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Anti-Phishing Working Group – March Phishing Trends Report released 14 May 2007

May 22nd 2007

Yes, I know, I’m a little behind on this one.  One last post, and then off to bed I go. The APWG report which covers phishing activity reported to them during March 2007 can be downloaded from this URL and, as always, makes for interesting reading:http://www.antiphishing.org/reports/apwg_report_march_2007.pdf Maybe I am just lucky, but I have been […]

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When you copy text from a Rich Text box in Infopath on a computer that has IE7 installed, the pasted text unexpectedly appears inside a table cell

May 22nd 2007

This issue occurs after you install Windows Internet Explorer 7 on a computer that has Infopath installed. Or, this issue occurs after you install InfoPath on a computer that is running Windows Vista. To edit XML files, InfoPath uses the XML capabilities in Internet Explorer to perform certain functions, such as the copying-and-pasting of XML […]

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You receive a script error in IE7 on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP when you include certain characters to specify a window name parameter in the "Window.Open" method

May 22nd 2007

On a Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based computer or a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer that is running Windows Internet Explorer 7, you receive an Internet Explorer script error. This symptom occurs if the following conditions are true: You use the Window.Open method in Internet Explorer 7.  You specify a window name parameter in the Window.Open method […]

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HOTFIX: On a Windows XP S2 based computer, a small memory leak occurs in IE6 when you call the SAPI SpeakStream method

May 22nd 2007

On a Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)-based computer, a small memory leak occurs in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 when you call the Speech API (SAPI) SpeakStream method. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/936554  

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The Magic Folder – a very cool gadget for the Windows Vista sidebar

May 22nd 2007

I’m quite happy to use Vista’s default folders when saving documents, movies and images and depend on the use of tags, instead of subfolders, to sort and find my files.  My PC desktops are always very messy, with all sorts of files, screenshots, snippets and sundry documents saved there for easy access.  But, moving the […]

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Microsoft Australia *finally* releases a DTS patch for Western Australian users

May 22nd 2007

Michael Kleef says: “IT Pros in WA! Some good news for your day today! We have completed work on the Exchange 2003 CDO patch that will address the current WADST issues. You can call Microsoft Professional Support on 132058 and request the hotfix under KB article number 929895.” Source: http://blogs.technet.com/mkleef/archive/2007/05/22/wadst-exchange-cdo-patch-finally-released.aspx I don’t blame MS for […]

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New version of Opera released – includes important Torrent security vulnerability fix

May 22nd 2007

Opera users are notorious for not updating their Web browser, leaving themselves exposed to security vulnerabilities.  Be that as it may, eternal optimist that I am, I am pleased to advise that a new version of Opera that addresses a security vulnerability affecting Torrent files has been released.  Please spread the word and get those […]

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Phishing and keyloggers

May 20th 2007

I take a peak at phishing Web sites every so often, just to see what they are up to,  I do not recommend that you do the same unless you are using a system that is well protected. Anyway, after having an arms length peak at a particular phish site I decided to see what […]

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Can any of my gentle readers translate French?

May 19th 2007

I received this request for assistance today via email: “J’achete Vista et MSN ne se connecte plus alors qu Internet marche certain sites ne se connecte pas d’autre oui. Merci de votre reponse. j’ai home premium  (violation adresse 100069c dans module odmtf.dll adresse 0000003c)” ———————————- I can’t find any information about odmtf.dll which is unusual […]

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Julie Amero – for pity’s sake, they’ve done it again

May 19th 2007

Edited to change subject line that was offensive to some  I honestIy can’t believe this. Julie Amero’s sentencing has been delayed, AGAIN, this time until June 6. This is the fourth postponement of Julie’s sentencing. Can you imagine the emotional/psychological torture this woman is going through? She is a substitute teacher who was found guilty […]

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