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Internet Explorer exploits released into the wild - no fix yet

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I have to assume most are not foolish enough to still be running Internet Explorer as their browser when there are more secure alternatives, but just in case, be prepared to have your computer compromised as there are more vulnerabilities that even fully-patched Windows XP-SP2 can't stop.

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Gates' products crash and burn during CES keynote presentation

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[Faulty Products]
While promoting what he calls the "digital lifestyle," Bill Gates showed how vulnerable all consumers - even the world's richest man - are to hardware and software bugs as he stumbled through a number of embarassing moments when his products crashed and burned during a keynote presentation at the 2005 Consumer Electronics Show.

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Microsoft finally abandons their goofy passport scheme

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Remember Passport? This was one of the many "world changing" schemes Microsoft wanted to push. In this case, the big mega-corporation suggested that you, the gullible consumer, entrust all your personal information, credit cards, passwords, etc., to Microsoft, accessible with a single password. For some strange reason, nobody other than a small number of stupid/coerced corporations and vendors actually embraced this wholly boneheaded idea. Then of course, the whole scheme was cracked and shown to be insecure. And now, for some strange reason, Microsoft is giving up on foisting this crazy idea on users. When a company can't keep their own products secure, it's a bad idea to promote equally incomplete personal privacy schemes. This idea apparently didn't even get past the red states!

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Bofra worm spreading - even via well known sites

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Reason # 34,871,190 to switch to Firefox. Yet another worm is spreading across the net and your computer can be infected by merely clicking on an otherwise innocuous link. This affects anyone running Windows and using Internet Explorer without SP2 installed. This new virus attaches your computer to various IRC channels and allows the public to have completely control of it remotely. Bad stuff.

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Microsoft patents "isnot" operator

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In the ever-increasing area of ridiculously wide-sweeping and stupid intellectual property claims, Microsoft has managed to get a patent for the "isnot" operator in the BASIC computer language.

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As many as 10 vulnerabilities found in Windows SP2

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I know you're not going to believe this, but a San Jose software firm has identified as many as 10 new serious security flaws in Microsoft's new major security update to Windows XP. Since Microsoft doesn't have any patches yet, their official position on the issue is one of skepticism that the vulnerabilities are legit.

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Surprise! Another major IE flaw

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There's a new variant of the MyDoom virus that exploits yet another flaw in the latest version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser. By now, nobody in their right mind should be using IE, but if you still have some bonehead friend or employers stupid enough to use IE, you should get them to upgrade to Firefox.

In another touch of irony, The Computer Emergency Response Team of Carnagie Mellon University issued an after-the-fact advisory claiming, "Due to the dynamic nature of the heap, it is usually difficult for attackers to execute arbitrary code using this type of vulnerability."

Unfortunately this arrived hours after I saw my first successful variant of the exploit originating from a PC at the University of Kansas. CERT seems to be more docile and corporate-friendly in the wake of these issues.

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The safest way to run Windows is on a Mac!

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Using Windows is no fun at the best of times, but the never ending plagues of viruses, worms and spyware, are so bad that it may be that the best thing to do is junk that PC and move to the Mac. Using Virtual PC, you don't even have to run Mac OS X! According to Microsoft, the safest way to run Windows is under emulation on a Mac.

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Longhorn Bullshit! Or is that Billshit?

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Don't have a cow! Some real bullshit about a Longhorn that's not a bull!

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Mozilla Gains on IE

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Study shows Microsoft has lost a percentage of market share to open source browser

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