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  • It's [month] of 2016, and your Windows PC can still be owned by [document type] (Patch Tuesday)

    06/15/2016 9:14:42 AM PDT · by dayglored · 9 replies
    The Register ^ | Jun 14, 2016 | Shaun Nichols
    The Microsoft Security Bulletin Critical fixes for Office, Internet Explorer, and Windows DNS Server highlight this month's edition of Patch Update Tuesday. The Redmond Windows slinger has kicked out 16 bulletins this month, five rated as "critical" and the remaining 11 considered "important" risks. [Detailed listing clipped, see comment] Not to be outdone, Adobe is also dumping a load of patches for the second Tuesday of the month. The Adobe patches include an actively targeted vulnerability in Flash and multiple updates for ColdFusion, Brackets, Creative Cloud desktop application and DNG SDK.
  • Midnight rush to grab Vista

    01/30/2007 12:16:33 AM PST · by ShawTaylor · 97 replies · 2,003+ views
    Delawareonline ^ | 1/30/2007 | Andrew Colley
    HUNDREDS of computer enthusiasts were in Harvey Norman's Alexandria store in South Sydney at the stroke of midnight last night to be among the first in the world to buy Microsoft's latest PC software, Windows Vista. Prized copy: William Tsang shows his copy of Windows Vista signed by Bill Gates as he is served by Gerry Harvey at the midnight launch of the new operating system in Sydney Australia was the second market in the world, behind New Zealand, where the software was put on sale. As part of the global launch, one Harvey Norman customer walked away with a...
  • Internet Explorer Unsafe for 284 Days in 2006

    01/04/2007 1:20:49 PM PST · by Redcloak · 43 replies · 1,060+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 4, 2007; 6:45 AM ET | Brian Krebs
    Brian Krebs on Computer Security Internet Explorer Unsafe for 284 Days in 2006 Security Fix spent the past several weeks compiling statistics on how long it took some of the major software vendors to issue patches for security flaws in their products. Since Windows is the most-used operating system in the world, it makes sense to lead off with data on Microsoft's security updates in 2006. Click the graphic for data on 2006 IE patches. First, a note on the methodology behind this blog post: The data presented here builds on a project I began in late 2005 looking...
  • 'It's Here' Says Microsoft; Launches IE 7 Final, Finally

    10/18/2006 9:32:00 PM PDT · by Eagle9 · 337 replies · 5,804+ views
    TechWeb ^ | October 18, 2006 | Gregg Keizer
    Microsoft on Wednesday launched the first major update to Internet Explorer in five years, and posted the new browser for Windows XP to a download site. IE 7, which has was announced in February 2005 by chairman Bill Gates, has been touted by the company as a significant update in the areas of security and usability. The interface has been streamlined and tabs have been added to compete with rivals such as Mozilla's Firefox and Opera's flagship browser. On the security front, IE 7 adds anti-phishing defenses as well as additional features to control ActiveX controls, which historically have been...
  • Vista to Take Hard Stand Against Piracy

    10/04/2006 11:35:01 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 121 replies · 2,353+ views
    Excite News ^ | 4 October 2006 | ALLISON LINN
    SEATTLE (AP) - Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)'s forthcoming Windows Vista will take much harsher steps to curtail piracy than previous versions of its operating system, including crippling the usefulness of computers found to be running unlicensed copies of the new software. The world's largest software maker said Wednesday that people running a version of Windows Vista that it believes is pirated will initially be denied access to some of the most anticipated Vista features. That includes Windows Aero, an improved graphics technology. If a legitimate copy is not bought within 30 days, the system will curtail functionality much further by restricting...
  • The Vista Startup Sound: You Can't Turn It Off

    09/01/2006 8:00:46 AM PDT · by steve-b · 100 replies · 2,341+ views
    Hmm, this is interesting. According to prominent former Microsoftie Robert Scoble, Microsoft's current plan is to make the Windows Vista startup sound a) unchangeable and b) unmutable. The reason for "a" is branding. Having a unified startup sound on all Vista PCs serves Microsoft well, and Microsoft's Steve Ball says users will benefit....
  • Tech question I downloaded two updates from Microsoft last night and my Outlook won't work.

    12/05/2005 6:56:19 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 24 replies · 1,058+ views
    12.05.05 | mlmr
    I downloaded two packs from microsoft last night...what can I say...I was bored. I think I downloaded some of these: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (KB883939) Update for Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (KB831167) Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (KB896727) I cannot remember, and I dont suppose there is a way to find out what I did. Can anyone help me out. Email is my life line to the real world.

    03/22/2003 7:04:44 PM PST · by restornu · 195 replies · 2,394+ views
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  • Your Attention, Please [Regarding Keywords]

    01/30/2003 1:01:30 PM PST · by Admin Moderator · 298 replies · 2,229+ views
    <p>Is this thing on? Plug in that cord over there. Yes that one. NO NOT INTO THAT PLUG yes that one. Thanks. Testing 1 2 3.</p> <p>Hi everyone. Your friendly neighborhood AM here.</p> <p>Keywords. You've seen them. You love them. Maybe you have even abused them.</p> <p>Please don't abuse keywords. There are children in China doing without keywords.</p> <p>1) Having who added what keyword be revealed at the whim of sadistic moderators, such as myself.</p>