Archive for April, 2006

Google Calendar escapes into public use..

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

There have been rumors for (years?) a long time at least, that google was preparing something known as cl2 which would be a calendar with full gmail integration. There were screenshots, many of which were photoshopped from another web calendar, but there were others that were more convincing… well, as of late yesterday Google Calendar [...]

Make an autorun cd show a web document on autoplay…

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

There’s a utility called Thumbs that looks like a good quick way to make a cd launch a web documented on autoplay in Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/ …Of course, autoplay under windows is fairly easy to setup. If you have a program on the disk you can just have autorun.inf in the root directory of the cd [...]

The do-not-do business with list….

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

I found an interesting link through The Sunbeltblog on the “do not do business with” list… I don’t think this is a NEW thing really, for years there have been government policies against doing business with certain individuals, etc… but…. anyway Bruce Schneier has done an article on it which gives some interesting points that [...]

3 Critical Microsoft Updates, 1 Important, 1 Moderate and 1 re-released

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

Looks like an interesting patch day. Looks like there are several bugs covered by the cumulative IE patch… Sans has a good writeup (7 CVE issues addressed by this 1 patch….) Also the Eolas ActiveX settlement (“Eolas Patent Patch”) solution seems to be included in this bundle. Also a MDAC and a Windows Explorer (not [...]

Clamav 0.88.1 for Mandrake 10.0

Monday, April 10th, 2006

Since, I’ve still got a few older Mandrake 10 installs that I’m maintaining as mailservers, there aren’t supported security fixes for various things anymore… Friday there was news of a new clamantivirus to fix some security flaws with 0.88, new version is 0.88.1 I’ve taken the cooker srpm and recompiled for 10.0, so… for my [...]

IE phishing exploit..

Sunday, April 9th, 2006

There is ANOTHER IE vulnerability that’s come across the news in the last week. It seems that this is currently only a Proof of Concept, I’ll have to check and see if anyone’s reported seeing this in the wild…, but essentially a race condition between a Macromedia flash file and web content can allow a [...]

WordPress plugin stattraq speedup

Saturday, April 8th, 2006

I’ve made mention I think that I use the stattraq plugin for wordpress as one of the ways to see where traffic is coming from on the site, etc. etc. etc. I think I mentioned it as one of my stat tracking tools about the time Google Analytics limped out of the gate… Anyway.. one [...]

Multi-OS virus?

Saturday, April 8th, 2006

The multi-OS virus may be a proof of concept, but it could be a sign of bad things to come. Let’s face it, there have been viruses that have taken advantage of multiple ways of spreading (email/open network shares/instant messengers…) It would almost make sense that even though it’s POC…. it may be quickly incorporated [...]

WordPress trackback problem FINALLY SOLVED….

Saturday, April 8th, 2006

For around 3-4 months now I’ve had a REALLY annoying problem with the wordpress install on this site. Trackbacks suddenly stopped working. Somewhere around my 800th post or so while the WMF vulnerability was circulating (between Christmas and New Years) and I was typing furiously – poof…. suddenly trackbacks stopped going out. (Incoming trackbacks seemed [...]

OK – just fresh off the 5 wordpress install updates and now clamav…

Friday, April 7th, 2006

So, I spent the better part of the evening doing WordPress updates to get 5 blogs up to v. 2.0.2 and now….. clamav has multiple vulnerabilities …………… oi…. now it’s time to rebuild clamav to install on 2 machines……    Send article as PDF   

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