Posts tagged Windows XP
A firewall is a software/hardware tool that is used to protect a computing device from malware/other malicious software or Trojan horses’ intrusion. These external threatening agents often attack a computing device when it is connected to another external computing device that may be affected with a malware. This connection may be via a network etc.
Firewall prevents unauthorized access to a computing device by checking every message transfer to and from the computing device. It restricts any message transfer that does not comply with the defined security standards embedded in it. Firewalls protect a computing device throughout its connection to the internet by continuously monitoring all its activity.
It’s developments like these that want me to say that the technology world is never short of surprises. I mean what else would describe an astonishing development of Microsoft’s Windows XP making its way to iPod Touch 2G. Video demo follows after the jump.
The title of the post is nothing but bad news for Windows XP users. Microsoft, while talking to The Register about the just rolled out IE9 Beta confirmed that the hardware accelerated Internet Explorer 9 won’t see daylight on Windows XP powered PCs. It’s as if Microsoft wants Firefox and Chrome to increase their individual browser market share.
One of the things that I and probably many of you like about Windows 7 is the thumbnail preview of taskbar. What if you want to get the same functionality in Windows XP? The answer is Yes. The solution is not a complex one. More details after the jump
iH8Sn0w have fallen in love with iPhone 3.1.3 firmware. They have rolled out final version v1.4 of Sn0wBreeze 3.1.3. This comes two days after the announcement of Sn0wBreeze 3.1.3 v1.3. This tool brings good news for iPod Touch users, iPod Touch 1G to be exact. Yup, you got that right. Now you can jailbreak your iPod Touch running on iPhone 3.1.3 using the final version of Sn0wBreeze 3.1.3. This is not all it brings.
Microsoft didn’t get it right with Vista, but they have got everything smooth and correct with the Vista successor, Windows 7. Windows 7 is off to a good start – there should be no doubts about that. NetMarketShare stats reveal that Windows 7 has managed to secure 10% of market share. This is simply fantastic considering the fact that it is only 3 months old. Steve Ballmer and Co will be happy to know about this. But this is not where the mission end does it?
Another day, means another update for HTC HD2 (not literally). That’s right folks, HTC has released yet another update for its legendary HTC HD2 phone. The most recent update addresses the messaging (SMS) functionality that the Windows Mobile 6.5 phone provides. With this patch, you can expect an improved SMS notification functionality, meaning you no longer will be complaining about not receiving a SMS notification upon the arrival of a new text message. (Installation instructions included)
It has been around one week since the launch of Office 2010 Beta. Microsoft hasn’t forgotten its vision of serving global users. I say this because Microsoft has launched Language Interface Pack (LIP) for Office 2010 Beta. LIP in simple words enables you to use and experience Office in their native language.
Language Interface Packs (LIP) enable you to change the user interface (UI) language for the Microsoft Office programs installed on your computer, as well as use a spell check dictionary and some proofing tools in the LIP language
Miscreants have created an exploit capable of crashing Windows boxes and triggering the infamous Blue Screen of Death. The attack relies on exploiting an un-patched vulnerability in Microsoft’s implementation of Server Message Block, a network protocol involved in the sharing of files and printers on a network.
Windows 2000/XP are not affected by the exploit, but Windows 7 is , and Vista and Server 2008 are all at risk. Proof-of-concept code demonstrating the vulnerability was published on Monday.
Attacks based on the flaw could cause all sorts of trouble in corporate environments, in particular.
ISC researchers warns:
The exploit needs no authentication, only file sharing enabled with one packet to create a BSOD [Blue Screen of Death],
We recommend filtering access to port TCP 445 with a firewall.
Five Windows specific critical patches are due on Tuesday. Let’s hope for the fix.