Archive for May, 2005
After more than a month I wrote “Yet another â€œDonâ€™t Use IEâ€ article“, today more holes are found in IE and yet no further information about the patch for it.
Well, please don’t say I anti IE or siding Firefox, I write my posts based on articles that I come across. If firefox developers are slow in patching the vulnerable application, I’ll sure turn to other better alternatives as well. This post is nothing special but just another “Critical Holes Found In IE” article.
Security consultants at eEye Digital Security, has discovered high-risk vulnerabilities in two of Microsoft’s most widely used software programs, Internet Explorer web browser and Microsoft Outlook email client. These flaw found are serious ones, and they warned that users of the 2 dominant applications were at risk of PC hijack attacks.
“A vulnerability in default installations of the affected software allows malicious code to be executed, contingent upon minimal user interaction,” eEye said in a notice posted on its upcoming advisories Web page.
Users running Windows NT 4.0, fully patched Windows 2000 and Windows XP (even with Service Pack 2 installed) are all vulnerable, the security-research firm told Microsoft.
Marc Maiffret, eEye’s co-founder and chief hacking officer, told Ziff Davis Internet News that the vulnerability carries the highest severity rating because of the “ease with which an attacker can compromise a vulnerable system.”
Anyway, Microsoft and eEye are working on a fix but unfortunately no further information on when it will be available.
Well, this is not about telling you how to get free Microsoft products, but to share with you why, how and the tradeoffs to be Microsoft-free these days.
From the article written in ExtremeTech, it covers 4 parts, which are :-
Part 1 – Why switch to Linux?
Part 3 – Gaming PC
Part 4 – Build Your Own Linux Home Theater PC
By the way, I’m still a windows user. Thought of getting into Linux world long time ago, but just don’t have much time to try it out. :-<
Anyway, hope you guys enjoy those interesting articles.
I’m so glad finally I saw a big company is willing to give a better browser a try.
IBM said it had formally endorsed the use of the Mozilla Foundation’s Latest News about Mozilla Foundation browser, which had already found its way onto the desktops of some 10 percent of IBM’s 300,000-strong user base.
IBM is taking a very good step, which will make the software available for download from internal servers starting next week, hence, eliminating the need for users to go online to download it themselves. Besides, Their technical support department will start offering help desk support for the browser software. I believe this will be a massive boost for Firefox in gaining more market share, while the next version of Internet Explorer (IE 7.0) will only be available later this year.
As mentioned is the previous post about Windows Mobile 5.0 upgrade on Dell X50, we know very soon Microsoft will release their next Operating System for handheld devices. This handheld devices OS evolution started out as â€œPocket PC 2000â€ evolved into â€œPocket PC 2002,â€ then â€œWindows Mobile 2003,â€ and more recently â€œWindows Mobile 2003 Second Edition.â€
Now let’s have a glance on the screen shots of what basically do we have in Windows Mobile 5.0.
Smartphone User Interface:
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