Adobe promises quarterly security updates. Quarterly??!!?

June 15, 2009

Adobe Reader and Acrobat Security Initiative by Brad Arkin, Director of Product Security and Privacy, Adobe May 20, 2009 The recent JBIG2 vulnerability (CVE-2009-0658), the associated exploits, and Adobe’s response (APSB09-04) were the subject of much discussion in the security community in February and March. The JBIG2 issue also sparked a lot of conversation internally […]

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Basic Computer Security 2009 Part 2

May 25, 2009

Part 2: Keeping Your Computer Safe  Once you’ve ascertained that your system is clean, or removed whatever malware infections were found, you’ll want to keep it that way. Here’s how to do that. Install a real-time antivirus scanner Over the years, I’ve used most antivirus programs and suites. I was for a long time a fan […]

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Download latest CD from Coldplay for free

May 17, 2009

To mark their current Viva tour, Coldplay is making their new album of live music, Left Right Left Right Left, available free for download until September 19th, as a thank you to their fans. You will need to enter your email address and country location here to download the album (approximately 55 Mb). Thanks to […]

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Adobe finally patches Reader; Apple patches OS-X

May 13, 2009

After an inordinate and completely unacceptable delay, Adobe has finally issued a patch for  two Adobe Reader vulnerabilities. This betrays a cavalier attitude toward security and is far too late, in my opinion, to reverse the advice to find one of the free alternative PDF readers, such as Foxit Reader. At the same time, Apple has fixed […]

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WordPress Install File Poses Security Risk

May 9, 2009

Important Security Fix for WordPress By Jeff Starr Tuesday, May 5, 2009 The other day, my server crashed and Perishable Press was unable to connect to the MySQL database… The problem that I painfully discovered when my server crashed is that WordPress does not always display the default page for all database-related issues. Apparently, if […]

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Demystifying the duplicate content penalty: There is no such thing

May 3, 2009

Because this myth never seems to go away no matter how often it’s refuted: Demystifying the “duplicate content penalty” by Susan Moskwa, Webmaster Trends Analyst, Google Friday, September 12, 2008 Duplicate content. There’s just something about it. We keep writing about it, and people keep asking about it. In particular, I still hear a lot […]

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