Krod's Security and other ramblings...

An ex Microsoft Security Solution Specialist...

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Did anyone read this article? Strange, Google does not want to use MS Software because of security concerns??? Hmmm... well, IMO, any software can be secure, doesn't matter who the vendor is, as long as your admins want to make the software secure, it can be. Does not say too much for the Google MS admins, anyhow, imagine working at Google and being the MS Admin, lol. Tough job I am sure.

Anyhow, I have not written to much here in some time, and I have eto say I like the new TechNet blogs layout looks pretty good!

On another topic, I have been debating opening a Twitter account, but it just adds to the mass of social media to which I already belong, speaking of which, there are loads of updates on facebook: Microsoft Forefront - Gulf, which I would like to share with you here, but there are so many! Even if you are not on Facebook, I believe the link is accessable publicly:

Have fun all, I will blog some more meaningful information soon!


  • " as long as your admins want to make the software secure"

    Oh, really? Come on, when your Premier Support refuses to fix the reported security bug in Windows 2008 R2 DNS Server, is it that admin should WANT to make secure and a special fairy will magically secure he's Windows servers? You have to be living in your own universe, not visiting the one where your products are deployed.

  • Hi Dmitry, Sure, agreed :) Magical security fairys are pretty hard to come by! My comment about the admins can make it secure or not really relates to platform, agreed there can easily be coding issues which can be a challenge to protect against, but with all platforms, good security management can of course level the playing fields. Having worked as a consultant with quite a few vendors, not only Microsoft, I can definately say this is a common issue throughout the vendor world.

    But lets discuss more on this DNS issue... I know there was a fix for some DNS issues published recently, but as I recall there was more than one, to which one do you refer?

  • It's a two part excuse for Google. First the embarassment for using IE6 and then getting hit with the attack. And that Google is expected to finally release the Chrome OS in the fall. To me that's just another Linux distro. So the Linux OS share will rise from an estimated 1.13% to maybe 1.5% once Chrome OS is released. The majority whjo would switch to it will be those using another Linux distro.

    They may catch a few novices but only because they confused the user because it's not a browser but an OS. Others may try it, but just like the interface backlash at Vista, there will be a backlash to Chrome.

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