Archive for November, 2005

More neat javascript stuff.

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

A lot of things javascript have made the “web 2.0″ idea what it is (Ajax and all), well, the new Mozilla-Firefox supports a canvas tag. To my limited understanding of it (at this point), allows some javascript interactions with the web page. For example…. one demo is of a first person shooter game (well… first [...]

Spyware news and musings

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

It’s funny, in the last couple days 180solutions had a blog post that was somewhat… what’s the term I’m looking for ? well they were quite defensive and concerned about “anti-spyware zealots” about “Scanning companies” and trying to work with them to explain their business model. Of course, legal action is not something they want [...]

Windows Live Mail (Next generation Hotmail) get’s an update

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

Looks like Windows Live Mail Beta has seen an update, this beta program is open to those that request to partake from what I see and is Microsoft’s next generation replacement for Hotmail. It looks like it will be quite well Ajax-ified and some interesting features for classifying mail by senders (known/unknown/unsafe) is interesting.    [...]

Sony class-action suit picks up researcher Mark Russinovich as an expert witness

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

News continues on the Sony mess…. (Expect to hear about this for some time…) The researcher that informed the world about the Sony DRM rootkit, Mark Russinovich, has joined the class-action suit against Sony and First4Internet as an expert witness on the matter. Russinovich said he opted to join the suit because he “wanted to [...]

Yahoo moves to offer RSS reading

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

Yahoo is offering RSS reading through email folders, in part countering moves by Google with their Reader web-based RSS aggregator. Apparently, posts show up looking like mail messages and can be forwarded or read in a way similar to the way mail is dealt with. They’ve also launched a beta of Yahoo Alerts which can [...]

MS IE Javascript exploit for zero-day (0-day) vulnerability

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

An exploit for last weeks zero-day (0-day) javascript vulnerability in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is in the wild. I saw this post from Sunbelt a couple nights ago go up and disappear, at the time I didn’t have long enough to read it… It’s back today and there are instructions for mitigating the risk. However, there [...]

Beware emails that sound too good to be true

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

A new phishing scheme is promising tax refunds in the amoutn of over $500 to recipients of the scam. Sophos has an advisory. It looks pretty devious – asking people to type in the link address (or copy and paste) and using URL redirect to make it use an official site to then redirect to [...]

Apple Security Update

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

13 Seperate vulnerabilities are addressed by the latest Apple security updates. 9 vulnerabilites exist in network facing services like the web server, a couple in the web browser, another couple in SSL (secure socket layer) handling. In other words, get updating.    Send article as PDF   

Enabling logging in Microsoft Outlook

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

As a couple earlier posts showed having a log file of what happens when Microsoft Outlook checks mail can be essential to figuring out why something is not happening that should (or why something is happening that shouldn’t.) Anyway, to turn on logging.    Send article as PDF   

Sun Java security updates/ Windows software update rant…

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

Incidents.org has the story on Sun’s release of new versions of the Java Runtime Environment and the Java SDK to fix some remote security vulnerabilities. These security vulnerabilities could allow malicious, untrusted code to compromise a user’s computer. Sun recommends that users update to the newest version of the SDK and JRE available at http://java.sun.com [...]

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