Finding information about which account xp_cmdshell is running as

If you ever needed to debug a permission related issue when using xp_cmdshell, you have probably realized that a crucial piece of information is about what particular account xp_cmdshell is executing under. If you are the administrator of the database, you already know the context used by xp_cmdshell, but otherwise you may not have that…

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bing adds twitter integration

See it work at: http://www.bing.com/twitter.  [UPDATE 10/22/2009]: Reactions: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/rt-google-tweets-and-updates-and-search.htmlhttp://www.businessinsider.com/henry-blodget-well-what-do-you-know-google-is-actually-nervous-about-microsoft-bing-2009-10  

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New attack on AES-256

A new attack improves significantly on previous attacks against AES-256, see: http://schneier.com/crypto-gram-0908.html#8. This doesn’t mean that AES-256 is broken yet, but the surprising bit here is that AES-128 is not susceptible to this particular attack. Don’t panic if you are using AES-256 and read Bruce Schneier’s commentary carefully – for example, note that the attack is against a…

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