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Setup A WordPress Multisite

http://www.paulund.co.uk/setup-wordpress-multisite

Best of Best WordPress Tutorials of 2013 on WPBeginner

http://www.wpbeginner.com/showcase/best-of-best-wordpress-tutorials-of-2013-on-wpbeginner/

Google Maps Generator for WordPress

Google Maps Generator http://coveloping.com/tools/google-maps-generator via @coveloping

Burglars use social media to target homes

Tip: Burglars use social media to target homes

BURGLARS USE SOCIAL MEDIA Q. I read that burglars use social media to target victims. How do they do it? A. Criminals only need a rough idea of where you live — and access to Google Street View — to start casing your home. Using check-in apps and posting vacation photos broadcasts to the world that you’re not at home right then. Be sure to check your privacy settings — and wait until you’re safely home to share vacation stories. NEW WAYS THIEVES STEAL YOUR IDENTITY Q. I keep hearing about new identity-theft scams. What are they? A. Identity thieves are using public hotspots to set up fake Wi-Fi networks. So, you might think you’re logging onto public Wi-Fi, but end up signing onto a hacker’s network instead. If you’re in a café or restaurant, ask and make sure you’re joining a legitimate network. Medical identity theft is another fast-growing threat. It happens when a thief uses your name and information to receive medical services.

http://usat.ly/KmHMWf

Snapchat’s Hack: What Users Should Do Now

Snapchat’s Hack: What Users Should Do Now, http://fxn.ws/1kchy8I

Love Snapchat? Here’s a reason to stop

Love Snapchat? Here’s a reason to stop, http://fxn.ws/1g6ILEy

10 games for your new smartphone or tablet

10 games for your new smartphone or tablet

Smartphones and tablets have made its owners more productive and in touch with the digital world, but they can be a lot of fun, too. Among the most popular app categories are games. According to Apple’s iTunes charts, 5 of the top 10 free apps and 7 of the top 10 paid apps are games. Get a new smartphone or tablet for Christmas? Here are 10 games to consider, in alphabetical order. Some of these are free, while others are for pay, but prices may vary since many developers are hosting holiday sales. 1. Angry Birds Star Wars (iOS, Android, Windows). Players fling a variety of supercharged birds from a galaxy far, far away. Birds weird Jedi powers and lightsabers as they try and knock down structured by a band of mean pigs.

http://usat.ly/K4qUn1

you got a new device! Here’s how to set it up

You got a new device! Here’s how to set it up

It happens every Christmas. As soon as the wrapping hits the floor, you’re getting hit up to set up everyones new gadgets. Don’t worry, this year we’ve got your back with a few quick tips so that you’ll be navigating the myriad of menus and manuals — done and on to the egg nog — in no time. DO THE DIRTY WORK AHEAD OF TIME If you’re giving someone tech as a gift set it up for them beforehand if you can. Though this isn’t always an option, it can be a nice surprise to give a gift that requires zero work to turn on. This is the perfect solution for folks who aren’t tech- savvy, as they can begin using the gift without frustration. Simple set-up

http://usat.ly/K4QckR

USA TODAY: The very best (new) apps of 2013

The very best (new) apps of 2013

Whether you’re a longtime smartphone or tablet owner or unwrapping your very first one over the holidays, there are many thousands of new applications (“apps”) for your device. In fact, therein lies the problem: with more than a million apps at Apple’s App Store (for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad) and Google Play store (for Android-powered mobile products), finding something new to download for your phone or tablet can be overwhelming. No problem, as we’ve curated some of the newer “must have” apps for your collection. Here is a look at the year’s best – divided into various categories for your convenience. Unless specified otherwise, all of these apps are available for iOS and Android devices. And hey, be sure to suggest your favorites too.

http://usat.ly/1c5OOnU

Four tips for creating stronger passwords

Four tips for creating stronger passwords

It’s complicated. But that’s a good thing.

http://usat.ly/1d0Z2IA

New USB plug to be smaller, reversible (at last)

New USB plug to be smaller, reversible (at last), http://fxn.ws/1izWN63

2 million Facebook, Google accounts compromised: How to protect yourself

2 million Facebook, Google accounts compromised: How to protect yourself, http://fxn.ws/1hzSCWv

