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Myspace.com have some very basic problems…

October 28th 2006

http://news.netcraft.com/ "Netcraft has discovered that the social networking site, MySpace, appears to have been compromised by phishers who have presented a spoof login form on the main site. This modified login form is designed to submit the victim's username and password to a remote server hosted in France. Netcraft has notified MySpace of the issue, […]

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Spamhaus v e360insight – again

October 25th 2006

Thanks to my reader 'attorneyfish' (aka David) who pinged me to let me know about some new articles about Spamhaus.  The first article, on a blog that I read regularly, is:http://internetandclassactionlaw.blogspot.com/2006/10/spamhaus-email-lawsuit-gets.html which points here:http://www.lawbulletin.com/news/gettoctext.cfm?TOCUID=22147706&SessionID=w016734702829 It makes for interesting reading.  This issue has never been simply e360insight v Spamhaus – its implications, as I have said […]

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IE7 offered for installation after running a manual scan at Microsoft Update

October 25th 2006

I haven't seen IE7 offered via "automatic update" on any of my non-WSUS managed machines yet, but IE7 was offered on a machine on which I conducted a manual scan via Microsoft Update. This may explain the reports in the support newsgroups that IE7 was being offered via "automatic updates" within days of IE7 being […]

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Sometimes the time stamps applied to IE’s RSS Feeds are incorrect

October 25th 2006

No, we can not blame the Neowin and Bink snafu on this…. [;)] Check out this screenshot which indicates that one of my blog posts had gone live 3 hours earlier… Now, check out this screen shot, which seems to indicate that the Secunia article I am talking about had been published just two hours […]

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It must be a slow news day, or a server glitch, or deja vu…

October 25th 2006

My RSS feeds alerted me today to the fact that a new article had gone live on bink.nu reporting that Scott Richter has agreed to pay Microsoft UK$7 million – but… that news sure does look familiar.http://bink.nu/Article8625.bink Edit: Hm, the above URL won't load ATM – did Bink.nu delete the article? 8624 is still there… […]

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Internet Explorer 7 Popup Address Bar Spoofing Weakness reported by Secunia

October 25th 2006

http://secunia.com/advisories/22542/ "The problem is that it's possible to display a popup with a somewhat spoofed address bar where a number of special characters have been appended to the URL. This makes it possible to only display a part of the address bar, which may trick users into performing certain unintended actions." "Somewhat spoofed" is a […]

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Did you see? The IE Team sent the Mozilla team a cake…

October 25th 2006

…to congratulate them on the release of Firefox 2:http://fredericiana.com/2006/10/24/from-redmond-with-love/ Blake Ross was also gracious in congratulating the IE team on the release of IE7 (no mention of a cake though) [;)] Ok, so he did mention the cake in his FF2 announcement  [<:o)] Tony has blogged as well:http://www.tonychor.com/archive/000496.html I love his comment "Sometimes, a cigar […]

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Neowin feel hard done by?

October 24th 2006

They say: "Guys – let's be straight here: anyone who wants the new build will get it somehow. Be that on the day of release or prior to the official announcement. You cannot expect every news site on the internet looking for a scoop to sit back and make a decision based on morals and […]

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IE7 search

October 24th 2006

I don't think that anybody can deny that Microsoft are doing all they can to make the very competitive area of Internet searching as fair as is possible in Internet Explorer 7. Not only does MS offer an Add Search Providers page, but they have taken Eric Law's Search Provider Builder Tool and duplicated it […]

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IE7 rocks the Web browser world…

October 24th 2006

Tony Chor reports that IE7 was downloaded over 3 million times in just 4 days.  That's pretty amazing considering Automatic Updates and WSUS have not cranked up yet.

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