Microsoft Revised Security Bulletin MS08-051 Powerpoint

Microsoft has revised Security Bulletin MS08-051, which addresses vulnerabilities in Microsoft PowerPoint. This revision describes a rerelease of the standalone update package for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003. According to Microsoft, users who applied the update provided through Microsoft Update or Office Update do not need to take further action. Users who installed the original standalone update should apply the updated package as described...

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Red Hat Releases OpenSSH Security Update

Red Hat has released Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0855-6 to address a recent security incident. In the advisory, Red Hat indicates that the incident involved an intrusion on several of their computer systems. During the intrusion, an attacker was able to sign a small number of OpenSSH packages. Red Hat has provided a list of the compromised packages and has released updated versions of the OpenSSH packages as a precautionary measure. Full details at...

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Malware Circulating via Russia/Georgia Conflict Spam Messages

There are public reports of malware circulating via spam email messages related to the Russia/Georgia conflict. These messages contain factual information about the conflict. The messages also contain download instructions for the user to watch a video that is attached to the message. If a user opens the attachment, malware may be downloaded and installed onto their system. Users and administrators should take the following preventative measures to...

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Opera Releases Version 9.52

Opera Software has released version 9.52 of the Opera web browser to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, inject malicious content into a page on a trusted website, obtain sensitive information, or cause a denial-of-service condition. Review the latest Opera Security Advisories and upgrade to Opera 9.52 to help mitigate the risks. Relevant Url(s): http://www.opera.com/support/search/tagged/advisory/page1/ http://www.opera.com/products/desktop/

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Optimising WordPress for Search Engines

WordPress is a great tool to get a blog online. Its reasonably simple to install and you can be writing pages within minutes. However, the standard install is not that clever in terms of SEO and needs to be tweaked slightly. # Tweak Number 1 – making static urls from dynamic urls Search engines will list dynamic and static urls on their listing however they prefer static urls. This tweak is easy because you only have to make a small change within...

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