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

Blog problems – skin errors

August 31st 2006

I’ve had to change over to default skin while we work out some weird problems – hopefully things will be worked out soon.

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Ok, does this mean that iPods are officially "popular"?

August 30th 2006

“A trojan horse has been detected in spam emails notifying recipients that they have been charged almost $500 to pay for a non-existent Apple iPod.The Dowdec-A trojan arrives in the messages claiming to be related to the purchase of an iPod. The emails claim that the music player is being shipped via FedEx and that […]

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Interesting… RWW-Guard….

August 30th 2006

“Protect your small business and enhance its remote access security with the addition of two-factor authentication directly into Remote Web Workplace. This doesn’t impact your choice of what services RWW can provide or how they work, yet it’s a substantially stronger protection to unlock the door. Now you also require a physical key. Combining the […]

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Sometimes.. fun stuff leads you on to serious stuff

August 30th 2006

A friend sent me the following screenshot tonight.  Yes, the combination of advertisement and topic is funny, and ironic, but the article itself is also very good reading (btw, the jury is out regarding the advertisement.. despite my best efforts, I couldn’t get that particular advertisement to appear) (a discussion about the article continues below […]

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AT&T online shopping site security breach.

August 30th 2006

“The telecommunications provider said that computer hackers illegally accessed credit card data and other personal information from several thousand customers who bought DSL equipment from the online store. The phone company said it would notify “fewer than 19,000” customers whose data was accessed during the breach. “ http://australianit.news.com.au/articles/0,7204,20301936%5E15306%5E%5Enbv%5E,00.html

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RSS feed synchronisation: On or off

August 29th 2006

By default, RSS Feed synchronsation is disabled in IE7. This is a good thing, because RSS Feeds will continue to synchronise even if Internet Explorer 7 is shut down.   I prefer that RSS Feed synchronisation be disabled on corporate networks – not only for bandwidth reasons, but because RSS is already proving to be […]

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It happens to the best of us – IE7 Release Candidate install failure

August 28th 2006

100% reproducible.  Try to install IE7 RC1 using a different user account to that which was used to install the previous build of IE7 and the installer goes boom. The fix? Log in as the original user and you’re good to go.  

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Please no: Qantas is to allow in-flight use of mobile phones in 2007

August 28th 2006

Aww heck, some of us actually enjoyed the peace and quiet during a flight [:(] “THE last refuge of the weary business traveller is about to vanish, with Qantas announcing plans to allow domestic passengers to use mobiles in-flight from early 2007. The airline will evaluate the on-board use of mobiles and other portable devices, […]

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WinAntivirusPro2006 again, via ActiveNetworks

August 28th 2006

I’ve been looking around for alternative Internet Explorer resources that I can point users to that compliment my own sites (www.ie-vista.com and http://inetexplorer.mvps.org).  During my wanderings I encountered an old ActiveWin page dedicated to Internet Explorer 5. Once again, an ActiveNetwork banner advertisement is promoting Winfixer (aka WinAntivirusPro2006 aka ErrorSafe).  I’ve encountered this problem before on the ActiveNetwork […]

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DNA isn’t perfect… if you’re a Chimera

August 27th 2006

Fascinating… “Lydia Fairchild couldn’t prove her kids were her own through a simple DNA test. She fought in court to keep her children. Finally, doctors told her she had a rare disorder, chimera.”http://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/story?id=2315693&page=1 “Jane was a puzzle to doctors. She needed a kidney transplant, but her naturally conceived sons could not donate – because they […]

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