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PostPosted: Thu 14 Oct, 2004 9:06 am    Post subject: Windows security issues Reply with quote

originally posted by llizard on Jul 22, 04 - 11:38 AM

Related Website: http://www.mozilla.org/security/shell.html

It looks like there is a bug that should be dealt with if you are running Windows:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/shell.html

Netscape7.1 is vulnerable as well but I don't yet know how to fix it.... IE is probably also vulnerable but knowing how swift they are to admit to problems, my guess is that there isn't a patch yet.

If you're unsure, hover over a link before going there to see where it says it's going. Copy and paste the link into the address window on your browser instead of clicking on the link.

I just looked at the MS pages and see that there are two critical updates:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms04-022.mspx

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms04-023.mspx

For other updates, take a look at :

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms04-jul.mspx

(I believe that this bug is what may have been causing problems for me when I tried to go to the link msh210 provided for "wedding hazelnuts". It was SUPPOSED to go to Google search of "wedding hazelnuts". So much for "snipURL" (http://snipurl.com/) for now....)
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PostPosted: Thu 14 Oct, 2004 9:07 am    Post subject: Re: Windows security issues Reply with quote

originally posted by llizard on Jul 22, 04 - 11:53 AM

You can find what updates are necessary for your computer if you open up IE and go to Tools -- Windows Update. Hit the "scan for updates" link. After you have installed any updates, you will have to restart your computer.


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PostPosted: Thu 14 Oct, 2004 9:08 am    Post subject: Re: Re: Windows security issues Reply with quote

Originally posted by MEF on Jul 22, 04 - 1:10 PM

Windows patches and updates (necessary all the time) are really well done by MS. They have decicded to keep supporting Win98 which is cool as it what we run. The update feature is very simple to use. I once tried a similar update with Netscape - never again!


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PostPosted: Thu 14 Oct, 2004 9:11 am    Post subject: Re: Re: Re: Windows security issues Reply with quote

originally posted by msh210 on Jul 22, 04 - 1:18 PM

Related website: http://google.com/groups?threadm=4098e61c%241_3%40cnews

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Windows patches and updates (necessary all the time) are really well done by MS. <snip> The update feature is very simple to use.


I agree, but bemoan the fact that it's so frequently necessary.

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I once tried a similar update with Netscape - never again!


My WordPerfect update mechanism doesn't even work.


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