Monthly Archives: April 2004

HFNetChkPro more trouble than its worth with MS04-011 patch

I had 39 servers to patch today for a variety of patches, including MS04-011 patch. Fully aware of the mounting issues with that patch, we were still proceeding thinking the risk of not applying was greater than the possibility of … Continue reading

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Microsoft IIS SSL (MS04-011) Worm in the Wild? Or Maybe Not.

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Judging SQL server performance – how can you judge what to consolidate

myITforum.com : Most useful counters for SQL Server performance monitoring This performance – tuning article is provided to inform database administrators on how to configure database server for maximum performance and help determine the cause of poor performance in a … Continue reading

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Brought to via Quizilla, relive 8th grade grammar class

After seeing Jeremy over at Ensight results, I thought I had to take the exam. You are a GRAMMAR GOD! If your mission in life is not already topreserve the English tongue, it should be.Congratulations and thank you! How grammatically … Continue reading

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Servers being left behind in the browser wars?

Microsoft Monitor: IE Versions and Security Support The company’s situation is common: The majority of its servers run Windows Server 2000 and so Internet Explorer 5.01, which is the version shipping with that operating system. For purposes of standardization and … Continue reading

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iTunes pricing them out of the market?

Neowin.net – iTunes ‘could cost $2.49 per song’ The major labels are looking at increasing the price of iTunes Music Store downloads to as much as $2.49 – with experts predicting the move could kill the service. The US record … Continue reading

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Three Exploits for the latest vulnerabilities (MS04-11 and TCP Reset)

TCP Connection Reset Remote Windows 2K/XP Attack Tool Source Code AFX TCP Reset by Aphex http://www.iamaphex.cjb.net unremote@knology.net Microsoft IIS 5.0 SSL Remote buffer overflow Exploit (MS04-011) THCIISSLame 0.2 – IIS 5 SSL remote root exploit /* Exploit by: Johnny Cyberpunk … Continue reading

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Build-your-own flash mob supercomputer

The makings of a do-it-yourself supercomputer By 11 a.m., everyone except hub captains had to clear the gym; a test of the system was about to take place. Experts at HP had advised the organizers to test the benchmark on … Continue reading

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Losing in Vegas and loving it

We made it back from Vegas on Monday considerably more cramped on the return Frontier Airlines flight. As an aside, Frontier surprised me by actually being perhaps better than the other airlines (Delta, American, Northwest) I have flown recently in … Continue reading

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If it's the second Tuesday of the month, it's PATCH DAY!!

Well just when you thought it was safe to let your patch tools cool down, Microsoft releases a truckload of new critical and important patches. Most of the patches replace previously released patches, like MS04-007, so if you haven’t gotten … Continue reading

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