Monthly Archives: March 2008

This weeks links (2008-03-18)

Managing IT Risk in Higher Education: A Methodology This research bulletin presents a methodology, used successfully at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) in Australia, for managing and assessing risks related to information technology systems and resources. It describes the … Continue reading

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Bikes & Chocolate

Riding has been proven* to cure symptoms of chocolate over consumption** * not really .. chocolate gives you pimples regardless ** A message from your friendly anaconda health advisory team (bike staff)

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Match it for Pratchett!

Today, it was announced that Terry Pratchett has donated half a million pounds to Alzheimer’s research. Hearing that, it occurred to me that if half a million of us all donated a pound to Alzheimer’s research, we could match his … Continue reading

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Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 1.1 patch 2

Symantec’s Ghost Solution Suite fails to verify authenticity during communications. This issue affects Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 1.1, 2.0.0, and 2.0.1. Symantec’s Ghost Solution Suite’s does not authenticate network connections between the Ghost console and the Ghost Management Agent. By … Continue reading

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JDK and JRE 6 Update 5

Hot on the heels on JRE 6 Update 4 we have … Update 5. Secunia rate this as Highly critical (SA29239) [1] Some vulnerabilities have been reported in Sun Java, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a … Continue reading

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2008 Banff Mountain Film Festival

2007/08 Banff Mountain Film Festival International Tour Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is on the road and Paddy Pallin brings us the Banff 2008 featuring a collection of the most inspiring and thought-provoking active, environmental, and adventure mountain films. … Continue reading

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North Side of Everest closed for this season

“Concern over heavy climbing activities, crowded climbing routes and increasing environmental pressures will cause potential safety problems in Qomalangma areas (included Mt. Cho-Oyu) in this Spring season, the limited capacity of reception in addition, we are not able to accept … Continue reading

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Office 2008 for Mac 12.0.1 Update

Office 2008 for Mac 12.0.1 Update The Office 2008 for Mac 12.0.1 Update contains several changes that improve security, stability, and performance. These changes include fixes for users of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, and include fixes for vulnerabilities that … Continue reading

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Patch Tuesday Wednesday (MAR-2008)

It’s Black Tuesday again! This month we have 4xCritical patches for our entertainment, all of which are detected via Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. A restart will be required. Bulletin KB number Description Severity Impact Software MS08-014 949029 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft … Continue reading

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Patch Tuesday, a Heads Up. (Mar-2008)

After last month’s mega-patch release, we have a quieter release scheduled for this month; Four Microsoft Security Bulletins rated Critical. These updates may require a restart and will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. [1] Microsoft Security Bulletin … Continue reading

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