Practice Safe Computing


I received an email today from admin @ Microsoft dotcom saying my password has
expired with a zip attachment indicating instructions.  Not being gullible, but
still being curious, I virus scanned the attachment and saw that it was
indeed a virus.  I forwarded the mail to our security team for investigation,
but it brings up a good point.  Don’t run attachments, patch your machines regularly
and practice safe computing.  My quick tips,

  • Don’t believe everything you read in email. Not sure? Check here or here
  • Don’t run attachments if you don’t know where they are coming from
  • Use and update your antivirus software
  • Use Windows Update
  • Use a firewall and block everything but the necessary ports.

There’s also been some news about a vulnerability affecting DCOM which lives
inside the RPC process, with a patch available through Windows
Update
, which you should visit if you don’t have the RPC patch installed.

*Update: Link to the security
bulletin


Comments (4)

  1. Julia says:

    Hi, can I contact you by ICQ ? Spasibo.

  2. I just want to say THANKS to all people in this community. You really help me.

  3. Milking Tits says:

    how can i save this page on my hard drive ?

  4. hgh age says:

    A little late but I want to wish you a good luck in this year Happy New Year