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Chinese home owners refuse to succumb to property developers – I’m not sure who is winning this battle..

March 31st 2007

A Chinese couple is holding out against property developers despite being marooned… Video here:http://video.news.com.au/videoplayer?channel=Weird+News&clipid=878785&bitrate=300&format=wmp

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Fortune 500 computers sending spam

March 31st 2007

You would expect Fortune 500 companies to have high end antivirus, antispyware and antimalware software yes and have their networks set up to block the end result of PCs that may be infected?  Apparently not. Check out this article at the Washington Post by Brian Krebs:http://blog.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2007/03/fortune_500s_unwittingly_becom.html The outted companies are: Oracle Corp – spam seen […]

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Virustotal overloaded?

March 30th 2007

I saw this tonight when I went to check the detection status of the now infamous ie7.0exe.   Putting aside a delay of between 8 and 12 minutes, it is well and truly time that Virustotal should have fixed their site to work with IE7 – check out the mess made of the last few […]

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WARNING! Massive spam blast of fake admin@<domain.com> email messages pointing to fake IE7 downloads

March 29th 2007

There is a screenshot of the malware email at the Sunbelt URL below – please get the word out, warn those you know not to access the Web site, and do not attempt to download the file:http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2007/03/beware-fake-ie-7-downloads.html I can see several samples of the malware email in my webmail accounts – none have been received at […]

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Vulnerability in Windows Animated Cursor Handling

March 29th 2007

Vulnerability in Windows Animated Cursor Handling http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/935423.mspx I’ve already adjusted my network’s protections to strip any *.ani that are received via email – I recommend you do the same.   The next important step is to ensure that OL and Windows Mail are set to display all messages in plain text only.  Corporate environments can use a […]

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New IE7 KB article

March 29th 2007

Information about a URL encoding change in Windows IE7 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/934279

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New IE6 knowledge base articles

March 29th 2007

Fix: The autocomplete feature does not work after you click a javascript hyperlink on a web page in IE6:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/931298 Fix: IE6 may unexpectedly close when you try to use digest proxy authentication to connect to secure (HTTPS) web sites:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/931299

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Julie Amero – sentencing today?

March 29th 2007

Some sites say today (29 March)… some sites say 26 April.. who to believe… Hmm, it seems we are looking at a 2nd delay – with sentencing originally deferred to 29 March, but now deferred for a 2nd time to 26 April?:http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-amerodelay0327,0,511626.story  

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Iframes / objects can apparently bypass phishing protection in Firefox 2.0.0.3 and Opera 9.10 – IE7 is unaffected

March 28th 2007

As reported on bugtraq@securityfocus.com by “nsp”, Firefox 2.0.0.3 and Opera 9.10 apparently fail to detect a phishing site if it is embeded in an IFRAME / OBJECT label: Demonstration pages can be seen here (warning, the URLs will prompt to install a Chinese language pack – there is no need to install the language pack): […]

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Australian university students can purchase a perpetual licence for Office 2007 for $75.00, or 1 year for $25.00

March 28th 2007

I’m wondering if there is anything like this happening in the USA, Canada or elsewhere. Australian university students can purchase a perpetual licence for Office 2007 for $75,00 (AUD) or $25.00 (AUD) for one year. The software is available via CD (to be distributed via the participating Universities) or via download. Each eligible student is […]

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