FreeDos suspended development – nevermind

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

The Freedos has suspended development. It’s been a 12 year project and really, Freedos has become THE free DOS implementation around. It’s been shipped with “blank” pc’s, integrated into several other projects that use a dos’ish boot environment and the 1.0 release has not officially come. (I think the most recent is a Beta9 Service [...]

Nugache the latest in bot-net technology… and why you should care about botnets…

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

To show you where the threat with bot networks is going there’s a story today on Nugache (Symantec summary) which is a bot that takes advantage of a number of clever tricks to avoid having the whole bot net shut down, allow command and control on an encrypted channel and essentially have no “human readable [...]

More discussion on the Firefox “image bug”

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

There’s quite a bit more discussion on a DOS bug in Firefox, the link goes to a site where they’ve confirmed the issue and there is a link there to a POC, so be cautious. It turns out that using javascript, image tags can be made to have a mailto: link which can automatically [...]

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 [...]

More on the Windows WMF zero-day exploit

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

There seems to be quite a bit developing on the Windows Meta File (WMF) zero-day (0-day) exploit which was first reported yesterday. Sans has raised their alert level to yellow in an effort to get attention to this problem. It looks like the original site serving the exploit is down, but now it’s being served [...]

Microsoft working to ensure Windows Validation works with Firefox

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

I’ve got to say, I’m impressed that this is happening. From the IEblog… The core of my team’s job is to make IE7 and Windows Vista so compelling so that people choose our products. The people who work on Windows want you to have a good experience, whether you use IE or not – for [...]

Boot discs

Tuesday, August 16th, 2005

I’ve been using a site the last two days that I thought others might find useful. If you don’t know about it already, it’s They have available for download all sorts of Dos, Windows and Linux boot discs.    Send article as PDF   

More details on php exploit from last week

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

Ok. I have a bit of time that I can sit down and get a little more detailed on what specifically happened late last week that shut the site down for a couple days.    Send article as PDF   


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