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Microsoft Warns of IE Vulnerability

Microsoft has published an advisory for all supported versions of IE. The advisory warns of a problem with a CSS-related function in IE6 through IE8. Malicious websites could take advantage of the vulnerability to run code of their choice …

Worst Gift Ever

Beware of the WORST GIFT EVER! We’ve received a couple of emails with this subject line. The emails pretend to be one of those massively over-forwarded holiday chain emails that circulate each year. Hoping to take advantage of everyone’s curiosity …

Backdoor in OpenBSD?

OpenBSD, one of our favorite operating systems, will soon be undergoing an audit. Theo DeRaadt has forwarded an email which he received to the OpenBSD tech mailing list. The email alleges that the FBI secretly placed back doors in …

WikiLeaks Under DDOS Attack?

It has been just over thirty minutes since CNN reported that WikiLeaks was under a DDOS attack. A DDOS or distributed denial of service attack is a network-based attack that attempts to overwhelm a service by sending it too …

Facebook Mashup

There are speculations that Facebook unveil a new messaging system. Mulitple blogs are pointing the various Facebook-controlled websites delivering a Microsoft Outlook Web App login page. This contradicts earlier sentiments that email is probably going away. Isn’t an …

Hacked or Vandalized?

It all started with a tale of copyright infringement when a print magazine reprinted an edited version of a blogger’s article. The publisher responded with a backhanded apology, and the internet responded by commenting on the magazine’s Facebook page.…

Unfair Advantage For MSE?

Microsoft is now making Security Essentials via Microsoft Update to those that don’t have any antivirus application installed. MSE shows up as an optional download. Some antivirus vendors are feeling left out, claiming that Microsoft has an unfair advantage.  Microsoft …

No Patch Yet For IE 0-Day

Next Tuesday is Patch Tuesday, but it does not include a patch for the recent IE 0-day vulnerability. The November bulletin mentions multiple Office versions, PowerPoint View and Foreront Unified Access Gateway.

Microsoft is currently investigating a vulnerability …