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Browser Ad Blockers and Privacy

You have probably been in this situation: on some shopping site you put an article in your cart, but decide not to buy it after all. Later on, you notice that you are getting targeted ads for the exact same product on totally unrelated sites – or so you think. There is, however, a common […]

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Taking Ownership Fails With UNC Path, Works Locally!?! Why?

Here is an interesting tidbit related to Windows security: Create a test file share, e.g. C:\temp\test, and share it with full permissions for eveyone (share, not NTFS permissions) as “test” Create the following directory hierarchy below the share: C:\temp\test\1\2\3\4 Assign ownership of the four folders 1, 2, 3 and 4 to any user (but do […]

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Do You Still Hide Your Share$?

Subtitle: Fighting Another Legacy of the NT Era Hiding network shares by appending a dollar sign is a common practice among administrators. While by itself that is neither good nor bad, it is a perfect example of how customs establish themselves in the IT industry in exactly the same way they do in other subcultures. […]

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