Source: The Register
L33tdawg: "Bogus Boffins" -- I like that term *grin*
The professional engineers' association in Canada is dismayed that Microsoft Certified System Engineers (MCSEs) are calling themselves "engineers". Microsoft agreed to discourage the use of the term among MCSEs last year, but changed its mind in the summer.
Source: The Register
The Grand Old Duke of York is clearly in charge of Microsoft's operating systems roadmaps for, having marched Longhorn up to the top of a distant (2005, said his Billness) hill earlier this year, he has now marched it straight back down again. Longhorn, the next version of Windows XP, will not after all be a 2005 product, but will quite possibly be a next year product after all.
Source: PC Pro UK
Microsoft has alerted users to potentially 'critical' flaws in most flavours of Windows including Windows 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000 and XP. This time Redmond says there are two problems found in Windows's HTML based Help systems.
The first issue concerns an Active X control within the HTML Help facility. An unchecked buffer in one of the control's functions could be exploited by a web page or an HTML email allowing the attacker to gain access to the system.
What a mess. Less than a week after a court-approved deal ends the antitrust case, Microsoft's back in the spotlight. The latest Halloween memo portrays your company as utterly obsessed with the open-source software movement but utterly confused about how best to proceed. I can only imagine the state of confusion. Microsoft has tried to persuade developers and users for the last four years that there's no there there--and to no avail.
Source: Mac World UK
Microsoft is protesting against last week's report from security experts mi2g Ltd claiming Apple's Mac OS X and certain brands of Unix are less vulnerable to attack than Windows.
The report attributed 44 per cent of software vulnerabilities announced in the first ten months of 2002 to Windows, 19 per cent to Linux and just 1.9 per cent to Mac.
Microsoft vice president of security Mike Nash dismissed the report as "misleading".