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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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Are Microsoft hosted solutions actually good for your business? SBS Guy Dave Overton thinks so and he explains why at http://uksbsguy.com/blogs/doverton/archive/2008/07/19/why-microsoft-partners-should-embrace-s-s-and-still-deliver-on-premise-solutions.aspx. Generally, Dave's blog at http://uksbsguy.com/blogs/doverton/archive/tags/Hosted/default.aspx is a great resource for supporting small business clients on Microsoft platforms - if you're wondering how Office Live compares to SBS or how to make money out of SQL Data Services, he has some interesting - through obviously Microsoft-centric-ideas. read more

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