Honey, where are my keys???

No, really? Suppose, you’ve got a certificate from some certificate authority, installed it in the localmachine store, and then your application cannot see it!!! What happened? Is it a bug? Is it  a virus? Did somebody stole you precious key??? Not quite…   Let’s see what’s happening when you install the certificate. The certificate itself…

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Ghosts and ghouls in your server: 0x80004015 — NT Service out-of-body experience

Authors in the New Age genre like to quote so called out-of-body-experience like memories of people who survivedd clinical death, tunnel with the light in the end and so on. Today I found that this is not a purely human phenomena… Suppose you wrote an NT service and implemented a COM object inside. Sure thing,…

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I am Annoyed with Spam …and I don’t get it, why is it still a problem.

I am Annoyed with Spam…and I don’t get it, why is it still a problem. If you follow my blogs, then you may remember an article, where I mentioned that today approach to computer security is extensive and not leading anywhere in the end. Recently, I was asked, which approach would lead somewhere? At the…

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Impersonation and authentication with ASP.Net

The task: make a web user authenticated (either with him directly providing user ID or password or through domain, if he is already logged in) and run ASP.Net code under his/her ID.   Frankly, that’s very easy, but I noticed that sometimes even very good developers don’t know how to do that. In short, impersonation…

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Turning OFF AutoPlay

When you put a music CD in your computer, it starts to play. Is it cool? Probably, but not to everybody. Some people (including me) feel that it’s annoying. You put you data CD-ROM into the disk, you are sure what you want to do about it, and Windows starts to suggest to show a…

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