Cooperative Linux

March 25, 2005

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Cooperative Linux - "Cooperative Linux is the first working free and open source method for optimally running Linux on Microsoft Windows natively. More generally, Cooperative Linux (short-named coLinux) is a port of the Linux kernel that allows it to run cooperatively alongside another operating system on a single machine. For instance, it allows one to freely run Linux on Windows 2000/XP, without using a commercial PC virtualization software such as VMware, in a way which is much more optimal than using any general purpose PC virtualization software."

This looks very promising for those who want to use linux functionality/programs but can't escape the windows platform. I'm planning on playing with this on a test machine at some point in the near future. If anyone has any war stories with this product, let me know.

The BlogCast Repository

March 15, 2005

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The BlogCast Repository - A Microsoft Community Resource: "THE CENTRAL VAULT FOR FREE TECHNICAL VIDEOS"

This is a great resource.. seems small right now, but it looks like it will grow (it's also really new). User-created videos that walk you through issues really help. I might even consider creating my own Blogcasts (even gives me the idea of doing some for custom in-house setups!).

They even have a RSS feed: http://www.blogcastrepository.com/Pages/RSS/The%20Blogcast%20Repository.xml.

Also take a look at the "How to Create a Blogcast" link. It is extremely easy! You can create your own video to accompany your documentation or training materials. Really nice. I'm going to be focusing some time/energy on this in the near future.

Hash Functions Cracked

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Internet security takes a hit with encryption technique flaw - Mar. 15, 2005: "The technique, called a 'hash function,' has been commonly used by Web site operators to scramble online transmissions containing credit-card information, Social Security numbers and other personal information.

Hash functions were thought to be impenetrable, but a team of researchers in China found that this encryption method was not as resistant to hackers than previously thought, according to the report."

SAV9 Functionality Hole - misses virus files

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SecurityFocus HOME Mailing List: BugTraq: SAV9 Functionality Hole - misses virus files: "When SAV9 is protecting the file server, and an unprotected client saves files to
a share on the server, the files are not scanned. When another unprotected client opens these files, they are not scanned by the server. The server will only find these files during a scheduled scan."

"The API that Symantec is using is not on file open from the file system, but rather file open by the local desktop - this allows files to be saved and opened without being scanned."

Black Tuesday - Skipped!!?!

March 09, 2005

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MS skips patch Tuesday | The Register: "Microsoft passed on this month's instalment of its regular patch release cycle. Patch Tuesday brought no security updates in March, unlike February when the software giant issued 12 new advisories and a major revision of an earlier notice."

I'm not complaining...

Maxthon browser produces a better IE

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Maxthon browser produces a better IE: "Today, I have a new entrant into the group that builds on the underlying code of Internet Explorer. The product is from MySoft Technology (see editorial links below) and is called Maxthon. "

"Maxthon uses very few resources, resulting in an average of 65% less RAM usage compared to IE when having the same large number of pages open."

"Maxthon uses a tabbed browsing interface and supports mouse gestures, super drag and drop (which allows any URL to be highlighted in a browser window and dragged to any tab) and privacy protection (automatic end of session flushing of history, cookies, and cache). It also includes AD Hunter (Maxthon's popup blocker), full support for the Google toolbar, a very useful "External Utility Bar" that can be used to launch selected application from the browser, and skinning. "

This looks very interesting.. I'll look into it at home.

Black Tuesday - Skipped!!?!

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MS skips patch Tuesday | The Register: "Microsoft passed on this month's instalment of its regular patch release cycle. Patch Tuesday brought no security updates in March, unlike February when the software giant issued 12 new advisories and a major revision of an earlier notice."

I'm not complaining...