Welcome

This is my first blog post at my official Simply Tech site. I have been blogging a little on a more personal level at www.homesauce.wordpress.com. As I and my podcasting co-host Zach get back to school, we will working on a new site design of Gamer-Station. Then, hopefully by Febuary 1st, we can start focusing on Simply Tech and give your great, informative tech content.

Oh, and an aside of Windows users. Watch out for the new vulnerability in Windows XP, and possibly older versions as well. An error in the way Microsoft renders Windows Meta Files (WMF) can allow attacks to gain access to your computer and install various software. There is a partial fix floating around the internet right now, but that is said to fix only a part of the problem. Be careful viewing any pictures until Microsoft issues a patch; it is as simple as viewing a webpage to get infected.

Links for those who want know more:

http://isc.sans.org/diary.php

http://secunia.com/advisories/18255/

http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/181038

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS05-053.msp

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4566504.stm

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3 Responses to Welcome

  1. Luke says:

    wOO+ second post

    Is it only with pictures?

  2. Jon says:

    It seems so. But the attacker can rename the exploit file to be a jpeg or a gif, etc. So watching out for just WMF’s isn’t the only thing to do. Also, the exploit has been found to be in popups and a list of around 50-60 websites. As I was reading up on this, it seems there are currently 73 variations being detected by AV companies, while some are much less than that.

    I suggest whoever is reading this to update their Anti-Virus clients and their spyware solutions. Stay away from unsolicited links, and especially stay away from untrusted sites. The exploit has been found on your normal porn and warez sites, so be careful.

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