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Problems with MS06-016 – Outlook Express

April 26th 2006

It has not been a good week for Microsoft. MS06-016 has been causing problems for some users who have been experiencing errors when attempting to open their addressbook and even losing all email contacts.  Some users are unable to send or reply to emails and are being prompted to reinstall OE:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917288 There is a workaround […]

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Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 is released

April 24th 2006

Its a real pity I didn’t get to announce this at Code Camp… sorry guys. Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 has now been released for download and evaluation by all Technology Enthusiasts.  This is the **REAL** Beta 2, not just a **PREVIEW**. For the IE7 Beta 2, Microsoft is providing consumer customers with unlimited phone […]

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Reminder: Microsoft is re-releasing MS06-015

April 24th 2006

MS06-015 has been “re-engineered” to address some very specific problems being experienced by some Windows users.  The re-engineered patch will be released via Windows/Microsoft/Automatic Updates today (today being 25 April 2006). Important points: The re-engineered patch is being re-released to address specific problems – that is, problems experienced by users who have HP’s “Share to […]

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As Rove McManus would say…. WHAT THE!!

April 24th 2006

I’d love to know what the heck type of ActiveX control would allocate more than 4GB of memory…http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;911064&sd=rss&spid=2073  

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Everybody wants Quick Tabs

April 21st 2006

Cite: http://www.itnews.com.au/newsstory.aspx?CIaNID=31844&eid=3&edate=20060421 The browser also boasts support for BitTorrent, an advertisement- and image-blocker, search engine customization, and thumbnail previews of pages open in the tabbed interface.

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Do you own an HP or Compaq laptop? There’s a world-wide battery recall

April 21st 2006

Cite:  http://australianit.news.com.au/articles/0,7204,18880009%5E15306%5E%5Enbv%5E,00.html

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Microsoft are re-releasing MS06-015

April 20th 2006

Microsoft are going to re-release MS06-015 to address the problems being experienced by some users of HP Share to Web software and older NVIDIA cards. The re-release is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 25 April and will be automatically pushed out to all affected users via Windows Update, Microsoft Update and Automatic Update. If […]

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A win for the good guys – the first successful prosecution under Washington’s 2005 Computer Spyware Act

April 20th 2006

A name that may go down in history – Zhijian Chen of Portland Oregan is the first person to be successfully prosecuted, and fined, under Washington’s 2005 Computer Spyware Act. What Chen and his co-accused (Seth Traub, of Portsmouth, N.H.; and Manoj Kumar, of Maharashtra, India) did was use Messenger Service (net send) alerts to fool victims […]

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Firefox to introduce a regular patching cycle and a mega-patch

April 18th 2006

Firefox patched 24 vulnerabilities last week, 11 of which are “critical” (meaning your computer can be infected with no user interaction required), 4 are “high,” 2 are “moderate” and 1 is “low.” In what some are calling a ‘catch up’ with Microsoft’s “Patch Tuesday”, Firefox have announced that they will introduce a regular patching cycle.  […]

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Explorer error fix..

April 17th 2006

Problem example:Right click My Computer, select Explore. Click on search on the toolbar, then on “Other Search Options”. Click on “search the internet”. Place cursor at top of pane – you may see the 912945 ‘click to activate or use this control’ hover. Click on customise.  Page is stuck on “loading search settings” and any attempt […]

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