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Internet Explorer 8, now being offered via Software Update

Published: 2009-04-28
Last Updated: 2009-04-29 15:31:06 UTC
by Joel Esler (Version: 3)
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If you were to go to your "Windows Update..." feature today, you will see that IE8 is now available as a "critical" update to your Microsoft OS.

Several of the Handlers believe, (as well as I), that this is a good thing, and we are all for the replacement of the older IE6 and IE7, and am hoping this causes more of a standards based World Wide Web, instead of websites having to code to the browser.  

Time to update your IE installation!!

-- Joel Esler

http://www.joelesler.net

http://twitter.com/joelesler

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Updated List of Domains - Swineflu related

Published: 2009-04-28
Last Updated: 2009-04-28 18:08:13 UTC
by Deborah Hale (Version: 1)
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F-Secure has just published a list of SwineFlu related domains.  We have not had a chance to check them all out yet so not sure if there is any bad ones in the list.  Here is the link to the published list:

www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/swineflu_domains.txt

We can not emphasize enough the need to use extreme caution when accessing these sites or clicking on links in emails related to the swineflu.  Some of these sites may be serving up swineflu for your computer instead of you.  Others may be trying to once again to take money from kind hearted souls who just want to help.  It is important that we remain vigilant online and off.


 

 

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RSA Conference Social Security Awards

Published: 2009-04-28
Last Updated: 2009-04-28 14:30:56 UTC
by Deborah Hale (Version: 1)
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It is confirmed and published that we here at the SANS Institute Internet Storm Center have won the best Technical Blog Award and our friends over at PaulDotCom won the Best Podcast Award. 

www.socialsecurityawards.com/

Great job everyone. 

We here at the Internet Storm Center thank our reader's for their continued support and their continued input.  We enjoy the interaction with our readers at our SANS events and in our Inboxes.  Without you our readers and faithful followers this award would not have been possible. Also, many thanks to SANS Institute and to Stephen and Kathy for putting their trust in us and making this available.  Without the folks at SANS Institute and their support this wouldn't be possible.

To my fellow Handler's I say - what a great group to be associated with. You each deserve an award!

 

 

 

 

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