For your end-of-year festivities, one Web site allows you to define your
own 2005 calendar and print it out as a 3-dimensional, 12-sided object
that will surely amaze your friends.
Our feature in the
issue of the Windows Secrets Newsletter inspired reader Hilton Travis to
write in about ways in which software firewalls can bite back:
MS04-040 (889669): In an effort to close an Internet Explorer
security hole that had become the target of a few initial exploits across the
Internet, Microsoft released a new cumulative patch for IE on Dec. 1, rather
than waiting for the Redmond company’s regular release date, the 2nd Tuesday
of the month.
It’s not so long ago that we learned to master the Windows Registry, a buzzing
hive of little-known configuration settings. Now we find that Firefox 1.0,
the hot new browser released on Nov. 9 by the Mozilla Foundation, has its
own hidden playground for us to tweak.