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Saturday, January 06, 2007  

Hitherby Dragons

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



Here is my thought.

A peculiar power is given unto us that we may give aid unto others—not to act for them but to open space for them to act, to clear their eyes when they are clouded and to free their hands when they are bound.

It is never a bad year to use that power.

This no more or less than any other.

But it seems a good year to keep that in mind. To remember that that is the power we have. To hold that in our thoughts as we deal with others around us.



I will leave generic thanks and other monthly updates until the next post.

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posted by Gary Williams at 10:34 PM | link |
 

Two men catch falling toddler in New York



Updated Fri. Jan. 5 2007 11:06 PM ET

CTV.ca News Staff

A local paper is calling it the 'Catch of the Day' after two New York men saved the life of a young boy who fell off a fourth-story fire escape Thursday.

The heroics come just two days after another New Yorker was rescued from an impending subway train, and a day after the NYPD helped deliver a baby on a Brooklyn subway platform.

Police say three-year-old Timothy Addo climbed out of his fifth-floor Bronx apartment window when the babysitter wasn't looking. He then tumbled onto the fourth-floor fire escape and was 'hanging on for dear life,' said one witness.

The two men, Pedro Nevarez and friend Julio Gonzalez, were passing by the building when Addo's grip weakened and he fell 12 metres.

The men managed to get underneath the boy and break his fall.

Addo knocked Nevarez off balance

posted by Gary Williams at 12:39 PM | link |
 

Gmail - [WEB SECURITY] Universal PDF XSS After Party

Oops, It Doesn't Work


Guignol responds:
This doesn’t work. It’s all a hoax.

Sean responds:
It works in FF2.0.0.1 but only when the Adobe plugin is used. If the
action is “Open with default app” or “save to disk”, the exploit does
not work.

Ich auch erhebliche Probleme beim Reproduzieren. Ohne eifrige
Unterstützung durch den Web Browser geht da bei mir erst mal gar
nichts.

#Maik

Thursday, January 4, 2007, 2:16:59 PM, you wrote:

pa> Everybody knows about it. Everybody talks about it. We had a nice
pa> party. It is time for estimating the damages. In this article I will
pa> try to show the impact of the Universal PDF XSS vulnerability by
pa> explaining how it can be used in real life situations.

pa> http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/universal-pdf-xss-after-party/

posted by Gary Williams at 11:12 AM | link |


Friday, January 05, 2007  

"The glorious lust of doing good"


     The heart that finds its happiness to please
     Can feel another's pain, and taste his ease,
     The cheek that with another's joy can glow,
     Turn pale and stricken with another's woe,
     Free from contempt and envy, he who deems
     Justly of life's opposite extremes,
     Who to make all and each man truly bless'd
     Doth all he can and wishes all the rest.

                        -- Henry Fielding

posted by Gary Williams at 10:57 AM | link |
 

GNUCITIZEN ? Universal PDF XSS After Party

Universal PDF XSS After Party



January 4th, 2007
[provided by http://flickr.com/photos/bofh/32915908/]

Everybody knows about it. Everybody talks about it. We had a nice party. It is time for estimating the damages. In this article I will try to show the impact of the Universal PDF XSS vulnerability by explaining how it can be used in real life situations.

For those who has slept over the last two days, here is a short introduction of what this talk is going to be about:

The Universal PDF XSS issue was discovered by Stefano Di Paola and Giorgio Fedon and it was presented on 23C3 security conference. This vulnerability obviously affects the Adobe Acrobat Reader which is a widely used software among business, non-business organizations and individuals. By abusing Acrobat’s open parameter features well protected sites become vulnerable to Cross-site scripting attacks if they host PDF documents. This is pretty bad and unless you update your reader or change the way your browser handles PDF documents, you may get hacked quite badly. This issue is very serious.

The way attackers use PDF documents to execute JavaScript code is outlined with the following template. The code will be executed on the domain where the PDF files is hosted on:

http://path/to/pdf/file.pdf#whatever_name_you_want=javascript:your_code_here

file.pdf#whatever_name_you_want=javascript:your_code_here

Now we know what we are going to talk about, lets have a look on how attackers can use this vulnerability to abuse your WEB presence.

posted by Gary Williams at 9:38 AM | link |


Wednesday, January 03, 2007  

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posted by Gary Williams at 9:45 AM | link |


Tuesday, January 02, 2007  

Mad cow proteins bred out of cattle | Science & nature | The Australian

Mad cow proteins bred out of cattle



*
* January 03, 2007

SCIENTISTS have genetically engineered a dozen cows to be free from the proteins that cause mad cow disease, a breakthrough that may make the animals immune to the brain-wasting disease.
An international team of researchers from the US and Japan say they have 'knocked out' the gene responsible for making the proteins, called prions.

