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

Very scary Zombie PC statistics…

August 24th 2006 in Uncategorized

“The virus exploiting a bug disclosed in Microsoft’s latest security bulletin has commandeered nearly 50,000 Widows PCs each day in the last week, a security firm said Tuesday.”


http://www.itnews.com.au/newsstory.aspx?CIaNID=36227


People… we *must* patch our systems, and if that patch causes problems, then we must keep the patch unless it is killing something mission critical or use the approved workarounds.


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That’s right gals and guys.. go and get it (scroll past the graphics.. more info to come)http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.mspx
Dave mentions it as well:http://blogs.msdn.com/dmassy/archive/2006/08/24/717521.aspx
 
I’m downloading the RC build as I write:

Important points to note are:

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