Virtual machine software
is revolutionizing the way the world computes. Now you
can download Microsoft Virtual Server and Virtual PC
for free, as well as similar software from VM Ware.
Networking for You?
Computer networks for the home
and small business can be built using either wired or
wireless technology. Wired Ethernet has been the traditional
choice, but Wi-Fi wireless technologies are gaining
ground fast. Both wired and wireless can claim advantages
over the other; both represent viable options for local
area networks (LANs). read
Windows Shell Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Microsoft Windows is prone to a vulnerability
that may allow remote attackers to execute code through
the Windows Shell. The cause of the vulnerability is
related to how the operating system handles unregistered
file types. The specific issue is that files with an
unknown extension may be opened with the application
specified in the embedded CLSID.
The victim of the attack would be required to open
a malicious file, possibly hosted on a Web site or sent
through email. Social engineering would generally be
required to entice the victim into opening the file.