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Joke of the day

Feb
28

I’ve found this from one of the mailing list I subscribed.. Enjoy..

Dear employees,

Due to the current financial situation caused by the slowdown of the economy, Management has decided to implement a scheme to put workers of 40 years of age and above on early retirement. This scheme will be known as RAPE (Retire Aged People Early).

Persons selected to be RAPE can apply to management to be eligible for the SHAFT scheme (Special Help After Forced Termination). Persons who have been RAPED and SHAFT will be reviewed under the SCREW programme (Scheme Covering Retired Early Workers). A person may be RAPE once, SHAFT twice and SCREW as many times as Management deems appropriate.

Persons who have been RAPE can only get AIDS (Additional Income for Dependants & Spouse) or HERPES (Half Eamings for Retired Personnel Early Severance).

Obviously persons who have AIDS or HERPES will not be SHAFT or SCREW any further by Management.

Persons who are not RAPE and are staying on will receive as much SHIT (Special High Intensity Training) as possible. Management has always prided itself on the amount of SHIT it gives employees. Should you feel that you do not receive enough SHIT, please bring to the attention of your Supervisor. They have been trained to give you all the SHIT you can handle.

Sincerely,

The Managemt

Exploit Shield 0.60 Beta Released

Feb
17

For those who are still booting into Microsoft Windows, a new version (0.60) of our F-Secure Exploit Shield Beta is now available.

You may also remember that Microsoft patched MS08-078 around the same time. Multiple versions of Internet Explorer were affected on multiple versions of the Windows OS and exploit code was circulating at the time. Exploit Shield 0.5 was able to proactively protect against those exploits.

Exploit Shield is designed to shield Web browsers between the development of an exploit and the release of the vendor’s patch.

To sum up, Exploit Shield provides:

  • Zero Day Defense: Protects unpatched machines.
  • Patch-Equivalent Protection: Vulnerability “shield” updates.
  • Proactive Measures: Heuristic detection techniques.
  • Protects Against All Websites: Regardless if untrusted or trusted and malicious or hacked.
  • Automatic Feedback: detected exploit attempts are automatically reported to F-Secure.

Here’s the main menu:

Version 0.60 now includes 32-bit Vista support, includes more vulnerability coverage and also includes engine improvements.

Look for the download link from: www.f-secure.com/labs.

If you want or need a reason to test Exploit Shield, consider this month’s Microsoft Updates. There were two vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP and Windows Vista that were patched last week…

Firefox isn’t completely immune either, see Mozilla’s Security Center for details on recent vulnerability patches.

[source: F-Secure Weblog]

P/S: Version 0.5 users will now see a prompt that their installation has expired. The database channel is now closed, but the existing shields and the proactive protections remain.

*** [updated on 22/2/2009] ***

F-Secure Exploit Shield proactively protected against MS09-002 (a vulnerability in Internet Explorer 7) without the need for a shield update.