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Friday, December 30, 2005

Hmm... that Google ad is totally unrelated to what I'm reading

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If you're looking at adult or gambling Google ads, you may be infected with a trojan. This trojan will replace the Adsense ads you see into its own ads instead, except that those types of ads are banned on Google. Sneaky.

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Thursday, December 29, 2005

WMF windows exploit installs malware upon viewing or even download

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By surfing to particular websites, you will get infected with some malware via a wmf exploit. Different websites download different malware. Even if you didn't open the infected wmf file, but did download it, you will get infected if you are running a desktop search tool such as Google desktop, reports F-secure.

As of now, it seems that you are vulnerable to this exploit, if you're running windows 98, xp, 2003, (even fully patched) prolly any version of windows that can handle the wmf extension, which is a vector image format. A video of it infecting a windows system here - http://www.websensesecuritylabs.com/images/alerts/wmf-movie.wmv

Currently from what I read, no anti-spyware, anti-virus or firewall is able to remove this, although one said that a trial version of counterspy may have removed it and another said Mcafee VS Enterprise was able to stop the code from executing through buffer overflow protection. F-secure stated that enabling DEP for all programs may help prevent this but not necessarily so.

One workaround is to run this command - "regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll" which may cause problems with MS Paint and rendering of thumbnails with windows explorer. "regsvr32 shimgvw.dll" may be used to re-enable wmf rendering after a patch is released. Another way is to use a sandbox program such as Sandboxie to run the browser within a protected boundary.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

P2P file sharing with firefox

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This (to be released) firefox extension adds peer to peer file sharing capabilities to firefox, allowing you to share files with other people. Communications are supposed to be encrypted, so this may help with privacy and bypassing that pesky firewall at work/school. This adds yet another functionality to firefox, but I'm still using Opera as its RSS handling is much more intuitive.

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Free CBS comedies on Yahoo

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2 episodes of "Two and a Half Men" and "How I Met Your Mother" each made available on Yahoo TV. Lasts till Jan 2.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Nap time!

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Take a quick break, have a 20min nap instead of kitkat :) Only problem with this idea is that I find myself wanting to stay asleep rather than wake up when the time is up.


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