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

Yes, it’s malware

December 31st 2007

Don’t click on the link! A quick-n-dirty check is to hover your mouse cursor over a link in an email to reveal what it *really* points to. The first 3 links (with ticks beside them) point to a legitimate site, it is only the “pick up” link that is dangerous…

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MLB.COM users hijacked and redirected to pornographic web site, complete with graphic videos – DOUBLECLICK involved

December 30th 2007

Over the Christmas break I have received reports of malicious banner advertisements hitting espn.com, Lycos mail and usatoday.com, as well as smaller sites such as adrants.com, marketingvox.com, minnesparare.com, all of which I am investigating. The above reports are bad enough, but by far the most worrying report that I received was the one alleging that […]

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Merry Christmas to all…

December 24th 2007

It’s Christmas Eve and my holiday break is about to begin.  We (myself, my long-suffering hubby, and our two teenage offspring who, by the way, insist that at 16 and 18 years of age they are not too old to have a Christmas Stocking at the end of the bed) have the pleasure of the company […]

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Acid2 fisticuffs (yes, I am joking) ;o)

December 20th 2007

Same computer, same web page, same time, same place …   VIDEO: IE 8: On the Path to Web Standards Compliance – ACID 2 Test Pass Completehttp://channel9.msdn.com/showpost.aspx?postid=367207   Firefox 2.0.0.5 – default install Internet Explorer 8 Firefox 3 Beta 2 – default install Internet Explorer 8 Opera 9.25 – default install – for some reason […]

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Get confident, and be in the running to win a $10,000 Paypal shopping spree

December 19th 2007

Microsoft has launched a $250,000 Sweepstakes competition to show users how Internet Explorer can enhance online trust and confidence.  The interactive site quickly demonstrates IE7’s Phishing Filter and EV Certificates (the green address bar).  Once the demonstration is finished, the visitor is given the opportunity to enter the Sweepstakes. Note: The competition is only open to […]

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Google’s Orkut – yet another example of misuse of Flash

December 19th 2007

Google’s Orkut Hit with a Javascript (Flash?) Worm “You get an email notification (or find out on Orkut) that you have a new scrapbook entry. It’s from a friend. It says. 2008 vem ai… que ele comece mto bem para vc There’s no need to click on anything, just viewing it does the trick. The […]

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IE8 will pass Acid2

December 19th 2007

Yep, I thought that would get your attention [:)] Microsoft have announced the following about Internet Explorer 8: Microsoft are targeting 1H08 (first half of 2008) to deliver IE8 beta 1. IE8 in standards mode now correctly renders the Acid2 Browser Test.  For compatibility purposes IE8’s rendering engine will default to “quirks” or “standards” mode.  Site […]

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Fix: problems after installing IE’s December cumulative update

December 19th 2007

As we know, there have been reports of some IE6 users running Windows XP SP2 having problems accessing web pages after installing the December IE Cumulative Update – IE stops responding. The problem has apparently been restricted to some customised installations. A Knowledgebase article has been released that discusses the problem, and the fix (modifying […]

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Malicious banner adverts .. they haven’t gone away

December 18th 2007

Good morning everybody. Thing have been quiet on this blog with regards to malicious Flash advertisements, but that doesn’t mean that nothing has been happening – on the contrary – there has been a lot going on behind the scenes. Good news is that the malicious SWF implicated in the soccernet outbreak (content owned by […]

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Me.dium – widget disabled – sorry gang

December 18th 2007

Hi all, You may have noticed that my Me.dium widgets (both here and on ie-vista) are blank. I received an email late on Sunday night warning me that the Me.dium widget at www.ie-vista.com had offered to a visitor to my site the URL for the orientalorgy domain.  The content offered by the URL was pretty […]

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