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US Officials ‘to visit Tehran’

BBC: “US congressional aides are to visit Iran next month in a bid to improve relations, an American senator says. Senator Arlen Specter said the trip was arranged during a meeting with Iran’s ambassador the UN on Wednesday.”

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Control-Alt-Delete Man Is Retiring

AP: “David Bradley, an original member of the IBM PC team and the inventer of the control-alt-delete function, sits in front of one of the original PC computers and holds up a copy of the DOS software it used Friday, July 27, 2001, at the IBM office in Durham, N.C. Bradley is retiring after 28 1/2 years with IBM.”

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Windows 2003 Server Security Guide v1.3

You can get it here.
“The Windows Server 2003 Security Guide focuses on providing a set of easy to understand guidance, tools, and templates to help secure Windows Server 2003 in many environments. While the product is extremely secure from the default installation, there are a number of security options that can be further configured based on specific requirements. This guidance not only provides recommendations, but also the background information on the risk that the setting is used to mitigate as well as the impact to an environment when the option is configured.”

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Generate Security Image with .NET

Anothre great article from Code Project. Via Brendan Tompkins. “CAPTCHA stands for “completely automated public Turing test to tell computers and humans apart.” What it means is, a program that can tell humans from machines using some type of generated test. A test most people can easily pass but a computer program cannot.”

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Now The Target is SCO!

You remember Windows Update was attacked long ago? Now it is SCO’s turn. MyDoom! I have got a lot of such emails lately in my inbox, but a big but! I never open attachments of my emails!

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How To Monitor Bandwidth Usage?

Anyone got idea on how to monitor bandwidth usage of a computer over ‘net? I need to know the exact amount of data which is trasmited over my LAN Card. Not a commercial software though, I know some like DUMeter. Platform is Windows 2003 Server Standard. I know how to monitor web site’s transfer usage, need more than that!

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