Posts tagged with ‘vulnerability’

WordPress 2.8.2 Upgrade – Out of Memory, Apollo 11?

July 20, 2009

WordPress Upgrade Error I had messages from one of my managed sites that it went invisible and chucked out weird messages….  Well  that’s certainly up to the normal standard of feedback I get as a tech person! However, I too when doing this website got an annoying message on the recently introduced WordPress auto-update feature […]

Google Treasure Chest – it’s a scam and a half!

April 6, 2009

Introduction While fishing around for some chords I came across azchords.com – as you do.  They’ve a shedload of Google ads and I accidentally hit the banner ad while trying to get rid of pesky popups (why do sites still do this now?)  I was taken to the website of someone called Kevin Hoeffer and […]

How do You Keep the Gates Closed when the Gatekeeper Loses the Keys?

February 10, 2009

Despite the best made plans and intentions, no security system is perfect. A massive recent security lapse means that (again!), the government’s continuing plans to implement ID Cards should be seriously examined. Not only have their own credentials at data security been demonstrated by themselves to be wholly inadequate (I’m thinking of the DVLA, MOD, […]

The Problem with Microsoft and Oledb32.dll

December 14, 2008

Another day, another Microsoft security alert.. This morning, another raft of advisories arrived in my mail from Secunia, this is one; Internet Explorer Data Binding Memory Corruption Vulnerability This rivetting title is like deja-vu.  Time and again we’ve seen this.  This is the fault of a company, Microsoft, that puts form before function, functionality before […]

Canadian Pharmacy in Bagdad?

November 22, 2008

Following on from my earlier experiment with “The Complainerator“, I got a very similar message from myself to myself  again…  It’s the address I used to dig into XIN NET, whose automated systems now seem to think I really, really need some drugs from a Canadian (United Kingdom for me) Pharmacy. This is the email […]