Monday, August 31, 2009

Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Version 6 Update 15

The latest version fixed several security vulnerabilities:

263408 : A Security Vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment Audio System may Allow System Properties to be Accessed

263409 : Security Vulnerabilities With the Proxy Mechanism Implementation in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) may Lead to Escalation of Privileges

263428 : Integer Overflow Vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment When Parsing JPEG Images

263429 : A Security Vulnerability With Verifying HMAC-based XML Digital Signatures in the XML Digital Signature Implementation Included With the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) may Allow Authentication to be Bypassed

263488 : Integer Overflow Vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) "Unpack200" JAR Unpacking Utility May Lead to Escalation of Privileges

263489 : A Security Vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) With Parsing XML Data May Allow a Remote Client to Create a Denial of Service (DoS) Condition

264648 : Security Vulnerability in the Active Template Library in Various Releases of Microsoft Visual Studio Used by the Java Web Start ActiveX Control May Be Leveraged to Execute Arbitrary Code

Thursday, August 27, 2009

PC Pro October 2009

  1. PC 2010 and beyond
  2. Windows 7: everything you need to know
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Paragon Hard Disk Manager 9.5

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

Problems with Blogger

Ever since after the Taiwan typhoon which caused the underseas internet cable damage, I'm unable to see the toolbar when posting. Upon checking online, I'm not the only person having this issue. Pressing Ctrl-F5 will bring back the toolbar but when you try to add image, it won't appear in my post.

After investigation, I found the problem lies with the DNS servers of my ISP. Since they can't resolve the problem, I decided to switch to openDNS. You can use the following DNS server addresses:
  1. Primary/Preferred DNS server :
  2. Secondary/Alternate DNS server :
If you're using a 3G USB modem to connect to Internet, you can't change your DNS server addresses since they're assigned automatically. The solution is to use a 3G wireless router. You can either assign the DNS server addresses in the router configuration or in the network configuration of your PC.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

PC Advisor October 2009

  1. Recharge Your PC
  2. Is Online Storage Really Safe?
  3. Get the Best of Windows 7 Now
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. BitDefender Total Security 2010 (3-month licence)
  2. Ashampoo UnInstaller 3.0

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Australian PC User September 2009

  1. Windows 7 - Your complete kickstart guide
  2. Bonus NetGuide section
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. PC User Virtual Machine Shop 2 SE
  2. Ashampoo Burning Studio 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009

Australian PC Authority September 2009

  1. Windows 7
  2. All-In-One PCs
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Genie Backup Manager Home 7.0
  2. Ashampoo Presentations 2008
  3. H & H Software Virtual CD

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Mozilla Firefox 3.5.2

The latest release fixed several security issues:

MFSA 2009-46 Chrome privilege escalation due to incorrectly cached wrapper

MFSA 2009-45 Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:

MFSA 2009-44 Location bar and SSL indicator spoofing via on invalid URL

MFSA 2009-38 Data corruption with SOCKS5 reply containing DNS name longer than 15 characters

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

CCleaner Portable 2.22.968

The latest release has the following changes:

- Redesign of Cleaner results panel.
- Added support for Opera 10 Beta.
- Added support for Safari 4.0.
- Added search to Uninstall tool.
- Added search to Cookies screen.
- Improved User assist cleaning in Windows 7.
- Fixed bug in OpenOffice cleaning.
- Fixed IE8 SuggestedSites.dat cleaning support.
- Fixed UI bugs.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Wireless USB Adapter

Currently, the price of wireless N 150Mbps USB adapter is cheaper than wireless G 54Mbps USB adapter.

EnGenius EUB-9703

Ralink RT3070

Ralink RT2870
Wi-Fi certified
Chipset WPA2
Windows XP 32/64-bit
Vista 32/64-bit

Mac OS X

Windows 7
Windows XP 32-bit
Windows Vista 32-bit
Mac OS

Windows 7
3 years
1 year