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    Lightbulb Data Mining Using Browser

    Is it a browser or not? Mining data using browsers.

    http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/ma.../browsers.html
    Last edited by TZ; 09-15-2004 at 06:36 AM.

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    Lightbulb GyazMail

    GyazMail looks nice - imports from various sources - just needs a "show only unread" so I keep going back to Thunderbird. Which has also improved week by week - and surprised it can't do something Outlook does (well, it isn't as "open" to scripts and that's good).
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    Official 0.8 release of Camino (lot faster, more integration)
    http://mozilla.org/products/camino/

    New features added since Camino 0.7 include:

    * A new bookmark manager with integrated Rendezvous, Address Book (on OSX 10.2+), Search, and Top 10 list.
    * Google Search bar
    * Session history on back/forward buttons
    * Greatly improved cookie management
    * A more compact download manager
    * Allow lists (white-lists) for popup blocking
    * Incremental type-ahead find
    * Upgrades the Gecko HTML rendering engine from Mozilla 1.0 to Mozilla 1.7, resulting in performance, stability, and rendering improvements

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    I guess I should alert people, then, that whenever - especially right now - from a 0.8 to 0.9 or other 'major' upgrade of Firefox, Thunderbird, or Mozilla, that it can be a little rough. the latest nightly builds after one of those milestones ARE Alpha and should be treated as such. That said, seems to finally be stable.

    One of the changes was to move Firefox and Thunderbird folder for profiles to ~/Library/Application Support (was ~/Library).

    And, you don't have to worry about the latest MS IIS Trojan Horse that targets MSIE on Windows (all versions it sounds).

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    Lightbulb Bookmark Tools

    "Safari" enhancements - the three I use: Safari Sorter (for bookmarks), Safari Bookmark Exporter (SBE), and Safari Enhancer . Also, Bookit which will merge bookmarks from all your browsers and help create a common set.

    ADC is a source for Apple OS software only, such as Developer Tools, CHUD, Java SDK. I mention it because it addresses some javascript issues that arose with the latest java and security update along with 10.3.5. A release version is 'imminent' and I've found their 'beta' or Final Candidate versions to be solid and not add problems. ie, reliable.

    But 26MB on dial-up translates into a rather l-o-n-g download until you can download and save at work and bring it home or something (or burn CD).

    You can find the latest Firefox download (8.7MB) and the ADC Java142Update2FC.dmg also fixes problems with Firefox (they share the same engine and core java services).
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    Lightbulb PNG Security affects Mozilla, others

    Nearly all browsers have issued or will need to issue updates to deal with new security issues revealed or uncovered recently.

    Look for the latest version of Mozilla, Firefox, and more to deal with this. I think even Safari could be included in the list.

    Image flaw pierces PC security
    Published: August 5, 2004, 3:06 PM PDT
    By Robert Lemos
    Staff Writer, CNET News.com

    update: Six vulnerabilities in a common code that handles an open-source image format could allow intruders to compromise computers running Linux and may allow attacks against Windows PCs as well as Macs running OS X.

    The security issues appear in a library supporting the portable network graphics (PNG) format, used widely by programs such as the Mozilla and Opera browsers and various e-mail clients. The most critical issue, a memory problem known as a buffer overflow, could allow specially created PNG graphics to execute a malicious program when the application loads the image.

    Among the programs that use libPNG and are likely to be affected by the flaws are the Mail application on Apple Computer's Mac OS X, the Opera and Internet Explorer browsers on Windows, and the Mozilla and Netscape browsers on Solaris, according to independent security researcher Chris Evans, who discovered the issues. Apple and Microsoft could not immediately be reached for comment. Evans did not test every platform to check which vulnerabilities work, he said.

    The most critical vulnerability crashed two open-source browsers, Evans said. "A scarier possibility is targeted exploitation by e-mailing a nasty PNG to someone who uses a graphical e-mail client to decode" images, he added.

    The Mozilla Foundation, the group that manages development of the Mozilla and Firefox browsers and the Thunderbird e-mail client, patched the flaws Wednesday, the same day news of the vulnerabilities was made public. Microsoft continues to study the issue, a representative of the software giant said late Thursday. http://news.com.com
    http://www.us-cert.gov/
    http://secunia.com/advisories/12219/
    http://www.libpng.org/pub/png/libpng.html

    Foundation releases new versions of Mozilla and Firefox browsers
    By Matthew Broersma, Techworld
    Mozilla fixes browser bugs
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