Not to worry, it will work in 2009. See the official reply and instructions at 30gb zune issues -- official update.
Remember - "A day without laughter is a day wasted."
May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart...
Grisoft/AVG Version 8 Includes Yahoo Search Bar
Sun Java SE Update 5 (And another Toolbar)
SunJava Update Includes MSN Toolbar
"KSOD Defined: Where after a reboot the Windows Vista PC boots up to a black screen with a white mouse cursor and nothing else ever loads (no logon screen, etc). Safe mode does the same thing. Last Known Good configuration and System Restore do not fix it except in rare cases where performing a System Restore to 1 month ago or earlier does (thanks Mike Katz for figuring that out)."According to sources, the problem is related to the RPC service running under the LocalSystem account as opposed to the NT Authority\NetworkService account. Although the work-around is quite technical and should not be done by the inexperienced, it has been found to be successful. It can be found at "Windows Vista Black Screen with Mouse Cursor Only Issue."
You have arrived at the CastleCops website, which is currently offline. It has been our pleasure to investigate online crime and volunteer with our virtual family to assist with your computer needs and make the Internet a safer place. Unfortunately, all things come to an end. Keep up the good fight folks, for the spirit of this community lies within each of us. We are empowered to improve the safety and security of the Internet in our own way. Let us feel blessed for the impact we made and the relationships created.
With respect to the server marathon, by March 17 2009 CastleCops will refund contributions made through PayPal that were specifically designated for servers. Unfortunately, server donations made via check cannot be returned because we do not have the addresses for the donating entity. Unless instructed otherwise, CastleCops will re-allocate these funds as a donation to the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC.org). This organization sponsored our hosting environment for approximately the past 2 years. Please contact us [cc at laudanski dot com] before March 17, 2009, if you would like a return of your server marathon donation. Otherwise, we would like to thank the ISC for their unfettered support.
We thank everyone in creating our unique footprint and memories in time.
Love, Best Wishes and Happy Holidays, CastleCops
PST 23 Dec 2008"
Think before you click!
"The Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) recently noted the inevitable increase in holiday-themed viruses and worms.
There's not much new about this malware: You get an e-mail or instant message that promises a greeting, holiday image, or music.
If you click the message, your computer gets infected with the malware which can easily spread to all of your contacts.
Remember, take these five steps to help prevent any kind of malware:
- Use a firewall.
- Update your operating system.
- Use antivirus software and keep it updated.
- Use antispyware software and keep it updated.
- Approach links in e-mail, on social networking sites, or in IMs with caution.
To read more about holiday malware, see Merry Malware - You’d better watch out, you’d better think twice and O Come All Ye Malware or check out the entry in our virus encyclopedia."
MFSA 2008-69 XSS vulnerabilities in SessionStoreIn addition to the above securityissues, Firefox 3.0.5 fixes several additional issues found in Firefox 3.0.4:
MFSA 2008-67 Escaped null characters ignored by CSS parser
MFSA 2008-66 Errors parsing URLs with leading whitespace and control characters
MFSA 2008-65 Cross-domain data theft via script redirect error message
MFSA 2008-64 XMLHttpRequest 302 response disclosure
MFSA 2008-63 User tracking via XUL persist attribute
MFSA 2008-60 Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:188.8.131.52/184.108.40.206)
"3 people helped each day, ‘paid forward’ by each person helps 4.7M people in two weeks."
· MS08-070: Vulnerabilities in Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime Extended Files (ActiveX Controls) Could Allow Remote Code Execution (932349)
· MS08-071: Vulnerabilities in GDI Could Allow Remote Code Execution (956802)
· MS08-072: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (957173)
· MS08-073: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (958215)
· MS08-074: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (959070)
· MS08-075: Vulnerabilities in Windows Search Could Allow Remote Code Execution (959349)
· MS08-076: Vulnerabilities in Windows Media Components Could Allow Remote Code Execution (959807)
· MS08-077: Vulnerability in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Could Cause Elevation of Privilege (957175)References:
"Users could be infected with the Trojan either from a drive-by download, which can infect a PC by exploiting a vulnerability in a browser, or by being duped into downloading it, Canja said.Recommendations:
When it runs on a PC, it registers itself in Firefox's system files as "Greasemonkey," a well-known collection of scripts that add extra functionality to Web pages rendered by Firefox."
