Ben’s Space: MySpace Viruses and How to Prevent Against Them (and Other Viruses)

 More reasons to be careful on MySpace and other websites. To Whom This May Concern: The MySpace website (http://www.myspace.com) is filled with thousands of viruses. Many of the viruses steal people’s passwords to post advertisements on their bulletins, wasting system resources, bandwidth, and disk space. Other viruses are not meant to advertise, but rather to harm ones system by deleting files, stealing credit card information, and doing so much as deleting ones system. Source: Ben’s Space: MySpace Viruses and How to Prevent Against Them (and Other Viruses)

Download details: Update for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP (KB928089)

Overview This update resolves a performance issue with the Phishing Filter. When visiting certain web pages, the Phishing Filter may increase CPU usage while evaluating the page contents and the system may become slow to respond. This problem occurs on pages that contain multiple frames or when multiple frame navigations occur quickly. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Link to Download details: Update for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP (KB928089)

Introducing Windows Search Preview

  Introducing Windows Search Preview Windows Search Preview helps you find precisely the file or information you’re looking for fast, in one place and wherever it’s located. Source: Introducing Windows Search Preview Also, there is a link to notify you when it is available.

Dark Reading – Application and Perimeter Security – Inside Microsoft’s Labs – Security

  DECEMBER 12, 2006 | It’s not every day that Microsoft Research opens up about technologies still in its labs. Microsoft’s R&D arm was launched in 1991 with 20 researchers and has grown to 700 employees worldwide. Rich Draves, an area manager, shared with InformationWeek some of the most promising emerging security technologies on his team’s workbench. Source: Dark Reading – Application and Perimeter Security – Inside Microsoft’s Labs – Security

Review: Toshiba GigaBeat S

I will be posting (Check back for updates) what I like and my dislikes here about this product: Likes: Pretty smooth interface, and is similar to Media Center ineterface.  Dislikes Let the device sit for a few days, plugged in headphones device locked up, needed reboot and battery was low. Rebooted, not enough juice to use. Also, seemed to charge quickly, not sure if this is normal or the power meter reader is off. Tends to crash frequently I found 2 Christmas CD’s that were not ripped, so I ripped them and added them to the “Christmas” playlist. The albums went … Continue reading Review: Toshiba GigaBeat S