Archive for September, 2009

Get Safe Online – Warnings

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

There are new security warning(s):

·         Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for September 2009

What does it affect?: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista

What does it do?: Microsoft bulletin that summarises their advisories released for September 2009.

How do I fix it?: Update your copy of the software with the download available from the supplier.

Details of Underlying Problem(s):For more technical information about this warning visit:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms09-sep.mspx.

Date modified: 11/09/2009

Source: HM Government (CPNI)

Create your own URL shortener

Friday, September 11th, 2009

I've been thinking about doing this for a while ... seems a lot easier than I thought.

We're going to run through a basic installation of Yourls, a server-based webapp that can run pretty much anywhere a WordPress installation can. There are lots of other options, which we'll get to as well, but Yourls is a fairly smart and fast way to get up and running with your own URL shortener.

Might give it a go!

Get Safe Online – Warnings

Friday, September 11th, 2009

There are new security warning(s):

·         TCP State Manipulation Denial of Service Vulnerabilities in Multiple Cisco Products.

What does it affect?: Network Router/Switch/Modem

What does it do?: Description of Denial of Service (DoS) vulnerabilities that manipulate the state of Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) connections in Cisco products.

How do I fix it?: Update your copy of the software with the download available from the supplier.

Details of Underlying Problem(s):For more technical information about this warning visit:
http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/cisco-sa-20090908-tcp24.shtml.

Date modified: 11/09/2009

Source: HM Government (CPNI)