Mac OS X 10.5.2 update to bring endless list of fixes

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During the MacWorld SF, Apple has quietly seeded to developers a new build of the Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.2 update numbered 9C16. The seed-note lists an endless list of enhancements in almost any part of the system. According to the seed-note, the update “focuses” (if we may call this focusing) on, Active Directory/Directory Services,… Read more »

New attack code crashes Windows XP & Vista

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Security researchers have released attack code that will crash Windows XP and Vista PCs that are susceptible to a recently patched bug in the operating system. The code was released yesterday to security professionals who use Immunity’s Canvas computer security testing software. It causes the Windows system to crash but does not let the attacker… Read more »

The Dangers of lightning

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How many people disconnect their ADSL modem and computer hardware from the telephone line when there is a lightning storm? Probably not that many. People living in South Brent (near Totnes in Devon) have seen the effects that a large lightning bolt can have. BT has had to replace 85 metres of overhead cable, and… Read more »