Archive for March, 2006

Evolution email error MAIL FROM command failed: Unknown

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

Some time back, I was teetering on the brink…. I’ve used Evolution as my linux mail client for ages (since I switched), because it had the calender integrated etc… However, Kontact has REALLY looked nice for some time, but I didn’t have time to mess with changing. Then one day, I was trying to send [...]

IE exploit unofficial patches

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

While we wait for Microsoft to release a patch for the MOST recent Internet Explorer vulnerability….. it looks as though MS is “planning” to release a patch on their routine patch day of April 11th. (However they could always change their mind…) As before though there are some 3rd party patches. I’ve got to say [...]

Internet based filesystem with no transfer fees

Monday, March 27th, 2006

I thought this was a great idea…. rsync.net Okay for 2$ per GB of storage per month (or $24 per year for 1GB of storage) you can have your very own secure online storage drive. For you windows users think of a G: drive or a Z: drive that you could SECURELY connect to from [...]

Update on Internet Explorer Exploit in the wild

Monday, March 27th, 2006

If you use Internet Explorer to browse the web, I’d suggest finding the instructions to disable active scripting, or drop it and use something else in light of the recent exploit floating around. It seems that in spite of Microsoft’s infinite wisdom that “Microsoft has determined that an attacker who exploits this vulnerability would have [...]

Strange Desktop issue resolved….

Friday, March 24th, 2006

Well, it’s annoying to me when my own computer has issues that I can’t seem to track down and off and on for the last year I’ve had annoying seemingly random shut downs (I mean it’s as if someone pulled the power plug). It was an AMD XP 1800 system. The first I noticed the [...]

1000th article

Friday, March 24th, 2006

It seems I posted the 1000th article yesterday with the note on the recent IE vulnerability. (I wonder how many articles out of the 1000 were about IE vulnerabilities???) Anyway, nice round numbers like that are interesting to note as milestones. I haven’t been doing much in the way of updates for a bit and [...]

Rumors and more on Vista

Friday, March 24th, 2006

It’s interesting to see the rumor mill around Vista – I saw articles this morning claiming that 60% of the Vista code would have to be rewritten and the Xbox team was pulled to work on Vista – from what I can see both of those are not true. I suspect people are looking to [...]

Another critical IE flaw

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

I should mention a fairly big Windows vulnerability (which involves active scripting). Apparently there are proof-of-concept exploits circulating that do innocent things like open up the calculator. Unfortunately, once exploits are out that can do this, it’s trivial for them to do worse. The bottom line is, be careful what sites you visit, beware of [...]

Spam Pings

Monday, March 13th, 2006

I’ve had a flood of spammy pings on one specific post. I’ve disabled ping backs on that post and will continue to disable pingbacks when I see spammish “abuse” of the concept. I’d certainly rather not do this. One of the values of a pingback is if someone actually writes a RELEVANT article and cites [...]

March Microsoft Updates – etc.

Friday, March 10th, 2006

I can’t believe it’s been so long without a post – last post was the last MS update cycle. I’ve been trying to avoid spending almost every waking hour at a computer for a while. Anyway, advance notice for the March Microsoft updates came out and it appears as though the only critical update is [...]

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