Saturday, 20 September 2003

eWeek: Virus masquerades as a Microsoft email.

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Email worm masquerades as protector

I have been contacted by a number of folks I know about a supposed email from Microsoft support. This is generated by a virus.

More info as follows

September 20, 2003

Anti-virus companies have warned of a new computer worm circulating through email that purports to be security software from Microsoft Corp but actually tries to disable security programs that are already running.

The worm, dubbed "Swen" or "Gibe", takes advantage of a two-year-old hole in Internet Explorer and affects systems that have not installed a patch for that security hole, according to the internet security company Network Associates Inc.

The malicious program arrives as an attachment to an email pretending to contain a patch for holes in Internet Explorer, Outlook and Outlook Express and then mails itself off to addresses located on the victim's computer.

The worm also can spread over internet relay chat and the KaZaa peer-to-peer network, as well as copy itself over shared networks, Network Associates said.

When it infects a computer it alerts a website that appears to be counting the infections, according to Symantec Corp, another internet security outfit. The number of the counter was near 760,000 yesterday, Sydney time.

Network Associates rated the worm a low risk for corporate users and a medium risk for home users. The company and rival Symantec, among others, were offering anti-virus updates that detects and removes the worm.

Microsoft has cautioned customers in the past against email software updates, saying it does not distribute patches that way but rather directs them to its website.

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  Thursday, 18 September 2003

Holiday booked!

My wife finally persuaded me to have a break, so I'm taking some time off with the family in October, which coincides with the NSW School Holidays.

We're going to Canberra for the Floriade (it's an Arrigo family tradition) and then we head off to the Snowy Mountains, staying at Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort.

And to cap it all off, I'm taking my boys to see Weird Al in concert at the Enmore Theatre!


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Scrap Book
I thought it would be a good idea to put a link to all the news stories I have featured in. My mother would be proud...

Developer Evangelism

Windows Media Business Development


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  Sunday, 14 September 2003

Red vs. Blue
every other blog i've seen has posted a link to this -- so why not me too? Red vs. Blue

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  Saturday, 13 September 2003

Brownlow plunge on Harvey
THE AFL'S prestigious Brownlow Medal was plunged into controversy yesterday after rumours of inside knowledge fuelled a massive betting plunge on St Kilda's champion Robert Harvey.

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Punters' Brownlow plunge on Harvey
The Brownlow Medal rumour mill churned at extraordinary speed yesterday, with betting suspended by SportsTAB in Sydney after a plunge sparked by an email predicting that Robert Harvey was set to become a triple Brownlow medallist. more

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Skype is the next phenomenon from the people who brought you KaZaA. Just like KaZaA, Skype uses P2P (peer-to-peer) technology to connect you to other users not to share files this time, but to talk for free with your friends.

» Learn more about Skype
» P2P telephony explained for geeks only

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Brownlow 'leak' sparks Harvey plunge

PUNTERS yesterday rushed to back St Kilda veteran Robert Harvey to win his third Brownlow Medal.

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  Thursday, 11 September 2003

Victoria. NET Launched
Victoria .NET: "Victoria.NET, Australia's leading industry group for the ICT sector's .Net community, launched on 10 September at the 2003 Interact festival."

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  Thursday, 4 September 2003

that's my boy!

a few weeks back, my son Antony competed in the New South Wales State RoboCup Junior event

He did really well and he got a photo in the gallery

He's so cute!!!!

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