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

Y’know, I’m sure msnbc.co.uk was a legitimate MSN site….. once….

February 22nd 2006

It sure as hell isn’t a legitimate site anymore… please, don’t go there unless you’re using IE7, or a well patched IE6… better still… add www.msnbc.co.uk to your Restricted Sites zone before going anywhere near it (hyperlink neutralised).  I don’t know what may happen if you visit that site unprotected (or the links it advertises) […]

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Robert Moir’s take on the OS X problem

February 21st 2006

Very interesting reading:http://robertmoir.com/blogs/someone_else/archive/2006/02/21/2109.aspx

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Pan fried…… stuff….

February 21st 2006

Side note: Hey Rocky!! I’m procrastinating again!!! {laughing}  A very dear friend of mine, who is in the midst of writing a book entitled “Michigan Cuisine: A Semi-Exhaustive Guide” pinged me this evening to let me know that he’d found a ‘man hater’ recipe that he thought I would probably love…. Ok, so I’ve had […]

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Why detecting browser versions incorrectly is a really crappy thing to do

February 21st 2006

It happens every time a new version of Internet Explorer is released… Web sites break. Why do they break? Because the sites are coded to detect up to a certain version of IE.  Anything newer than whatever browser version was public at the time a site was coded is either rejected out of hand, or served a CSS […]

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It gets worse – OS X vulnerability

February 21st 2006

Update: ICSAN says it is worse than first though:http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?storyid=1138 “This actually looks more serious then we initially thought it is. The workaround specified above will prevent Safari from automatically executing the PoC file, but it looks like your machine is still vulnerable and it doesn’t need Safari to run this file at all.” Original blog […]

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Another (nasty) OS X vulnerability

February 20th 2006

Richard Harper spotted this little nasty and sent a heads-up to a mailing list I monitor …. http://www.heise.de/english/newsticker/news/69862 “The demo attempts to open a Terminal window to display the contents of a folder.  If you are running Mac OS X in its standard configuration and use Safari, the window will open without waiting for a […]

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Another Aussie "hero" bites the dust…

February 20th 2006

Check out this thread started by “Calamity Jane” :http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,15508219 So, it seems the Aussie golden boy Dale Begg-Smith has made his money via some pretty shady dealings….  As a person who deals on a far too regular basis with the end-result of PC hijackings, and has had to deal with the end result of underage kids being […]

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Hey, [company name removed to protect the less than innocent] that built my SBS box… go read this…

February 19th 2006

It really isn’t that hard… honest… so why do so many techies mess it up? Luv ya Susan:http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2006/02/10/83206.aspx Seriously….on my server, OWA and RWW had not been touched by the previous support company…  here is this kick-ass remote email facility and it isn’t touched…. months of grief were endured while “they” tried to get Nfuse and other […]

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Y’know what this is called?? Procrastination.

February 19th 2006

I know… I know… I should be working.. but hey, I’m *always* working!! Cut me some slack here ;o) Y’all know I did the Star Trek Quiz and ended up as a Picard…http://msmvps.com/blogs/spywaresucks/archive/2006/02/13/83400.aspx My perfect ship crew is, apparently, those who grace the Millennium Falcon <LOL>http://quizfarm.com/test.php?q_id=111863 “The world around you is at war. Fortunately you know how […]

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I swear… sometimes I despair…

February 19th 2006

I’m trying to find a new IT support provider for my place of work, and its proving to be a challenge.  My current employer seem to have drawn the short straw with their last two choices, and this time we have to get things right. As noted in my previous blog, when [company name removed to […]

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