How to port forward with a Cisco ASA via ASDM

Create NAT Rule

  • Click Configuration (top)
  • Click Firewall (bottom-left)
  • Click NAT Rules (middle-left)
  • Select Add->Static NAT Rule
  • Original
    • Interface: inside
    • Source: 10.80.5.47
  • Translated
    • Interface: Outside
    • Select Use Interface IP Address
  • Port Address Translation (PAT)
    • Check Enable Port Address Translation (PAT)
    • Protocol: TCP
    • Original Port: 3389
    • Translated Port: 3389
  • Click OK

asa_port1

Create Access Rule

  • Click Access Rules
  • Select Add->Add Access Rule
    • Interface: outside
    • Action: Permit
    • Source: any
    • Destination: 10.80.5.47 or the object you created
    • Service: tcp/3389
    • Enable Logging: unchecked

asa_port2

How to upgrade the software in a Cisco ASA

 

Install the new images using TFTP. Enter this command separately for the OS image and the ASDM image:

hostname# copy tftp://server[/path]/filename disk0:/[path/]filename

For example:

hostname# copy tftp://10.1.1.1/asa840-4-k8.bin disk0:/asa861-k8.bin

hostname# copy tftp://10.1.1.1/asdm-64099.bin disk0:/asdm-661.bin

To change the OS boot image to the new image name, enter the following commands in global configuration mode.

hostname(config)# clear configure boot

hostname(config)# boot system disk0:/[path/]new_filename

For example:

hostname(config)# clear configure boot

hostname(config)# boot system disk0:/asa861-k8.bin

To configure the ASDM image to the new image name, enter the following command:

hostname(config)# asdm image disk0:/[path/]new_filename

To save the configuration and reload, enter the following commands:

hostname(config)# write memory

hostname(config)# reload

Facebook Resolves Site Issues

Facebook Resolves Site Issues, http://fxn.ws/1hqLVHc

How to set Internet time on Windows Server 2008 R2

To configure an internal time server to synchronize with an external time source, follow these steps:

  1. Change the server type to NTP. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
    2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet
      \Services\W32Time\Parameters\Type
    3. In the pane on the right, right-click Type, and then click Modify.
    4. In Edit Value, type NTP in the Value data box, and then click OK.
  2. Set
    AnnounceFlags

    to 5. To do this, follow these steps:

    1. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet
      \Services\W32Time\Config\AnnounceFlags
    2. In the pane on the right, right-click AnnounceFlags, and then click Modify.
    3. In Edit DWORD Value, type 5 in the Value data box, and then click OK.
       
       

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      Notes

      • If an authoritative time server that is configured to use an AnnounceFlag value of 0x5 does not synchronize with an upstream time server, a client server may not correctly synchronize with the authoritative time server when the time synchronization between the authoritative time server and the upstream time server resumes. Therefore, if you have a poor network connection or other concerns that may cause time synchronization failure of the authoritative server to an upstream server, set the AnnounceFlag value to 0xA instead of to 0x5.
      • If an authoritative time server that is configured to use an AnnounceFlag value of 0x5 and to synchronize with an upstream time server at a fixed interval that is specified in SpecialPollInterval, a client server may not correctly synchronize with the authoritative time server after the authoritative time server restarts. Therefore, if you configure your authoritative time server to synchronize with an upstream NTP server at a fixed interval that is specified in SpecialPollInterval, set the AnnounceFlag value to 0xA instead of 0x5.
  3. Enable NTPServer. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet
      \Services\W32Time\TimeProviders\NtpServer
    2. In the pane on the right, right-click Enabled, and then click Modify.
    3. In Edit DWORD Value, type 1 in the Value data box, and then click OK.
  4. Specify the time sources. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet
      \Services\W32Time\Parameters
    2. In the pane on the right, right-click NtpServer, and then click Modify.
    3. In Edit Value, type Peers in the Value data box, and then click OK.
       
       

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      Note Peers is a placeholder for a space-delimited list of peers from which your computer obtains time stamps. Each DNS name that is listed must be unique. You must append ,0x1 to the end of each DNS name. If you do not append ,0x1 to the end of each DNS name, the changes that you make in step 5 will not take effect.

  5. Select the poll interval. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet
      \Services\W32Time\TimeProviders\NtpClient\SpecialPollInterval
    2. In the pane on the right, right-click SpecialPollInterval, and then click Modify.
    3. In Edit DWORD Value, type TimeInSeconds in the Value data box, and then click OK.
       
       

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      Note TimeInSeconds is a placeholder for the number of seconds that you want between each poll. A recommended value is 900 Decimal. This value configures the Time Server to poll every 15 minutes.

