Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Star Lounger E Pericoloso Sporgersi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Flanders, Belgium, EU
    Posts
    71
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts

    Question Quirk in WS Newsletter at the source or local?

    It appears that the backslash is dropped from the Windows Secrets Newsletter.

    In this issue (paid) I found
    “If the peer networking grouping service refuses to run, delete idstore.sst from

    c:windowsserviceprofileslocalserviceappdataroaming peernetworkingidstore.sst
    What to do: For Excel 2003 users, the workaround given in MS Support article 324491 is to edit a Registry key. Excel 2007 users follow the same steps as for Excel 2003 but use this registry key path instead:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWAREMicrosoftOffice12.0ExcelO ptionsext
    Is this a local occurrance in my PC (Firefox 7 in my Windows 7 HP SP1) or at the source?
    E Pericoloso Sporgersi
    "It is Dangerous to Lean Out! [of Windows]"

  2. #2
    Super Moderator Deadeye81's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    North Carolina, USA
    Posts
    2,654
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 113 Times in 97 Posts
    I receive my WS Newsletter via email and there are backslashes in the two paths mentioned.

    However, in signing in to the Newsletter site and viewing it there using Firefox 7, I see the same thing you see.

    UPDATE: I see the same thing using Safari and Internet Explorer 9 to log in to the Newsletter site as well. I have contacted the Newsletter administration about this.
    Last edited by Deadeye81; 2011-10-13 at 06:56. Reason: Update

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Deadeye81 For This Useful Post:

    E Pericoloso Sporgersi (2011-10-27)

  4. #3
    Plutonium Lounger Medico's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    12,631
    Thanks
    161
    Thanked 936 Times in 856 Posts
    I wonder if this problem and the problem in this thread are related. Wierd they both appear at the same time.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


    Sony Vaio Laptop, 2.53 GHz Duo Core Intel CPU, 8 GB RAM, 320 GB HD
    Win 8 Pro (64 Bit), IE 10 (64 Bit)


    Complete PC Specs: By Speccy

  5. #4
    Super Moderator Deadeye81's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    North Carolina, USA
    Posts
    2,654
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 113 Times in 97 Posts
    It is coincidental, but the problems do not seem related. I see what the OP sees as I mentioned in post# 2. I do not see any problem as described by the post you linked to using any browser I have available.

  6. #5
    Super Moderator Deadeye81's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    North Carolina, USA
    Posts
    2,654
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 113 Times in 97 Posts
    I have just been informed that the Newsletter tech team is looking into the links matter.

  7. #6
    Super Moderator jscher2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Silicon Valley, USA
    Posts
    23,112
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 93 Times in 89 Posts
    Some web publishing platforms strip characters that can be used for cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. In JavaScript, the backslash character can be used to code other characters (for example \x20 is a space), and has been used in viral code to trick filters. Thus, it would not surprise me if the publishing platform would need some tweaking for a site where backslashes have a legitimate purpose.

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to jscher2000 For This Useful Post:

    E Pericoloso Sporgersi (2011-10-27)

  9. #7
    Star Lounger E Pericoloso Sporgersi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Flanders, Belgium, EU
    Posts
    71
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts

    Thumbs up

    Thank you, guys.

    You convinced me that the problem is *not* at my end. That's all I needed to know to bring my BP, Vf and Anxiety Meter back to normal levels.

    The quirk still occurs, but I can live with it. The missing backslashes are just a very small annoyance. After all, modifying the registry is not a daily chore.

    I guess I can quit taking tranks now.

    P.S.
    Sorry for the late acknowledgement.
    I had my notifications wrongly configured and I was unaware of your replies. I just now tweaked my settings thoroughly to redress that omission.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •