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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Aug 27, 2015
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A Replacement for Maintenance Plan Backups

This blog post is a bit of a ‘repeat’ – since I already covered much of the rationale behind this post in Part 23 of my multi-part series on AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Agent Jobs. But, I also figured that this is enough of an important topic to merit its own blog post....More
Aug 19, 2015
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Looking forward to Containers

Virtualization has long been a staple when it comes to computing. In essence, virtualization is really just the use of abstraction to make things either easier to manage or more fault-tolerant. Disks, for example, have long been virtualized in the sense that a single, physical, can easily be divided up into multiple logical (or virtual) volumes (or drives) just as easily as a number of discreet physical disks can also be virtualized into a single drive (via RAID) – which can further be partitioned into volumes, LUNs, and so....More
Jul 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 29: Practical Implementation Tips

My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs – and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts – according to some of the early outlines I created ‘way back when’....More
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