In Other News | Posted 21 Jun 2009 | Comments Off on Bozeman Backs Down. . . For Now | 2,890 views

All of the press attention on Bozeman’s policy to collect usernames and passwords from job applicants is too much to bear.  Or is it? The city has issued a press release stating that they have “permanently ceased the practice of …

In Other News | Posted 19 Jun 2009 | Comments Off on Bozeman Wants Your Online Identity | 1,316 views

The City of Bozeman, MT want to know about your online identity when you apply for a job.  Not only that, they want your online identity.  The Consent and Release to Conduct a Criminal Background Check form states that applicants …

In Other News | Posted 7 Feb 2009 | Comments Off on Microsoft’s Plugin Surprise | 1,011 views
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Microsoft has slipped a Firefox plugin into the .NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 upgrades. The .NET Framework Assistant plugin was a surprise to many, and it can not be uninstalled with the Add-on Manager. The Uninstall button is disabled …

In Other News | Posted 30 Dec 2008 | Comments Off on Today's Microsoft Advisory | 1,066 views
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Today, Microsoft released security advisory 961501 regarding SSL certificates that have MD5 signatures. This advisory comes on the heals of the same day announcement that MD5 signatures are unsafe. While the Microsoft advisory states that they are not aware

In Other News | Posted 2 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on Copyright Infringement Allegations On The Rise | 2,530 views

The bad guys are now taking advantage of the much reported RIAA and MPAA copyright infringement notices that are going out. They are now sending out their own infringement notices in increasing numbers. We received a copy of an email …

In Other News | Posted 2 Jul 2008 | Comments Off on Microsoft Pushing Silverlight | 1,288 views
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Microsoft is pushing its new Silverlight plugin on their website frontpage. Billed as the so-called Flash killer, Silverlight is Microsoft‘s answer for creating rich internet applications. The What Is Silverlight page mentions custom branded experiences and highly sophisticated …

In Other News | Posted 21 Jun 2008 | Comments Off on Dell Still Offering XP | 1,209 views
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Dell is continuing to offer Windows XP as a pre-installed operating system on their hardware; however, the choice will cost an extra $50. Even though Vista is the most recent release from Microsoft with many new features, many customers still …

In Other News | Posted 8 Sep 2007 | Comments Off on Remote File Include Attacks | 1,138 views

Remote File Include (RFI) attacks appear to be on the rise for some of the sites that we manage. RFI attacks work by attempting to inject malicious code into the target site and having the output displayed inside the target …