Tag Archives: Microsoft

Defcon 18 – photos and followup

Another year, another Defcon has passed. This year I went with CarbonLifeForm (who helped out with this post) and we attended talks, mingled with fellow enthusiasts, spread the psych0tik word, and enjoyed general debauchery. I was asked to take some … Continue reading

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3rd party MSN problems: Update!

In my previous post 3rd party MSN problems, I discussed how to update pidgin to use MSN-Pecan, rather than Libpurple. After doing some research, the problem was found to be the implementation of MSNP15. Official MSN clients, as well as … Continue reading

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3rd party MSN problems

Yesterday I attempted to connect to my MSN account with pidgin and received the error “Unable to retrieve MSN Address Book.“  After a bit of research I found that Microsoft has prevaricated parts of the MSN protocol in turn for … Continue reading

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Utilities for backing up client-side website data

I was looking into various methods for backing up websites on my localhost and have come up with 3 options. I’m sure there are more, but these require tools you already have. Internet Explorer 6 (I don’t have IE7 installed … Continue reading

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Windows Vista is less secure than Windows 2000?

In a recent study by PCTools, Windows Vista was found to be far more vulnerable to malware than Windows 2000. These tests were run on both server and client editions of the operating system and the following statistics were provided: … Continue reading

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Reading Raingbow: Episode 2

I’ve been doing quite a bit of reading lately and have a few great articles for this week. I’ve been reading alot into VoIP and VoIP security so expect a post about that soon. Vista is annoying… no, really – … Continue reading

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