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windexcowboy
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Geeky things today...
A few things:

Have a look at Google Maps. It's got some more of that really cool XmlRpcRequest JavaScript magic going on, like GMail and Google Suggest, but this time they are taking this quite a bit further, to include live dragable maps. No Flash, no plugins, no nothin'. They've really obfuscated their JavaScript, so it's very hard to figure out how this thing works though.

Ask Jeeves bought Bloglines. As Bloglines is my preferred aggregator, I hope the don't change the service too much.

and finally.. As they promised, Microsoft hit us with the February Windows security rollup today. There are some major vulnerabilities this month, so make no mistake, if you have Windows systems and you know what's good for you, you're doing some patches this month.

All of the vulnerabilities marked as remotely exploitable are critical, however I will single out two of those as being most critical:
The first issue applies only to Windows servers running the License Logging Service. The second applies to servers and workstations. Microsoft's description of the issue leads me to believe that either of these can be exploited over the network without user intervention by sending specially crafted packets to a vulnerable host. While there is presently no proof-of-concept code for this in the wild, I suspect it's possible we could see a worm (similar to Blaster/Nachi/etc. exploiting the SMB vulnerability) soon.

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kingfox From: kingfox Date: February 8th, 2005 08:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yeah, when I got my Microsoft email about it, I knew 2.0.2 was coming down the pipe really soon...

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kingfox From: kingfox Date: February 8th, 2005 09:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

You're on the Microsoft Security Bulletin mailing list, right?

windexcowboy From: windexcowboy Date: February 8th, 2005 09:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: You're on the Microsoft Security Bulletin mailing list, right?

The MS Security Bulletin list is good, but honestly you're better off subscribing to something like Secunia. You can get some nice RSS feeds over there, and then you're not just getting MS's bulletins.

I still get Bugtraq in my mail as well, but I like Secunia because it's just the bulletins, not the discussion.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: February 8th, 2005 09:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: You're on the Microsoft Security Bulletin mailing list, right?

Cool, thanks!

I get bugtraq and the MS Security Bulletin, I'll add Secunia.
weaponjx From: weaponjx Date: February 9th, 2005 11:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the update, from those less in the loop.
soupkills From: soupkills Date: February 9th, 2005 02:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
mineral2 From: mineral2 Date: February 9th, 2005 02:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hate windows updates on dial-up. Its nice that they run in the background, but everything else is slower. *prays to Verizon that they get DSL up here, quick.*

I love Google's map service. I discovered it a few weeks ago when it was still called Google Local and have been playing with it as its progressed.
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