Patch Tuesday is here. From the Microsoft Security Bulletin, there are six security updates. There are two for the Windows operating system, one for the Microsoft Office system, one for the Windows Internet Explorer browser, one for Microsoft ISA Server, and one for Microsoft Virtual PC.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Looks like Imageshack left the backdoor of their server open. All images hosted by them are showing the hacked image, but the wording seems to indicate that no pictures were deleted.
Posted by Nick at 8:10 PM
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
The Google Chrome blog announced just recently that they are planing an operating system. Initially geared for netbooks, but I'm sure there's more in plan. I'm guessing they wpn't target full blown computers for awhile, but this is probably an extension of Android that Google aready has for the cell phone market.
Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year we will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010. Because we're already talking to partners about the project, and we'll soon be working with the open source community, we wanted to share our vision now so everyone understands what we are trying to achieveGoogle Empire marches on.
Monday, July 06, 2009
Been awhile since Windows had a zero day exploit that would allow the bad guys to take over your computer just by visiting a web site. Got one now. All you need to do is to visit a web site that has been set up to use this vulnerability with Internet Explorer and boom, they got you. Apparently, a flaw in Microsoft directShow( MSVIDCTL.DLL ) lets them do it. It does need to be IE 6 or 7 with Windows XP or Windows 2003. Yay! Vista and presumably Windows 7 aren't affected.
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Another day, another rogue. This time it's named Barracuda Antivirus. I guess they wanted to ride the coattails of the real Barracuda firewall products. As usual, the fake Barracuda Antivirus will pop fake warnings and try to goad you into buying it.
This rogue ‘Barracuda Antivirus’ program is in no way affiliated with Barracuda Networks and is just one of a string of recent examples of hackers attempting to spread malicious programs using an established and trusted Internet security brand,” said Stephen Pao, vice president of product management for Barracuda Networks.
I don't use iPhoto too much, but it has it uses. There's a nice 103 MB update for it that fixes the issue from the iPhoto 8.03 update that caused iPhoto to crash. You could work around it by holding the Option key and then choosing your library, but what fun was that. I didn't have that problem, but this should help those that did.