Multiple Apple updates as Mac goes to version 10.4.8

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

Apple is fixing 15 security flaws with the 10.4.8 version upgrade of Mac OS X. (There is a second update as well…. Security Update 2006-006). In typical fashion there are a bundle of issues in these updates. Several address remotely exploitable vulnerabilities.    Send article as PDF   

Another Microsoft Office Vulnerability

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

Hot on the heels of the Microsoft Word patch there’s a new threat to Microsoft Office. This vulnerability is with Excel documents. According to the MS security response center blog, they’ve received one report of a system being attacked by a previously unknown vulnerability in Excel. The moral of the story is to be suspicious [...]

Zero-day ( 0-day) Microsoft Word exploit

Friday, May 19th, 2006

There was some news on this last night at, today F-secure has some details as well on the trojan that’s dropped in this circulating, exploit. It seems as though the initial attack was very targetted against a specific organization. Antivirus packages did not recognize the trojan that the exploit file dropped as of yesterday, [...]

Good writeup on patents and standards

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

There is a good posting at the zdnet blogs talking about proprietary standards and why they are not a good thing in comparison to open standards. The talk specifically mentions Microsoft Word documents as an example of a de facto Proprietary standard and then goes on into a current example with cell phones.    Send [...]


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