Monthly Archives: October 2006

Mozilla Releases Final 2.0 Version of Firefox

  Yesterday, a few blogs prematurely posted direct links to Firefox’s FTP site (only to annoy the Mozilla IT Group) — but the final "official" versions are available here! What’s New in Firefox 2?

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Microsoft Releases Windows Desktop Search 3.0

Windows Desktop Search 3.0 is the technology which enables instant search on your computer. It helps you to find, preview, and use your documents, e-mail, music, photos, and other items. The search engine in Windows Desktop Search 3.0 is a … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases Updated Anti-Spyware Program “Windows Defender” (Version 1592)

  New features of Windows Defender Include: A redesigned and simplified user interface – Incorporating feedback from customers, the Windows Defender UI has been redesigned to make common tasks easier to accomplish with a warning system that adapts alert levels according … Continue reading

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Phishing, Vishing, and Simply Asking

  The "Hack Ur Friends Hotmail" website states they will hack your "friends" hotmail email address passwords. Of course, you shouldn’t be doing this (especially to your friends!)    Step one in this process is giving them YOUR email address … Continue reading

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Planning for Windows 2003 Server Active Directory Forest Recovery

  Planning for Windows 2003 Server Active Directory Forest Recovery – This whitepaper is a best-practice recommendation for recovering an Active Directory directory service forest, if forest-wide failure has rendered all domain controllers in the forest incapable of functioning normally."   Be … Continue reading

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MySpace Announces “MySpaceIM” Instant Messaging

  MySpaceIM:   IM your MySpace friends any time One-Click login to mail, bulletins, and more Instant alerts for all requests, messages, and comments Find and view your friends’ profiles with one click Some of the cool new stuff in … Continue reading

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Oracle’s Critical Patch Update Contains 101 New Security Fixes

  Oracle Critical Patch Update – October 2006  Some people complain about Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday, even though Microsoft resolves problems between these monthly cycles. In comparison, Oracle allows their critical patches to linger for months! "Critical Patch Updates are released … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer 7

Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer 7 – After a very successful community beta test, MSIE 7 is now available for Windows XP New Look – A redesigned, streamlined interface gives you more of what you need and less of what you … Continue reading

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Microsoft Announces “Desktop Optimization Pack” for Enterprise Users

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack for Enterprise Users – One more reason for enterprise companies to use Microsoft’s Software Assurance — for less than $10/seat the new Desktop Optimization Pack includes four new powerful tools! Microsoft SoftGrid – Deploy software applications that are … Continue reading

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Apple iPods Shipped With Windows Virus

Small Number of Video iPods Shipped With Windows Virus "We recently discovered that a small number – less than 1% – of the Video iPods available for purchase after September 12, 2006, left our contract manufacturer carrying the Windows RavMonE.exe … Continue reading

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