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Vol. 16, #34 - August 29, 2011 - Issue #843

Ghost In The Wires

  1. Editor's Corner    
    • Ghost In The Wires
  2. Admin Toolbox
    • Admin Tools We Think You Shouldn't Be Without:
  3. Webinars & Seminars
    • VIPRE® Antivirus Business Product Demonstration
    • Free Desktop Virtualization Seminar
  4. Tech Briefing
    • Microsoft Confirms Windows 8 Will Have An App Store
    • How To Get Into Digital Forensics Or Security Incident Response
    • Google Exposes The Skulls And Bones In Yale's Closet
  5. Windows Server News
    • Layered Security Doesn’t Stop Cybercriminals – But VDI Might
    • Five Quick Links: Navigating SLAs In The Cloud
    • How To Make WinServer 2008 – And Your IT budget – Last Longer
    • Off-Site Virtualization Storage: Pros And Cons Of Remote Storage
  6. Third Party News
    • Rest Easy This Summer With GFI MAX
  7. WServerNews FAVE Links
    • This Week's Links We Like. Tips, Hints And Fun Stuff.
  8. WServerNews - Product of the Week
    • Is your AV solution a resource hog?

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Editor's Corner

Ghost In The Wires

Kevin Mitnick's new book came out, and I think you should get a copy. Mitnick was once the most-wanted hacker in the U.S. He was (and is) a master at social engineering and broke into dozens of networks as a fugitive. It's a great combination of both work and entertainment at the same time. He really goes into detail on how social engineering works, and it's very instructive. It will help you to get your own environment more secure. I'm still in the middle, and it's a good read. Here is a short interview with Mitnick at the Colbert show:
http://www.wservernews.com/go/1314435292921

Quotes of the Week

"Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul." - Douglas MacArthur

"Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever." - Lance Armstrong

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Stu Sjouwerman
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Admin Toolbox

Admin Tools We Think You Shouldn't Be Without

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Webinars & Seminars

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Tech Briefing

Microsoft Confirms Windows 8 Will Have An App Store

Steven Sinofsky, president of Redmond's Windows and Windows Live divisionthis week confirmed that Windows 8 will support an app store when he listed it as the title of one of 35 teams working on the operating system. Well, does that mean that employees can now buy applications they want, straight through the OS, and bypassing the corporate purchasing process? And who will support these "illegal" apps? Hmmm. More at InfoWorld:
http://www.wservernews.com/go/1314435576015

How To Get Into Digital Forensics Or Security Incident Response

Lenny Zelser has some very good hints and tips about this. Worth checking out! "The field of digital forensics and incident response (DFIR) is attracting a lot attention among information security professionals and law enforcement officers seeking to progress in their careers. One of the challenges of entering this field is that employers often limit their recruitment efforts to experienced forensicators. What can people seeking to get into this industry do?

It seems that organizations rarely want to invest into growing the skills of a beginner forensics or IR analyst. As the result, individuals seeking to get into DFIR should look for opportunities to pick up relevant skills as part of their current job responsibilities. Some ideas and examples: MORE:
http://www.wservernews.com/go/1314435639000

Google Exposes The Skulls And Bones In Yale's Closet

CSO Mag has a good story about Google's search engine change that made FTP servers searchable. Please check out your own FTP servers and check if there is anything at all that should not be there. Here is a quote:

"Yale University has notified about 43,000 faculty, staff, students and alumni that their names and Social Security numbers were publicly available via Google search for about 10 months. The breach resulted when a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server on which the data was stored became searchable via Google as the result of a change the search engine giant made last September, the Yale Daily News reported. The online publication reported that Yale IT Services Director Len Peters said the FTP server holding the compromised information was used mainly for open-source materials. In September 2010, Google made a change that allowed its search engine to index and find FTP servers. But university IT officials were unaware of the change, Peters told the Daily News." More at:
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Windows Server News

Layered Security Doesn’t Stop Cybercriminals – But VDI Might

Recent high-profile security breaches prove that cybercriminals target users on your client/server network. Even companies with top-notch IT security teams and antivirus software can't protect their networks -- so chances are, your company isn't safe either. But if you use VDI, you at least have a prayer:
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Five Quick Links: Navigating SLAs In The Cloud

Evaluating service-level agreements is a critical piece of the cloud computing equation. Does your SLA support your cloud's performance requirements? Learn more in this exclusive guide:
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How To Make WinServer 2008 – And Your IT budget – Last Longer

With tough economic times persisting, IT shops are still under the gun to make Windows Servers last longer. Here's what you can do to keep your servers robust and functioning for a few extra years:
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Off-Site Virtualization Storage: Pros And Cons Of Remote Storage

Increasing concerns about data protection in virtual infrastructures are driving the growth of off-site or remote storage. Virtualization is a natural fit for off-site storage -- as long as you pay attention to a few key aspects. Check out this expert tip to learn more:
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Third Party News

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WServerNews FAVE Links

This Week's Links We Like. Tips, Hints And Fun Stuff

WServerNews - Product of the Week

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