  6. Configure the time correction settings. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet
      \Services\W32Time\Config\MaxPosPhaseCorrection
    2. In the pane on the right, right-click MaxPosPhaseCorrection, and then click Modify.
    3. In Edit DWORD Value, click to select Decimal in the Base box.
    4. In Edit DWORD Value, type TimeInSeconds in the Value data box, and then click OK.
       
       

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      Note TimeInSeconds is a placeholder for a reasonable value, such as 1 hour (3600) or 30 minutes (1800). The value that you select will depend on the poll interval, network condition, and external time source.

    5. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet
      \Services\W32Time\Config\MaxNegPhaseCorrection
    6. In the pane on the right, right-click MaxNegPhaseCorrection, and then click Modify.
    7. In Edit DWORD Value, click to select Decimal in the Base box.
    8. In Edit DWORD Value, type TimeInSeconds in the Value data box, and then click OK.
       
       

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      Note TimeInSeconds is a placeholder for a reasonable value, such as 1 hour (3600) or 30 minutes (1800). The value that you select will depend on the poll interval, network condition, and external time source.

  7. Close Registry Editor.
  8. At the command prompt, type the following command to restart the Windows Time service, and then press Enter:
    net stop w32time && net start w32time

Using Classic ASP with Microsoft Access Databases on IIS

In IIS 7.0, IIS 7.5, and above, several security changes were made that may affect how classic ASP applications will function. For example, if you were to copy a classic ASP application that uses an Access database that is within the Web site’s content area to a server that uses IIS 7.0 or above, you may receive the following error message:

Microsoft JET Database Engine error ‘80004005’
Unspecified error.
/example.asp, line 100

This is a generic error triggered by the Access driver that may occur for a variety of reasons, but incorrect permissions is a common cause. More specifically, the ability to work with Microsoft Access databases is implemented through the Microsoft JET Database Engine, which creates various temporary and lock files when it connects to an Access database. The following sections will discuss some of the reasons why this may occur and how to resolve those situations.

Working with 64-bit Systems

Unfortunately there are no 64-bit ODBC drivers, so on 64-bit systems you will have to run your applications in 32-bit mode. To do so, use the following steps:

  1. On the taskbar, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
  2. In the Connections pane, click Application Pools.
  3. Highlight the application pool for your application, then click Advanced Settings… in the Actions pane.
  4. In the Advanced Settings dialog, specify True for Enable 32-Bit Applications.
  5. Click OK to close the Advanced Settings dialog.

Note: The 64-bit control panel applet for managing ODBC connections will not display 32-bit ODBC drivers. To work around this issue, you need to open the 32-bit ODBC applet. To do so, use the following steps:

  1. Click Start and then Run, or open a command prompt.
  2. Enter the following command:
    %windir%\syswow64\odbcad32.exe
  3. Press the enter key.

Classic ASP Not Installed by Default on IIS 7.0 and IIS 7.5

In IIS the classic version of ASP is not installed by default. Because of this, you might see HTTP 404 errors when you try to browse to an ASP page on your server, or you might see the source code for your ASP page displayed in your browser window. Both of these error conditions are created when configuration settings that are used to define the environment for classic ASP are not installed.

To support and configure ASP applications on your Web server, you must install the ASP module. To install the ASP module on IIS, use the following steps for your version of Windows.

Installing Classic ASP on Windows Vista or Windows 7 Client

  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. In Control Panel, click Programs and Features, and then click Turn Windows Features on or off.
  3. Expand Internet Information Services, then World Wide Web Services, then Application Development Features.
  4. Select ASP, and then click OK.

Installing Classic ASP on Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2

  1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.
  2. In the Server Manager hierarchy pane, expand Roles, and then click Web Server (IIS).
  3. In the Web Server (IIS) pane, scroll to the Role Services section, and then click Add Role Services.
  4. On the Select Role Services page of the Add Role Services Wizard, select ASP.
  5. If the Add role services required by ASP dialog box appears, click Add Required Role Services. (This page appears only if you have not already installed the ISAPI Extensions role service on your server.)
  6. On the Select Role Services page, click Next.
  7. On the Confirm Installation Selections page, click Install.
  8. On the Results page, click Close.

How to change NCOL email settings on the Galaxy S4

From the home screen, tap Email.

Note: if the shortcut is no longer on the home screen, tap Apps and then tap Email.
Tap the Menu key.
Tap Settings.
Tap the account name.
Scroll to and tap More settings
Tap Incoming settings.
The incoming email settings are displayed.

