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Ok, so Direct Revenue are dead… but….

October 25th 2007

There is some partying going on because of the news that Direct Revenue is apparently defunct. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am very pleased that Direct Revenue (or a portion thereof) is no longer around, but at risk of being the only person to rain on this particular parade, let me remind everybody of […]

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New IE7 KB articles

October 24th 2007

HOTFIX:  On a computer that has IE7 installed, the security zone of the network drive that you map by using the subst command appears as “Internet” On a computer has Windows Internet Explorer 7 installed, you create a disconnected network drive by running the subst command at a command prompt. When you open this network […]

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PDF vulnerability being exploited

October 23rd 2007

Hi all, Back on 20 September SANS reported on an alleged vulnerability affecting Adobe Acrobat and Reader, a vulnerability that was confirmed while I was away, on 9 October 2007 (https://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=3477). SANS now reports that the vulnerability is being actively exploited, disabling the native Windows firewall, downloading a file via FTP and then executing it. Source: […]

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Sun Java vulnerability reported

October 23rd 2007

The bad guys *love* exploiting Sun Java, and a vulnerability has been reported in Sun JRE, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user’s system. The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error within the handling of Java applets. This can be exploited by malicious, untrusted applets to read and write local […]

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And then I read…

October 21st 2007


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Reminders of mortality

October 21st 2007

Sad.  I received a brief email from a dear friend this morning canceling our lunch plans because her Mom has died, suddenly and unexpectedly, from a heart attack.  I can only imagine the pain that she must be feeling right now.  I can’t do a damned thing to lessen that pain, and I hate that! The […]

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MS07-057: Cumulative security update for IE

October 20th 2007

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS07-057. The security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security update. This information includes file manifest information and deployment options. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites: • Home users:http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/updates/bulletins/200710.mspx • IT professionals:http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-057.mspx Source: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/939653

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Internet Explorer 6 Knowledge Base articles

October 20th 2007

When you IE6 to move from a Web site on an XP SP2-based computer, IE may crash On a Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)-based computer, you use Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 to move from a Web site that contains a reference to a style sheet. In this case, Internet Explorer 6 may crash. This […]

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Firefox released

October 20th 2007

This build of the Web browser supports Mac OS/X 10.5 (note that there are some bugs that you need to be aware of).  Eight vulnerabilities have been addressed, including 2 listed as critical.  Two new languages have been introduced (Georgian and Romanian) and Kurdish is available in beta. Release notes Download here

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Holidays snaps #3

October 19th 2007

We made a quick side trip to Memphis, Egypt.  The star of that particular area of the country is the most amazing statue of, if I recall correctly, Rameses.  You can get a true perspective of the size of the statue from the people standing next to it, barely a metre away.  The lady in […]

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