Posts Tagged ‘Windows’

Mounting Windows based shares in Linux

Posted: 5th August 2011 by Babar Shafiq in System Administration, Tips
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  Mounting Windows based shares on Linux is a relatively simple process. If the share is on a Windows XP, Server 2000 or NT machine you can use the following command: mount -t smbfs -o username=username //server/share /mountpoint However for Server 2003 the above command will not work so you simply change smbfs for cifs […]

After a week windows mobile 7 also joins the party along with Google Android and Apple iPhone, both companies are sued against stealing user sensitive data (like GPS cordinates which is user's pin point location) from user's mobile devices and transmitting over internet then stored at Google and Apple databases. CNET reported the location tracking […]

Retirement of Autorun

Posted: 4th April 2011 by Babar Shafiq in Security, System Administration
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After a decade of abuse, Autorun is finally being retired in older versions of Windows. Microsoft has finally removed Autorun function from earlier versions of its Windows operating system that has been widely abused by miscreants to surreptitiously install malware on users' computers. Vista/Windows 7 introduces some new features like UAC and improved AutoPlay (aka […]