Windows XP repair install problems

Friday, December 7th, 2007

I’ve run into a few problems with a windows xp repair install in the last few days that I wanted to detail the problems and what the resolution was. First, it was someone elses laptop needing a hard drive replacement. The drive was imaged, but windows still would not boot, so I broke out the [...]

Internet Explorer 7 on linux

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

Haven’t had the chance to try this one firsthand yet, although I’ve been watching for this. You may be familiar with ies4linux which is a script that uses wine to download/install multiple versions of Internet Explorer on a linux install. (But why oh why would you do this?) For many that do web design it’s [...]

IE 7 address bar spoofing issue

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Another issue was reported with the new IE 7 and confirmed by Microsoft. It seems that it’s possible for a malicious link to spoof the information in the address bar (make it look like you’re at a site that you’re NOT at.) gives the following possible workaround… As a quick workaround you may want [...]

Internet Explorer 7 final release – AND first vulnerability…

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

Looks as though IE 7 release is imminent and will be in automatic updates on November 1st. Here’s one persons take on the user interface “improvements”. Now, there are many improvements in core functionality, but I’m annoyed by the user interface changes. I have spent quite a while with people getting use to the way [...]

Google Docs and Spreadsheets

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

Bye bye Writely – hello Google Docs and Spreadsheets Inside Google has been reporting on the (happening right now) launch of which should be a shared login for both the writely successor and spreadsheets which is now known as Google Docs and Spreadsheets. It appears to support IE 6 and Firefox.    Send article [...]

Preventing the automatic update to Internet Explorer 7

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

Internet Explorer 7 is set to be released this month (October 2006) and it will likely be an automatic update for Windows users either November or December of this year. (I’m thinking November.) Now, it’s been a long time in the making, at one point Microsoft said there wouldn’t be another version past 6 of [...]

Update on the Internet Explorer VML vulnerability

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Just catching up on the days VML vulnerability news from today…. It looks as though… the exploit is now MUCH more widespread this blog has some video of an infection, what’s notable is that the first take was VERY UNEVENTFUL, it was used to stealthily install a keylogger. (So that they can harvest paypal/bank/etc. passwords…) [...]

Public CWSandbox (es)…

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

Around the time of this latest IE exploit hitting the web, there was also mention of some publicly available CWSandbox sites for the submission of malware. It’s an analysis tool that can give you a report of how the malware behaves and what it would do if run in a “non-sandboxed” environment. There are a [...]

Internet Explorer 0-day (take 2 of the last few days…)

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

The last zero day (activeX) seems to be less interesting than this NEW zero-day that really made a news splash in the last day. It looks as though this NEW 0-day affects VML… has good coverage here. Microsoft has an advisory up and they expect to release a patch on the next scheduled patch [...]

ICQ client and toolbar vulnerabilities

Friday, September 8th, 2006

Sans brings this from AOL, advising of vulnerabilities in the ICQ client and the ICQ toolbar for IE. The latest version of ICQ client is 5.1 and is claimed to not be vulnerable. (Toolbar version 1.3 is said to be vulnerable as well. No more recent version of that is available – you might consider [...]


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