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Online resources for whole disk and full volume encryption

Microsoft System Integrity Team blog: Protecting BitLocker from cold boot and direct memory access attacks Ed Felten’s research team uncovered the cold boot attack, which can be used to recover encrypted information from RAM in the clear. This is Microsoft’s explanation of how to protect BitLocker users from the threat as an administrator, by enforcing PINs or USB tokens.http://blogs.msdn.com/si_team/archive/2008/02/25/protecting-bitLocker-from-cold-attacks-and-other-threats.aspxConfiguring AD to backup BitLocker recovery keyshttp://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=67438BitLocker keys should be backed up so that they can be recovered in the event of a lost key or damaged storage media. This article explains how it’s done. read more
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Adobe Security Update: www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa08-01.html Adobe Reader Remote Heap Memory Corruption: www.piotrbania.com/all/adv/adobe-acrobat-adv.txt read more

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VisioAutoExt is a library for using Visio 2007 from C#, but even if you don’t want to write your own Visio add-ins it’s a good reference for understanding how you can automate common Visio tasks; get it at http://www.codeplex.com/visioautoext. If you prefer to use VB, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309603 explains how to use OLE automation in Visio and Boxes and Arrows has an excellent guide to how to use Excel lists as the source for generating Visio diagrams at http://www.boxesandarrows.com/view/automating_diagrams_with_visio. read more

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