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...is 181 SPAM-mails in my inbox...
After playing a while with the current version of Telligent's Community Server :: Forums 2.0.1, I found a real work-around for its annoying moderation bug in the administration. The complete solution is posted here:
It gets worse and worse: As Lorenzo Barbieri states in is weblog (http://weblogs.asp.net/lbarbieri/archive/2004/10/02/237049.aspx), the \- and %5c-vulnerability does not only affect Forms Authentication: It also affects Windows Authentication!
A major ASP.NET Forms Authentication vulnerability has been found! In short: When you secure sub-directories using Forms Authentication, you'll usually define this in your web.config. If you use IE to access a sub-directory - for example http://localhost/site/secure/default.aspx - you'll be redirected to the defined login page. This will also happen, when you have a typo - say: http://localhost/site/secure\default.aspx (note the backslash). But - and this is the bug - it wont happen with Mozilla Firefox or other browsers. When you try to access a secured directory using this browsers and the malicious url, you'll be able to access the directory. Without any Authentication. This is serious!
Two days ago I was informed about my fourth MVP award. I'm really proud of this and I want to thank Microsoft for this. And I will continue to do community work. This is a promise!
...but I was quite busy: I wrote my very first Java book. And I worked a lot. And I finally bought a new laptop - it is an IBM ThinkPad R50p, which I don't want to miss anymore... :-)
Now I need your help: I own a Dell Inspiron 8200, which is okay for my work. But there is one thing that drives me crazy: It is noisy! The cooler's always running and it is loud enough to be heard from the other side of the room. :-(
So, I need your recommendations for the successor of my noisy dell: It will need to have a Pentium-M-processor, the Centrino-certificate, a 1400x1050 or 1600x1200 (or something in between) 15.x" display, a seperate graphics-adaptor (ATI Rage 9x00 or some NVidia device), some 40+ gig harddisk, dvd burner and at least 1gb of ram. And, most of all, it should be quit!
Until now, I was looking at Dell's Inspiron 8600c and at IBM's ThinkPad R51. If you know better / similiar units or if you're using one of the devices, I'd appreciate your info! :-)
Read it once, read it twice and still find it very useful: http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/03/06/XMLFiles/
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And I was wondering about the odd new C# syntax... :-)