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Monday January 31, 2005

[H]ardNews 2nd Edition

Major Windows Security Update Foiled:

Apparently we missed this story this weekend that says a Russian security company has found a way to beat a security measure in Windows XP SP2. The company did notify Microsoft of the problem in late December but decided not to wait for Microsoft to patch the vulnerability before releasing this information. Gee, thanks guys.

The SP2 measure, known as Data Execution Protection, is intended to prevent would-be attackers from inserting rogue code into a PC's memory and tricking Windows into running the program. However, in a paper published Friday, Moscow-based Positive Technologies said two minor mistakes in the implementation of the technology allow a knowledgeable programmer to sidestep the protection.

DOOM 3: The Board Game:

For those of you who just canít get enough DOOM 3, check out DOOM 3: The Board Game. This is also a good way for those of you running a Matrox Parhelia to actually GET to play DOOM 3.

Doom: The Boardgame is a game for 2 to 4 players, playable in 1 to 2 hours, based on the groundbreaking DOOM computer game by id Software.