and December this year.
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    Online fraud tutorials... from the Secret Service?
    Until Wednesday one of the best public sources
    of information on how to use a stolen credit card
    number, forge a drivers license, defeat a burglar
    alarm or silence a firearm was a website under
    the control of the U.S. Secret Service. As a jaunty
    flourish in its high-profile roundup of fraudsters
    and forgers last Thursday, the agency took over
    Shadowcrew.com, a New Jersey-based online crime
    bazaar that sits at the center of the government's
    "Operation Firewall" investigation.
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    Symantec adds threat data to managed security services
    The data will be posted using its Secure Internet
    Interface. In a bid to expand its services business,
    Symantec Corp. next week plans to start selling
    security intelligence data as an add-on to its
    Managed Security Services. Users who pay Symantec
    to manage their security infrastructures will now
    also be able to get extensive information on threats
    particular to their IT systems as well as global
    cyberthreats, said Dee Liebenstein, group product
    manager at Cupertino, Calif.-based Symantec.

    Symantec builds double-clad security service
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    Microsoft to provide early warning of security flaws
    Criticized for a program that only provided some
    of its largest customers with warnings on security
    problems in its products, Microsoft Corp. now says
    it will give all computer users early word on such
    issues. Beginning this month, the Redmond software
    giant will make public in advance how many security
    fixes it plans to release in its regular monthly
    bulletin, how severe the problems are and what
    products are affected.

    Microsoft: Security requires teamwork
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    SonicWall to bolster next OS with antivirus scanning
    Security vendor SonicWall is expected to formally
    announce on Monday a new operating system that
    includes the capability for scanning for viruses
    at the gateway.
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    RSA sees looming identity crisis online
    RSA Conference: Businesses must shift their
    online customers towards a federated identity
    policy if e-commerce is to take off, says RSA's
    director of technology. The director of technology
    for RSA, Andrew Nash, said that businesses need
    to move their online customers towards a federated
    identity policy or security threats could bring
    people to lose confidence in trading.

    Avoiding downstream liability
    We've seen it before: innocent and unsuspecting
    organizations that have their networked computers
    hijacked for use as pawns in attacks against other
    companies' networks. But what about when such
    hijacking can be averted? Is it the middleman's
    responsibility to prevent further dispersal
    of attacks? When a hacker sends a virus and/or
    infiltrates a system and then uses that system
    to break into or infect other systems, does it
    result in potential liability for the victim?
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    Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP], Nov 8, 2004
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  2. Not only did Javier write his own 'song of the week' -- he completely shoved
    me off Susan's weekly updates! Does trhis mean that I am officially retired?
    Nope. I'll chalk this up to Susan's hectic travel schedule.

    BTW -- here is a link to my 'song of the week' --

    Kevin Weilbacher [SBS-MVP]
    "The days pass by so quickly now, the nights are seldom long"

    Kevin Weilbacher [SBS-MVP], Nov 8, 2004
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  3. Don't feel bad Kevin she can't even spell her own name right ;-)
    By Anne Stanton and Susan Brdley

    Frank McCallister SBS MVP
    Frank McCallister SBS MVP, Nov 8, 2004
  4. I finally got around to reading Chapter 1 this weekend and this is GOOD
    STUFF. I consider myself fairly well informed about security issues, but I
    learned quite a bit from it. And, it's well written and easy to read, so it
    won't put you to sleep, and the price is right.

    I'd encourage everyone to read it.

    Dave Nickason [SBS MVP], Nov 8, 2004
  5. Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP]

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    That's ShowBiz !
    Life's tough at the top of the Pop Charts.
    Henry Craven, Nov 8, 2004
  6. Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP]

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    Henry Craven {SBS-MVP}
    Melbourne Australia

    Henry Craven, Nov 10, 2004
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