Results for tag: security

Bugtraq: Exploit based on leaked code released.

The first security exploit based on the leaked Windows source-code has been discovered. It only affects IE5 users but what’s next?

Linked on the 18th of February, 2004 Details

Big brother at the commission.

Europe doesn’t need to worry about echelon, the NSA already has a nice and comfy seat from where it can watch everything happening within the European commission. They’re buddies with the guy in charge of communications encryption. Priceless…

Linked on the 2nd of March, 2001 Details

Vcard exploit patch.

Microsoft has released a patch for the Vcard exploit in outlook.

Linked on the 25th of February, 2001 Details

Wired News: Beware those insidious Vcards

Another Outlook security hole has been discovered. Those annoying Vcards (you know, the .vcf attachments no one looks at) can be used to crash or remotely control your computer.

Linked on the 24th of February, 2001 Details

HTML email tracks you

With the ever-increasing use of HTML email, senders can embed images into their emails. These can then be loaded from a remote web server or attached directly to email. When images are remote, they can be tagged by the sender to know who, exactly, opened the message and when. Giving them, in effect, a return-receipt capability that can't be disabled by the recipient. Here's a safe demonstration of this concept. Luckily, I loathe HTML email so I have it disabled anyway.

Linked on the 9th of December, 2000 Details