Archive for July, 2009

Work Groups

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

I just found a Big problem with work groups  Only 10 pc can connect to a XP pro box.  If someone knows of a way about it please let me know.

Conficker Worm Test

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Conficker Worm Test  Reports that the Conficker computer worm is “now parading as an anti-virus program called Spyware Protect 2009. The worm takes users to a fake security Web site, asks them to pay $50 for a spyware program that actually is the Conficker worm, then keeps your credit card information ...

Don’t stop in the Middle of an XP Repair

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

When your PC dies, and you are trying to bring it back to life and you find that there is no system restore point, the best thing to do is to get your xp disc and boot to the OS load.  The first repair that comes up  is for a ...

Virus writing arrest in Japan

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

It has been a long time coming, but a virus writer has finally been arrested by the Japanese authorities. According to security specialists Sophos law enforcement agencies in Kyoto, Japan, have arrested three men who stand accused of plotting to infect users of a popular P2P file-sharing network with a ...

Firefox updating message misleads users

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Over the course of last weekend I was busy setting up some new systems. During that process I came across an old virtual machine that I decided to fire up. Upon launching Firefox on that machine I was greeted by the following:   Now what's wrong with this picture? Quite a lot if you ...

Shortening URL Service compromised

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

As pointed out by Stefan short URLs create big problems. How big those problems can get has been made very clear in an attack suffered by They claim to be the 4th most used shortening service on Twitter. In a blog posting on their site the company says that they ...

Workgroups vs Domains

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

What’s the difference between a workgroup and a domain? Quite simply, a workgroup is defined as a network of multiple computers, configured to share resources, with out the use of a domain controller (primary sever). A domain, on the other, is a network of computers, configured to share resources, but controlled by ...