Tag Archive | "microsoft"


18 September 2006 | 3,851 views

Former Hacker Irks Microsoft in EU Dispute

Ah the anti-trust battle continues, good to see someone with technical skills involved, I wonder how the case is coming along, I haven’t heard about it for a while. Again this is quite an old story. As an expert witness on digital crime, British computer consultant Neil Barrett has helped prosecutors in the United Kingdom [...]

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13 August 2006 | 4,394 views

Microsoft Takes an Effort at Cutting Down Blogspam – Splogs

Splogs are becoming a huge problem, half the stuff you search for nowadays returns a splog, mostly auto syndicated content. I find a lot of my own entries on there, surrounded by Adsense ads. New age scrapers I guess. Technorati returns a lot of results from splogs too, but at least they have made some [...]

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18 June 2006 | 7,775 views

Microsoft got Defaced

No, it wasn’t Microsoft.com, still, a very cool hack. Microsoft France suffered an attack by a Turkish group, going by the handle of TiTHacK. You can check TiTHacK ‘profile’ over at Zone-H. By the looks of things, he has been really busy today. At the time of this writing, the site still hasn’t been fixed. [...]

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17 June 2006 | 3,762 views

British Workers Love to Snoop Salary Info, Personal Notes & Colleagues Data

Well I would say this was true for office workers everywhere, not particularly just Brits. But well the British are an inquisitive nation, so this doesn’t surprise me at all. Nearly a quarter (22 per cent) of UK employees admit to having illegally accessed sensitive data such as salary details from their firms employer’s IT [...]

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13 June 2006 | 16,175 views

Windows Vista Preview Release Download & Torrent

You can get your hands on the windows vista preview release beta2. This is for those of you who are wondering how the interface of the new windows vista will look like and the new feel of the new operating system. You can find the minimum system requirements here. You can download vista here. It’s [...]

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31 May 2006 | 3,582 views

Without OneCare in the World.

Today sees the launch of “OneCare”, Microsofts “secrity solution”. Combining firewall, anti-virus and anti-spyware in to one handy package…. but would you trust it? I guess many people will, and over time we will find out if its a well spent $49.99 or not, but for me? I don’t think so. Microsoft do many things, [...]

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31 May 2006 | 6,455 views

Fake Microsoft Patch – BeastPWS-C

If you receive a e-Mail alert of a new patch for your Windows XP OS, think again before opening the link present on the message. The spammed emails, which purport to come from patch@microsoft.com, claim that a vulnerability has been found ‘in the Microsoft WinLogon Service’ and could ‘allow a hacker to gain access to [...]

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15 May 2006 | 3,407 views

Microsoft Patching Practises Come Under Fire

Aye…it’s not the first time. The question came up, is Microsoft silently fixing security vulnerabilities and deliberately obfuscating details about patches in its monthly security bulletins? Matthew Murphy, a security researcher who has worked closely with the MSRC (Microsoft Security Response Center) in the past, is accusing the software maker of ‘misleading’ customers by not [...]

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09 May 2006 | 4,014 views

ASP.NET Memberships and Roles

If your familiar with asp.net, you’ll know the feeling of wasting hours searching through countless settings to get an app working, and then the many more hours it takes to tweak IIS to get your site running smoothly. But this is nothing compaired to getting authentication and domain controllers properly integrated. On Microsofts asp.net newsgroup [...]

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04 May 2006 | 4,529 views

AV Firms Say Windows Vista Security Claims are Bullsh*t

It seems the faith in Microsoft from the security industry is at an all time low, not surprising really with the amount of flaws that have been coming out in both the OS and the crapware forced upon its users like Internet Explorer Exploder. Anti-virus firms at Infosec say they expect Vista and IE7 to [...]

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