To view the outgoing email settings, tap Done.
Scroll to and tap Outgoing settings.
The outgoing email settings are now displayed.

To exit the email settings, tap Done.

CentOS 6.2 VMware Tools Install the Easy Way

Initiate the VMware tools install on your CentOS 6.2 VM. Open a SSH session to your VM and copy/paste this:

yum -y install perl
mkdir /mnt/cdrom
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
cp /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-*.tar.gz /tmp
umount /mnt/cdrom
tar -zxf /tmp/VMwareTools-*.tar.gz -C /tmp
cd /
./tmp/vmware-tools-distrib/vmware-install.pl --default
rm -f /tmp/VMwareTools-*.tar.gz
rm -rf /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib

Comcast working on anti-piracy

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57597157-93/comcast-reportedly-cooking-up-new-anti-piracy-scheme/

USA TODAY: Reports: Apple to launch a gold iPhone

From USA TODAY

Reports: Apple to launch a gold iPhone

Company reportedly planning to offer a gold iPhone.

http://usat.ly/13zKnEc

The five scariest hacks we saw last week

The five scariest hacks we saw last week
http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/05/tech/mobile/five-hacks/index.html

Hackers hit the US Department of Energy

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57567581-83/hackers-hit-u.s-department-of-energy/

The five scariest hacks we saw last week

The five scariest hacks we saw last week
http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/05/tech/mobile/five-hacks/index.html

Hackers break into homes electronically

So you think your dvr is safe. Hackers can listen to your baby monitor and turn your lights on! Hackers break into homes — electronically
http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/02/tech/innovation/hackable-homes/index.html

FBI pressures Internet providers to install surveillance software

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57596791-38/fbi-pressures-internet-providers-to-install-surveillance-software/

Wi-Fi routers: More security risks than ever

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57596851-83/wi-fi-routers-more-security-risks-than-ever/

Query Active Directory FSMO Roles

  • Run netdom query fsmo
  • Run ntdsutil then roles then connections then connect to server DC-name then quit then select operation target then list roles for connected server
  • Run dcdiag /knowsofroleholders /v

Samsung said to be near deals to supply devices to FBI, Navy

After winning Pentagon security approval, Samsung is close to a deal with the FBI and Navy.    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57594476-94/samsung-said-to-be-near-deals-to-supply-devices-to-fbi-navy/

Microsoft nicely tweaks Windows 8

Microsoft nicely tweaks Windows 8

First major update of Windows 8 is available to try

http://usat.ly/11YdLS0

How to remove password from SSL key

Always backup the original key first (just in case)!

 # cp www.key www.key.orig

Then unencrypt the key with openssl. You’ll need the passphrase for the decryption process:

 # openssl rsa -in www.key -out new.key

Now copy the new.key to the www.key file and you’re done. Next time you restart the web server, it should not prompt you for the passphrase.

Wi-Fi insecurities

http://usat.ly/12usoMG

Public Wi-Fi can alarm your browser, don’t let it alarm you

Wi-Fi networks with Web logins can be a hassle, but they add security.

How to remain anonymous on the Internet

http://usat.ly/15TzBUn

How to fly under the radar online

Here are some privacy-friendly sites to help you keep a hold on your personal information.

Manage your day with this new app!

http://usat.ly/16Ffmfp

New personal assistant iOS app: Donna

Use calendar, mapping, weather and more to help your schedule.

Government orders Facebook to turn over nearly 20,000 accounts

http://usat.ly/11Oc1dg Surveillance revelations from Facebook, Microsoft Facebook says government orders for user data in latter half of 2012 involved 19,000 accounts.

Yahoo to free up IDs of dormant email accounts

http://usat.ly/13EsGyz Yahoo to free up IDs of dormant email accounts Yahoo trying to breathe life into old accounts by giving them away.

Restoring Factory Defaults on an Adtran TA900

RESTORING FACTORY DEFAULTS
On units that have a console port, you cannot restore the factory defaults, but must rather erase the device’s
configuration and then reconfigure the unit to operate correctly for your network. To erase the unit’s current
configuration, follow these steps:
  1. Access the unit’s CLI and enter enable at the >prompt.
  2. Enter erase startup-config at the # prompt. The device will have a blank configuration upon reboot.
  3. Enter reload at the # prompt to begin restarting the device. When prompted to save configuration, enter no . When prompted to reboot, enter yes .
  4. Upon reboot, you will have to reconfigure the unit using the CONSOLE port. Follow the steps outline here or in the technical note, Accessing the Web Interface in AOS, available online at http://kb.adtran.com.

