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  • Exploits Circulate for Windows 2000 Vulnerability ~~ multiple exploits are circulating

    08/17/2005 12:29:05 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies · 818+ views
    2CPU.com - eWeek ^ | Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at 1:48 PM EST | duke
    As a follow-up to yesterday's post about the Zobot worm, eWeek is reporting that multiple exploits are circulating for the vulnerability outlined in bulletin MS05-039. Researchers at eEye Digital Security also raised the alarm after testing the published exploits. "Upon discovering two instances of exploit code online, [we] conducted thorough testing to confirm that both present a legitimate threat to Windows 2000 systems (completely patched SP 4 with all hotfixes). One exploit, released by an anonymous author, will bind a command prompt to TCP port 8721," the company warned. Get patched folks! The entire article can be viewed here
  • This Week in Microsoft

    06/03/2005 12:46:49 PM PDT · by TChris · 15 replies · 497+ views
    CNet News ^ | 6/3/2005 | Steven Musil
    However, the software giant drew some criticism after confirming that it will not make Internet Explorer 7 available to users of its Windows 2000 operating system. Although Windows 2000 will be supported until 2010, at the end of June of this year Microsoft will no longer accept requests for design changes or new features for the operating system. (emphasis added)
  • Windows 2000 users to miss out on IE 7

    06/02/2005 7:09:51 PM PDT · by Panerai · 91 replies · 743+ views
    Cnet ^ | June 2, 2005 | Ingrid Marson
    Microsoft has drawn some criticism after confirming that it will not make the next version of Internet Explorer available to users of its Windows 2000 operating system. In a blog posting at the end of last week, a Microsoft employee confirmed that the company would not be releasing IE 7 for Windows 2000, as this would involve a lot of work for an operating system that is in the later stages of its lifecycle. "It should be no surprise that we do not plan on releasing IE 7 for Windows 2000. One reason is where we are in the Windows...
  • Dangerous Mydoom [virus] Variant Appears

    01/28/2004 3:58:21 PM PST · by BigSkyFreeper · 128 replies · 289+ views
    techweb.com via CRN ^ | 01/28/2004 | Gregg Keizer
    The first copycat of the widespread Mydoom worm appeared Wednesday on the Internet, and some analysts are warning it may be even more dangerous than the original. Dubbed Mydoom.b by most security firms, the variant strongly resembles the Mydoom, now tagged as Mydoom.a, but adds some new disturbing traits. Some of the subject lines used by Mydoom.b depart from the original, including new headings of 'Delivery error' and 'Returned mail,' both which try to trick users into believing that the message is legit and can safely be opened. Another change in Mydoom.b is the addition of microsoft.com as a target...
  • Political Correctness and the Windows Desktop: How to rename "Recycle Bin" to "Garbage Can"

    12/08/2003 9:32:11 PM PST · by Lexinom · 17 replies · 1,153+ views
    12 December 2003 | Lexinom
    Ever get annoyed that you can rename any icon on your Windows PC's desktop except for the recycle bin? A little playing around in the Registry and I found out how to eliminate this politically-correct subtlety from my machine. Here's how, in layman's terms: * From the Start menu, select "Run". * Type "regedit" then [enter]. * When regedit comes up, click "My Computer" in the left pane. * Press or select "Find..." from the "Edit" menu. * Type in the following in the "Find what:" box:645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E * (optionally, you can copy and paste the above from this page.) *...
  • The Nigerian SCO Connection [Linux/Spam Amusement Alert]

