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

What’s that about Firefox being immune to malware?

May 30th 2006

A tale of woe:http://www.vividreflection.com/blogEntry.php?id=16 A few observations: “they were asking for too many personal details to download a free trial so I decided to see if there were any copies floating around on the file-sharing networks. This was a big mistake!” – I think this is where I should say “serve you bloody right for […]

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Buh bye Mini-Microsoft…

May 29th 2006

http://minimsft.blogspot.com/2006/05/all-good-things.html “If doing something hurts, stop it. Same goes for something that’s not fun. And, you know, currently, this oddly enough isn’t fun. Thrilling certainly. Wildly educational, thanks to the comments coming in, absolutely. But not fun. There are other things going on in the world that I’m missing out on, and they are beginning […]

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msmvps.com: All locally stored graphics lost.

May 28th 2006

Yes, I’ve spotted that my blog is full of red-x’s instead of screenshots.  My screenshot galleries were deleted as part of the Community Server 2.0 update.  I’m working with the site admins to see if they can be restored.

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Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista

May 26th 2006

Internet Explorer 7 has a slightly different name in Windows Vista – “Internet Explorer 7+”   There are extra features in Vista that will not be made available in XP, such as parental controls and protected mode, therefore it makes sense to differentiate between the two versions.  

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When is an exploit not an exploit?

May 26th 2006

When it has already been patched… take the brou haha triggered by Symantec’s “alert” to its subscribers about an alleged unpatched vulnerability in Windows 2000’s file sharing protocol. Scary words were used by various parties who picked up on the alert, and ran with it, including “unpatched vulnerability”… “zero day bug”… “Immunity will make the exploit […]

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Fix for Outlook Express users

May 25th 2006

Update for Outlook Express 6.0 on Microsoft Windows XP (KB918651)http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=86b68a78-f325-4a95-98c2-98af2256ccc3&displaylang=en This update does two things: 1) A backup of your DBX database is made before compation of the database occurs, just in case something goes wrong.  The backup DBX will be moved to the Recycle Bin once compation completes successfully.  Also, if compaction is dome […]

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Qantas and Windows CE … who would have thought…

May 25th 2006

I simply cannot resist sharing this little gem.  Qantas International has an “on demand” entertainment system which is, apparently, newly installed on the particular aircraft from within which I was writing this blog post.  Sadly, the entertainment system was experiencing problems, so the pilot had to reboot the system (Captain: “I ask all passengers not to press […]

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Travelling to Singapore…

May 24th 2006

I’m heading off to the aiport in a few minutes to travel to Singapore for a Windows Vista lab.  Hopefully I’ll have some really cool stuff to blog about over the next few days. I see the Office 2007 *public* beta is out as well (check out www.microsoft.com/office).  Office 2007 is *really* different but worth […]

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Oy vey… these guys are getting TOO smart

May 22nd 2006

http://www.viruslist.com/en/weblog?weblogid=187189654 BTW, a matrioshka is a Russian nesting doll.

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MS Word Exploit – Administrator Rights – Oh my…

May 20th 2006

Some areas of the net are in a flap about the MS Word exploit that has been the focus of some publicity recently.  Some sites are even advising that we should consider dumping MS Word in preference to OpenOffice. Come on guys.  We shouldn’t even be thinking about fighting this thing by moving to a different […]

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