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  • Blog Post: This is laughable.

    Okay, I don't apparently need to hunt for any security topic. They just find me. There is one company (and CEO) that just continue to amaze with their statements. Does anyone take this guy seriously? Yes, it's Symantec again. Today at the CeBIT conference in Hanover, Germany, their CEO, John Thompson...
  • Blog Post: ALERT: $250,000 Reward

    REDMOND, Wash. — Feb. 12, 2009 — Today, Microsoft Corp. announced a partnership with technology industry leaders and academia to implement a coordinated, global response to the Conficker (aka Downadup) worm. Together with security researchers, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN...
  • Blog Post: Here we go again....

    Again, please correct me if this recent report seems to be a bit self-serving. The jist of this report is saying, " Yeah...Vista is good...but it's not perfect....what would make it perfect is the use of some 3rd party security stuff...umm...like our 3rd party stuff ". Is this really news ? I completely...
  • Blog Post: It Was A Good Run....

    Well....as you can imagine it has taken me some time to get over the fact that my beloved Green Bay Packers football season has come to an end. I appreciate all the emails, text messages, and phone calls concerning my well being. Contrary to many reports, I was not on "suicide watch" but it was not a...
  • Blog Post: Batten Down the Hatches Texas!

    Well, I’ve been pretty much just keeping only a cursory interest in Hurricane Ike once my family on the East Coast was going to be safe. Now I have to pay attention again. A friend of mine sent me this today, which means my flight on Saturday will either be arriving early or departing really really late...
  • Blog Post: People like this just frost me: Security considered a burden for users

    So I want to take a second to vent. First, I recognize that I work for Microsoft and before the whole Trustworthy Computing thing (which hit it's 5 year anniversary this week) the concept of security and Microsoft was the brunt of several jokes. Not hurting my feelings....we needed those of you in the...
  • Blog Post: Favre Watch 2008: The Packers Read My Blog!

    Last week I was ranting about the whole Brett Favre situation. I’m a pretty loud and passionate Green Bay fan, and literally……everyone asks me what I think about this whole hot mess. I kid you not. This past weekend I sold some bricks we had sitting around on Craig’s List (my first time posting there...
  • Blog Post: Double Standards

    It's always funny to me how Microsoft gets treated differently than other software vendors. Sure, we own a large marketshare, and of course, it's always fun to "pile on" the market leader (everyone loves the underdog). But I'm not seeing alot of info or buzz around the launch of RedHat Enterprise Linux...
  • Blog Post: Favre Watch 2008 Continues…

    Okay….what the heck is going on???!!! I apparently wasn’t paying enough attention to this whole thing. It was my understanding that Brett Favre asked for reinstatement, the Packers offered him options to tryout, he refused and then he wanted his release. I was angry at Favre thinking he didn’t want to...