Apple adding a ‘kill switch’ to iPhones

Apple adding ‘kill switch’ to iPhones http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/11/tech/mobile/iphone-ios7-kill-switch/index.html

What is the NSA’s PRISM program? (FAQ)

With all of the news of the NSA data security program, this puts the pieces of the puzzle together. http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57588253-83/what-is-the-nsas-prism-program-faq/

Microsoft and Symantec collaborate to stop botnet

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57568067-83/microsoft-symantec-shutter-another-botnet/

How to renew a self signed certificate in Exchange Server 2007

The Exchange 2007 self signs a certificate when the server role is first added for all the Exchange services that run in unison with IIS (smtp & owa etc). The  certificate expires after one  year from the date the server was first installed or the date the certificate was assigned manually.

First, check the status of the certificate by opening the Exchange Management Shell and executing the commandGet-ExchangeCertificate |FL’ – this displays all information about the currently assigned certificates and the status of each certificate.

It is common that they may be more than one certificate listed in the display – if that is the case, find the certificate that shows an expired date in the field ‘NotAfter‘ – as this defines when each certificate becomes invalid/expired. An expired certificate may cause problems such as connectivity to web services, SMTP transport and Outlook prompting certificate security warnings.

Use the following steps to generate a new certificate and enable it to run IIS services:

1. Type ‘Get-ExchangeCertificate |FL’ – This only lists details of certificates that are assigned to Exchange Services. Then note down the Thumbprint of the expired certificate.

2. Then type ‘Get-ExchangeCertificate –Thumbprint “9E6DD4B4EA2865CA9E6C34B42329A9AC994EBF63” | New-ExchangeCertificate’ . This generates a new certificate, and you will then be prompted to confirm if you want to overwrite the expired certificate and use the new one for the SMTP service.

3. If you run the cmdlet in step 1 you will notice the new certificate is not used to secure IIS services anymore. Make a note of the new thumbprint and run the following command typing the new thumbprint between the quotation marks: ‘Enable-ExchangeCertificate – Thumbprint “7A843B04EA2865CA9E6C34B42329AEE4456F9013” –Services IIS’

4. Be sure to verify all the services are working correctly after renewing and enabling the certificate – test Outlook clients by closing and opening Outlook to esnure there are no security certificate warnings.

6. Finally, Remove the old certificate by typing the following cmdlet into the management shell: Remove-ExchangeCertificate –Thumbprint “9E6DD4B4EA2865CA9E6C34B42329A9AC994EBF63″.

Installing and using Windows XP Mode

To use Windows XP Mode, you need to download and install Windows XP Mode, and Windows Virtual PC, the program that runs virtual operating systems on your computer.

When you install a program in Windows XP Mode, the program becomes available for use in both Windows XP Mode and Windows 7.

To download and install Windows XP Mode

  1. Go to the Windows XP Mode page in Download Center.
  2. Under Quick Details, select your language.
  3. Click Continue and follow the instructions on the screen to validate your copy of Windows 7.
  4. Select a version of Windows XP Mode to install and click Install.Note: WindowsXPMode_N versions do not include Windows Media Player.
  5. Click Run in your browser’s message bar, and follow the instructions on the screen.
  6. When setup is completed, click Finish.

To download and install Windows Virtual PC

  1. Go to the Windows Virtual PC page in Download Center
  2. Under Quick Details, select your language.
  3. Click Continue and follow the instructions on the screen to validate your copy of Windows 7.
  4. Select a version of Windows Virtual PC to install and click Install.
    Note: The x64 version works with 64-bit versions of Windows 7.  The x86 version works with 32-bit versions of Windows 7. To find out if your PC is running 32- or 64-bit Windows 7, click the Start button Picture of the Start button, right-click Computer, and then click Properties. 32-bit and 64-bit information appears next to System type.
  5. This update must be run from your local C: drive or you will receive an error.
  6. Click Run in your browser’s message bar, and follow the instructions on the screen.
  7. Click Yes to install Update for Windows (KB958559).
  8. If you accept the license terms, click I Accept.
  9. After installation is complete, click Restart Now to restart your computer.

