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DelMonte
Jun 25th, 2004, 04:13 PM
Sorry to post this in gen messages but this is where most people post. You can find the full article at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3840101.stm

Web browser flaw prompts warning


Microsoft has issued advice about the loophole

Users are being told to avoid using Internet Explorer until Microsoft patches a serious security hole in it.

The loophole is being exploited to open a backdoor on a PC that could let criminals take control of a machine.

The threat of infection is so high because the code created to exploit the loophole has somehow been placed on many popular websites.

Experts say the list of compromised sites involves banks, auction and price comparison firms and is growing fast.

Serious problem

The net watchdog, the US Computer Emergency Reponse Center, and the net security monitor, the Internet Storm Center, have both issued warnings about the combined threat of compromised websites and browser loophole.

Cert said: "Users should be aware that any website, even those that may be trusted by the user, may be affected by this activity and thus contain potentially malicious code."

In its round-up of the threat the Internet Storm Center bluntly stated that users should if possible "use a browser other then MS Internet Explorer until the current vulnerabilities in MSIE are patched."

CHECKING FOR INFECTION
Click the Start button and then click on Search
Make sure you choose the option to look through all files and folders
Search for files called Kk32.dll and Surf.dat
If infected use up to date anti-virus software to remove the malicious code
So far it is unclear how the malicious code that exploits the weakness in Microsoft's Internet Explorer has been inserted on popular websites.

What is known that any Windows 2000 Server that does not have the MS04-011 security update installed and is running Internet Information Server could be at risk.

The virulent Sasser worm exploited loopholes closed by this update so many servers are likely to be patched against the problem.

Infected servers are adding a malicious chunk of Javascript to all the web, gif and jpg files served up to anyone browsing the sites they host.

When loading on a browsing PC, this chunk of code might trigger a Windows error message.

Once downloaded the code redirects a browser to a Russian website which tries to install a program that opens a backdoor into the PC.

Some net service firms have started blocking access to this Russian site.

adayinjune
Jun 25th, 2004, 04:26 PM
www.opera.com

AjdeNate!
Jun 25th, 2004, 05:11 PM
www.mozilla.org , click on Firefox 0.9
You'll never use IE ever again.

Beat
Jun 25th, 2004, 05:35 PM
safari! :)

TennisLurker
Jun 25th, 2004, 07:07 PM
people, this happened to me, dont go rollingstone.com because it has that thing.

Mase
Jun 25th, 2004, 07:22 PM
bump

Darop.
Jun 25th, 2004, 07:22 PM
firefox isnt exaclty that great, i see no difference between IE and fox :p

faste5683
Jun 25th, 2004, 07:34 PM
safari! :)

:haha: And if you still use OS 8 or 9....iCab!

:wavey:

Pinkie
Jun 25th, 2004, 08:01 PM
safari! :)

:rocker: Mac users of th world unite :rocker:

Vass22
Jun 25th, 2004, 08:54 PM
I'll bet netscape site will get a lot of clicks... Netscape is not a bad browser.

Greenout
Jun 26th, 2004, 05:07 AM
:rocker: Mac users of th world unite :rocker:



YES! Here's my desktop. Safari is great. I-TUNES rules!!!

alexusjonesfan
Jun 26th, 2004, 05:33 AM
I'll bet netscape site will get a lot of clicks... Netscape is not a bad browser.

yes it is ;)

Get Mozilla, it's the faster, slicker version of Netscape.

esquímaux
Jun 26th, 2004, 05:37 AM
YES! Here's my desktop. Safari is great. I-TUNES rules!!!


That's nifty, how do you take a snapshot of your desktop? :scratch:

Greenout
Jun 26th, 2004, 05:44 AM
That's nifty, how do you take a snapshot of your desktop? :scratch:


Oh. It's one of the things you can do on the E-mac. It's called
"grab" and you can take screen shots. There's also I-DVD,
I-PHOTO, I-TUNES, I-MOVIE too where you can edit your own
photo's, videos and music selections.

esquímaux
Jun 26th, 2004, 05:47 AM
Oh. It's one of the things you can do on the E-mac. It's called
"grab" and you can take screen shots. There's also I-DVD,
I-PHOTO, I-TUNES, I-MOVIE too where you can edit your own
photo's, videos and music selections.
What is out there for IE users (:p) that can do snapshots like that?

tony52
Jun 26th, 2004, 06:28 AM
http://www.flashpeak.com/sbrowser/

esquímaux
Jun 26th, 2004, 06:33 AM
http://www.flashpeak.com/sbrowser/

that won't take a snapshot of me desktop :p

alexusjonesfan
Jun 26th, 2004, 06:38 AM
that won't take a snapshot of me desktop :p


Push the PrintScreen key (right next to the Scroll lock and pause/break keys), open up MS paint or anything like that, start a new drawing and edit-->paste. voila!

