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Ruminations of a dehydrated mind... by Geoff Hill

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    "Data Execution Prevention”,.. aka “No Execute” memory protection

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    Intel will start shipping Xeon processors by September 24 th that take advantage of this and plan to add support for NX in all of its P4 CPUs in Q4 . There is now a software DEP built into SP2 which you can activate! It probably isn't as robust as...
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    Initial Public reactions to SP2...

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    Well, aside from a few crusty individuals out there who loathe all things MSFT, the media seems to be pretty positively inclined towards SP2. http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1105-5306235.html http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/08/12/winxp_sp2_stop_moaning/ Though...
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    Heh...

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    Silly me, wanted to look up the definitive DEFINITION of "Rumination"... heh heh.. And I quote, " n. The act of pondering; meditation. The act or process of chewing cud. " Ok, so I grew up on a farm! Is that a reason to tar me...
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    It gets better...

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    ActiveX components have always had the ability to really make a web surfer's life miserable, because you had an -effectively- local application running which could also run amock in your local machine. But, in strides SP2 [can you tell I like this...
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    Out Out Damned Popup!

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    There are several good reasons that popups have been addressed and consigned to the developer's version of termination. First and foremost, it was one of the biggest requests by users for IE. But, there's another great reason for putting popups in...
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    I guess it's time for my first IE SP2 Code dump... Programmatically changing the Popup Blocker Exceptions list...

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    Ok, this idea came through when I was wondering if I could automate the process of adding exceptions to the Popup Blocker Exceptions list . Now, I know that we can make a group policy for this, or we could open up IE and insert the items through the UI...
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