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Quiet day around the ISC fire, Vista SP1 breaks stuff

As most of us on the East Coast from about DC on North are stuck in the Winter "Storm" we have up here, it's been a rather quiet day around the ISC offices.   We've started throwing darts at the posters of the vendors we don't like.  Everyone keeps threatening to hit the big red button that turns the internet off just because it's my day of being a handler.

Couple emails came in though:

1) One report of some bad Symantec AV definitions, "2/21/2008 rev. 2" is apparently crashing some systems.

2) One email stating that apparently Vista SP1 breaks a number of security programs: "Bitdefender AV and Internet Security v.10, Fujitsu Shock Sensor v, Jiangmin KV Antivirus v. 10 and 2008, Trend Micro Internet Security 2008, Rising Personal Firewall 2007, and Zone Alarm Security Suite 7.1.105"  I looked it up.  Microsoft has a KB on the issue.  See it here.

So, all in all so far, a quiet day.  Go play in the Snow with your kids if you can, (if you are able, if you have snow, if have kids, and if you aren't defending your network by tooth and nail).

I'll post more later if something else comes up, or if you guys write in with more fun topics.

In the meantime, I'll be right back.  Someone is throwing snowballs in the ISC underground lair.


Joel Esler





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Feb 22nd 2008

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