Monthly Archives: October 2007

RealPlayer ierpplug.dll Overflow Vulnerability

Time to patch your RealPlayer, the exploit is currently being exploited in the wild; October 19, 2007 RealNetworks has issued a fix for a vulnerability, identified here by Symantec, that affects the import method of an Active X control. RealPlayer … Continue reading

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Winamp v5.5

Download the Winamp 10th Anniversary Edition. What’s New in Winamp 5.5? * A Completely Redesigned Interface, including Album Art * Multiple device support, including iPods * Access and Share Your Music and Videos with Winamp Remote * Play and Playlist … Continue reading

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Firefox 2.0.0.8

Mozilla have released Firefox 2.0.0.8. This version fixes eight vulnerabilities; Fixed in Firefox 2.0.0.8 MFSA 2007-36 URIs with invalid %-encoding mishandled by Windows MFSA 2007-35 XPCNativeWrapper pollution using Script object MFSA 2007-34 Possible file stealing through sftp protocol MFSA 2007-33 … Continue reading

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mIRC upgrade v6.3

I’ve just upgraded from mIRC v6.13 to mIRC v6.3, and mIRC v6.3 ate my popups! Or so it appeared; a little further investigation shows that mIRC now runs with user based settings separating the configs between machine user accounts. Yes … Continue reading

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Cyber Security Awareness month at SANS

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month at the Internet Storm Center (SANS); October is Cyber Security Awareness Month and the Internet Storm Center is going to focus on one security awareness subject per day. We plan to provide useful information … Continue reading

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This weeks links: 2007-10-16

Howard, Rudd condemn Chaser song Visible Procrastinations says our politicians should ‘get a life!’. The Eulogy Song, which previously featured in the Sydney Theatre Company stage show Dead Caesar, and which was written by The Chaser’s Chris Taylor. Go and … Continue reading

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More on the URI Protocol Handing Flaw (WinXP+IE7)

First we had the Quick time QTL/URI issue, then the Acrobat URI and rumors of more exploits which were all 3rd party problems from the Microsoft perspective. Now things are getting interesting; Microsoft Flip-Flops On URI Protocol Handing Flaw [SlashDot] … Continue reading

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Radiohead – In Rainbows

Radiohead has released their new album, In Rainbows on their website bypassing the traditional label route. In true Radiohead fashion, this is not a conventional transaction. There are two options; 1.) the DISCBOX meant for die hard fans that comes … Continue reading

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Hype Cycles

Gartner’s Hype Cycle, introduced in 1995, characterizes the typical progression of an emerging technology, from overenthusiasm through a period of disillusionment to an eventual understanding of the technology’s relevance and role in a market or domain [3,4] Image: Gartner Group … Continue reading

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death penalty hypocrite

Hypocrisy is the act of condemning another person, where the stated basis for the criticism is the breach of a rule which also applies to the critic and of which the critic is in breach to a similar or greater … Continue reading

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