Monthly Archives: September 2006

New Release: Windows Live Writer

While watching/listening to Pink Floyd’s DVD called Pulse I noticed that there was an update for Windows Live Writer 1.0 (Beta), it’s now build # 141. It has many new features, I haven’t tried them myself yet, but it looks … Continue reading

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Vulnerability in PowerPoint

On September 27th, Microsoft released the following Security Advisory:925984 Vulnerability in PowerPoint Could Allow Remote Code Execution.Microsoft is investigating new public reports of limited “zero-day” attacks using a vulnerability in the following Microsoft products:PowerPoint 2000PowerPoint 2002PowerPoint 2003PowerPoint 2004 for MacPowerPoint … Continue reading

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IE Zero Day Patch Released

Microsoft just released an out-of-cycle patch for the IE Zero Day vulnerability:MS06-055 Critical Vulnerability in Vector Markup Language Could Allow Remote Code Execution.Everyone should apply this update immediately and undo any mitigations you performed to protect yourself.You can also check for … Continue reading

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Critical 0-Day Internet Explorer Exploit Discovered In The Wild

A lot of web sites are already talking about it. There's a critical 0-day exploit discovered in the wild for Internet Explorer. According to the Microsoft TechNet web site, it's a vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows implementation of Vector Markup Language … Continue reading

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2007 Microsoft Office system Beta 2 Technical Refresh

Today is really a good day. More good news and this time about Office 2007. The Beta 2 Technical Refresh is available for download. But if you want to save anything as PDF file, you need a add-in. The first … Continue reading

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Windows Vista RC1 available for everyone!

Good news for those who want to try Windows Vista! The R(elease) C(andidate) 1 is now available for everyone. Just go to the Vista web site: Get Ready for Windows Vista and see if your computer is capable to run Vista. Just to … Continue reading

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Microsoft security updates for september 2006

Yesterday, September 12, Microsoft released three security updates:MS06-054 Critical Vulnerability in Microsoft Publisher Could Allow Remote Code Execution (910729) MS06-052 Important Vulnerability in Reliable Multicast Program (PGM) Could Allow Remote Code Execution (919007)MS06-053 Moderate Vulnerability in Indexing Service Could Allow Cross-Site Scripting … Continue reading

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Microsoft word document spam

McAfee Avert Labs has recently seen spammers start to use Microsoft Word documents and HTML attachments to deliver their advertising payload. By moving the advertising content, most importantly the URL link, into an attached document rather than the body of … Continue reading

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Windows Vista RC1

Windows Vista RC1   And the screen shot is my desktop. Last night I installed a new copy of Windows Vista. It was installed from an external hard drive connected to a USB 1.1 (!!) port. Yes, it’s on one … Continue reading

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