September 2006  Show Summaries

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There was no one theme for this weeks show. Instead we covered a multitude of short stories and issues. On the show were Joe King, Hank Kee, Michael Horowitz and Olivia Whiteman.

Be sure to run Windows Update ASAP. Microsoft just released a fix for a dangerous bug in Internet Explorer regarding VML graphics. Thanks to this bug, your computer can get infected with malicious software just by viewing a maliciously configured web page. In addition, Outlook and Outlook Express use Internet Explorer under the covers to display email messages. Thus, you can also get infected just by reading a malicious email message, even one without any attachments. Vulnerability in Vector Markup Language Could Allow Remote Code Execution (925486)

After living with the Drop My Rights program for a week, Michael had no problems using it with Thunderbird or Firefox. There were however, things that didn't work in Internet Explorer: Windows Update (at least there is an error message that explains the problem) and installing a new version of the Flash ActiveX control. The Flash install just hangs, there are no error messages. Finally, online virus scans should not be done in restricted mode; they need to read all files and also need full update authority to remove viruses. The F-Secure online scanner hung while removing tracking cookies.  

 September 20, 2006 Show