Microsoft / Windows

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Princeton Cold Boot Memory Attack

Ok, I know, I know. I owe you guys a proper update after being “absent” from blogging for quite some time. So, here is my take on the recently released Princeton Memory Vulnerability that seems to be gathering so much attention with the press and creating a sort of panic in the encryption community. — … Continue reading

Microsoft better at patching XP than Vista?

From ComputerWorld: June 22, 2007 (IDG News Service) — A Microsoft Corp. security executive released data Thursday showing that, six months after shipping Windows Vista, his company has left more publicly disclosed Vista bugs unpatched than it did with Windows XP. In total, Microsoft has patched 12 out of 27 disclosed Vista vulnerabilities in the … Continue reading

How to Remove TAGA LIPA ARE!

I’ve been bugged by a lot of people asking me to help them remove the TAGA LIPA ARE! ‘virus’ in IE. So, I’m posting the directions here. First thing is to get familiar with the ‘virus’. The ‘virus’ file is FS6519.dll.vbs. It’s a VB Script that does nothing except make a copy of itself in … Continue reading

random(stuff); – part 2

Click-free Interface I stumbled upon this website. The site presented a very interesting interface: No Clicking. What is more interesting is that almost twice of the respondent liked the click-free interface without missing the click. The website also presented several alternatives to clicking. Is it time to revolutionized the user interface? Can you survive without … Continue reading

Good Practice #1: Default Deny

Let’s face it. Security had long been an issue in the Windows platform. This is partly because it had been implementing the dumbest practice in security: Default Permit. During the last few days I’ve been trying several anti-virus and anti-spyware solutions in the market. And well, nothing really works. Why? Because they’re enumerating badness. Instead … Continue reading

Launching of Office 2007 and Vista, an Event @ UP

BG’s take on Apple

Recently, Bill Gates was interviewed by Newsweek where he gave his take on Apple. If you’re interested, [Vista development chief] Jim Allchin will be glad to educate you feature by feature what the truth is. I mean, it’s fascinating, maybe we shouldn’t have showed so publicly the stuff we were doing, because we knew how … Continue reading

PDF Vulnerability: “Critical” Severity Rating

From news.com: Initially, security professionals thought that the problem was restricted and exposed only Web-related data or could support phishing scams. Now it has been discovered that miscreants could exploit the problem to access all information on a victim’s hard disk drive, said Web security specialists at WhiteHat Security and SPI Dynamics. Key to increased … Continue reading

Cars and Windows

I found this list over at DCS Security. I think I agree with him that this might be an urban legend. A really funny list, I must say. True, nonetheless. At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, “If GM had kept up with … Continue reading

Worst Virus Ever

URGENT!! BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY. READ AND HEED.I just verified this with Snopes and it is REAL.PLEASE INFORM EVERYONE Emails with pictures of Osama Bin-Laden hanged are being sent and the moment that you open these emails your computer will crash and you will not be able to fix it! If you get an email … Continue reading

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