Posts under Security tag.

What is a Windows Security Identifier & how to resolve an SID

A Security Identifier (SID) is a unique value of variable length that is used to identify a security principal or security group in Windows operating systems. Well-known SIDs are a group of SIDs that identify generic users or generic groups. […]

Microsoft Security Response Center: MAPP, MEI, MSVR initiatives

In August 2008, the Microsoft Security Response Center  announced three security-related programs – (1) Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP); (2) Microsoft Exploitability Index, and; (3) Microsoft Vulnerability Research (MSVR) – that would collectively share more information with partners and customers. […]

SecurAble: Determine your processor security features

SecurAble is a security freeware from GRC for Windows. It checks if your processor chip supports Hardware DEP, Hardware Virtualization and 64-bit Windows operating system, which are security features. Recent AMD and Intel processors contain three features which can be […]

Windows 7 Action Center

The Windows 7 Action Center can be considered as a place where you can find all the messages relating to your PC, on which you need to take action.It contains messages about the running of your PC which help you […]

Control which software should run, with AppLocker in Windows 7

Windows 7 re-energizes application control policies with AppLocker, which is a flexible, easy-to-administer mechanism that allows IT to specify exactly what is allowed to run in the desktop infrastructure and gives users the ability to run applications, installation programs, and […]

How to create a System Image Backup in Windows 7

Windows 7 includes a System Image Backup Tool, with which you can now backup or clone an image of your disk. You no longer need to use a 3rd party software to do it. Create a System Image Backup in […]

Internet Explorer is the most secure browser.

Which web browser is the safest? Current trends show over 50% of malware infections occur via Internet download. During Q1, 2009 NSS Labs performed the industry’s first comprehensive test of web browser protection against socially engineered malware. This report examines […]