FTP Hosting Threats This is Part 13 on Securing Your WHS & Network, this part identifies the risks and vulnerabilities that are associated with using FTP Internet protocol. FTP permits internet users to upload or download files to or from a FTP server. The Windows Home Server can be configured to function as a FTP [...]
For those unfamiliar with this add-in, Martin Rothschink, the add-ins creator, documents the following: "This Add-In is used to put a Windows Home Server into suspended mode or hibernation and resume on user defined events." Important Summaries: Fix: ACER Aspire easyStore H430 Fix: calculation of the backup time (if time periode more then 2 days) Fix: [...]
Brent Friedman of CompuGeek Software announced the availability of WHS Mobile v1.0.5. The new version now includes a iPhone client app aimed to bring forth the same functionality found in the Windows Mobile client. *Some features such as uploading files are slated to be included in follow up releases. Currently the iPhone client application requires [...]
The "Home Server Story" competition is now closed. We extend our thanks and appreciation to all participants. Hearty congratulations to all the all the winners: 1. Etechpartner2. Zwen3. James Mott4. Kurt5. Dennis Please contact us to provide us with your ship-to information Etechpartner's winning entry: In the early 1990's I read an article in PCWorld [...]
Remote Access Threats This is Part 12 on Securing Your WHS & Network. Threats and risks can be experienced with the use of Windows Home Server’s Remote Access to computers on the local network. Allowing access to computers on the WHS network via the Internet requires more restrictions to the local access security plan. The [...]
ASoft released an updated version of the popular .NET Version Detector freeware utility. The most notable new feature is the detection of the Microsoft .NET 4.0 runtime – Operating a program does not get any easier than this simple and lightweight .NET detection utility. Any user wanting to check .NET version information should keep .NET [...]
Friends and Family Threats This is Part 11 on Securing Your WHS & Network. Threats and risks can be experienced by allowing friends and other family to access the files on the WHS via the Internet. The role of the administrator is explained and methods that can reduce the administrative burden are identified. Alternative methods to [...]
First, a big Thank You goes to Microsoft for providing us with WHS swag items. Now we invite you to head over to the HSL Forum and take part in our debut giveaway contest.