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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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There are plenty of technical discussion sites on the Web, but if you're looking for a community where you have a chance to meet other experts and network in person, check out the list of UK technical user groups at http://www.ukusergroups.co.uk/. The new Active Directory User Group (http://adug.co.uk/) is kicking off with a meeting at Microsoft's London office in October, the Windows Server Team (http://winserverteam.org.uk/Default.aspx) is planning meetings in January and Vista Squad
(http://vistasquad.co.uk/), the Microsoft Messaging and Mobility Group (http://www.mmmug.co.uk) and Windows Management User Group (http://wmug.co.uk) are running regular meetings too. read more

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