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Longhorn RSS Team Blog

June 30th 2005

The Longhorn RSS team have started their own blog – the best place to keep up to speed on the latest public information about this new ability in IE. http://blogs.msdn.com/rssteam/  

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Trend Antispyware – another false positive?

June 29th 2005

See update 16 July 2005 This time it is “Windows Registry : SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\bho.dll”, detected as ‘adgoblin’ by Trend:(Associated CLSID 59AEAD8A-6822-4794-AF2E-8CC27312E26E) On my system, that CLSID is associated with TechSmith’s SnagIt product as its BHO AppID. 12 July:   I have an update on Trend Micro’s false positive for AdGoblin when Camtasia’s SnagIt product is installed.  I’ve […]

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New public beta: Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit

June 29th 2005

Microsoft has released a public *BETA* of a utility called the “Shared Computer Toolkit”:http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sharedaccess/overview.mspx This is a very cool tool that can be installed on Windows XP SP2 systems by those who want to lock down their PCs but don’t know how, and don’t have a tame IT Department to help them out. We have […]

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IE7 and RSS support…

June 26th 2005

Ok, its been announced now, so now I can tell you about it. IE will have RSS support:http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/jun05/06-24RSSIntegrationPR.mspx Movie about same here:http://wm.microsoft.com/ms/msnse/0506/25055/RSS/rss_longhorn_platform_2005_MBR.wmv    

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Trend Micro Anti-Spyware for the Web

June 22nd 2005

See update 16 July 2005  <— Click to see an important update dated 16 July 2005 As at 7 July 2005 Trend Micro Antispyware SMB is still misdetecting this CLSID – this is very disappointing considering they received intelligence about this misdetection nearly a fortnight ago.  That being said, I still have hopes that some […]

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Netscape have finally patched the XML bug

June 18th 2005

Netscape Version 8.0.2 apparently fixes the XML bug introduced by Netscape 8 back in May. 8.0.2 can be downloaded here:http://browser.netscape.com/ns8/download/default.jsp

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Outlook Express: Watched Message Bug and Begin Bug are finally fixed!!!

June 18th 2005

The fix is for XP SP2 only, but what the heck.. its a start…http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6bd9d050-dc56-47bc-9112-023e11c61f9d&displaylang=en&Hash=67HRYG5 http://www.insideoe.com/problems/bugs.htm#acctwatch FIXED!!http://www.insideoe.com/problems/bugs.htm#beginattach FIXED!! (Well, almost) ;o) Just so y’all know what I’m so excited about  It was at least a couple of Summits ago that I created a Flash movie demonstrating this bug, and I remember a member of the IE dev team telling […]

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Intermix Media to pay up.

June 16th 2005

Intermix Media Inc. has agreed to pay the state of New York $7.5 million to settle a lawsuit charging it with bundling hidden “spyware” along with millions of programs:http://go.reuters.com/newsSearchResultsHome.jhtml?query=intermix&qtype=a With a declared revenue of $24.1 million, that’s gotta hurt – at least, I hope so.

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AOL DoS zombies’ favourite ISP – sensationalist claptrap!!

June 15th 2005

Hi all, The subject of this blog is the byline for a news.com.au report today….which says, in part, that: “AOL and other large internet service providers serve as launching pads for most “denial of service” attacks, according to Prolexic Technologies, which helps companies fend off such attacks.”http://australianit.news.com.au/articles/0,7204,15620358%5E15318%5E%5Enbv%5E15306,00.html It then goes on to say that “”Their […]

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Internet Explorer June Cumulative Update has been released.

June 15th 2005

Go get it – available via Windows Update http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS05-025.mspx More information here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883939    

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