Author Archives: Bryce Whitty

About Bryce Whitty

Bryce is an Australian computer technician and the founder of Technibble. He started his computer repair business when he was 17 years old and is still running it 9 years later. He is an avid traveller and spends at least a month of the year in another country.

Windows “Web View” Exploit Out in the Wild and Still Unpatched after 3 Months

Microsoft has confirmed a new unpatched vulnerability in Internet Explorer and had promised to fix the problem in the next monthly Windows update rollout (Oct 10th). In the security advisory, Microsoft admits that an ActiveX control “WebViewFolderIcon” also known as “Web View” exposes a vulnerability in the Windows Shell which …

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Windows Vista RC1 Software Compatibility List

Iexbeta has created a nice Wiki page that has a huge list of software and its compatibility with Windows Vista. It seems most bigboys in software industry such as Photoshop, Adaware, Spybot, Nero etc.. are compatible. Complete List Here

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Dell Launches PC Recycling for US Customers (Dell PC’s Only)

Dell has announced that they have recently launched a recycling program for its US customers and is online at http://www.dell4me.com/recycling This recycling offer is designed for consumers and includes the pick up of used Dell-Branded computers and peripherals at no charge. Dell has had a similar program running in Europe …

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Code Execution Vulnerability found in Microsoft PowerPoint

A vulnerability has been found in Microsoft Powerpoint which hackers can exploit to comprimise a users system.

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Microsoft News, Sept. 27th 2006.

Microsoft goes after 20 illegal software dealers Microsoft admits WGA failures “coming up more commonly now” Microsoft breaks monthly patch cycle to release VML exploit fix

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How to stop Messages from Messenger Service

Some users, especially those who aren’t running Windows XP Service Pack 2 occasionally receive messages to their computers with the title “Messenger Service”. This is not to be confused with “MSN Messenger”. These messages commonly say you have viruses, adware, Spyware or other nasties on your system and you can …

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Default Password List for Routers

When you are out-and-about doing networking jobs it is quite likely that you will need to login to the clients router to change some settings. However, they forgot their password or never knew it. You ask them for the manual and of course they dont know where that is either. …

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Hardware Reviews, Sept. 20th 2006.

Super Talent 2GB MEGA Screen MP3/FM/Recorder Player Review @ MODTHEBOX.COM Tell your Boss where to Stick it with Verbatim’s Store’n’Go 2GB USB U3 Drive @ OCModShop! Ultra 1200 Watt Backup UPS @ Overclockers Online Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H Mainboard Review @ Technic3D Apack Zerotherm CF900 Copper Heatpipe Intel Socket 775 CPU Cooler …

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Microsoft News, Sept. 18th 2006.

All Windows Vista versions will be on 1 DVD Disk Introducing Windows Vista’s Recovery Enviroment (WinRE) Microsofts website in 1994 Windows Knowlege Base Problem “Computer Randomly Plays Classical Music”

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Free Legitimate Windows Vista Product Keys Available

Microsoft is currently giving away more Vista preview keys so if you didnt get one originally as part of the beta tests now is your chance. As mentioned in our blog entry on September 7th, just download it from the website and once downloaded you will need to burn the …

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