Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Vista Security Feature

Enhancing security

An important security change within Vista will be a shift away from the Adminstrator as default. Every user will need to create an account, and those needing Administrator access will need to log in separately. Currently, the default user is Administrator, and this has allowed criminal hackers to attempt to take remote control of Windows XP machines.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Writing Secure Code with Visual Studio 2005

A walkthrough of the enhancements in Visual Studio 2005 that will help make your applications more secure and robust. Learn about the fundamental design principles for building secure applications using various tools and techniques. See how Visual Studio 2005 uses technologies such as FxCop and Code Access Security to help create more secure managed code applications, while PREfast and the /GS switch can help secure your native code applications.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Zotob! the plug n play worm

Zotob is a worm that targets Windows 2000–based computers and takes advantage of a security issue that was addressed by Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-039. This worm and its variants install malicious software, and then search for other computers to infect.

If you have installed the update released with Security Bulletin MS05-039, you are already protected from Zotob and its variants. If you are using any supported version of Windows other than Windows 2000, you are not at risk from Zotob and its variants.

Use the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool to search for and remove the Zotob worm and its variants from your hard drive. This tool checks for and removes infections from Zotob.A through Zotob.E as well as Bobax.O, Esbot.A, Rbot.MA, Rbot.MB, and Rbot.MC. It also checks for and removes all versions of malicious software that the tool has been updated to remove.

To Terminate Zotob:

Run the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool ( IE )
Or Download Malicious Software Removal Tool
And Install Security Update 899588.