    08/17/2003 7:36:00 AM PDT · by Eala · 14 replies · 490+ views
    Ars Technica ^ | 8/17/2003 | Ars Technica
    DEAR SIR/MADAM: I AM MR. DARL MCBRIDE CURRENTLY SERVING AS THE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE SCO GROUP, FORMERLY KNOWN AS CALDERA SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, IN LINDON, UTAH, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. I KNOW THIS LETTER MIGHT SURPRISE YOUR BECAUSE WE HAVE HAD NO PREVIOUS COMMUNICATIONS OR BUSINESS DEALINGS BEFORE NOW. MY ASSOCIATES HAVE RECENTLY MADE CLAIM TO COMPUTER SOFTWARES WORTH AN ESTIMATED $1 BILLION U.S. DOLLARS. I AM WRITING TO YOU IN CONFIDENCE BECAUSE WE URGENTLY REQUIRE YOUR ASSISTANCE TO OBTAIN THESE FUNDS. IN THE EARLY 1970S THE AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH CORPORATION DEVELOPED AT GREAT EXPENSE THE...
  • Win2000/IE6 Help Needed Please (V)

    04/26/2003 1:03:22 PM PDT · by bootless · 38 replies · 413+ views
    me | 4/26/03 | bootless
    Help, fellow Freepers! Here's my problem. I run Win 2000 Pro and IE 6, and had a trojan-caused crash. I ran Norton AV, and everything is OK, except for what happened when I did a clean install of Win2000. On bootup, I now have two choices: the old desktop, and the new desktop. Fine, no problem. I just have two parallel universes on my computer! When I reinstalled IE6, all my old folders, inbox messages, sent messages, and my fancy subfolders (all .DBX files) I use for work did not migrate over. I can't even open them up in the...
  • There's Something Fishy/Fantastic About Freeware

    01/19/2003 3:56:39 PM PST · by ShadowAce · 21 replies · 266+ views
    ITWeb ^ | 15 January 2003 | Jacques Loubser / Shaun Dewberry
    There's something fishy about freeware Jacques Loubser, programme director for enterprise consulting services at Business Connexion, says companies seduced by "free" operating systems will ultimately find their choice constrains them.While many users try to measure the operating system in medium to large organisations purely on the cost per desktop by product, owning a desktop environment has costs that far outweigh that of the associated licensing.Installation is one of the first issues businesses stumble across. After organisations find their free-to-buy software they need somebody to install it. While it's not at all difficult to find someone who can put Microsoft's Windows...
  • Help Needed: Blue Screen of Death (Vanity)

    10/01/2002 6:33:19 AM PDT · by tictoc · 91 replies · 3,080+ views
    1 Oct 2002 | tictoc
    Can a Freeper techie help me out? My main work PC is on the blink, crashed one day while surfing the net. I've tried to completely reinstall Windows 2000 in a freshly reformatted system partition. Installation seemed to go well while the screen was blue with white lettering (formating system partition, installing Windows 2000 files from the CD-ROM). Then it changes to a turquoise background. A few times I made it almost all the way through the hardware recognition procedure which follows: but never until completion. Every time it ends in a Blue Screen of Death but each time with...
  • Any networking gurus out there?

    09/26/2002 12:41:21 PM PDT · by rwfok · 13 replies · 297+ views
    rwfok | Sep. 26, 2002 | rwfok
    I'm having a problem connecting to the internet via a couple of Windows 2000 Professional clients. For the past two days, these machines have lost their connections at about the same time of the day. Yesterday, service resumed after a couple of hours. Today, nada.We have about 24 clients in our business connecting to the internet using DSL, a bridge, and a 4 port Cayman router. None of the other machines are affected. These 2 clients are unique in that they are the only ones using Windows 2000 and are connected directly to the router rather than through the bridge.In...
  • Windows XP or 2000/Millienium for home use?

    07/06/2002 7:19:33 PM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 11 replies · 240+ views
    na ^ | 01/01/70 | none
    My daughter's PC needs to last about another 2 years (PC Clone, 128 Meg memory, 600+ MHz, couple dozen gig's left on the hard drives). It's now Win98SE, but several functions and programs are obviously corrupt .... MS isn't supporting Win98 anymore, so I need to replace the op system. Typical use is college homework/family internet and email/games/CD's, and movie clips ... Which op sys is better, given that I've got both XP-Home and Win2000 available?