Remains of the Day: Yet Another Claim of IE6’s Death Edition [For What It’s Worth]

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Steve Jobs puts on his birthday hat, Yelp gets sued, Twitter and Yahoo team up, and Internet Explorer 6 loses one more link to life support.






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Enable Flash in Firefox Portable

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Windows only: You’re in Internet Explorer-only IT lockdown, so of course you’re using portable Firefox—but you don’t have rights to run the Flash installation program to hook up flashy web pages in the ‘fox. Luckily, when you’re on a computer that already has Flash installed, you can enjoy Flash on the go with a simple trick that enables Flash in Firefox Portable.

  1. Copy these two files:  and  from the default install directory (usually )
  2. Paste them in the following folder in your portable installation of Firefox
  3. Restart Firefox and check out a page with Flash content on it.

Got any other Firefox Portable tweaks that make life in IT lockdown more bearable? Let us know in the comments.

Installing Flash on Firefox Portable with no Installer [Acid Labs]

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Remains of the Day: Microsoft Urges Users to Ditch Internet Explorer 6, XP [For What It’s Worth]

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Rumors abound regarding new features in a speculated iPhone OS 4.0, our favorite web developer extension, Firebug, gets a big update, and Microsoft asks its users to move away from IE6 and Windows XP.

Photo via Internet Explorer 6 Uninstall Day.







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Microsoft To Ship Emergency IE Patch

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Grotendo writes “Microsoft plans to release an emergency patch for Internet Explorer very soon to counter targeted attacks and the publication of exploit code for a ‘browse and you’re owned’ vulnerability in its flagship Web browser. The out-of-band update will be released once the company is satisfied that it has been properly tested against all affected versions of Windows. This could happen as early as this weekend.” Microsoft has downplayed the seriousness of the IE zero-day, and insisted that it affects only IE6 even as security researchers close in on exploits for IE7 and IE8. Microsoft has had no comment about the firestorm that Google unleashed by directly accusing the Chinese of cyber espionage. ShadowServer has up a sobering post on the massive extent of the problem of “groups that can be referred to as the Advanced Persistent Threat.”

Read more of this story at Slashdot.


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Google Hack Attack Was Ultra Sophisticated, New Details Show

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LinuxSecurity.com: Hackers seeking source code from Google, Adobe and dozens of other high-profile companies used unprecedented tactics that combined encryption, stealth programming and an unknown hole in Internet Explorer, according to new details released by the anti-virus firm McAfee.

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