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March 09 2013

surveyork
10:32

Flaw in Chrome, Safari, IE and Opera Exploited to Fill Disks with Pictures of Cats


It turns out that Firefox is not affected because Mozilla’ implementation of localStorage “smarter.”

January 27 2013

surveyork
05:00

Full Group Policy lockdown and enforcement is available right now for all versions (current and future) of Firefox

December 13 2012

surveyork
11:24

Internet Explorer Data Leakage

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On the 1st of October, 2012, we disclosed to Microsoft the following security vulnerability in Internet Explorer, versions 6–10, which allows your mouse cursor to be tracked anywhere on the screen—even if the Internet Explorer window is minimised. The vulnerability is particularly troubling because it compromises the security of virtual keyboards and virtual keypads.

The motivation for using a virtual keyboard is typically that it reduces the chance of a keylogger recording one’s keypresses and thereby compromising one’s passwords or credit card details. (c.f. bit.ly/YnNBYE; bit.ly/VpapWf)

Whilst the Microsoft Security Research Center has acknowledged the vulnerability in Internet Explorer, they have also stated that there are no immediate plans to patch this vulnerability in existing versions of the browser. It is important for users of Internet Explorer to be made aware of this vulnerability and its implications.

The vulnerability is already being exploited by at least two display ad analytics companies across billions of page impressions per month.

spider.io — Internet Explorer Data Leakage

November 03 2012

surveyork
23:50

This page shows how you can create MSI-files for Firefox, using the WiX toolset by Microsoft. The same principle works also for Thunderbird.

The MSI-files created with this method are native, not wrappers around setup.exe, everything is done by Windows-Installer.

Create firefox.msi for GPO mass deployment / corporate rollout

August 29 2012

surveyork
03:29
On May 7th and June 8th, 2010, Microsoft and IBM met privately with members of New Zealand's Ministry of Economic Development (MED). They convinced the Ministry to abandon plans to exclude software from patentability, as can be seen in the new version of the text which was finally published on 28 Aug 2012.[1]
IBM and MS deciding New Zealand legislation - software patents wiki (en.swpat.org)

August 16 2012

surveyork
09:04
If you think that 24/7 tracking of citizens by biometric recognition systems is paranoid fantasy, just read the industry newsletters

July 14 2012

surveyork
14:00
In response to the concerns of more than 150,000 people, a growing number of corporations have ended their support of the climate change-denying Heartland Institute, costing Heartland more than $1,000,000. Check out our progress below and then add your voice to push Heartland’s remaining corporate supporters to pull their support immediately!

July 09 2012

surveyork
18:50

June 29 2012

surveyork
09:32
Use the form below to add your name to our open letter to Pfizer -- which you can read to the left -- calling for the company to drop its funding for the Heartland Institute, an organization of active climate denialists.

May 31 2012

surveyork
07:30

Some of America's top companies are spending heavily to block action on climate change or discredit climate science, despite public commitments to sustainable and green values, a new report has found.

An analysis of 28 Standard & Poor 500 publicly traded companies by researchers from the Union of Concerned Scientists exposed a sharp disconnect in some cases between PR message and less visible activities, with companies quietly lobbying against climate policy or funding groups which work to discredit climate science.

Top US companies shelling out to block action on climate change | Environment | guardian.co.uk

May 30 2012

surveyork
15:32
The Heartland Institute claims that the "most prominent advocates of global warming" are "murderers, tyrants, and madmen" like Ted Kaczynski, Charles Manson, and Osama Bin Laden. Any corporation that cares about climate change needs to stop funding Heartland immediately.  

July 03 2011

surveyork
02:26
The Halloween documents comprise a series of confidential Microsoft memoranda on potential strategies relating to free software, open-source software, and to Linux in particular, and a series of responses to these memoranda. Both the leaked documents and the responses were published by Eric Raymond.
Halloween Documents - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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