Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric v4


Couple of newly discovered vulnerabilities for Windows users. Excel and Powerpoint documents are not safe any more. Specially crafted dword (dotless) URLs (dword URL for VSU) can operate in the local intranet security zone instead of the general internet zone in Internet Explorer. Most people have the local intranet zone set to medium-low level and the internet zone to medium.

I of course keep both at medium (I don’t trust computers from my intranet).

Chris is on his way to Athens to get his new car. Poor thing couldn’t wait 24 more hours.

Real.com should be boycotted. They are the AOL of streamed media. They force down your throat all of their excess products in one package and do not give you the opportunity to say “No!”. Then you get bombarded with icons and persistent programs as you attempt to disable them from taking over. Took 1/2 an hour just to download and install RealPlayer and try to rip out RealJukebox and RealDownload which I did not want.Someone needs to to make a player which reads Real’s streams.

I used to prefer Real over Windows Media Player. Not anymore.






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