Windows DLL bug hits dozens of apps


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Microsoft confirmed earlier this week that a type of attack mechanism known as ‘DLL preloading’. Malicious code can be planted on a network server making it easier to attack vulnerable systems by fooling users into following malicious Web links or opening
malicious documents.

More Info here from CNET

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What is Twitter


Twitter officially describes itself as –

“a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?”

If your still confused … think about Twitter as a new form of Internet communication … you use your mobile’s SMS, right, well Twitter is very similar but works in a slightly different way.

When you send a tweet (You only have a max of 140 characters) you are publishing your message to anyone that follows you or has searched for information included in your tweet, if someone finds your content of interest they will re-tweet (RT), this enables you to contact and communicate with people and experts on topics that you have an interest in.

Here at RAM Computer we use social media tools to help keep our staff updated with IT issues, we find this important to keep our knowledge base up to-date in real-time!!.

Twitter has evolved to more than just everyday experiences, it now shares links to interesting content on the web, conversations around hot topics (using hash-tags), photos, videos and music.

Here are some interesting links to help you understand further:

Windows applications harbor bugs


Computerworld – Microsoft has known since at least February that dozens of Windows applications, including many of its own, harbor bugs that hackers can exploit to seize control of computers, an academic researcher said Sunday.

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At least 19 of the bugs can be exploited remotely, Taeho Kwon, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California Davis, said in a paper he published in February and presented last month at an international conference.

Kwon added his voice to a growing chorus of researchers who claim that a large number of Windows programs are vulnerable to attack because of the way they load components.
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