• June 12, 2012

    TuneIn Radio App Review

  • June 10, 2012

    Installing New SCCM CA on IIS 7

    1.Open the IIS manager console 2. Click on the server name 3. Click Server Certificates 4. Right Click and select Create Domain Certificate 5. Complete all the needed information and select your certificate store server. Make sure you use the FQDN for the server in the Common Name section. 6. Right Click on Default Web Site 7. Click edit Bindings 8. click on edit for https then select your newly issued certificate 9. You do not need to reboot the server or restart IIS.
  • Fix: Could not start the Automatic Updates service on Local Computer. Error 0×80004015: The class is configured to run as a security id different from the caller Issue: Automatic Updates (AU) service will not start attempting to start the service manually results in the following error on a Windows XP SP3 machine: Could not start the Automatic Updates service on Local Computer.  Error 0×80004015: The class is configured to run as a security id different from the caller Solution From a command prompt re-register the Automatic Updates dll by running: regsvr32 /u wuaueng.dll regsvr32 wuaueng.dll Change the Automatic Updates service startup from to Automatic if this is not done already.  The Automatic Updates service should now start on its own on reboot.  Make sure Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) are both set to Automatic as well before reboot.  Sometimes if this happens as a result of a virus you will need to adjust those settings.
  • June 6, 2012

    Podcast Episode 2

    Benefits of Single Sign On SSO Benefits and Negatives LinkedIn Password Hashes Leaked Online Google Warning Gmail Users About State-Sponsored Attacks Flame Malware Hijacks Windows Update Microsoft Certificate Was Used To Sign Flame Malware Podcast 2 Recorded  June 6, 2012
  • June 4, 2012

    Brandon Lee Accidental Death Theory

    Brandon Bruce Lee Accidental Death Theory is something I have always wondered about there has always been a lot of controversy surrounding the situation.  This is the most in depth look at the situation I have ever seen.
  • May’s job numbers report which showed a weaker than expected 69,000 jobs added in May and a slight rise in the unemployment rate from 8.1 percent to 8.2 percent last month.  The new job report was expected to show between 100,000 to 120,000 added jobs this report shows a far cry from the expected number.  This is the exact same situation that happened last year where over the winter months jobs increased then come sprint jobs recessed in growth.  Mitt Romney and republicans were quick to hit President Barack Obama about the lousy preforming economy while stocks crashed after the job report hit.  The stock market has been on a slippery slope since investor sentiment sank on Europe’s deepening credit problems.  Financial markets will continue to tumble because of bad economic data, including weak PMI from China and Europe, and pretty horrible employment data both in Europe and here in the USA.
  • May 29, 2012

    Podcast Episode 1

    Our first podcast Talking about Apple iTunes Browser Security Safari Firefox Chrome Opera Fedora 17 and more Podcast 1 Recorded May 29, 2012
  • May 25, 2012

    Marriott Wireless Security Issues

    Marriott has says it stopped Ad Service hidden in free wireless.  The free wireless connection inserted lines of code for serving special ads into every Web page a guest visited. The Marriott’s corporate headquarters said it has investigated the situation and disabled this feature at two New York hotels the Courtyard by Marriott on W. 40th Street as well as the Residence Inn on the Avenue of the Americas. The company said in a statement that it was not aware of the ad-serving practice and the security of people’s data was not at risk. The Marriott said it did not approve of this practice: “As soon as we learned of the situation, we launched an investigation into the matter. Preliminary findings revealed that, unbeknownst to the hotel, the Internet service provider (ISP) was utilizing functionality that allowed advertising to be pushed to the end user. The ISP has assured the hotel that this functionality has now been disabled. While this is a common marketing practice with many Internet service providers, Marriott does not condone this practice. At no time was data security ever at risk.  We will continue to look into this matter and find opportunities to remind our hotels of Marriott’s high-speed Internet policies.” Justin Watt a Web engineer with a background in making advertising tools, discovered that every Web page  he visited was being rewritten with new code that could allow a company to inject its own ad banners. “Imagine the U.S.P.S., or FedEx, for that matter, opening your Amazon boxes and injecting ads into the packages,” Mr. Watt said in a previous interview. The lines of code contained references to RXG which stands for Revenue Extraction Gateway a service aimed at generating money from Internet access points. A company called RG Nets offers the service.  Some hotels have...
  • This to me was just classic.  I love how Darth Vader is in the audience by the way.  Can’t wait to see Arnold in the Expendables 2 along side Stallone, Norris and Van Damme. Kevin Peter Hall is credited as being the Predator in Predator 1 and 2 how ever what most people don’t know is Jean-Claude Van Damme was an uncredited character he was one of the stunt man Predators.
  • The fact is that the biggest security threat to an organization is there users.  In a 2006 survey called Information Security Breaches they found that 32% of Information Security attacks originated from internal employees while 28% came from ex-employees and partners. Experts in Europe and the US estimate that over 50% of breaches result from employees misusing access privileges, whether maliciously, unwittingly or unknowing.  So securing the enterprise isn’t just about stopping external threats. It’s just as important to contain the threat from hapless, hazardous or naive employees. One of the key internal threats to corporates is spyware, because it’s all too often introduced without malicious intent, by employees that naively click through a couple of pop-up browser windows, or install an unapproved application on the network. The situation isn’t helped by the myths that surround spyware. Keven Mitnick has made a career out of educating people and users on social engineering.  Mitnick has said on many occasions that people are to willing to help others by giving out information.  As long as a user knows the lingo they get the information.  Verification of identity is so import for protecting your company.