As part of our regularly scheduled bulletin release, we’re currently planning to release eight security bulletins:
As we do each month, the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool will be updated.
- Six Microsoft Security Bulletins rated as Critical and two rated as Important. These updates may require a restart and will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer.
We are also planning to release high-priority, non-security updates on Windows Update and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) as well as high-priority, non-security updates on Microsoft Update and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). For additional information, please see the Other Information section of the Advanced Notification.
HP and Microsoft are spreading some magic this Holiday. Each of 50 sites are giving away a $6000 hardware package that includes four HP computers as well as additional peripherals. The package also includes a number of software offerings from Microsoft and the Windows Live team. Complete details of the hardware and software included on the official HP Magic Giveaway site.In HP's last "give away" (31 Days of the Dragon), I visited a number of the participating sites and found several that I liked. With the HP Magic Giveaway, there quite a few new sites that I am discovering. What is different about this contest is that the theme is to share the magic -- many of the participating sites using the phrase, "Pay it Forward". In case you didn't know, "3 people helped each day, "paid forward" by each person helps 4.7M people in two weeks."
"Gears Cross-Origin Worker VulnerabilityReminder: It is not advisable to use Beta software on production systems.
A vulnerability in Gears could allow an attacker to run code in the context of a site that serves user-controlled files. To exploit this, an attacker needs to upload a malicious file to the victim's site and convince the user to allow the attacker's site to use Gears.
Severity: High. Even though this requires convincing users to allow a third-party site to use Gears, it could allow data theft and cross-site scripting on sites hosting user-created content, even those that do not use Gears.Credit: Thanks to Yair Amit, Senior Security Researcher, IBM Rational Application Security Research Team for responsibly reporting the issue to Google."
Here are some limited-time offers and discounts from Kodak that you are sure to find useful this holiday season!
First, there are two coupons for digital photo gifts that can be made and personalized at the KODAK Picture Kiosk (the yellow touch-screen kiosks you see at retail stores like Walmart, Target, and CVS). The coupons offer big savings when you create a KODAK Photo Book or a KODAK Picture Movie DVD. Both of these products make really nice, high-quality gifts and can be made in minutes for under $30. Click the links below to access and print the coupons.
Photo Book Coupon:
Picture Movie DVD Coupon:
The other is a special Kodak “Friends and Family” discount code which lets you get 25% off on select KODAK digital cameras and photo frames.
Simply go to the KODAK Store at http://www.kodak.com/shop, select your products and enter Coupon Code FRIENDS25 in the promo offer field at checkout. The discount applies to the following products:- KODAK EASYSHARE M1033 digital camera
- KODAK EASYSHARE Z1015 digital camera
- KODAK EASYSHARE W820 8” wireless digital frame
Terms and Conditions
Save 25% when you buy a new KODAK EASYSHARE M1033 Digital Camera, KODAK EASYSHARE Z1015 IS Digital Camera or KODAK EASYSHARE W820 Wireless Digital Frame with Home Decor Kit at the KODAK Store.
To receive your 25% discount, just add the qualifying digital camera or digital frame to your shopping cart and enter code FRIENDS25 at checkout. Please note: code is case sensitive.
Offer valid from 11/21/2008 through 12/31/2008, while supplies last. Valid only on purchases at the KODAK Store (U.S. only). Price discounts cannot be used together or combined with other discount offers. If multiple discounts are applicable to a single item, the highest discount will be automatically applied at checkout. Kodak reserves the right to modify or discontinue this promotion at any time.