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

Things have been quiet around here….

October 22nd 2005

My blog has been quiet, but my life hasn’t.  During the past month I have changed jobs (more money and shorter hours, although I find myself working long hours just because there is so much to do), been to Melbourne and back, then to Seattle and back, and last week we welcomed to the world my first […]

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New Cumulative Update for IE released

October 12th 2005

Go and get it – details here:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896688

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EOLAS patent – update

October 9th 2005

Back in March 2004 the EOLAS patent was ruled invalid; that decision has now been reversed.http://news.com.com/Microsoft+loses+in+Eolas+patent+ruling/2100-1012_3-5885657.html?tag=st.rc.targ_mb During 2003, before the March 2004 decision, Microsoft experimented with a fix for the EOLAS issue which basically involved users having to click on an OK button whenever a page included active content – some examples of content that would trigger […]

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Internet Explorer 7’s RSS toolbar button – which do you like best?

October 9th 2005

The RSS team are calling for opinions about the new RSS icon to appear in later builds of Internet Explorer 7.  Personally I like what we have now – I think an orange rectangle is going to draw the eye too much – but change is inevitable.  If I have to choose, I select number 3 followed by number 5.  Which […]

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New online security web site

October 1st 2005

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in association with government and private sector cyber-security specialists, has launched OnGuardOnline.gov to educate consumers about phishing, spam, spyware etc. http://onguardonline.gov/index.html File a complaint about phishing, hacking, spyware etc.http://onguardonline.gov/filecomplaint.html

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