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'Browse And Get Owned' Patch Coming Tuesday

Microsoft has revealed it will indeed have a fix for a critical Internet Explorer bug in next week's monthly update. The security loophole means XP users who don't have the latest edition of the browser could be infected even by visiting a ... theoretically safe website. The bug, which Microsoft describes as "browse and get owned," involves the Active X (Direct Show) system used for displaying online videos. The specific function it affects is no longer used, which may be how the hackers found the loophole. The bug affects users of Windows XP, as well as anyone running Windows Server 2003 that ... (view more)

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Microsoft Reveals Excel Security Risk

Microsoft has warned that several older versions of Excel contain a bug that could be exploited by hackers. It affects both Windows and Macintosh users. The bug could make it possible to execute code remotely. That means a hacker would be able to ... gain some degree of access to a user's computer, with the potential to steal personal information. The problem affects versions of Excel (including the stand-alone viewer) dated up to and including 2004. However, if the user has downloaded Office Service Pack 3, the bug will have been removed. Those versions dated 2007 or 2008 do not have the bug. To ... (view more)

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'Ice Sword', and 'Bug Me Not'

Ice Sword IceSword is a sophisticated discovery tool that can protect against sinister rootkits if used before they infect a machine. It has a Windows Explorer-like interface but displays hidden processes and resources that Windows Explorer would ... never show. http://antirootkit.com/software/IceSword.htm Bug Me Not Log in to numerous sites with these free web passwords to bypass compulsory registration. You're browsing the web and you click a link to an article on a site (let's say nytimes.com) but instead of getting the article you get a screen asking you to login or register. Infuriated at ... (view more)

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Yahoo Groups Hit by 'Duplicate Bug'

Oops! It looks like Yahoo has dropped the ball. In releasing an update to increase the speed of the system, a bug has caused Yahoo Groups members' inboxes to be flooded with duplicate messages. While Yahoo touts the speed increase as the "silver ... lining" of the situation, the cloud it's hiding behind seems pretty large. (Source: yahoo.com ) Users commented that messages were arriving faster than they could be deleted, with as much as 25 duplicates arriving per original message. Some users also reported that messages that were not appearing when they should be. (Source: news.com ) Yahoo's ... (view more)

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'Gimpshop', and 'Bug Me Not'

Gimpshop GIMPShop is a free graphics editor for Mac, Linux, and Windows. It's easy to pick up and learn, especially if you already know Photoshop. http://www.gimpshop.net Bug Me Not Allows you to bypass compulsory web registration for sites that ... seem to require it. Protect your privacy. http://www.bugmenot.com (view more)


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