The Real Hustle: Stealing Software

On the Real Hustle they decided to grab a portable hard drive, walk into a Apple Store and steal some software, how do they do. Well they stole it but that doesn’t really matter because all of the software that is not free will need a serial to work. It gets scarier when someone could walk into a business and quickly steal some information with anyone knowing.

[via Geeks Are Sexy]

No Security Patches this Patch Tuesday

Microsoft does not plan to have any security updates in its monthly patch tuesday updates. They will have updates but none of them are going to be security related.

Microsoft has not gone a month without security updates since September 2005.

There are about 5 known zero-day exploits in the wild which means that everyone should be extremely careful about what you do on the net. Always follow Leo Laporte’s five rules for safe computing.

Microsoft Security Bulletin [via Cnet]

Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Microsoft is reporting here that their is a zero-day flaw focusing on Excell in Microsoft Office 2000, Microsoft Office XP, Microsoft Office 2003, and Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac.

The problem occurs when a user opens a an excel document provided to them by an attacker most likely by email. The flaw seems like it could also cause a problem in other office programs.

I suggest taking extreme caution when openning Office documents given to you even if you know who they are. It is good practice to contact the person who gave it to you and ask them if they sent it to you just to make sure it wasn’t sent by some sort of bot.