Monthly Archives:December 2006

AACS decrypted

There’s more on the doom9 forums here.??

It only took this person 8 days of determined effort…:)

The Inquirer seems to think so.?? With the highly draconian DRM put into HD it’s not really surprising.?? Remember my previous post about the Vista DRM mess?

This is so disgusting.  Jesus has nothing to do with trying to get Wal-Mart unionized.  That’s it.

Regardless of whether he is a (D) or (R) this is something to be prayed for.  I heard the audio and it seems he had a major cranial event similar to a stroke.  He’s now in critical condition following emergency brain surgery.  Let’s pray he has a full recovery.

That could be very true.  Bush has shown himself to not be a conservative at all but a globalist.  If things are this bad(which i have been saying they are for a while) then the plan to make an American union are ripe for the picking.  Interesting how America is not referred to int he bible.  i wonder if this is our nation’s fate?  If htis is going to be stopped we need a ton of prayer and intercession..right now.

I have seen many folks and even some clients wondering if the AVG is going away from the free model. This is not the case. Grisoft is unfortunately trying to scare folks and they also don’t make it easy to find the free program. On it states:

New Free Anti-Virus

GRISOFT is announcing a new version of the AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition. This new 7.5 version with improved performance and full compatibility with the latest Windows Vista version is available. Users that are using AVG Free 7.1 will be provided with a specific dialog, within the next few weeks, with the opportunity to choose the right option fulfilling their needs. AVG Free 7.1 version will be discontinued on 15th of Jan 2007.

AVG is going to remain free at least through 2007 from what i have seen from Grisoft. You can find the download at the bottom of this page. Just install it over your existing AVG installation.

I started this blog as a personal thing but figured out how good it is for security alerts and such things. I am going to be taking a copy of this blog to my business site and putting only the business portion of it on that side. This blog will become my personal site and only hold personal posts. It’s going to take some time; hover i think it’s the right thing to do.

I am probably going to start developing a personal site with built in blog as well. right now i m focusing on Drupal for both projects.

A new admin has been chosen. It’s time to transition that person into my old job. Once i can get him trained on everything I can take that large slice of time and use it towards some very badly needed projects. My run has been long. Only history will tell if it has been good for the community. I don’t envy the new admin but i pray that with his youth will come a new perspective on the community.

Please read this blog posting.  There are now 2 extremly critical holes in MS Word that alow a remote attacker to run code on your system.  If you run as administrator(and most do) this can lead to a remote system takeover.  There is no workaround except to not open word documents.  A/v vendors are slowly catching up.  update daily.  If you are an ECC customer with a ECC installed firewall the anti-virus updates hourly.  Right now ECC must advise all clients to be extra vigilant in accepting any attachments at all.

Eeye has a good MS zero-day exploit tracker right here.

Valve continues to mess with CS.  first they make source impossible to secure against rogue clients with the exception of kick/banning.  Now they are bringing in-game advertising to 1.6.  While valve tries to make it seem they are doing it for the good of the’s all about the money. 

From Eweek:

Microsoft itself says don’t open word documents from anybody.  Isn’t this lovely.  There’s no patch, workaround, or a/v update for this one yet.  All of Emmanuel Computer Consulting clients are vulnerable to this.  As soon as a patch or workaround is available i will post here.  The security advisory from Microsoft is here.

I got tired of the trackback spam. I received 200!!!! trackback spams in the past 24 hours. For me with my small readership that’s more spams than people reading my site. I decided to add askimet and spam karma 2 on the site. I have found a plugin that combine askimet into spam karma so they are integrated. That’s what i will do next. Right now i just have to rebuild the dam.

*update* in 5 days i have received over 500 spams. spamkarma has nailed all of them. askimet was just redundant so i uninstalled it.

Well i knew this time was coming. I have known it for nearly a year now. I have had to end an Administration project that i took over for the last administrator. As per the rules i have tried to champion I am not going to say which project it is. While i feel like i am giving a daughter away to be married and it hurts somewhat i honestly have a peace that i am making the right decision. It’s nice to have a Godly, Christlike peace over something..:)

*update* Here comes the difficult part. it could be a while before i can turn things loose. There’s nobody to replace me right yet. I have both the president of the project and my wife asking me to reconsider. I just don’t look forward to it anymore. Too many times of the rules not being followed and enforced and then getting either overruled or attacked for stepping in and enforcing the rules as they are written. I’ll stay until my replacement is named(which is what i said the first time). I’ll use my new non-privileged account for 99% of what i do on the forums and my privileged account for the admin stuff i have to do.