Archive for October, 2007

October 27th, 2007 by Keith

WordPress 2.3.1 Released

Posted in Fun Stuff, Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Software Companies, Solaris, Web Apps, Windows

WordPressWordPress 2.3.1 was released in less than 24 hours ago. According to Ryan, this version contains all the bug fix and security fix for the 2.3 series of WordPress.

Some of these fixes include:

  • * Tagging support for Windows Live Writer
  • * Fixes for a login bug that affected those with a Blog Address different than their WordPress Address
  • * Faster taxonomy database queries, especially tag intersection queries
  • * Link importer fixes

If you are using 2.3 series, it is highly recommended that users upgrade to this version, as Janek Vind found that a XSS problem can be exploited if the php setup has register_globals enabled.

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WordPress 2.3.1

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October 27th, 2007 by Keith

Opera 9.5 Beta Available

Posted in Business Software, Fun Stuff, Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Software Companies, Web Apps, Windows

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This is exception for Opera web browser lovers; Opera 9.5 Beta is now available for download. It has been a long time since Opera released the alpha version, and this beta version is definitely more than welcome for all.

This release fixes several hundred of bugs, whilst improving website rendering at the same time. Furthermore, the stability and usability has also being tweaked for great scalability.

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October 22nd, 2007 by Keith

Drupal 6.0 Beta 2 Ready For Download

Posted in Beta, Business Software, Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Software Companies, Solaris, Web Apps, Windows

Drupal

Drupal 6.0 Beta 2 was release last week, after some rigorous testing and correction made to fix existing bugs and security issues. One of the most notable change is that the long time favourite Drupal.module has not being moved out of the Drupal package. Instead, it will be made available as the contributed Site network module. This approach has helped to improve security in Drupal 6, and support a wider solution for distributed authentication in the form of the OpenID standard.

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October 21st, 2007 by Keith

Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.8 Released

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The next update to Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.8 is now available for download. Following this release, there are a couple of security fixes. Among the release, also includes Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) support for Macintosh.

  • - URIs with invalid %-encoding mishandled by Windows
  • - XPCNativeWrapper pollution using Script object
  • - Possible file stealing through sftp protocol
  • - XUL pages can hide the window titlebar
  • - File input focus stealing vulnerability
  • - Browser digest authentication request splitting
  • - onUnload Tailgating
  • - Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:1.8.1.8)

It is highly advised that Mozilla Firefox users upgrade to the latest version of Firefox as soon as possible.

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October 13th, 2007 by Keith

Adobe Acrobat Vulnerable to Hackers

Posted in Business Software, Site News, Software Companies, Utilities, Web Apps, Windows

Adobe Acrobat

Adobe Acrobat, one of the most-used software, is said to be vulnerable to attacks, as according to Adobe Systems Inc. last Wednesday. It was mentioned that versions of Adobe Reader and Acrobat software could allow malicious programs to gain access to the PC without the user’s knowledge. With such potential capability, it is possible that some hackers can take control of the machine and used it to steal confidential data.

The vulnerability is known to affect computers running on Microsoft Windows XP and Internet Explorer 7 web browser. The fix might not be available until the end of October 2007. During this period of time, it is best that user monitor their computer closely.

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October 8th, 2007 by Keith

Ubuntu 7.10 Free CD Shipping – by ShippIt

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With Ubuntu 7.10 due to be released in a few days’ time, ShipIt is now offering free CD shipping to all users who wish to own a personalised Ubuntu 7.10 – codename Gutsy Gibbon – CD. This facility is provided to users all around the world!

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October 7th, 2007 by Keith

Skype for Linux 1.4 Gold Released

Posted in Audio, Business Software, Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Software Companies, Video, Web Apps, Windows

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It has been a long time since I provide the latest news of any latest software release. This time, I hope to introduce Skype for Linux 1.4 Gold, codename Panacea.

The choice of this codename is in contention with a Greek mythology; Paacea, daughter of Asclepius, God of Medicine, and the granddaughter of Apollo, God of Healing, is a goddess of cures. And thus, the name is chosen for this version of Skype for Linux – in compairson of the improved voice call quality.

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