Archive | March 10, 2006

Another one bites the dust?

Microsoft Watch from Mary Jo Foley notes Vista Sheds Another Anticipated Feature?. “little explanation (so far at least), Microsoft has decided to cut from Windows Vista planned support for the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI).” Isn’t EFI the next generation replacement of BIOS used in the Intel-based MacBooks? I think I’d feel more secure knowing I couldn’t boot Windows on my MacBook…

Diebold gets the boot from Maryland’s elections

Computerworld News reports Maryland House votes to oust Diebold machines. “Maryland’s House of Delegates voted 137-0 to replace the state’s Diebold voting machines, valued at $90 million, until the manufacturer adds the ability to create a paper trail of votes.” Good. Send a clear message to vendors: closed-source, unauditable vote counting is unacceptable.

Patch Tuesday coming with few patches

Computerworld News reports Microsoft to issue one critical patch Tuesday. “In its monthly patch release next Tuesday, Microsoft Corp. said it will issue one critical security bulletin concerning the Office suite and one bulletin on Windows that is rated important.”

Later on in the article, they explain, “Microsoft will distribute its updated version of the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool via Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services and the Download Center… There will also be one non-security High-Priority Update on Microsoft Update and Windows Server Update Services. There won’t be any non-security High-Priority Updates for Windows coming over Windows Update or Software Update Services.” Well, that certainly clears things up.

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