Sunday, February 22, 2009

Shadowserver Foundation - Calendar - 2009-02-19

The Shadowserver Foundation has recently become aware of a very severe vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat affecting versions 8.x and 9 that is currently on the loose in the wild and being actively exploited.

We would HIGHLY recommend that you DISABLE JAVASCRIPT in your Adobe Acrobat [Reader] products. You have the choice of small loss in functionality and a crash versus your systems being compromised and all your data being stolen. It should be an easy choice.

Disabling JavaScript is easy. This is how it can be done in Acrobat Reader:

Click: Edit -> Preferences -> JavaScript and uncheck Enable Acrobat JavaScript

Like I've said to my friends and co-workers, "There is nothing wrong with Acrobat Reader 5.x. It works with 90% of everything on the web!"

Shadowserver Foundation - Calendar - 2009-02-19

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Xbox 360 Halo 3 Special Edition

This Xbox 360 Halo 3 Special Edition from Microsoft delivers the most powerful gaming console, greatest game line-up, plus the next generation of on-line gaming, and amazing digital entertainment experiences all in one powerful package!

This Xbox 360 Halo 3 Special Edition is fully loaded; it is unsurpassed in gaming and entertainment right out of the box! A huge 20 GB hard drive gives you the flexibility to download new content and save all your games without worrying about space.

Be part of the action and experience the freedom of the integrated wireless controller with removable headset (supports up to four controllers)! With its built-in Ethernet port there is nothing standing in your way of the best multi-player on-line gaming experience!

This bad boy not only plays games in High Definition with 720p/1080i output and full theatrical surround sound, but it can also stream digital photos and music from your computer and even play DVDs!! Just plug the Ethernet cable into your existing broadband connection and join a global community of more than two million members!

Xbox 360 Halo 3 Special Edition System w/20GB HDD, HDMI Port, Wireless Controller & Headset Microsoft 70000269 RHXWA

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Simpsons - Now in HD!

The Simpsons FINALLY in HD

YouTube - The Simpsons - NEW Main Title

Stellarium is a winner!

Stellarium is a WINNER!

Other than the full screen mode flickers on my Beta Windows 7 machine, this program rocks!!

One request though. I would like the zoom feature to, after a certain point of zoom, link to a hubble picture found on the net. THAT WOULD BE COOL!

best of craigslist : Screw shoveling and you can all kiss my butt, too.

This is a funny "Best Of" over at Craigslist.

best of craigslist : Screw shoveling and you can all kiss my butt, too.

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Microsoft announce $250,000 bounty to catch worm creator

Microsoft announce $250,000 bounty on worm creator
Last updated at 4:03 PM on 13th February 2009

Technology giant Microsoft have announced a reward of $250,000 to anyone who gives information leading to the arrest of the Conficker worm creator.
'Microsoft’s reward offer stems from the company’s recognition that the Conficker worm is a criminal attack,' a Microsoft statement said.

Microsoft announce $250,000 bounty to catch worm creator

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PDFCreator |

Create PDFs from any program that is able to print

Encrypt PDFs and protect them from being opened, printed etc.

Send generated files via eMail

PDFCreator also runs on Terminal Servers without problems

PDFCreator is Free, even for commercial use! It is Open Source and released under the Terms of the GNU General Public License.



Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Dr.Web CureIt Freeware from SnapFiles

The latest addition to my USB key!

Dr.Web CureIt is a standalone anti-virus and anti-spyware scanner that scans your PC for viruses, trojans, adware, spyware, hack tools, rootkits, and other malware. The program does not require an installation and can be run from a USB drive. This is an on-demand scanner only, it can detect and remove virus infections but does not provide any real-time protection. Dr.Web CureIt is based on the ICSA certified Dr. Web scanning engine and should provide reliable detection.

Pros: No installation needed; scans for a wide range of viruses

Cons: No real-time protection; updates require re-download of the entire program

Dr.Web CureIt Freeware download and review - on-demand virus scanner from SnapFiles