Monthly Archives: August 2007

Best Practices for Skype Users

This will be an ever changing post determining best practices for using Skype in our environment; # Before installing of Skype you should have the authorization of your system and network managers who allocate resources to you. The University Policy … Continue reading

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Learning 2.0 – 23 Things – Week #4

Now I know that the last post on this topic was back on the 24th April, but I have actually managed to get back to the topic … eventually. Week 4: RSS & Newsreaders # Learn about RSS feeds and … Continue reading

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OTR, Pulp, RPG and miniatures

I have been sick for a fair bit of this week so I thought that I’d catch up on listening to some OTR which I haven’t done for a while. I was listening to Philip Marlowe, Paul Temple, and a … Continue reading

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Skype – how not to be a supernode

As I have discussed before there are issues with running Skype on the University Network. The main issue is the the supernode traffic, remove the supernode issue and Skype is acceptable. So this is where the ability to ‘turn off’ … Continue reading

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NetAlert re-launched

The Federal Government’s NetAlert website and telephone hotline, where families can download free internet filters and obtain net safety advice, has been launched. The website,, went online at 10:30am today, while the hotline, which can be reached at 1800 … Continue reading

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This weeks links: 2007-08-20

SANS on YouTube SANS started a YouTube chanels with short videos of our instructors introducing their courses or giving small security tips. So finally a reason to watch YouTube at work and not having to hide the screen :-). [SANS] … Continue reading

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Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities in Cisco VPN Client

Only Cisco VPN Client software for Microsoft Windows is affected. Vulnerability 1. Local Privilege Escalation Through Microsoft Windows Dial-Up Networking Interface (CSCse89550) Found in software versions up to but not including Vulnerability 2. Local Privilege Escalation Through Default cvpnd.exe … Continue reading

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