The new login system at the
soon-to-be-permanent online home of the Plus! issues and files ( http://www.langalist.com/plus/
) is working well. I’ve corrected some minor buglets, added some extra help
screens and improved the error-handling to help solve the small percentage of
login problems that occur. I’m now glad to report that the number of subscribers
reporting login trouble has dropped to almost zero!
Readers Jim Lawler writes:
OK, this is a bad one:
VeriSign, Inc., recently advised Microsoft that on January 30 and 31, 2001, it issued
two VeriSign Class 3 code-signing digital certificates to an individual who fraudulently
claimed to be a Microsoft employee.
As if the CPU-cycle stealing—er,
excuse me: "sharing"— of some ISPs wasn’t bad enough (see http://search.atomz.com/search/?sp-q=juno&sp-a=0008002a-sp00000000
) now there are reports of a notional "super Cookie" used by Earthlink.
In "ICQ Users Feel AOL’s Gentle
Touch" ( http://www.langalist.com/newsletters/2001/2001-03-19.htm#6
), reader David S mentioned a site offering a way to strip the AOL-mandated
ads— er, "informational banners"— that have appeared on the newest
updates of ICQ.
In the last issue, we discussed
"Transferring VERY Large Files Without A Network or CDR" (see http://www.langalist.com/plus/newsletters/2001/2001-03-19plus.asp
;read the previous item for how to log in on the new site)
Although I’d already planned to
cover this topic in this issue, WinMag.Com’s uncertain future makes it even more
Speaking of email… many readers’
email accounts have been broken lately, and some may not even realize it.
Reader Steve Wootten writes:
While CMP’s changing fortunes may
directly affect the free "Standard Edition" of this newsletter, this
Plus! edition is secure for the foreseeable future due to your direct and
meaningful support. Thank you!