Brian Johnson works with BizSpark Startups on the East Coast of the United States. For more information about the BizSpark program you can go to http://bizspark.com.
Update: Chat is over, thanks everyone for coming. That was fun. Next chat is November 18th.
Update: This chat is happeing now. Click here to enter. (I'll pull this post off the security feed when the chat is finished.)
There's a chat tomorrow (Thursday) at 2:00 PST around Security in Microsoft Products. Here's a link to the chat page with more information. You can add this chat to your Outlook calendar by clicking here
Microsoft Security Chat SeriesJoin Mike Nash, Vice President for the Microsoft Security Business Unit, and his team of security experts each month. Microsoft is working hard to improve security and Mike and his team invite you to join them in a candid Q&A session. Ask us your tough questions; share with us what is going well and what needs improvement. This is your chance to talk up front with the leading security minds at Microsoft.
All About GDI+
This page contains information about a newly-discovered, privately reported vulnerability in GDI+. A buffer overrun vulnerability exists in the processing of JPEG image formats that could allow remote code execution on an affected system. This page contains information and links for developers who need to better understand this issue.
'New' giant ape found in DR Congo
Scientists believe they have discovered a new group of giant apes in the jungles of central Africa.
DirectX 9.0 SDK Update - (October 2004)Download the complete DirectX 9.0 SDK - (October 2004), which contains the DirectX 9.0c Runtime and all DirectX software required to create DirectX 9.0 compliant applications in C/C++, and C#.
If you haven't played with DirectX SDK before, this weekend might be a good time to download it and give it a shot. Be sure to check out the Microsoft DirectX 9.0 SDK Update item that gets added to your All Programs menu in Windows. There's a DirectX Sample Browser that lets you sort the samples available, and it even copies individual projects that you might want to start with to your Visual Studio Projects folder. You can find more DirectX information on MSDN here.
Update: Mitch Walker has more information about the changes here.
Schneier on Security
A weblog covering security and security technology.
What You Should Know About a Reported Vulnerability in Microsoft ASP.NETThis page was updated October 7, 2004, to include information about a newly released mitigation option, an HTTP module installer. This module protects all ASP.NET applications on a Web server against canonicalization problems that are currently known to Microsoft as of the publication date. We will continue to update this page as additional guidance and resources become available.
Microsoft ASP.NET ValidatePath ModuleMicrosoft has released an ASP.NET HTTP module that Web site administrators can apply to their Web server. This module will protect all ASP.NET applications against all potential canonicalization problems known to Microsoft.
Calling all Developers!
The Microsoft Smart Personal Objects Technology (SPOT) group is looking for talented developers to create 'Channel' applications for the Smart Watch initiative - with payment of up to $10,000.
What You Should Know About a Reported Vulnerability in Microsoft ASP.NET
Microsoft is currently investigating a reported vulnerability in Microsoft ASP.NET. An attacker can send specially crafted requests to the server and view secured content without providing the proper credentials. This reported vulnerability exists in ASP.NET and does not affect ASP.
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The Antivirus Defense-in-Depth Guide
The information presented in the Antivirus Defense-in-Depth guide has been updated to reflect the security improvements provided as part of Windows XP Service Pack 2. A number of the features in Windows XP Service Pack 2 have made it more difficult for malware to attack a Windows XP based computer. The updates to this guide are designed to ensure these enhancements are identified and explained.