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

Windows Live Mail will be reducing advertisements.

April 29th 2006

Cool. They’re getting rid of the skyscraper advertisement to the right of the reading pane – never liked that ad:http://www.shahine.com/omar/CommentView,guid,e6507db5-20d7-4727-83aa-a7c89a36640f.aspx

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While we’re on the topic of the cost of security…

April 29th 2006

A brief article has just gone live at the Handlers Diary at the SANS Internet Storm Centre with by-line “Relay Reject Woes”http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?storyid=1299 Pity that poor guy putting all that time and effort into fighting the spam-bots.  The article brings to mind my experiences about 6 years ago; I’d just started taking care of a server […]

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Ransomware and lazy coders

April 29th 2006

I’ve just been reading this article about the latest “ransomware” to hit the streets:http://www.viruslist.com/en/weblog?weblogid=185454886 I’m sure Kapersky will forgive me for quoting the sections pertinent to this post: “I think we have an interesting development going on here, I think there are two different types of ransomware.   Real ransomware, which encrypts your data or does […]

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Two new Internet Explorer KB articles.

April 29th 2006

Error message when you start Internet Explorer 6 on a Windows XP-based computer: “Runtime Error! Program: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORER.EXE”http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;916245 (I am wondering if the above should refer to iexplore.exe, not iexplorer.exe – there is malware that uses an executable called iexplorer.exe, but that doesn’t seem to be the target of this article despite the reference to […]

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When does self-responsibility kick in?

April 28th 2006

The Web site www.itnews.com.au has highlighted a Russian ‘smartbomb’ for purchase that allegedly targets unpatched PCS:http://www.itnews.com.au/newsstory.aspx?CIaNID=31952 According to itnews, Websense has reported that 1,000 sites are using the smartbomb, which can be purchased for as little as US$10.00. The worrying thing that caught my attention about the report is that according to the statistics from […]

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CSS improvements in IE7 – nobody said it was going to be easy…

April 27th 2006

Boy… Monday was the sort of day that I don’t want to have to go through again any time soon. As we all know, IE7 has been ‘layout complete’ since the March release, but, as the last few days have shown, sometimes things can go wrong. Check out how my site looked in IE7B2 – […]

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Microsoft to brand pirated copies of Windows…

April 27th 2006

http://star-techcentral.com/tech/story.asp?file=/2006/4/25/prodit/14029720&sec=prodit “Starting tomorrow, the software giant will permanently flag personal computers that are not running a genuine copy of Windows.” I think now is the time for a quick holiday… I think I’m glad to be going out of town this weekend…

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Sometimes being Australia based really sucks…

April 27th 2006

Tony Chor blogged about a dinner he attended which was held at Frisson in San Francisco just prior to the IE7 B2 launch … so many photos.. so many familiar faces… sometimes living on another continent, and even worse, living in the most isolated city on said continent really sucks. Photos of the party here…http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/ie7b2/ Nice to […]

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912945 versus Outlook Web Access…

April 27th 2006

Yes, I know, we seem to be talking an awful lot lately about IE, Windows and OE patches and the problems they are causing – what can I say – its been a bad month. MS has released a KB article addressing problems that users of Outlook Web Access may experience after installing the EOLAS […]

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What’s this? You have to PAY people to push Firefox…

April 27th 2006

<<<laughing>>> I’m sorry, but this is ***so*** funny. “For each person you switch, Google gives you $1, Microsoft loses marketshare, and an angel gets its wings. “http://www.explorerdestroyer.com/ Ok, so now we’re *they’re* people to push Firefox? What? It can’t stand on its own merits?  ;o)

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