The disease did not take hold when brain tissue from two of the genetically engineered cows was exposed to bad prions in the laboratory, they said.

Experts said the work might offer another layer of security to people concerned about eating infected beef.

posted by Gary Williams at 6:52 PM | link |
 

Huge ice shelf breaks free in Canada's far north?|?Tech&Sci?|?Science?|?Reuters.com

Huge ice shelf breaks free in Canada's far north


Tue Jan 2, 2007 8:57am ET25

By Jeffrey Jones

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - A chunk of ice bigger than the area of Manhattan broke from an ice shelf in Canada's far north and could wreak havoc if it starts to float westward toward oil-drilling regions and shipping lanes next summer, a researcher said on Friday.

Global warming could be one cause of the break of the Ayles Ice Shelf at Ellesmere Island, which occurred in the summer of 2005 but was only detected recently by satellite photos, said Luke Copland, assistant professor at the University of Ottawa's geography department.

It was the largest such break in nearly three decades, casting an ice floe with an area of 66 square km (25 square miles) adrift in the Arctic Ocean, said Copland, who specializes in the study of glaciers and ice masses. Manhattan has an area of 61 square km (24 square miles).

The mass is now 50 square km (19 square miles) in size.

posted by Gary Williams at 10:11 AM | link |


Monday, January 01, 2007  

Happy Nude Rear



01-0448253048T
image from geenstijl.nl

posted by Gary Williams at 6:47 PM | link |
 

Interesting Movie:


posted by Gary Williams at 5:48 PM | link |
 

Attacks in Iraq at highest levels ever - Africa & Middle East - International Herald Tribune

Attacks in Iraq at highest levels ever


By David S. Cloud and Michael R. Gordon
Published: 2006-12-18 20:50:08

WASHINGTON: Nearly 1,000 insurgent and sectarian attacks were carried out against American and Iraqi targets every week over the last three months, the highest level ever recorded, according to a Pentagon report on security trends in Iraq that was issued Monday.

The report, which covers the period from early August to early November describes a worsening security environment in Baghdad and other parts of Iraq.

The rise in attacks, to a weekly average of 959, was a jump of nearly 200 compared with the previous three months. As a consequence, civilian casualties reached a record high, more than 90 a day, the report said. While the majority of attacks were directed at U.S. forces, most of the casualties were suffered by the Iraqi military and civilians.

The Pentagon report, 'Measuring Security and Stability in Iraq,' is mandated by Congress and issued quarterly. It covers a broad range of subjects, including the economy, public attitudes, security and the training of Iraqi security forces.

posted by Gary Williams at 10:56 AM | link |


Sunday, December 31, 2006  

CBC.ca Arts - Fourth Indiana Jones film will be 'really cool': Lucas

Fourth Indiana Jones film will be 'really cool': Lucas


Last Updated: Saturday, December 30, 2006 | 11:13 AM ET
CBC Arts

Director George Lucas is vowing the fourth instalment of the Indiana Jones movie series will be the 'best one yet' in the adventures of the globe-trotting archeologist.

Lucas announced Friday the movie will be in theatres by May 2008.
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George Lucas, seen here in a 2005 photo, says the fourth Indiana Jones film will be 'fantastic.'George Lucas, seen here in a 2005 photo, says the fourth Indiana Jones film will be 'fantastic.'
(Canadian Press)

'It's going to be fantastic. It's going to be the best one yet,' Lucas said.

The 62-year-old filmmaker revealed that he and producer Steven Spielberg had finalized the script.

Locations for filming, due to begin in the new year, have not been decided, but part of the movie will be shot in Los Angeles."

posted by Gary Williams at 10:58 AM | link |
 

My Newest MisterPicassohead:


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http://www.mrpicassohead.com/canvas.html?id=1042db9&skin=original

posted by Gary Williams at 10:19 AM | link |

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