Outlook 2003 Unable to Open Attachments

Monday, August 11th, 2008

I’ve seen a lot of strange behavior from windows updates, but this apparently wasn’t one. Essentially here is what was going on: the user would try to click on an attachment in Outlook 2003, particularly those that were forwarded emails. Then, nothing happened. No message, no error, nothing. Just doubleclick and that’s it…. right click [...]

Google Wins Bidding War for Dell Desktop Placement

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Google has apparently won a pricey bidding war in the race to have their software bundled with new Dell PC’s over the next 3 years. Essentially, I suspect this means, Google Desktop (perhaps Google Pack?) will be preinstalled, as well as browser settings adjusted to make a Google-ified search page the default and probably Google [...]

Google Calendar revisited

Monday, May 15th, 2006

When Google Calendar first rolled out, I took a look and was not overwhelmed. Now, I’ve had a chance to revisit and see a few improvements. First, one of my initial problems was that I couldn’t get to calendar from gmail. The code has now been added in the upper left corner to navigate between [...]

Google press day announcements…

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

It looks as though Google has made a bit of a splash with four product announcements today. Nothing being EXACTLY as forecast it is a bit interesting…. First there is Google Coop where it looks as though people in specific fields can help suggest, review and refine results (like a directory), then users subscribe to [...]

Google Pack

Friday, January 6th, 2006

Google has announced Google Pack available for download It sounds as though there’s a nice bundle of Google (and non-google software) included (Google Desktop, Earth, Picasa, Toolbar for IE, Google Pack Screensaver, Acrobat reader, Norton Antivirus 6 month trial, AD-aware SE personal, firefox with google toolbar.) It sounds as though there is an update manager [...]

Virtual machine as a safe browsing environment

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

I mentioned this in my summary yesterday morning as a possible workaround until there are patches for the WMF vulnerability that’s been big news the last week. I notice that incidents.org has mentioned it too as a possibility today. VMware has released VMPLayer as a free way of running premade virtual machines.    Send article [...]

WMF exploit through indexing software

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

One of the vectors that has been mentioned early on is the infection of a system through the WMF exploit even when the exploited file was downloaded through a dos command shell. At first this seemed absurd, but it appeared that Google Desktop search was indexing files dynamically and once the file was downloaded it [...]

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 [...]

Google tightens Google Desktop security to avoid IE bug

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

Last week there was word of a bug in Internet Explorer that would allow users of Google Desktop to be vulnerable to having the files on their machine viewed from a malicious website. Today, there is news that Google has made changes on thier site that prevent that flaw from being exploited through their software. [...]

Another IE security flaw this one could lead to data theft

Friday, December 2nd, 2005

I saw this earlier this afternoon at betanews.com there seems to be a flaw in the way Internet Explorer deals with css that could put your data at risk. According to this article it is a risk combined with Google Desktop. This can be “fixed” by disabling scripting or using Firefox as your primary browser. [...]

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