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“There is no magic fairy dust protecting Macs" – Dai Zovi, author of “The Mac Hacker’s Handbook"

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August 28th 2005

As an MVP, as it is for all support professionals, it is essential to stay up to date with latest and greatest Knowledge Base articles related to our area of speciality. Microsoft now publicises information about the latest KB articles for all of their articles via RSS.  Check it out:http://support.microsoft.com/selectindex/?target=rss Time will tell how accurate/timely the information […]

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Spyware mentality – cite: Suzy’s blog

August 27th 2005

Cold and calculated.. that’s the only way I can describe what is described on that page:http://blogs.zdnet.com/Spyware/index.php?p=644 I recommend you download and read the PDF file provided, but must add this disclaimer.  I have no idea where the document was ‘found’, so cannot say that it is genuine.

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Spammer gets his ‘just desserts’

August 27th 2005

Even better:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9069570/ Seems he’s antisocial in more ways than one:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9041549/ Listing about a Chris Smith at Spamhaus:http://www.spamhaus.org/rokso/listing.lasso?-op=cn&spammer=Chris%20Smith%20/%20rizler.com  

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Two arrested in computer worm investigation

August 27th 2005

Excellent:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9086742/

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USB wireless PC security lock

August 27th 2005

This is kind of cool:http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/security/698d/ I note that it is not designed for (aka doesn’t work with) multi monitor systems which means its no good for me – bummer, I’m such a gadget geek I’d buy one of them in a heartbeat if I could use it even though Windows 2000 and XP already have […]

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Did you know Internet Explorer is now 10 years old?

August 27th 2005

Hard to believe, isn’t it – time flies by … Windows 95 turned 10 years old on 24 August 2005, which means that Internet Explorer turned 10 as well not much later. The IE team have acknowledged the milestone on their blog:http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/default.aspx Anyway, my latest column discussing the history of Internet Explorer went live overnight […]

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Has Patchou’s Petition been invalidated?

August 27th 2005

I’ve been asked the question… has Patchou’s petition been invalidated? Well, I wouldn’t say completely ‘invalidated’.. I would say there is an even bigger question mark over it now than there was before.  Why do I say that, and why was I asked? Patchou has updated his Messenger Plus! installer so that every time the […]

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Testing Messenger Plus! and MSAS

August 24th 2005

Ok, as I promised “James of UK” I had another look at Messenger Plus! and the Sponsor Program tonight.  I have a nifty little programme called inctrl5 that takes a snapshot of my system pre and post installation, and then generates a comparison report listing exactly what was changed - registry keys added/removed, files added/removed/changed, ini files edited, […]

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Comments disabled, for now.

August 24th 2005

When trolls start posting abusive messages under one entry and then add trackbacks in different entries in this blog … well enough is enough. All messages posted to this blog are emailed to me for archiving, and can be removed immediately if I decide they’re sufficiently abusive, and also automatically have identifying information such as IP addresses […]

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Sun Java Vulnerabilities continue

August 22nd 2005

I’m wondering just how long, and how loud, we have to yell before Sun wake up to themselves. I was prompted to update to Sun Java VM version 5.0 Update 4 so I download and installed.  Once more, the Sun Java installer did NOT remove or overwrite older, vulnerable versions of Sun Java on my […]

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