Subject: General Tech | December 30, 2005 - 11:31 PM | Joe White
A serious exploit has been found that takes advantage of the Windows Meta File Vulnerability. Please drop by this thread that Ned Slider put together in our SVT forum. It contains steps that can help you protect your system from this exploit.
The exploit uses specially crafted Windows Metafiles (WMF) to execute malicious code, usually a trojan downloader, to download and install malicious software onto the users computer. At present, these WMF's are being hosted on a number of malicious websites.
Subject: General Tech | December 28, 2005 - 05:48 PM | Ryan Shrout
These kinds of articles always crack me up -- Wired has gathered the worst/best comments from tech execs in the year 2005.
"I'm going to f***ing bury that guy, I have done it before, and I will do it again.
Subject: General Tech | December 28, 2005 - 05:46 PM | Ryan Shrout
With all the hoop-lah involved in the new DVD format wars, Microsoft is stepping up to the plate once again in favor of the royalty-free HD-DVD.
MADISON, Wis. â€” After months of intense wrangling between the competing Blu-ray and HD-DVD groups, the battle lines in the war over a next-generation high-definition DVD format have moved to the doorstep of Microsoft Corp.
Subject: General Tech | December 23, 2005 - 04:03 PM | Ryan Shrout
Been salivating over trying to find an Xbox 360? Then this probably won't help any...
Well, one launch down and two more to go. All in all, the Xbox 360 is an impressive piece of hardware. Microsoft has really succeeded in pushing forward the technology in game consoles. With High Definition, wireless remotes, and state of the art technology, the Xbox 360 is a definite winner. However, we suggest waiting it out until the PS3 and Revolution are released, and then choosing the best console.
Subject: General Tech | December 23, 2005 - 04:00 PM | Ryan Shrout
If you haven't heard of the Penny Arcade Child's Play Charity before you really owe it to yourself to head on over and read about how you can contribute to one of many children's hospitals across the county this holiday season. They have just recently passed the $420,000 mark in donations and are looking to break half a million this year!
Subject: General Tech | December 22, 2005 - 04:00 PM | Jonathan Hung
You think you're sexy? Go and check out this year's Top 10 Sexiest Geeks of 2005 and see if you're on that list! I haven't heard of most of the people listed there, but I'll take their word that they're qualified to be nominated.
The story is work safe, though some of the wording is suggestive.... how naughty! :)
Geeks are sexy. Big, powerful, lubricious, restless brains are just about as hot as it gets -- the brain *is* the biggest sex organ in the body, after all.
Subject: General Tech | December 22, 2005 - 02:00 PM | Jonathan Hung
According to Alex Wheeler, Symantec products are vulnerable to heap overflow exploitation caused by RAR compressed files. According to Wheeler, the scanning of compressed RAR files leaves Symantec software (not just their anti-virus software) leaves the software open for possible exploitation by hackers.
Subject: General Tech | December 21, 2005 - 09:00 AM | Jonathan Hung
Not many people may know Bill Buxton, but everyone knows Microsoft. So why would these two names matter to you? It's because Bill Buxton is one of the great researchers and champions in the field of HCI or Human Computer Interaction, and he has been hired by Microsoft.
Subject: General Tech | December 19, 2005 - 10:35 AM | Jonathan Hung
It's that time of year again to nominate the worst vaporware offenders of the industry! Cast your votes for the worst vaporware in 2005 by emailing the Vaporware team with your suggestions! When emailing them make sure to:
- Put the name of the company and product in the subject line of your e-mail, as well as in the message body.