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38 items tagged “windows”


How-to: Read and Write NTFS Windows Partition on Mac OS X. NTFS driver for MacFUSE, with full read and write support. Great for BootCamp.

# 27th January 2007, 12:55 am / bootcamp, macfuse, ntfs, osx, windows


Patching Windows XP from burned CDs?

antifuse: that’s perfect, thanks. Unfortunately slipstreaming isn’t really an option—or at least I’d rather avoid it (I’d have to take her laptop home with me and return it another time).

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IE in Windows XP SP2. An overview of the new security changes.

# 10th August 2004, 7:39 pm / ie, security, windows

Why Windows is a Security Nightmare. The pain of Windows Update over a 56K modem.

# 18th May 2004, 5:50 am / security, windows

XP Service Pack 2 Review. Several welcome security improvements for those still suffering on Windows ;)

# 21st March 2004, 9:14 pm / security, windows


I’m going to try not to turn this in to a blog about Windows security exploits but this one is genuinely interesting in that it actively tries to steal financial information and important passwords. Bizex spreads itself by spamming messages over ICQ advising the recipient to visit a specific URL. When they visit it, Internet Explorer exploits are used to download and execute the main payload which then infects their ICQ program and uses it to message their contacts. The worm also scans their hard drive for information relating to a number of well known financial services which it then uploads to a server via FTP, and it apparently snoops on their browser for any passwords travelling over HTTPS connections as well.

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