Just relax, I'm not about to turn this into a security related blog. However I felt it was necessary, especially in light of yesterdays post, to follow up on Microsofts recent security bulletins. The bulletins offer patches for the most critical issues raised in Secunia's original advisory, though some vulnerabilities are still unpatched and the security rating for IE is unchanged at "extremely critical".
So when does it become a noteworthy occurrence that someone replies to your email inquiries? Well, as you might know, I've had some problems getting responses from my ISP/cable provider (T&B Hansen). So when I found their reply in my inbox this morning, less than a day after I'd sent them an email, I was pleasantly surprised.
Secunia, a leading provider of IT-security services, announced on Friday that they'd raised the current security rating for IE to "extremely critical". Although some of the flaws have been known for a while (since October!), Microsoft haven't made any patch(es) available. Even a fully updated Windows with SP2 is vulnerable.
Although I haven't blogged about it, this site has been running on version 0.3.2 of Spark CMS since the 23rd or December. With todays update to 0.3.3 I though I'd share some of developments that has found it's way into the code since the blog update on the 6th of December. Though I'm still a bit sloppy making changelog entries, I'll do my best to give you a quick summary of the most important changes and additions...
Looking out the window the world seems no different from how it was before Boxing Day except maybe for a little less snow, though everything feels completely different. Earlier today everything in Norway, as most other parts of Europe, stopped to observe three minutes of silence to show respect and solidarity for the tsunami victims. The feeling I was left with when seeing and hearing everything stop was heartfelt and devastating.
For the second day in a row my internet connection really craps out. Although it isn't completely down as it was yesterday, it is unbelievably slow, has loooong response times and in reality completely useless.
I'm about to break one of the unwritten rules of the blogosphere code of ethics, so I thought a heads up was in order; I'm about to edit some of the older posts found in this blog! As I can already hear most of you (all three) screaming "no", I can reassure you that I won't edit anything other than markup and
the occasional spelling mistakes.