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Microsoft Security Essentials

After several months of beta testing, Microsoft has released Security Essentials (MSE) to mixed reviews. MSE is essentially a rehash of Windows Defender. It’s billed as a core set of tools to keep Windows users safe from viruses and …

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Telnet is a good tool for testing basic connectivity to a service for such things as verifying firewall rules. It’s especially good for stripped down environments where there is not desktop environment with an assortment of user friendly GUI tools. …

Drupal Filler Panel

If you are setting up a Drupal site with an SSL certificate in a shared environment such as an ISP or hosting center, one of the things that you need to consider is the connectivity to your database. If you …

IObit Security 360 IObit Security 360 (IS360) is a malware and spyware removal tool. This application has a very simple interface to several very nice tools. The main features are quickly accessed with just a couple of clicks. Updates are very easy to apply. There is an update button on the main startup screen. We checked for updates before running any tests. We used a Dell Latitude 820 running XP along with a variety of other security tools.
Twitter Filler Panel

We’ve had a Twitter account for a while now, but we were not quite sure how we wanted to use it. We’ve integrated our account into this site, and we’ll be including more micro-style updates more frequently.…

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By now, news of the New York Times malware scam is starting to spread across the internet. The malicious site started out as a relatively innocuous ad, but was swapped with a fake virus warning to trick users into downloading …

WordPress Worm

WordPress bloggers that do not keep their sites up to date are putting their reputations at risk. According to a recent announcement on the WordPress blog, a worm is making its way around the internet. The worm is exploiting …