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Sorry, Mikko, the box was already open

In a blog post F-Secure's Chief Research Officer, Mikko Hypponen (blog | twitter), indicated that with the US participating in cyberattacks...  Read more...
By Brian Kelley 2012/06/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Updated Thoughts on Antivirus on SQL Servers

I hate running antivirus on SQL Servers. I agree antivirus is a necessary evil on most systems, but I don't...  Read more...
By Brian Kelley 2012/04/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Who are the sysadmins in this sql server?

Here’s a quick query that you can run to find out the users with sysadmin fixed server role. Sysadmins have a...  Read more...
By 2012/04/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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USB/Flash Drive Security

Gone are the days when remote drives were easy to detect because there was some size to them. Nowadays USB...  Read more...
By 2012/02/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Slammer, Alive…Barely

Slammer By now you must have heard of the SQL Slammer worm.  It was quite an infectious little nuisance.  The harm...  Read more...
By 2012/01/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Public Role and Security

Having flown a fair amount lately, I was thinking about the various levels of security within an airport.  Part of...  Read more...
By 2011/12/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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SQL University: SQL Server Security Architecture - 3rd Party, Some Options

Day 3 of Security Week at SQL University is now in session. You're implementing a third party solution and you...  Read more...
By Brian Kelley 2011/02/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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SQL University: Architecting SQL Server Security, the Big Picture

Welcome to this semester's security week at SQL University. In previous semesters we've covered the technical aspects of SQL Server...  Read more...
By Brian Kelley 2011/02/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Facebook and E-Mail Security for a New Teenager

Cross-posted from a Goal Keeping DBA blog: Just recently, my oldest son entered the ranks of the teenagers. I shouldn’t actually...  Read more...
By Brian Kelley 2010/12/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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How Do I Change SSRS Report Credentials with Powershell?

Today’s script took a long time to write. The concepts are fairly simple and the resulting script is quite trivial...  Read more...
By David Levy 2010/12/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Why You Should Vote for My SQLRally Pre-Con

Self-marketing is not my strong suit. I don't feel very comfortable doing it, but Andy Warren (twitter | blog) suggests that we...  Read more...
By Brian Kelley 2010/11/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Vote for Me for a PASS SQLRally Precon on SQL Server Security

Unless James Bond is in the picture, security is usually not a sexy topic. However, we all lament the lack...  Read more...
By 2010/10/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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For SQL Server 2005/2008, Consider SecurityAdmin = SysAdmin

In a recent thread here on SQL Server Central, it was pointed out that a member of the securityadmin fixed...  Read more...
By Brian Kelley 2010/07/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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You pulled BUILTIN\Administrators, but are you auditing?

The conversation on local administrators having rights in SQL Server has proven to be interesting and at times entertaining. My...  Read more...
By Brian Kelley 2009/12/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Please, Sir, I want some more… orphaned database users.

Permissions on our development servers are considerably less stringent than elsewhere with developers afforded the freedom to restore backup’s ad-hoc....  Read more...
By jameshoward3 2009/12/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Should DBAs have local administrator rights?

This was actually spurred by a post from Ted Krueger (@onpnt), which led to a short, but hearty, discussion on...  Read more...
By Brian Kelley 2009/11/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Why We Recommend Against xp_cmdshell

Every so often I see a post in a forum or on Twitter about the use of xp_cmdshell. Usually it is someone looking for...  Read more...
By 2009/11/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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SQL University: Multiple Paths and Ownership Chaining

Welcome back to our last class this term on security in SQL Server here at SQL University. According to the syllabus,...  Read more...
By 2009/11/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Weak Passwords Discovered in the 10,000 Disclosed Hotmail/Live.com/MSN leaked accounts

By now, hopefully everyone has heard of the security breach where accounts and passwords were found on a public site listed the account usernames and passwords of some 10,000 users. Initially it was just reported to be Hotmail/Live.com/MSN, but it turns  Read more...
By Brian Kelley 2009/10/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Security Basics: Physical Security

In IT security, we spend so much time trying to protect servers and computers on the wire (or on wireless) that we look at OS patches, firewalls, anti-malware, etc., to protect our systems. We typically assume our physical security is sufficient. But...   Read more...
By Brian Kelley 2009/07/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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