Black Tuesday Fun - No Patches But Some Concern

September 15, 2005

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Security Bulletin Search: "Microsoft has no new security bulletins to release as part of the monthly release cycle for the month of September 2005."

Microsoft blames time constraints for pulled patch - vnunet.com: "Microsoft has explained why it decided not to issue the latest instalment of monthly security updates, maintaining that it needed more time to test the patches.

'The update release process involves a significant testing focus if customers are to get high quality updates,' explained Tracey Pretorius, Microsoft's PR manager. 'It was a quality issue. We wanted to do some additional testing.'"

Microsoft's delay to patch fuels concerns: "The concerns come after Microsoft announced last Thursday that a critical fix for the Windows operating system would be distributed in the following week. The next day, the software giant pulled the planned patch due to quality issues, according to Mike Reavey, operations manager for the Microsoft Security Research Center."

Download details: Windows XP SP2 Support Tools for Advanced Users

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Windows XP SP2 Support Tools for Advanced Users: "The Windows Support Tools for Microsoft Windows XP are intended for use by Microsoft support personnel and experienced users to assist in diagnosing and resolving computer problems. For individual tool descriptions, see the Windows Support Tools documentation (Suptools.chm). "

Windows 2000 Utilities - Network Monitoring Utilities

September 14, 2005

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Windows 2000 Utilities (Freeware, Shareware, and affordable software for Windows 2000 Administration)

Nice little collection from the great resource LabMice.net. List is a little old, but has some good tools.

Magical Jelly Bean

September 13, 2005

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Magical Jelly Bean Software - Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder v1.41: "The Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder is a freeware utility that retrieves your Product Key (cd key) used to install windows from your registry. "