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Non-security update for Internet Explorer

February 28th 2006

Update:  I’m seeing confusion about how/when the non-security update is being installed. The non-security update is NOT being downloaded and installed via Automatic Updates at this time.  It is available via the Download Centre, and Windows Update (as an optional update).  Eventually we will all have to install it, but that isn’t the case at […]

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SBS (Small Business Server) 2003….

February 28th 2006

Ok, I’ve joined the dark side… been borgified… assimilated… absorbed… whatever you want to call it. Put in an order today for a brand spanking new SBS server via a good friend, Wayne Small, SBS MVP.  Ahhhhh, some are so disappointed that I succumbed so easily to the siren-call that is SBS…. but I digress ;o) BORING!!!!! […]

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Ok, so I’m a little behind on my blog reading..

February 27th 2006

This article caught my eye a short while ago; Alun is a regular commentator in my blogs, and invariably has something interesting to say:AOL, Yahoo introduce “pay to spam” service (5 February 2006)http://msmvps.com/blogs/alunj/archive/2006/02/05/82634.aspx I agree with Alun’s opinions on AOL and Yahoo’s idea – but one thing does occur to me.  About four years ago […]

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Department of Energy Manual on Information Security

February 27th 2006

…see, I don’t read the Microsoft Switzerland Security Blog just because I’m Swiss… they come up with gems that don’t appear on their US equivalent’s site… http://blogs.technet.com/ms_schweiz_security_blog/archive/2006/02/26/420586.aspx  

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Look how he’s grown….. an update from a proud aunty…

February 26th 2006

Those of you who have been reading my Blog for a while will remember how my very first nephew, Jordan Blake, was born my emergency caesarean back in October last year, and how I made a flying visit to Melbourne to see him, and his Mum and Dad… just in case…. Flashback picture Young Jordan […]

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Microsoft Update versus Windows Update…

February 25th 2006

Windows Update is the classic update service that only offers updates for Windows.  Microsoft Update extends this service to cover other Microsoft programmes including, but not limited to, Office, Exchange and SQL (disclaimer: if you use Office 2000, or if your copy of Office was installed in “per user” mode, you will need to continue using Office […]

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Announced improvements to Windows Mail (aka OE7)

February 25th 2006

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/features/forhome/mail.mspx Phishing filterQuick Search (Word Wheel)Junk Mail Filter The phishing filter is seriously cool, as is Quick Search (which works the same way as the search pane used by Internet Explorer 7 when displaying RSS)

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Phishers now pretending to be the IRS…

February 24th 2006

Here’s hoping the powers that be will get serious now that the IRS is being impersonated…. the bad guys are getting overconfident if they feel safe impersonating Government departments like the Department of the Treasury – screenshot at link below:http://www.websensesecuritylabs.com/alerts/alert.php?AlertID=372 Castlecops also have a writeup (no screenshot):http://castlecops.com/a6537-IRS_Phish.html This isn’t a new phish – you’ll note […]

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Google loses lawsuit – image search thumbnails breach copyright…

February 22nd 2006

http://australianit.news.com.au/articles/0,7204,18245495%5E15306%5E%5Enbv%5E,00.html “GOOGLE infringed copyright by posting thumbnail photos from other websites on its search results pages, a US judge has ruled.”

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Sophos f***ks up… big time…

February 22nd 2006

http://www.sophos.com/pressoffice/news/articles/2006/02/inqtanafix.html Ok, so Sophos says “this update was flawed, and Mac OS X users may have been mistakenly warned by Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac OS X that some files on their computers were infected with the worm” What an exquisite understatement for the chaos this stuff-up caused …. here’s what some affected users say:http://my.simmons.edu/services/technology/archives/2006/02/this_is_an_aler.shtml “Users […]

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