DAY-CON IV: Dayton Security Summit

DAY-CON IV: Dayton Security Summit October 22nd & 23rd, 2010

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  • Tickets are $250 each.
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Schedule, Speakers & Abstracts

First video from Day-Con III / PACKETWARS & pictures

Here’s a brief look at Day-Con III & the PACKETWARS game held in October. For more info goto

There’s also a nice collection of pictures here.

bing results slightly less than useful

I have no intention of bashing bing or participating in a holy war of search engines but this was a little hard to ignore.

So, I’m doing the update dance trying to fix a severely mangled XP Home install. 4 .Net updates fail a couple times and I startup the newly installed IE8 to search for fixes. Bing’s results:

We did not find any results for microsoft update Error Code: 0x64C.
Try one of these related suggestions
Windows Update Error
Microsoft Update Patch
Error Internet Explorer Update Microsoft
Microsoft Update Vista
Microsoft Update XP
Microsoft Update Drivers
Microsoft Update Download

Other resources that may help you:Get additional search tips by visiting Web Search Help.
If you cannot find a page that you know exists, send the address to us.

Not surprisingly, Google had a few thousand results, with the first one pointing to a page at

Seems to me that Microsoft content would be a pretty easy target for bing to index…

Day-Con 3 coming up soon!

DayCon III schedule, speakers & abstracts for October 15th are here.

October 16th is a PACKET WARS event. This is invitation only, but you’re welcome to come watch some of the best security pros in the world battle each other!

Batch file to read a text file and perform actions

I do a lot of repetitive things on Windows pcs and servers. Often, I’ll need to do the same thing on 10 or more machines, like delete old log files or database backups older than a certain age. In the past, I created a complicated batch file to do a bunch of tasks, but it was annoying to customize it for each location. I tried adding a “profile” for each machine that had path info for common programs and file locations, but that quickly got out of hand too.

I could have installed any one of a number of scripting “languages” to make it easier, but that would have just added another layer of complexity. I just needed a simple way to read a text file and pipe each line to a command. Then I re-discovered FOR…
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