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

DDOS attacks against Estonian Government websites

April 30th 2007

I originally spotted this article thanks to Harry Waldron’s blog, and what I read there saddens me. Many of us have known for a while that the primary reason the bad guys infect our computers has changed from “I’ve got the biggest schwang because I infected the most PCs” script kiddy bragging to financially and […]

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msfeedicon version 2.3 has been released

April 30th 2007

I love this little programme, which is a free RSS plugin for IE7.  It adds an icon to your system tray and displays when you have unread posts in your subscribed RSS feeds.  It can be downloaded here:http://www.wictorwilen.se/msfeedicon.aspx msfeedicon offers the following features: Icon in the system tray indicating status of you feed subscriptions Displays […]

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IEAK web site 0wn3d.

April 29th 2007

Update: the ieak.microsoft.com/1.0/… links are M.I.A as at 5.59pm 29 April, Perth local time. Go here:http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/ie/ieak/license/default.mspx Click on “look up customization code” to go here:http://ieak.microsoft.com/1.0/lookupcode.asp Then click on “License and Registration Page” link:http://ieak.microsoft.com/1.0/newlicensee.asp The following has been inserted into the page’s source code: <body onload=”document.body.innerHTML=’<p align=center><font size=7>Own3d by Cyber-Terrorist</font><img src=http://c2000.com/gifs/billgates.jpg><p align=center><font size=7>–Cyb3rT–</font></p> The code results […]

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Unfortunate placement of a Yahoo advertisement

April 28th 2007

Too funny:http://www.irintech.com/x1/blogarchive.php?id=954

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McAfee Site Advisor versus Trend Micro’s TrendProtect..

April 28th 2007

I have just finished reading the latest entry on the McAfee Site Advisor blog that says, as introduction: “For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been seeing an increase in spam advertising a fake application called WinFixer.” Yay them. I’ve been noticing a massive increase in spamming, especially via blog comments, for several months. McAfee […]

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Too weird: buy a poodle – get a sheep

April 26th 2007

Just what does this say about Japan’s education standards, at least when it comes to what is a sheep, and what is a dog… Thousands of Japanese have been swindled in a scam in which they were sold Australian and British sheep and told they were poodles. The scam was uncovered when Japanese film star […]

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New: the Microsoft Malware Protection Portal

April 25th 2007

Open to the public for preview and feedback purposes:http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/ More important security related announcements from Microsoft here:http://blogs.technet.com/rhalbheer/archive/2007/04/25/three-microsoft-announcements.aspx

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Julie Amero sentencing delayed…. again….

April 25th 2007

For heavens sake, just withdraw the charges and have done with it! Julie Amero’s sentencing has been delayed, for the third time, this time until 18 May.  Apparently the reason for the latest delay is that “The state has not completed a full examination of all the issues which may affect its position at the […]

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Winfixer and ValueClick – an oft appearing association

April 25th 2007

My regular readers will remember my various articles about the Winfixer infiltration of the AOL and MSN advertising networks that happened not long ago.  Winfixer infiltration of Web site advertising (as well as forum and comment spam) continues to be problematic, and one name that keeps on popping up over and over again is adfarm.mediaplex.com (Mediaplex […]

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Error message when you try to open an ActiveX control-bsed MIME handler in IE7: "Invalid character"

April 25th 2007

When you try to open a Microsoft ActiveX control-based MIME handler in Windows Internet Explorer 7, you may receive the following script error message: Line: Line numberChar: Character numberError: Invalid character Code: Code number Line: Line numberChar: Character numberError: Object expected Code: Code number For example, you may receive this script error message when you […]

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