Spyware Sucks
“There is no magic fairy dust protecting Macs" – Dai Zovi, author of “The Mac Hacker’s Handbook"
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Awww, now that’s just MEAN!

July 30th 2006

“My neighbours are stealing my wireless internet access”http://www.ex-parrot.com/~pete/upside-down-ternet.html Ok, so why isn’t he securing his network?  While he’s having fun with flip and -blur, his neighbours could be using his account to download kiddy p**n.  Guess what, the authorities ain’t gonna be breaking down his neighbours’ door.

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I’ve faced down some pretty scary situations in the past… but nothing prepares you for….

July 30th 2006

taking your first born for his first driving lesson, especially in a big car [;)] We went to a large shopping centre car park which, being a Sunday, was empty and away we went.  He didn’t do too bad and we didn’t hit anything apart from a few kerbs when going around corners. I think its […]

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Jesper is leaving :(

July 28th 2006

Having seen this guy in action, and appreciated his insights and blog posts for a long time, I can say I’m gonna miss him.  I hope it all works out for him at amazon.com http://blogs.technet.com/jesper_johansson/archive/2006/07/28/443888.aspx

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Acronis backup issue.

July 28th 2006

Thanks Susan.. I have rolled out Acronis at home and at work and appreciate the heads up:http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2006/07/27/106033.aspx

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Kazaa settles, and is $115 million poorer

July 27th 2006

The company behind Kazaa has signed on the dotted line and will pay $115 million to music companies and some movie studios to finally settle the epic battle between it and the RIAA: http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php/id;779551434;fp;16;fpid;0 I’m not sure how much this will help Kazaa in Australia.  Kazaa’s assets in Australia were frozen after the Federal Court […]

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Rumour and innuendo: time for a few facts…

July 27th 2006

I see rumour and innuendo and downright falsehoods muddying the waters around Internet Explorer 7.  Its as if some are trying to scare people away from the Web browser, which is sad.  IE7 is going to make a *big* difference to the safety and security of internet users.  How many recent exploits have affected IE7? […]

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New build of Firefox, Seamonkey and Thunderbird released..

July 27th 2006

As we know, the gang behind Firefox don’t release security updates, they release entire new builds of their Web browser. A new build has been released – 1.5.0.5 which addresses numerous vulnerabilities – 7 of which are classed as “critical”:http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/known-vulnerabilities.html#firefox1.5.0.5 You can download the new build here:http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/

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IE7 to be distributed by Automatic Update

July 26th 2006

Microsoft will distribute Internet Explorer 7 as a high-priority update via Automatic Updates soon after the final version is released for Windows XP, planned for the fourth quarter of 2006. Sorry… when it comes to precise dates, those who know will not say, and those who say cannot know Some important notes… firstly, although IE7 […]

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OS X security vulnerabilities are on the rise

July 26th 2006

Yep, that target on Firefox and Apple’s backside is getting bigger by the day - pull up a seat and buckle in tight guys – the easy ride that comes from not being a primary target of the bad guys may be over soon… Full report here:http://www.viruslist.com/en/analysis?pubid=191968025 I think the final two paragraphs of the report […]

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