July 10, 2004

Mozilla/Firebird/Thunderbird Security exposure

eWeek reports in this article of a security exposure in Mozilla's Mozilla, Firefox, and Thunderbird clients wherein a malicious user can cause arbitrary code execution by using the shell: protocol. You can download Mozilla 1.7.1, Firefox 0.9.2, and Thunderbird 0.7.2.

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July 06, 2004

The Hazards of X11 Forwarding

X11 forwarding is a powerful and helpful feature of SSH but, as pointed out in this article from Hacking Linux Exposed, it can be dangerous if you're not careful. It's no great secret -- pay attention to your file and directory permissions!

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Download.Ject : Are you infected?

Microsoft has some additional information available about the most recent security exposure here. It tells you how to determine if you've been infected.

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PC Mag's 2004 Utility Guide

I'm a little behind on this as it's dated June 8 but better late than never. Here's a link to PC Magazine's 2004 Utility Guide. Backup programs, defraggers, anti-virus, file managers, etc.

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