I dont know much about this one, as I am only just back from hols, but as I am downloading W7 RC, I also see that a Rootkit is already around. I assume this is in an attempt to get Microsoft to fix the issues. Hope so, as this should be out soon.
BTW, for those who have not tried W7 yet, you should. It really is a good OS, just how Vista should have been really.
Lots of sites have been exploited recently due to security filtering of Cross Site Scripting (XSS).
Sadly Symantec have been the latest company to have their website, erm tested and found to have some issues.
This just goes to show, even the bigger players are overlooking the security when it comes to their web applications.
On the 30th April, Adobe has released information of yet another vulnerability with its Adobe Reader product, just when you thought you had finished rushing around apply the recent patch release. So dont be to quick to re-enable browser and java functionality just yet.
The two security vulnerabilities in Adobe’s software are particularly nasty, because they lend themselves to the planting of malicious code on vulnerable PCs. The flaws therefore potentially lend themselves to drive-by download attacks. There’s no evidence of this happening as yet, even though proof of concept attack code has been developed.
Read more about this on the Adobe Blog.
This month (May) patch Tuesday should finally feature the long awaited patch for the Microsoft Power Point Security flaw.
Its certainly a long time coming, and MS have noted for a long time they are aware of the issue, just glad to see its coming, so keep your eyes peeled and ensure you apply this patch.
Visit TechNet for more info on this Vuln
I have just returned from my holidays in Mexico, no Swine Flu just yet
Anyway before I went I purchased a little gadget called the FreeLoader. Its a great bit of kit, and can give you that little boost in power between charges when your out an about. I found this most handy with my phone and ipod. Its about Â£30, so not super cheap, but I think it was worth the money, and also everyone who see’s it is interested in what its all about.
- 120mA premium quality crystalline solar cells
- 1000mAh environmentally friendly Li-ion battery â€“ typical battery life is 2 years.
- Freeloader’s solar panels can charge its internal battery in as little as 5 hours or 3 hours when using the supplied USB charging cable
- Impact resistant, rust free aluminium body.
- Freeloader holds its battery charge for up to 3 months
- Freeloader will supply 3.5 – 5.5v. It a DC to DC converter which detects the voltage command of the appliance & supplies the correct voltage to that appliance. Should the appliance have a higher voltage than 5.5v, then this is not possible with this product.