Posts Tagged ‘event viewer’

D-Link’s Digital Certificate Disclosure could Allow Spoofing

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Here’s a potential security hole that most of us should probably be concerned about, but fortunately, there’s an easy way to check to see if you’re vulnerable.

D-Link Corporation disclosed four digital certificates recently inadvertently that attackers could use to spoof content. While the certificates cannot be used to issue others or impersonate domains, they can be used to sign code which attackers could use to (better) disguise malware as legitimate software. Microsoft has released a security advisory and an update to remove the affected digital certificates from supported versions of Windows. D-Link has revoked the certificates in the meantime as well.


Windows Event Viewer Plus

Monday, December 13th, 2010

I haven’t really used the Event log either; not because it’s too complicated and scary … I just haven’t needed to use it yet.

Most Windows users shy away from the powerful Event log thinking that it is too complex and complicated to be of use. The Windows Event Viewer on the other hand can reveal information about errors or alerts that would otherwise be hard to come by, if at all possible.