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8 Feb/11

Microsoft Security Bulletin Overview February 2011

Microsoft Security Bulletin Overview February 2011

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Microsoft has just enabled downloads for today’s security patches on Windows Update. Today’s Patch Day brings 12 security bulletins that fix vulnerabilities of various severity affecting the Microsoft Windows operating system, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office. Three of the vulnerabilities have a maximum severity rating of critical, the highest possible rating. The remaining 11 have a maximum severity rating of...

25 Gen/11

Add serious web content control with WebContentControl in Linux

Add serious web content control with WebContentControl in Linux

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); There are many reasons why you might want or need to control what is seen via a web browser. Be it children, work, or any other reason, you might want to have more control than just your standard proxy software offers. That is where the incredibly powerful WebContentControl comes into play. The WebContentControl GUI takes control of (and helps you configure) DansGuardian, FireHol, and TinyProxy to create a very powerful system...

13 Gen/11

Shields Up, Test Your Firewall Online

Shields Up, Test Your Firewall Online

The firewall is used to control incoming and outgoing traffic. Many users believe that simply installing a firewall is enough to protect their computer from malicious attacks but that does not have to be the case. An improperly configured firewall can do more damage than harm, or at least leave some attack vectors open that would be close if it had been configured properly. It is often a good idea to simply test the firewall for open ports. You see, ports are used for connections and only...




28 Set/10

Microsoft Releases Out Of Band Security Patch

Microsoft Releases Out Of Band Security Patch

Microsoft today released a new out of band security bulletin addressing a vulnerability in ASP.NET that affects all versions of the Microsoft .Net Framework when used on Windows Server operating systems, or on client systems that run a web server from their computer. While that excludes the majority of desktop users, it may still affect some that run web servers on their desktop systems. Those users are asked to update immediately once the patch is released. About the release: Microsoft...

28 Set/10

Why You Should Use Adblock Plus, Even if You Don’t Block Ads [Firefox Tip]

Why You Should Use Adblock Plus, Even if You Don’t Block Ads [Firefox Tip]

Whether you block internet ads or not, Adblock Plus is a pretty handy Firefox extension. Not only can you use it to block offensive material, rickrolls, and other unpleasant things, but reader Dave-Farquhar lets us know that it also blocks malicious software. More » Continua a leggere – Original Link: Why You Should Use Adblock Plus, Even if You Don’t Block Ads [Firefox Tip] Technorati Tags: block, block-offensive,...

27 Set/10

Hotmail Announces Email Security Updates

Hotmail Announces Email Security Updates

Microsoft on Monday said that they started to improve the email service Hotmail with security updates to protect legit user accounts from being hijacked. The term hijacker refers to malicious users who manage to get access to email accounts of Hotmail users, either by brute force, phishing or other forms of social engineering. Like Microsoft, Hotmail users need to understand security concepts to keep their accounts safe. To support their users, Microsoft has created a short list of tips...

24 Set/10

Outlook Blocked Attachment Unlocker

Outlook Blocked Attachment Unlocker

Microsoft’s popular desktop email client Outlook blocks specific attachments by default, in order to increase the security of the system. File attachments with extensions such as exe or reg will be blocked by the email program to avoid unnecessary dangers to the system. This sometimes however blocks legit file attachments from being accessible after they have been received by the user. It is possible to change the file extensions, for instance by zipping the files, to bypass the...

24 Set/10

Outlook Blocked Attachment Unlocker

Outlook Blocked Attachment Unlocker

Microsoft’s popular desktop email client Outlook blocks specific attachments by default, in order to increase the security of the system. File attachments with extensions such as exe or reg will be blocked by the email program to avoid unnecessary dangers to the system. This sometimes however blocks legit file attachments from being accessible after they have been received by the user. It is possible to change the file extensions, for instance by zipping the files, to bypass the...

22 Set/10

Organize The Windows Start Menu

Organize The Windows Start Menu

The Windows start menu has not changed a lot in the last operating systems that Microsoft has released. Sure, some features like the ability to search or execute programs directly has been implemented, but those new features have not changed the overall look and feel of the start menu. One of the main points of criticism is the lack of options to organize the start menu. Practically any application that gets installed places an entry in the start menu, usually a folder with one or multiple...

21 Set/10

Twitter patches porn site worm flaw

Twitter patches porn site worm flaw

Twitter has today updated its website to patch a flaw that was allowing spammers to cause multiple pop-ups with links to porn websites. The code has beens spread by worms and thousands of people around the world have been caught out.  The self-replicating worm exploited a cross scripting (XSS) vulnerability and used just a small amount of Javascript to automatically direct Twitter website users to another website. The vulnerability appeared to users as a coloured block that users only...