To set up Windows XP Mode for first use

  1. Click the Start button Picture of the Start button, click All Programs, click Windows Virtual PC, and then click Windows XP Mode.
    Picture of Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP in the list of programsWindows Virtual PC and  Windows XP in the list of programs
  2. If you accept the license terms, click I accept the license terms, and then click Next.
  3. On the Installation folder and credentials page, accept the default location where Windows XP Mode files will be stored, or choose a new location.
  4. Type a password, type it again to confirm it, and then click Next.
  5. On the Help protect your computer page, decide whether you want to help protect your computer by turning on automatic updates, and then click Next.
  6. Click Start Setup.After setup is complete, Windows XP Mode opens in a separate window.
Warning

Warning

  • Antivirus software isn’t included with Windows XP Mode. Even if your computer running Windows 7 already has antivirus software, you should also install antivirus software in Windows XP Mode to help defend your computer against viruses.

To install and use a program in Windows XP Mode

  1. In Windows 7, click the Start button Picture of the Start button, click All Programs, click Windows Virtual PC, and then click Windows XP Mode.
  2. In Windows XP Mode, insert the program’s installation disc into your computer’s CD/DVD drive; or browse to the program’s installation file, open the file, and follow the instructions to install the program.
    Picture of a program being installed in Windows XP ModeInstalling a program in  Windows XP Mode
  3. Click the Close button Picture of the Close button at the top of the Windows XP Mode window.
  4. In Windows 7, click the Start button Picture of the Start button, click Windows Virtual PC, click Windows XP Mode Applications, and then click the program you want to open.
    Note

    Note

    • If the Windows XP Mode window is open when you try opening a program in Windows XP Mode from Windows 7, you’ll be prompted to close the virtual machine. Be sure to save any data you want to keep in Windows XP Mode before closing it.

Facebook virus running rampant

http://usat.ly/15yDctc

Hijacking of Facebook accounts spikes

The Koobface worm on the move again, luring Facebook users to click on tainted links

CSS Button Generator

CSS Button Generator will create beautiful css buttons for you to use on your web pages without the need for any images. When you have styled your button to your liking, simply click on the generated button to get your css style code. Share our site using a button below!

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Stuck at “Preparing to configure Windows”

How do I reset Windows Update components?

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/971058

 

Once the Windows Update components are reset, try installing the updates again. To do so,

1. Open Windows Update by clicking the Start button, clicking All Programs, and then clicking Windows Update.

2. Click on the Change settings option in the navigation bar on the left. You will now be at a screen where you will be able to set up how Windows Vista will download and install updates on your computer.

3. Select the option Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them. When you are done configuring the options as you wish, press the OK button to save these settings. You will now be back at the main Windows Update screen.

4. In the left pane, click Check for updates, and then wait while Windows looks for the latest updates for your computer.

5. You may then download the updates one or two at a time.

6. Click on install updates to install the currently selected updates.

7. Repeat the steps 5 and 6 till you get all the updates you want on your PC.

Security lessons from the 2013 Verizon Data Breach Report

Verizon’s latest report on data breach statistics offers security pros a guide to the most persistent threats and where attention should be focused to defend against them.

Verizon has released the 2013 edition of their Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), an analysis of the data obtained from breach investigations that they and other organizations have performed during the previous year. The data for this report includes incidents from Verizon’s own investigations and 18 other organizations around the world, for a total of 621 confirmed data breaches and over 47,000 security incidents.

The report contains a wealth of information that paints a clear picture of the motives and techniques used by attackers to compromise their target organizations. It’s an interesting read and there are many lessons that can be found within.

 

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/security/security-lessons-from-the-2013-verizon-data-breach-report/9513?tag=content;blog-list-river

Android Threats Growing

The Android threat landscape is growing in both size and complexity with cybercriminals adopting new distribution methods and building Android-focused malware services, according to a report from Finnish security vendor F-Secure.

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9239188/Android_threats_growing_in_number_and_complexity_report_says

How do I tell who’s access my Windows Server 2008 server?

If you have a server hosting user profiles or home directories, you can check the output of NET SESSION from its console – this will give you the list of all computers and users connected to it.

Or NET SESSION > c:\sessions.txt to save this info to a text file.

Setup NTP server in Windows Server 2008 R2

Run these commands from a command prompt:

Stop the time service
net stop w32time

Set the manual peer list external servers
w32tm /config /syncfromflags:manual /manualpeerlist:”0.us.pool.ntp.org,1.us.pool.ntp.org,2.us.pool.ntp.org,3.us.pool.ntp.org”

Set the connection as reliable
w32tm /config /reliable:yes

Start the time service back up
net start w32time

Test the configururation
w32tm /query /configuration