August 2006 Blog Posts
Microsoft UK's new Chief Security Advisor, Ed Gibson is on the road in a series of free events organised by the Scottish Developers and NextGenUG. The events are trying to raise awareness of the issues surround computer security for both business and developer communities.
Ed's new role comes on the heels of his retirement from a 20-year career as a Supervisory Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). During this period, Gibson was a recognized expert in investigating complex, international money laundering schemes, asset identification and confiscation, and intellectual property theft. While assigned to FBI Headquarters, Washington, DC, Ed...
Part of the consultancy work my employer does is expert witness work, where I express opinions in connection with legal cases. So far I've been involved in civil cases including intellectual property cases, review of procedure and data mining for contractual disputes. Having spent some time this week attempt to delve into databases to provide supporting material for a case it struck me how much easier it is when the system used was open source and how this is a drawback.
I have three databases containing information which might be pertinent. The first database was a MySQL database for an open...
Sky appear to have listened and published instructions and software on how to remove the p2p aspects I discovered were running left behind when you uninstall their broadband application, Kontiki's kservice.exe. Interestingly they list other programs that will stop working, including
BBC iMP, Kontiki Delivery Manager, Cinequest Delivery Manager, AOL Hi-Q Delivery Manager, Palm Support, and the Open Media Network.
It does make me wonder if any of the software listed above is honest about what is installed and why on earth the Kontiki aspect cannot be cleaned out as part of a normal uninstall.
Scott Hanselman wrote today about P3P and adding headers, which got me thinking. For this site (however dead it is) I can control the actual server, so adding the P3P headers was easy. However I have a community site bubbling under and if it takes off it will be need to be moved somewhere professional and not my attic. With professional hosting comes that lack of control and the need to have a better way of adding headers, and Scott made a throw away comment that sparked a day of fun;
If you don't have access to your IIS instance or...