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

Diagnosing and resolving problems with Tabbed Browsing in IE7

October 23rd 2006

Please keep an eye on this blog entry – it will be updated as new information comes to light. There are several problems being faced by users of IE7 related to tabbed browsing.  The option “open in new tab” is missing from the context (right click) menu; The tab band is missing completely; Sometimes third […]

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Sophos 1 : Symantec and McAfee 0

October 23rd 2006

Sophos says: "Sophos has reassured its customers that Sophos Anti-Virus will offer full protection against malware threats on Vista, and suggests that some security vendors may not have given sufficient thought to the new operating system when developing their products. … [W]e are building our technology by making use of supported Microsoft interfaces rather than […]

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Norton Antivirus strikes again – false positive in sfc.dll

October 22nd 2006

Just think.. these guys and McAfee want access to the kernel in x64 Windows so that they can 'protect' us…. http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?storyid=1799 "We received a report that Symantec Antivirus was detecting a virus on sfc.dll, which is a component of Windows File Protection.  At first, we were a little worried that a trojan was disabling the […]

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PABear, IE MVP extraordinaire has been busy…

October 22nd 2006

PA Bear, IE MVP extraordinaire has gathered lots of IE7 links together – thanks Dude. IE7 – General Internet Explorer 7 Homehttp://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.mspx  What's New in IE7http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/essentials/whatsnew/whatsnew_70_sdk.asp?frame=true  Information Index for IE7http://msdn.microsoft.com/ie/infoindex/default.aspx  Internet Explorer 7 Quick Reference Guidehttp://blogs.msdn.com/ie/attachment/715071.ashx EnhanceIE.com – Add-ons, Tweaks, Troubleshooting & more http://www.enhanceie.com/ie/  IE7 Solutions Center [Excellent resource!]http://support.microsoft.com/ph/8722  Blogs IE7 Gold – Sandi's Blog (18 Oct-06)http://msmvps.com/blogs/spywaresucks/archive/2006/10/18/182724.aspx IEBloghttp://blogs.msdn.com/ie/ […]

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America bans Vegemite

October 22nd 2006

Yep, that Vegemite is *so* dangerous – gotta protect people from it!! Apparently Vegemite is considered illegal under American food laws but the level of enforcement is being increased.  Its bad enough that an American super-company purchased Vegemite out from under Aussie noses, now their government won't let them sell it? http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,20623973-2,00.html http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,20620744-953,00.html The reason?  […]

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Helping HP Director software to play nice with IE7

October 22nd 2006

FIXED!!http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericDocument?docname=c00802504&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&jumpid=hpr_R1002_USEN Note: If you do not have an HP Software Update option as described in the above article you can conduct a manual search for the update.  Go to www.hp.com (or www.hp.com.au if in Australia).  Go to “Support & Drivers” then select “download drivers and software” and enter your scanner’s name and model number (in Australia, click […]

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Don’t think you’re SAFE just because you only surf to SAFE sites

October 21st 2006

Any Web site can be a potential risk, although it can be said that he risk increases when the site is owned by a small business or the site does not have quality IT support. Today we hit a prime example.  A legitimate business Web site had been hacked, and anybody visiting was being attacked via several […]

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New IE related KB article – IE7 and OWA

October 21st 2006

The Compose Message form stops responding after you install Internet Explorer 7.0 and the S/MIME control on an Outlook Web Access client in Exchange Server 2003 • You install Windows Internet Explorer 7.0 on a Microsoft Outlook Web Access client computer. • You install an S/MIME control on the client. • You use a mail […]

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NitroPDF – fix for error message ZIEPDF. Cannot open the specified document! when using Internet Explorer – fix available for download

October 20th 2006

Older versions of NitroPDF have sometimes had problems with downloading and displaying PDFs via Internet Explorer – users would see the following error: I hit this problem on our office network.  After contacting the very responsive technical support team at NitroPDF, they sent me a replacement copy of ZIEPDF.ocx on 19 October 2006 that has fixed the […]

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For the tech-heads among us – a fascinating analysis of a spambot

October 20th 2006

http://www.secureworks.com/analysis/spamthru/ Spotted via Sans:http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?storyid=1798 Fascinating stuff: "SpamThru takes the game to a new level, actually using an antivirus engine against potential rivals. At startup, SpamThru requests and loads a DLL from the control server. This DLL in turn downloads a pirated copy of Kaspersky AntiVirus for WinGate from the control server into a concealed directory […]

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