Archive for August, 2007

Bank of India compromised

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Pretty serious stuff:

We have discovered that the Bank of India’s site, bankofindia(dot)com is compromised and is serving malware.   DO NOT VISIT THIS SITE.

Attempts are then made to load multiple pieces of malware. 

Quad-core PC time!

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

I've just put in the order for the parts to build two quad-core PCs based on Intel's Q6600 2.4GHz processor.  These will be fully-loaded with 4GB of RAM and a few extras to boost performance!

In fact, I've ordered everything I need except the cases ... I'm not planning on spending too much cash on these. I just want something that'll hold (and keep cool) a stack of hard drives.

Hopefully these parts will arrive at the PC Doc HQ on Saturday ... at which point the building (and the photography!) will take place!

Back to school – with Firefox!

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Firefox Campus EditionGet ready for school with Firefox Campus Edition!  What's so special about this edition of Firefox?  Well, here's the scoop:

Firefox Campus Edition combines the Firefox web browser with special extras that give you streamlined access to music, cool sites and useful research tools. It's a way to get the most out of the web that's been created just for students. And it's free!

So, what are those "extras?"

  • FoxyTunes lets you control almost any media player and find lyrics, covers, videos, bios and much more with a click right from your browser.
  • StumbleUpon lets you channel surf the Internet to find great websites, videos, photos and more based on your interests.
  • Zotero helps you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you do your work - in the web browser itself.

Free download here.

Service Pack info all round

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Microsoft has Service Pack (SP) information for both Vista and XP users.

Fun times ahead 😉

Goodbye AutoPatcher

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

If you happened to be a user of AutoPatcher, then chances are that you knew just how useful it could be.  Well, that's all history now has Microsoft's legal department pulls the plug on it.

Today we received an e-mail from Microsoft, requesting the immediate take-down of the download page, which of course means that AutoPatcher is probably history. As much as we disagree, we can do very little, and although the download page is merely a collection of mirrors, we took the download page down.

We would like to thank you for your support. For the past 4 years, it has been a blast. Unfortunately, it seems like it's the end of AutoPatcher as we know it.

Well that sucks.  I'm really not sure why Microsoft decided to pull the trigger on it now.  I know that security concerns were on the list of things that worried Microsoft but I don't buy that.