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An interesting article published by security guru Bruce Schneier:

Blaming the victim is common in IT: users are to blame because they don’t patch their systems, choose lousy passwords, fall for phishing attacks, and so on. But, while users are, and will continue to be, a major source of security problems, focusing on them is an unhelpful way to think.

=> Blaming the user is easy – but it’s better to bypass them altogether

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Explains how to use Windows nslookup command to verify your own or ISP recursive DNS resolvers are free from DNS cache poisoning bug.

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In a letter sent to customers this week, Microsoft senior VP Bill Veghte said the software maker will provide security patches “and other critical updates” for Windows XP until April, 2014.

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Want XP on a new Dell? You’ll pay up to $50 extra for the aging OS – Vostro line gets surcharges; Latitude, OptiPlex, Precision get no-cost downgrades.

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Programmers deliberately avoiding association with Vista, and habitually keeping away from Vista for Mac OS and Linux.

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Check out this awesome post about all tiny low cost devices powered by Linux and Windows.

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Linux, Mac OS X, Vista and XP: head-to-head – Operating systems at war – but who wins?

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