Friday, December 10, 2004

Today's conference is being webcast. [Scripting News]

Harvard's Internet + Society 2004 conference being webcast.  Something to do on a Friday afternoon.

11:10:16 AM    

School's out to shun IE | Tech News on ZDNet - "Citing security risks, a state university is urging students to drop Internet Explorer in favor of alternative Web browsers such as Firefox and Safari.
In a notice sent to students on Wednesday, Pennsylvania State University's
Information Technology Services department recommended that students download other browsers to reduce attacks through vulnerabilities in the Microsoft software."

Are you or your school recommending that students use an alternative browser?  If so, which one, if not, why not?

10:15:51 AM    

Microsoft Preps Five Windows Patches - "Microsoft's monthly patch day for December will produce security updates for five vulnerabilities affecting Windows users, the company said Thursday.
In an
advance notice, the software giant said the maximum severity rating for the five updates is "important." Some of the security updates may require a restart.
The prerelease of basic information ahead of the scheduled patch day is a new policy adopted by Redmond's security division to
help customers plan for the deployment of updates.
The next batch of patches is due Tuesday, Dec. 14." -
9:58:55 AM