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Cat days….

March 28th 2006

 I love it… had a cat day recently?  I reckon the IE team feels like this sometimes…  

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New: Phishing Incident Reporting and Termination Squad

March 27th 2006

http://wiki.castlecops.com/PIRT “…CastleCops and Sunbelt Software are announcing a new anti-phishing community, the Phishing Incident Reporting and Termination (PIRT) Squad. This will be a community at CastleCops solely dedicated to taking down phishing sites…” I understand the desire and sentiment, but its going to be heavy going for PIRT and the handlers they choose.  I’ve seen some […]

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Ever had one of those nights when you wonder why the hell you bother?

March 26th 2006

I’m having one of them.  Maybe tomorrow will be a better day.

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Oh dear, not good – createTextRange again

March 25th 2006

http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?storyid=1221 “… It also creates one called sub.txt when you surf the internet and records everything that it can about where you surf and do and any information it can get … The malware FTP’s all the information out to a location.  It also has email capability. …” Hmm, some grammatical amendment is required on that […]

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Firefox myths

March 25th 2006

Ok, so I’m in a bit of a cheeky mood this morning – I don’t know how many of you read Tony Chor’s blog, but he highlighted this site today:  

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Firefox extensions: Well, they do say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery

March 25th 2006

Internet Explorer 7’s Quick Tabs feature was unveiled back in mid-September last year:http://www.ie-vista.com/quick_tabs.html Version 0.1 of Viamatic foXpose was released in November 2005:https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=1457&vid=7825 Now at version 0.3:https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=1457 I think IE7’s version is far… neater… less crowded/messy than the Firefox version ;o)

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Do you know what is *really* in your Internet Explorer cache and cookie folder?

March 25th 2006

I was able to get back into the Internet Explorer general newsgroup tonight for the first time in a week or so, and noted a user or three were confused about what they thought were non-cookie files in their cookie folders. This… phenomenon… has been around for years.  What you are seeing in the cookie […]

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Confirmed: createTextRange vulnerability is being exploited

March 25th 2006

http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/default5.asp?VName=JS%5FDLOADER%2EBXR&VSect=P I do note on the diagram that it stipulates that only the “January edition” of Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview is vulnerable.  There has been a lot of confusion about whether the March build (that is, 5335.5) is vulnerable to the createTextRange exploit because, despite the MS Security Blog and the Technet article noting […]

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Boy, did I just give myself a fright adding the first PC to my new network…

March 25th 2006

As you all know, I am the proud owner of a brand, spanking new HP Proliant running SBS2003.  Things have been busy around here so I hadn’t got around to setting up client computer accounts and then adding computers to my domain before tonight. I nearly messed up big time.  Setting up the user accounts […]

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Anti-phishing Working Group January report is now available.

March 25th 2006

http://www.antiphishing.org/ The report notes that January 2006 was a record month not only for number of reports, but also a record month for unique phishing websites, and also for “unique” password stealing applications. Please download the PDF report and have a read – knowledge is the best defence. Even if you *know* that a site is a […]

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