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Windows XP Home? No network for you!

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Just in case you haven't found out yet, Windows XP Home edition doesn't support anything useful when it comes to networking, either in you SOHO or company. This is an excerpt from "Windows 2000 Magazine update", a weekly e-mail newsletter for subscribers. It's written by Paul Thurrott:
 
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Getting a scanner to work under FreeBSD

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FreeBSDBy Torfinn Ingolfsen

My latest experience with FreeBSD was getting my scanner to work. I have a quite ordinary (but cheap) Agfa flatbed scanner which is connected to my machine with an USB cable. The scanner is an AGFA SnapScan 1212U, now discontinued. The only software Agfa has for this scanner is called ScanWise. Not a bad program, but it is only for Windooze. So I was very interested to see if I could get the scanner to work with free software.

 
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Personal firewalls are 'futile'

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SecurityFrom BSDvault:

"Security researchers have highlighted a potential shortcoming with personal firewall products.

To alert users of the presence of a Trojan or privacy threatening program running on their systems, personal firewalls have been adapted so they monitor and block outbound traffic (as well as blocking inbound network traffic).

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However if a malicious program modifies a DLL used by Internet Explorer to make an outbound connections to port 80 on its behalf then this protection is bypassed."

Read more one BSDvault.

 
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IE5.5 and 6.0: Your cookies can be read by anyone

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WindowsMicrosoft has published a new security bulletin - MS01-055 - which in short tells that the cookies stored on your computer can be read by anyone who sends you a special URL, either through e-mail or on a web site. As usual, only Outlook Express and Outlook users with either IE 5.5 or IE6.0 are affected. With this, Microsoft has published over 50 security bulletins for the Internet Explorer/Outlook Express/Outlook family of software since february of 1998. Will it ever stop?

Why is this bad? This is bad because if you ever used your credit card to buy something online, chances are that your credit card number, your billing address and other personal data might still be stored in the cookie that the online store placed on your machine.

Microsoft claims the publication of the vulnerability has been handled irresponsibly, by going public a few days after notifying them. Oh dear oh dear.

It's time for you to switch to Opera and Poco. For a measly $65, you will spend a lot less time on Windows Update, plus you'll sleep a lot better knowing that most - if not all - vulnerabilities of this kind will go someone else's way.
 
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Stopping Grokster ads and spyware

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By Tor Willy Austerslått

If you have installed Grokster, you will have noticed the advertising in the lower left portion of the window. This is the Grokster people's way of getting money. What you probably haven't noticed, is all the other covert advert trafficking going on in the background.
 
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Using an OpenBSD firewall to share a cable modem

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OpenBSD/NetBSDThis is a good article on how you configure an OpenBSD box to act as a firewall and to share your internet connection through it. You can read all about it here.
 
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Sneaking out through the firewall

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SecurityWe all know that blocking in- and outbound traffic on specific ports and from specific programs can be accomplished using personal firewalls. After installing one, you'll start feeling safe and have warmfuzzy feelings. But what happens when a trojan hooks on to your browser or other software, and starts to phone home in the process space of your trusted application? It's been mentioned before, but it hasn't been done until now.
 
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Running Apache on BSD

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OpenBSD/NetBSDI'm in the process of setting up a web server on OpenBSD 2.9. While trawling the net for useful info, I came across this piece on running a high-performance web server on the BSD-flavored OS'es. It's from the Apache web site, and it's put together from different contributors. Since it seems to be from the real world, it's devoid of the usual academia, instead going straight for the matters.

Also, take a tour of the misc section on apache.org site to pick up more on getting Apache to perform on your particular kind of box.
 
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Do you know Linux? Do you?

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GNU/LinuxUnixreview.com has a test with 25 questions which is supposed to test your basic Linux skills. The test was put together in order to assess how ready you are for the Linux+ exam.
 
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22Mbps WLAN ships

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NetworkingBuffalo Technologies announces that they have new IEEE 802.11b wireless LAN stuff out. It's the 22Mbps AirPort 2x™ access point and ditto NIC. It's supposedly compatible with all other Wi-Fi gear out there, meaning it operates in the unlicensed 2,4GHz band. It also means it can communicate with all other Wi-Fi network cards, regardless of speed.
There's a rundown on Wi-Fi at computeruser.com if you need more on this particular wireless scheme.

For the rest of the details on the new 22Mbps WLAN gadgets, read the Buffalo Tech. press release.
 
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