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New Internet Explorer 6 KB

August 26th 2006

You may experience poor Web performance when you use Internet Explorer 6 to try to access a Web application that is hosted on Internet Information Services 6.0 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;922703

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Oops… Ubuntu goes bang!

August 26th 2006

A patch was released for Ubuntu that killed the Windows X subsystem… oops.  Users were left staring at a terminal screen… not good for Windows users tempted to the Linux world by the easy to use graphical interface who have never worked outside a GUI environment. If you know somebody affected, the fix is here:http://www.ubuntu.com/FixForUpgradeIssue

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Update on IE7 and MSN/Windows Live Toolbar’s Phishing Filter statistics

August 26th 2006

Microsoft’s Phishing Filter is proving to be quite a success, thanks not only to all of the IE7 and MSN/Windows Live Toolbar users who are actively reporting phishing sites, but also thanks to data sharing between MS and third party data sources. Recently MS have been adding up to 17,000 URLS a month to its Phishing […]

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Sun Java finally addresses a serious security issue

August 26th 2006

Some of us have been complaining for a long time (more than a year and a half) about Sun’s refusal to ensure that old versions of Sun Java are uninstalled when a user updates to the latest version of the Sun Java product.  Why was it so important that Sun uninstall old versions? Because: Hostile applications were able […]

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Internet Explorer 7 Quick Reference Sheet available

August 24th 2006

Very useful:http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/attachment/715071.ashx

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MS06-042 has been re-released

August 24th 2006

The problematic MS06-042 update has been re-released: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS06-042.mspx Hotfix 923782 has been replaced by the new security update 918899.  

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Internet Explorer 7 Release Candidate 1 has been released

August 24th 2006

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: IE7 RC1 includes an automatic uninstaller so that if you have a build of IE7 already installed on your […]

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Very scary Zombie PC statistics…

August 24th 2006

“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 […]

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Internet Explorer KB articles

August 23rd 2006

When you visit a Web page that uses a custom pop-up object, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 closes unexpectedly and generates an error in the Mshtml.dll file. This problem occurs after you install security update 918899 on a Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)-based or a Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1)-based computer. A hotfix […]

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Some have realised how much AOL knows about us.. how much do you think Google knows?

August 22nd 2006

Yes, Google… their data collection is far more extensive than the AOL incident, which was restricted to actual subscribers.  Yes, I know, Google are said to be the “good guys”… but that’s today, under the current management.  Can you guarantee the future?  Do you know how long Google saves its data for? When is it […]

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