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11 December 2007 | 5,172 views

Serious Flaw in Popular Media Players from Microsoft and AOL

It looks like there is a fairly serious vulnerability in some of the popular media player packages out in the wild packaged as a MP4 file (due to the MP4 codec from 3ivx), it effects Windows Media Player 6.4 and Windows Media Player Classic, which are made by Microsoft, and AOL’s Winamp version 3.5. All [...]

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21 June 2007 | 9,561 views

AOL Has An Odd Password System

An interesting snippet from last month, AOL seems to have a strangely configued password system. Users can enter up to 16 characters as a password, but the system only reads the first 8 and discards the rest. They are basically truncating the password at 8 characters. A reader wrote in Friday with an interesting observation: [...]

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