7 Layers?

Saturday, April 30, 2005

The Remediator Security Digest

Checkout the best advices related to corporate security. These are the real life experience advices by the professionals working in the IT industry for a long time.

Click Here

Friday, April 29, 2005

Microsoft in 2010.....? Any Idea...

It's just an idea but believe that ideas turn into the reality.

I've started using the computer in 1997 and seen many changes till today but still I'm very new to this Tech market. There are many people who are in the I.T. industry since 1980 or before. As the time is passing on the technology is changing very fast.

By that time it used to take time to get the idea in the market but now today we experience that sometimes we have the idea in our mind and after few months that idea becomes pacticle. I must say that Microsoft is playing its role , a very big role in I.T. Industry. Thousands of people are employed by Microsoft and As Much As It Is Expending Microsoft Is Improving.

This is really mind boggling.

what I've read in these books 'The Road Ahead' and 'Business @ the speed of thought' I can see, I can feel and I'm used of it today what I read in those books. Mr. Gates have aleady thought it is almost 10 years back fowm now we are taking the technology as part of our life.

Now we have PCs with Win XP or Win 98 in each and every office and home. wherever there is a PC there is on XP or Win98.

So what Mr. Gates is thinking now?

What would be the future? How do they see the world the in 2010? what do we assume about 2010?

Why not 2015? Because what we have achieved in 10 years now we can achieve more than this in just 5 yrs. As I told technology is shifting very very fast. As we are working on Microsoft's product we are a part of Microsoft. There is a very strong
interaction between Microsoft and a normal PC user but the interaction is is hidden and is not direct.

It's a very long debate.

What my point is that

------------- --------------Microsoft 1981-2005------------------- is today

what about


------------- --------------Microsoft 1981-2010------------------------- ?


We can get the most from guys who are in the Microsoft and very close to Master Minds.

:)

Women In Engineering?

Do you agree with me?

Have you seen or come across working with the women in the profession of engineering. Since 1997 I've seen very few women in engineering and I can count them on my fingeertips, hardly 8-10 females in I.T. Profession upto now. Astonishing ...isn't it?

I have laways this question in my mind Why.What is the reason?

If we look around we find most of the women in the medical profession than in the marketing or customer relationship. We hardly find a women as a mechanical engineer or electrical engineer but we find many female doctors, dentisits etc.

I don't understand why?

Whether they don't like other professions?

Whether those professions are harder or the working environment of other professions do not suits them?

or any other reason..............?

Many of us having the same question but still do not have the answer.

I think a women must have the answer for all of these questions. Do you?

Friday, April 15, 2005

Do I really Need Anti -- Spyware & Virus?

These days I'm involved in a project where many users access the Internet through their Internet provider over Ethernet. As being on the Ethernet with CAT5E installed , you are having 100Mbps connectivity while the Internet backbone could be from 64kbps-512Kbps or T1 etc. depending on the number of subscriber.

I'm not going into the details about the infrastructure but my point is that there are almost 1-2 calls on customer support regarding the slow Internet connectivity. While on the same time the other users are surfing the Internet without any problem. The diagnosis phase took enough time becuase we had to check the connectivity from Server room to the clinet site but at the end the user's system found to be infected with hundreds of viruses and spyware.

So we suggested our client to have a clean installation of WinXP with SP2 and update it with new patches. Moreover the AV should be updated and they must have MS AntiSpyware.

Once a computer meets these requirements then you can say that there could be the problem with the Internet provider. Even it did happen to me and I realized after going through same procedure.

So what I mean to say here is that today installation is not the only one step to be done. There are many thing to be done after doing an installation. Still today people doen't understand the software but they do understand the hardware because this is what they get when they pay for it. Their mind do not accept to pay for the softwares and services provided by support engineer.

Anyway, a home user must have these to make his/her computer fine

--- WinXP with SP2 Installed on it
--- An AV with latest updates
--- Any Anti Spyware i.e. MS Anti Spyware with updates

Now the next step is both Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware should be scheduled to thorouhgly scan the computer atleast once in a week or daily depedning on the use of computer.

So a system has be in very good condition like a car otherwise you might end-up middle on the
way. We need motor mechanic as we can't fix the problem in our cars but we can check oil, water and gas before leaving the office or meeting, so in a same way we should have enough knowledge to keep updated the Anti Spyware and Virus and Web surfing Knowledge.

I guess its enouhg for today.

Saturday, April 02, 2005

APRIL 12th. Temporarily Disabling Delivery of Windows XP Service Pack 2

Temporarily Disabling Delivery of Windows XP Service Pack 2 Through Windows Update and Automatic Updates.

Please note that the mechanism to temporarily disable delivery of Windows XP SP2 is only available for a period of 240 days (8 months) from August 16, 2004. At the end of this period (after April 12, 2005), Windows XP SP2 will be delivered to all Windows XP and Windows XP Service Pack 1 systems.

This is really a good step from Microsoft towards security. This will really help those user's who doesn't know anything about computers and use the Internet for communication and surfing only. This procedure will play its part in patching up the system with critical patches so there won't be more Restarts and no abnormal activities in Wondows XP.

But the thing is that how does it go. How smooth it will be done, how much time it will take? There are many things and new issues might result while pushing the XP SP2 to all the XP accross the Planet Earth.

Let see how it will go but hope it shall be fine.

For more info click the link below.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/sp2aumng.mspx

Regards

What is Wingate ?

A question is put on the blog regarding Wingate by Yasir.

Hi Yasir,
Wingate can be put in the category of Proxy server. It's an application and normally used in small busienss environmnet. It is very easy to setup and you don't need to have Windows Server for this. If you have WinXP or Windows 2000 Professional you can share the Internet on LAN.

For more information visit www.wingate.com


Regards