2/12/2005

Tip: Set Multiple Home Pages In Firefox

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

One of the nicest features in Firefox is its support for tabbed browsing. You can have multiple pages open in different tabs. Although almost everyone knows that, not many know that you can also have multiple home pages.

When you define multiple home pages, Firefox will open ever page in its own tab, so ever time you open your browser, or click on the home page, the browser will open all the pages.

In order to do that follow these steps:

  • In the menu select Tools->Options
  • In the left panel select General
  • In the Home page Location(s) edit box type in all the home pages address separated by | (pipe). (You can also set the locations by opening all the pages in tabs and click on the Use Current Pages Button)
  • Click OK

F-Secure flaw affects 18 products

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

F-Secure has released a patch for a serious flaw in its antivirus products, the second time this week a security company has warned of a risk in its software.

The security hole in the antivirus library affects 18 products for desktops, servers and gateways, with the network products at “critical” risk, F-Secure said in a bulletin Thursday. By creating a specially crafted ARJ archive file, an intruder could use a buffer overflow to run arbitrary code on an unpatched machine, said Tony Magellanez, a systems engineer at F-Secure.

“At this point, it’s a theoretical exploit,” Magellanez said, noting that Internet Security Systems, which discovered the flaw, had not provided F-Secure with an example of malformed ARJ code. “ISS gave us details of how it could be done, and we created a patch.”

The vulnerability could enable intruders to spy on confidential company information, ISS said in its advisory. It noted that several large vendors and Internet security providers use the antivirus library in their products.

F-Secure is urging all customers to apply the patch.

Source: News.com

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