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

There are some classic articles that should never die…

February 19th 2006

“Will the users listen to this?”http://rtfm.atrax.co.uk/articles/article_22.asp I so sympathise with the guy who wrote the email but can beat his story of never ending cleanup.  We run a couple of Citrix terminal servers at the office, and everybody logs on to said servers using Remote Desktop. Unfortunately, for who-knows-what reason, when [company name removed to […]

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A workaround for the IE7 Beta 2 Preview Favorites Pane context menu bug

February 18th 2006

If the context menu that appears when right clicking on an entry in the Favorites Centre falls below the bottom edge of the Centre the context menu options won’t work – if you click on any option the menu simply disappears – workaround is to pin the Favorites Centre by clicking on the green arrow. This context […]

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The most pathetic, idiotic, inane, stupid, immoral, horrid, heartbreaking vandalism….

February 18th 2006

http://abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200602/s1573159.htm “The vandals destroyed lighting in the Crystal Cave at Yanchep National Park and snapped off about 12 stalagmites and stalactites….The park’s Ray De Jong says the formations take hundreds if not thousands of years to form and the damage is very disappointing.” I have been to Crystal Cave several times. It breaks my heart […]

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It had to happen…. the "first" virus to attack those running Mac OS X

February 16th 2006

http://australianit.news.com.au/articles/0,7204,18176910%5E15306%5E%5Enbv%5E,00.html “Known as “Leap.A”, “Leap-A” or “OSX/Oompa-A”, the virus spreads via Apple’s iChat instant messaging application, carried by a message attachment labelled “latestpics.tgz”. Note this comment: “While the Unix-based OS X has often been touted as a safer alternative to Microsoft’s Windows, flaws in the operating system have been discovered and experts have warned that […]

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RSS hyperlinks for Post Categories is broken…

February 16th 2006

The RSS links that appear next to each Post Category are broken – all you will see is a mess of code. I’ll let the SBS Diva (aka “Mom”) know about the problem; hopefully we can get it fixed. Edit: <LOL> Ok, so now its working…. don’tcha just love computers?  and betas?  and the total […]

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Ok, so I’ve finally worked out categories….

February 16th 2006

…I don’t know why but all of a sudden I can create categories for blog “posts” as distinct to blog “articles”.. over the next few days I’ll tidy this place up – create categories, assign all my old articles and carry on from there.

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Antiphising Working Group – December report

February 16th 2006

The Antiphishing Working Group has released a December report about phishing activity which makes interesting reading.  There was a big spike in activity during December: http://www.antiphishing.org/ I’ve always believed that knowledge is the best defence so I recommend we read such reports so that we can stay up to speed with what the bad guys are doing. […]

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Web site and email problems… sorry guys

February 16th 2006

Hi all, www.ie-vista.com is down; http://inetexplorer.mvps.org is down; mail.mvps.org is down.  I don’t know what’s happened or when things will be back online.  My blog entries which include graphics hosted on www.ie-vista.com are also affected. I can only hope things come back online soon :o( Update: 6.30pm Perth time (16 Feb +0800).  Apparently there is […]

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Today’s motto.. sent to me by a friend

February 15th 2006

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming “WOO HOO what a ride!” “

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New drag-n-drop vulnerability in IE… well kinda… if you do it *just* right…

February 14th 2006

Brian Schafer has posted an article on the IE blog about the drag-n-drop vulnerability reported by Matt Murphy… it makes interesting reading:http://blogs.technet.com/msrc/archive/2006/02/13/419439.aspx

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