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TipDr report again on the window contention injection issue brouhaha

October 31st 2006

Tips Dr have reported again on the window content injection "vulnerability" reported by Secunia with a bit more information for their readers:http://www.tipsdr.com/?p=560Tips Dr have said thanks for letting them know that there was more to the story than first met their eye:http://msmvps.com/blogs/spywaresucks/archive/2006/10/31/229705.aspxWell done Tips Dr, and thanks - now, if only all those other sites would […]

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Time for a rant; how many sites are pointing out that many web browsers are vulnerable to the window injection vulnerability?

October 30th 2006

Edit: fix title. Come on guys – are people really so determined to find bad news about IE7 that they are willing to let important information about a vulnerability go unmentioned in their reports?Despite the Secunia Windows Injection Vulnerability Test URL being http://secunia.com/multiple_browsers_window_injection_vulnerability_test/, and the test itself mentioning multiple Web browsers being affected, many news sites and blogs only […]

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Firefox 2 bitten by old bug

October 30th 2006

Its been around since June 2006, and some said it was fixed in Firefox 1.5.0.7, but it's back…http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/19488Further information:http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2006-4253

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Moderately critical IE7, Firefox, Mozilla, Opera, Safari and Konqueror vulnerabiity at Secunia

October 30th 2006

Jeez, I tell you, this was one *irritating*, in your face, damned obvious to anybody paying a modicum of attention that something weird is going on, vulnerability to check out … listed as 'moderately critical'.The test works - but only once – you have to refresh the page to get it to work multiple times.Internet Explorer 7 […]

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Australian spammer fined $5.5 million

October 30th 2006

Not too shabby for 12 months of misbehaviour… http://australianit.news.com.au/articles/0,7204,20669063%5E15306%5E%5Enbv%5E,00.html"A PERTH-based company has been fined $5.5 million for sending millions of unsolicited emails, with a judge labelling the spam annoying, costly to combat, and a threat to the internet.It is the first time an Australian company has been fined under the federal Government's spam laws, introduced in […]

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File this under "yes, we know its bad and its happening but you’re going to have to do the monitoring for us…"

October 29th 2006

http://www.itnews.com.au/newsstory.aspx?CIaNID=41386"Internet addresses that appeal to identity thieves eager to rip off consumers are being posted by major domain resellers, a security company charged on Friday.Finnish-based F-Secure has identified more than 30 registered domain names for resale on Sedo that would be of interest only to the legitimate holder of the trademark or to phishers, criminals […]

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Oops… problems with Firefox 2 installer

October 29th 2006

"There's a problem with the installer where it doesn't shut down Firefox completely and so files don't get updated. Uninstall Firefox 2.0, delete the application folder (on Windows, C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox), and reinstall. If they're still not there, read this. "http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=477283&sid=67b0fefb7b6b605b6a30891039c1b277"Some Windows users are reporting that their bookmarks are missing after upgrading to Firefox 2. […]

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Uninstalling the problematic Adobe Flash player

October 29th 2006

Adobe call the fact that you can't remove Flash Player via Add/Remove Programs an enhancement.  "An enhancement on what planet?" says I.Considering the fact that I am seeing so many reports about flash9.ocx causing crashes in IE7, and so many reports about Web sites not being able to detect the presence of Flash, leading to […]

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Installation of IE7 never finishes or is *really* slow

October 28th 2006

The installation of Windows Internet Explorer 7 never finisheshttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/926716

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MS report on the risk of counterfeit software finally released

October 28th 2006

Back on September 19 I mentioned that Alex of the Windows Genuine Advantage blog had been way too quiet, but that he had promised a report on the dangers of using non-genuine (counterfeit or cracked) software.Well, Alex has blogged to let us know that the report has finally been released.  It makes interesting reading.This particular […]

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