Monthly Archives: February 2010

New Patches Cause BSoD for Some Windows XP Users

February 11, 2010

If you use Windows XP and haven’t yet updated your system with the ten or so security updates that Microsoft issued Tuesday, you might to hold off for a bit. Turns out, a non-trivial number of XP users are reporting that their systems suffer from the dreaded Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) and fall into a reboot loop after installing the latest batch of patches from Redmond.

Another Way to Ditch IE6

February 3, 2010

This past week, I was reminded of a conversation I had with an ethical hacker I met at the annual Defcon security conference in Las Vegas, who showed me what may have been (and still remains) the shortest and most elegant trick I’ve seen to crash Internet Explorer 6 Web browser. I was reminded because the guy who told me about it said it still worked, even though he alerted Microsoft to the flaw back in 2004.