Monthly Archives: February 2011

Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft has released Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2.

  • x86 for Windows 7 32bit (537MB)
    windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe
  • x64 for Windows 7 64bit & Windows 2008 R2 (903MB)
    windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe
  • DVD contains all of the above (1953MB)
    7601.17514.101119-1850_Update_Sp_Wave1-GRMSP1.1_DVD.iso

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932)

Fibre vs. Wireless Performance & The NBN

I’m sick & tired of people saying wireless is a better alternative to Fibre in regard to the NBN debate in Australia. I have thralled the net looking for some really world results & finally am satisfied with what I have found I’m not after marketing claims or anything like that, I’m not quoting some peace of policy, these are results recorded through the one and the same site, speedtest.net.

Below is a video recorded in the US, it compares Verison LTE vs. Sprint 4G. The results are less than impressive, Verizon LTE modem clocked in speeds of 7.40 Mbps down & 1.40 Mbps up while the Sprint 4G 1.76 Mbps down and 0.40 Mbps up.
Sprint 4G vs. Verizon LTE Speedtest in San Francisco

This next peace is the results from my own Internode ADSL2+ connection from October last year, I’m not going to retest because it’s much the same now:

Speedtest.net Result 7th October 2010
Web White Noise – Speedtest Time

Finally a speed test from a customer with iiNet connected to the NBN:

iiNet NBN Speedtest.net Results
Whirlpool – I’m on the NBN! Forum Thread

The numbers based on performance speak for themselves.

Update 19/05/2011 – New Phone

I’ve got myself a new phone & have now done a speedtest on the Telstra NextG / UMTS 850 / US3G network (what ever standard they want to call it), using the USB tethering capability. The results are unsurprising for wireless.

Update 20/01/2013 – Telstra LTE 4G (1800Mhz) in Southport

For those who keep wanting to say that 4G is better then Fibre to the Home (FTTH), I think not.

2013-01-18 14.11.37

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for February 2011

Microsoft have released the following updates this month:

  • Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2482017)
  • Vulnerability in Windows Shell Graphics Processing Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2483185)
  • Vulnerability in the OpenType Compact Font Format (CFF) Driver Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2485376)
  • Vulnerability in Internet Information Services (IIS) FTP Service Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2489256)
  • Vulnerability in Active Directory Could Allow Denial of Service (2478953)
  • Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Visio Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2451879)
  • Vulnerability in JScript and VBScript Scripting Engines Could Allow Information Disclosure (2475792)
  • Vulnerability in Windows Client/Server Run-time Subsystem Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2476687)
  • Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2393802)
  • Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2479628)
  • Vulnerabilities in Kerberos Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2496930)
  • Vulnerability in Local Security Authority Subsystem Service Could Allow Local Elevation of Privilege (2478960)

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for February 2011

WordPress 3.0.5 Released

WordPress 3.0.5 is available, this release fixes the following:

  • Fix XSS bug: Properly encode title used in Quick/Bulk Edit, and offer additional sanitization to various fields. Affects users of the Author or Contributor role. (r17397, r17406, r17412)
  • Fix XSS bug: Preserve tag escaping in the tags meta box. Affects users of the Author or Contributor role. (r17401)
  • Fix potential information disclosure of posts through the media uploader. Affects users of the Author role. (r17393)
  • Enhancement: Force HTML filtering on comment text in the admin (r17400)
  • Enhancement: Harden check_admin_referer() when called without arguments, which plugins should avoid. (r17387)
  • Update the license to GPLv2 (or later) and update copyright information for the KSES library.