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New IE related KB articles

January 31st 2007

When you connect to a Web site that uses a client certificate for user authentication, IE6 does not filter out invalid certificates on a Windows XP SP2 based computer:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/929477 How to move the Standard toolbar to a location that is above the Address bar in IE7:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/930645

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Groundbreaking settlements hold online advertisers responsible for displaying ads through deceptively installed adware programs

January 30th 2007

That’s one hell of a headline, yes?  It’s taken from this announcement by the Office of the New York State Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo:http://www.oag.state.ny.us/press/2007/jan/jan29b_07.html   Basically, thanks to their involvement with Direct Revenue (having spent hundreds of thousands of dollars delivering advertisements through Direct Revenue software) Priceline.com Incorporated (“Priceline”), Travelocity.com LP (“Travelocity”) and Cingular Wireless […]

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ISA2004 update available

January 30th 2007

Yay. Thanks to Susan for pointing this out. Available here:http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=25bb5f65-4734-4268-b2b1-1606dceac06f&displaylang=en&tm Fixes the following issues: • 917718 The ISA Server Control service may not start after you rename and then restart a computer that is running ISA Server 2004 • 917265 Error message when client computers that are behind a proxy server access Web sites that […]

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TomTom 910 – bundled software infected with malware

January 30th 2007

More specifically the TomTom software being distributed with the 910 was infected with win32.Perlovga.A Trojan and TR/Drop.Small.qp – an excellent write-up (and, I think, the article that originally broke the news) is available herehttp://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry1276.html TomTom’s statement about the situation is here which notes that the satnavs were produced between September and November last year:http://www.tomtom.com/news/category.php?ID=2&NID=349&Language=1 Regarding TomTom’s […]

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Windows Vista – security updates available via Windows Update and WSUS

January 30th 2007

Microsoft have released a series of updates for Windows Vista, both x86 and x64 versions, including (finally) a phishing filter update for IE7 that speeds up Web surfing – the XP version of the phishing filter update was released a while back. Here’s what you will see in a corporate environment if you are using WSUS:If […]

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Leo Stoller puts his hand into a hornet’s nest again, but this time, the nest is owned by Google.

January 28th 2007

Back in June last year I wrote about how a Vexatious Litigant by the name of Leo Stoller had gone after Castlecops by claiming that he (Leo) owned the trademark “Castle”:http://msmvps.com/blogs/spywaresucks/archive/2006/06/28/103057.aspx I later reported that the USPTO had finally run out of patience with Stoller: http://msmvps.com/blogs/spywaresucks/archive/2006/07/23/105518.aspx Stoller has now drawn the ire of no less […]

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Do you use CompuServe? Word is, you can’t use Windows Vista if you want to use CompuServe software.

January 27th 2007

Source: http://billpstudios.blogspot.com/2007/01/upgrade-to-vista-lose-compuserve.html What I want to know is, *why* won’t CompuServe work with Vista? Does anybody have instructions on how to connect to CompuServe without using CompuServe software?  I’d much prefer that a workaround be found, rather than users not install Vista if that is what they want to do – the security improvements are […]

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Sandi’s top 3 articles

January 27th 2007

Kind of predictable, really: How to uninstall IE7 (22,582)http://msmvps.com/blogs/spywaresucks/archive/2006/02/05/82589.aspx Helping HP Director play nice with IE7 (18,729)http://msmvps.com/blogs/spywaresucks/archive/2006/10/22/197647.aspx IE7 Gold has gone live (16,954)http://msmvps.com/blogs/spywaresucks/archive/2006/10/18/182724.aspx  

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New KB article: IE6 and SharePoint

January 27th 2007

Message in the Information bar in IE7 when you browse to a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site or to a SharePoint Server 2007 site: “The Web site wants to run the following add-on: ‘Name ActiveX Control’ “http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931509

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Bushfire!!

January 27th 2007

Ah, the charms of living in Australia during the Summer, and a drought. My son and I faced a bit of a challenge when we went to pick up my daughter from work this afternoon.  My son took some photos using my camera when we realised that this trip could get a little interesting… Uh […]

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