A method for forensic previews

Thursday, 17 March 2005, 8:32 AM EST

One of your systems administrators pokes his head in your office door. "The print spooler machine may have been compromised. Can you help me take a look? Some odd files have appeared -- that's all we know right now." Your pulse steps up a few beats: you told Operations on more than one occasion that they should address the availability issues faced by critical servers. The print spooler was one of those servers. If it is hacked, it will have to be taken out of production, and there will be serious consequences due to the service interruption.

By Timothy E. Wright at SecurityFocus.

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