Greenout
Jun 26th, 2004, 06:38 AM
that won't take a snapshot of me desktop :p


I'm not that computer software savy. I don't know what you
can use to take snapshots. I'm sure there's something out
there that will be able to do that.

Greenout
Jun 26th, 2004, 06:38 AM
Push the PrintScreen key (right next to the Scroll lock and pause/break keys), open up MS paint or anything like that, start a new drawing and edit-->paste. voila!


Oh CANADA!!!!!!!!!!!!

alexusjonesfan
Jun 26th, 2004, 06:42 AM
Oh CANADA!!!!!!!!!!!!

You're five days too early ;)

esquímaux
Jun 26th, 2004, 06:43 AM
Push the PrintScreen key (right next to the Scroll lock and pause/break keys), open up MS paint or anything like that, start a new drawing and edit-->paste. voila!
Oh! Mercí bebí!! :kiss:

Greenout
Jun 26th, 2004, 06:45 AM
You're five days too early ;)

Is that what they told you at the ticket booth at WIMBLEDON
when you said your here to see the Ladies final? ;)

alexusjonesfan
Jun 26th, 2004, 06:50 AM
Is that what they told you at the ticket booth at WIMBLEDON
when you said your here to see the Ladies final? ;)

No, my job won't even give me a couple hours off to drive 1/2 hr to see Kournikova, they certainly won't give me a few days for wimby :sad:

I mean't Canada Day is in five days...nobody else really knows about it of course :o

esquímaux
Jun 26th, 2004, 06:52 AM
btw, here's my desktop :p

Greenout
Jun 26th, 2004, 06:53 AM
No, my job won't even give me a couple hours off to drive 1/2 hr to see Kournikova, they certainly won't give me a few days for wimby :sad:

I mean't Canada Day is in five days...nobody else really knows about it of course :o


Oh..right. It's that national holiday that's sort of our July 4th.
What do you guys do? Cook bacon on the grill, drink alot
of beer, shoot elk? etc.. ;)

Greenout
Jun 26th, 2004, 06:54 AM
btw, here's my desktop :p


:lol:

Greenout
Jun 26th, 2004, 06:57 AM
Kournikova's really been demoted hasn't she? Sent to promote
OMEGA watches right here in Singapore, now to Canada for pr?. :p

alexusjonesfan
Jun 26th, 2004, 06:58 AM
btw, here's my desktop :p

I was starting to get drowsy but that picture'll wake you up :eek:

Greenout, well apparently Ottawa (the capital) celebrates Canada Day best and a couple of my friends are going up there on the weekend to fete on parliament hill. Of course, I have to work on that day, despite it being a national holiday :lol:

alexusjonesfan
Jun 26th, 2004, 07:01 AM
Kournikova's really been demoted hasn't she? Sent to promote
OMEGA watches right here in Singapore, now to Canada for pr?. :p

It was that weird claycourt 10K exhibition thing. They paid her 100 grand to come here and play Gigi Fernandez :o (yes, I know that's only like $ 3.50 American :p) No idea why she came here, it's not a sponsored venue or anything.

Greenout
Jun 26th, 2004, 07:09 AM
I was starting to get drowsy but that picture'll wake you up :eek:

Greenout, well apparently Ottawa (the capital) celebrates Canada Day best and a couple of my friends are going up there on the weekend to fete on parliament hill. Of course, I have to work on that day, despite it being a national holiday :lol:

I don't know what our plans are for July 4th? Maybe we'll
go down to our swampy local beach, dine at one of the
alfresco eateries and inhale some of that delicious smokey
haze from Indonesian forest clearing fires. Isn't this
suppose to be against international law? You know burning
down forests? Don't they need the forest to raid for more
important things like making more cheap wooden chopsticks
for take away food? :p

Darop.
Jun 26th, 2004, 08:49 AM
To take snapshots of ur desktop or whaever is on ur screen, on the european keyboard press the button that says: Stamp R Sist

azza
Jun 26th, 2004, 09:03 AM
Nicole Pratt i want that as my screen saver too :drool:

Pratt Appeal :rocker:

Scotso
Jun 26th, 2004, 12:38 PM
Just in case you didn't hear, they fixed this problem, so it's not an issue anymore.

ys
Jun 26th, 2004, 04:56 PM
firefox isnt exaclty that great, i see no difference between IE and fox :p
Firefox is so much lighter..

Martian Willow
Jun 26th, 2004, 05:01 PM
Just in case you didn't hear, they fixed this problem, so it's not an issue anymore.

...IE being crap is still very much an issue... :)

Edward.
Jun 26th, 2004, 06:47 PM
Opera rules! :worship: