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Windows pirates in China get jail, fines

Four software pirates in China were sentenced to several years in prison and fined for running a web site that distributed, FOR FREE, 10 million copies of Windows XP over five years, according to the Shanghai Daily newspaper. According to prosecutors, the four used a...

VIPRE “runs just fine in Win7 XP mode”

XP mode in Windows 7 is a little bit different. It runs in a virtual environment. The implications in that are pretty big for anti-virus companies since the anti-virus application you are running in Win7 mode doesn’t protect the XP mode partition and vise-versa. Here...

Surviving a third party onsite audit

The staff at the SANS Internet Storm Center has put together a good brief piece on how to prepare for and go through an outside IT audit. The philosophy is basically: work with the auditors rather than against them in order to get the maximum value from the process....