Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Have a happy new year!

Have a happy new year everyone! If you're going out to a party, be safe out there. Next post will be in 2009.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Microsoft releases patch for IE

In reply to my post yesterday, today Microsoft released a patch for IE to fix the critical flaw that has been exploited by some.

The company on Saturday warned that 1 in 500 Internet Explorer users worldwide may have been exposed to malware hosted at both legitimate Web sites and porn sites that exploit an unpatched vulnerability.

Microsoft confirmed finding exploit code on a search engine in Taiwan and on a Web site in Hong Kong that serves adult entertainment content.

"Based on our stats, since the vulnerability has gone public, roughly 0.2% of users worldwide may have been exposed to websites containing exploits of this latest vulnerability," Microsoft Security Response Center researchers Ziv Mador and Tareq Saade said in a blog post. "That percentage may seem low, however it still means that a significant number of users have been affected. The trend for now is going upwards: We saw an increase of over 50% in the number of reports today compared to yesterday."

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Funny Christmas video

I love Christmas time but found this funny video on YouTube that I thought I would share.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

X-Men Origins: Wolverine trailer

There is a nice trailer for the new Wolverine movie coming out, X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Check it out below.

Do not use Internet Explorer

This morning it was reported that there was a major security flaw in Internet Explorer from versions IE5 to IE8 beta.

The attack has serious and far-reaching ramifications -- and they're not just theoretical attacks. In fact, the flaw is already in wide use as a tool to steal online game passwords, with some 10,000 websites infected with the code needed to take advantage of the hole in IE.

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So make sure to use another web browser for now such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, or Safari.