Author Archives: Susan Bradley

Susan Bradley

About Susan Bradley

Susan Bradley is a Small Business Server and Security MVP, a title awarded by Microsoft to independent experts who do not work for the company. She's also a partner in a California CPA firm.

Getting a handle on security certificates

We rely on SSL certificates for safe Web surfing and secure online transactions; but how many of us understand the issues surrounding security certs — or those related error messages? Here’s what you need to know about SSL certificates — and how update KB 2661254 helps solve certificate problems.

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Protecting PCs from the next zero-day threat

For every zero-day vulnerability we patch, there’s another waiting in the wings — and yet another, no doubt. One of the better tools for protecting our systems from the new threats is Microsoft’s oddly named Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit.

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If you use IE, don’t — at least not for now

A serious vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6 through 9 has come to light, and there’s no patch at this time. If you must use Internet Explorer for specific applications, use another browser as much as possible and remove or disable Java.

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