M Edwards

M
Edwards

Mark Joseph Edwards is a senior contributing editor for Windows IT Pro and writes the weekly email newsletter Security UPDATE (http://www.windowsitpro.com/email). He is a network engineer and the author of Internet Security with Windows NT (29th Street Press).

Articles
SQL Server 7.0 SP1 and SP2 Expose Admin Password
According to Microsoft, SQL Server 7.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and SP2 introduce a security risk.
Love Bug Spreads
Variations of the newly discovered Love Letter virus, a Visual Basic (VB)-based script that arrives with a message subject of "ILOVEYOU," are already spreading.
New Security Risks Reported
An advisory warns users about proper configuration to avoid a SQL Server 7.0 SA password compromise.
SQL Server 7.0 Linked Passwords
Reported problem with linked SQL Server 7.0 systems.
Risky Stored Procedures
Stored procedures
Securing a Web Site on SQL Server 6.5
When a Web site’s traffic begins to outweigh the Web server's ability to keep up with the incoming client requests, you need to upsize the Web server. Take advantage of the opportunity to build in security measures.

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