From all of us - to all of you, have a safe and happy Holiday and Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza to you and yours. Our team has put together a little special greeting this year:
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See you all out at our online Yule Party in the forums on Dec. 21st - http://appliedusers.ca/forums
...and just like that we're a .ca domain now. Got some fancy redirects going to keep y'all pointed in the right direction for now, but you should update your bookmarks post haste.
If you have not heard, there is a very serious Internet Explorer Zero Day exploit making it's rounds. How serious? Serious enough for Microsoft to put forth an Out-of-Band patch for it. This is very much related to the Google China network compromise that has been in the news recently - this was one of the exploits leverage that gave hackers access to Google's network. Since then the exploit code has shown up in various places on the Internet where more blackhats and criminals have gotten their hands on it.
While initially an IE 6 exploit, proof of concept code now exists that can target IE 7 - IE 8 appears to be somewhat protected if DEP is still enabled on the system.
This exploit is serious enough where the French and German governments have issued public advisories to it's populace to use an alternate browser like Firefox or Opera.
AU has now completed it's triple-play, and a blog is born. As with our wiki, the blog is a community effort and those who wish to contribute are welcome to do so. Contributor accounts can be setup by the admin, so just drop him an email or post in the forums and we'll get you set up.
Content for the blog can be current events affecting our industry, notices of events, regional user group info and so on. I certainly hope you all find the resources of AppliedUsers.Org useful and appropriate. See you in the forums.