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

Heh

June 30th 2007
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An enhanced meta file (EMF) image may be displayed incorrectly in Internet Explorer and you cannot control the size of the image

June 30th 2007

This problem occurs because Internet Explorer does not provide controls to adjust the size of the EMF image. EMF images contain image data in a vector-based format that can be displayed in a size that is larger or smaller than the original image size. Applications that support the EMF format usually display the image at […]

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HOTFIX: When you maximize an IE7 window, some events do not occur

June 30th 2007

You open a Web page in Windows Internet Explorer 7, and then you minimize the window. After you do this, you maximize the window from the taskbar. In this case, the focus is not in the same position as the focus was when you minimized the window. Instead, the focus is on the Address bar […]

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Sorry for the blog downtime…

June 28th 2007

Nothing really scandalous or exciting like a denial of service or a hacking or something like that has happened – all it was was a hardware failure.  Susan may post the details to Yoda’s blog some time soon. Things may be shaky for a little while, and I’ve lost roughly half of my Feedburner subscribers  […]

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Winfixer, real media and valueclick…. the fight continues

June 26th 2007

I don’t know about you, but I feel like I am playing whack-a-mole most of the time. I was asked to review a discussion through on dslreports today – a report that was complaining about malware incidents on the www.wfaa.com web site – the typical Winfixer via hostile banner advertisements carry on. Cite: http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r18551684-Another-WinFixer-infiltrationthis-time-on-wwwwfaacom So, […]

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haute secure – how it works

June 26th 2007

Ok, so I’ve had the chance to chat to the developers behind Haute Secure, and I have a little more information about the how’s and why’s of the product.  I’ll leave it to them to introduce themselves, and provide their Curriculum Vitae, in future days/weeks. My regular readers will know that I had a few […]

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Streaming content stops, and you may receive an error message when you click "Next" in Windows Media Player

June 26th 2007

I’ll be honest – this is one of the most unhelpful KB articles that I have encountered.  Basically, the KB says the problem occurs when IE7 is installed, and that Microsoft is aware of the problem, and that’s the entirety of the advice that they give. In Microsoft Windows Media Player, you play streaming content […]

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haute secure – a new add on dedicated to fighting malware sites

June 25th 2007

How can I best describe Haute Secure, a yet to be released toolbar for Internet Explorer (x86 and x64).  Well, we all know how successful the Phishing Filter has been at protecting web surfers from phishing sites - a big part of the success of the Phishing Filter has been the data sharing that happens - whether it […]

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Dell backs down on bloatware

June 23rd 2007

A while ago my boss (a Mac aficionado) pointed out the Mac v PC bloat video as just one more piece of evidence proving that Macs are better than PCs because, and I quote what he said, “Macs don’t come with any of that crap”. Video in question:http://movies.apple.com/movies/us/apple/getamac/apple-getamac-fat_480x376.mov So here’s the thing.  How many people […]

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HOTFIX: An application uses the Favorites folder of IE7 as the root directory when the application calls the DoOrganizeFavDlg function

June 23rd 2007

This problem occurs because Internet Explorer 7 ignores the specified pszInitDir parameter. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/933014 A comprehensive list of IE7 related Knowledge Base articles can be found here:http://www.ie-vista.com/kbase3.html

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