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Month: February 2009

Adobe Vulnerability APSB09-01

Adobe Vulnerability APSB09-01

In Adobe’s bulletin released last Friday there are 3 solutions to reduce your chances of getting exploited. The first is to disable JavaScript in Adobe Reader by going (in Adobe) Edit > Preferences > JavaScript and unchecking the “Enable Acrobat JavaScript” option. That is fine for the everyday user but not quite a good fix for an enterprise of any size. To accomplish this I found a script located on the internet and modified it to disable Acrobat’s JavaScript. I…

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Windows Server 2003 Cannot Execute Network File

Windows Server 2003 Cannot Execute Network File

On Windows 2003 Servers by default you cannot double click on an exe that is located on a file share or you will get the following error: “Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropiate permissions to access this item.” To get around this issue you can copy the file to your local drive, right click on the file and select properties. On the bottom of the General screen you will see a…

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Windows Server 2003 VM Running Exchange with Random Bluescreening

Windows Server 2003 VM Running Exchange with Random Bluescreening

I have a Microsoft Exchange 2007 server (x64) that was originally on a physical piece of hardware. However we have P2V’d it into a guest on a VMware ESX host and it seems to be running normally except for one little detail: It bluescreens every 15 or 20 days with the following information: Event Type: ErrorEvent Source: System ErrorEvent Category: (102)Event ID: 1003Date: 1/31/2008Time: 8:34:36 AMUser: N/AComputer: SMTP2Description:Error code 00000000000000d1, parameter1 0000000000000019, parameter2 0000000000000002, parameter3 0000000000000001, parameter4 fffffadfd99f4e5b.For more information,…

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Cannot Connect to Cisco ASA 5510 with ASDM

Cannot Connect to Cisco ASA 5510 with ASDM

So, we have a couple Cisco ASA 5510 security appliances that we are working on. Here is the catch, when you attempt to connect to them using the ASDM tool downloaded from the device (or the CD from Cisco, or a download from Cisco’s website) you get a connection error “ASDM cannot read the configuration from the ASA”. After ensuring that the networking was indeed correct and I could reach the device I discovered (after several hours) that the ASDM…

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IT Security Top 10 Tips for 2009

IT Security Top 10 Tips for 2009

I got to help write the Top 10 Security Tips for 2009 for our employees and this is what we came up with. I think it is a good security overview for the normal everyday user. #10 Wifi: As you travel around you will frequently see “Free Public Wifi” in your list of available wireless networks. This is almost always a VIRUS on someone’s computer trying to get you to connect so it can infect you also. Think of this…

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A Great Listen (or should I say "A Great Lesson"?)

A Great Listen (or should I say "A Great Lesson"?)

As I am a bit under the weather and not at work today I have been trying to do something constructive with my time. I found an excellent message by Dr. Ron Rhodes recorded at the Dallas Theological Seminary Chapel Service last week. It is an excellent message on “How to Make a Point Without Impaling Someone Upon It.” The message is located at: http://www.dts.edu/media/play/?MediaItemID=c0c46e57-1e9b-49e4-9bc5-d75977a35f91 I hope that it is as much a blessing to you as it is to…

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