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WordPress 2.51

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WordPress 2.51 is released on 25 April 2008 and available for download now. This release includes a number of bug fixes, performance enhancements, and one very important security fix. It is recommended to update immediately if your blog has open registration to public. In this version 2.5.1, you will be getting over 70 other fixes. This version also focuses on fixing the most annoying bugs and improving performance. Here are some highlights below: –

  • Performance improvements for the Dashboard, Write Post, and Edit Comments pages.
  • Better performance for those who have many categories
  • Media Uploader fixes
  • An upgrade to TinyMCE 3.0.7
  • Widget Administration fixes
  • Various usability improvements
  • Layout fixes for IE

Just upgraded my blog with this new updates and I find some features very useful like the scheduler for your post.

Source: WordPress

Lightning Strike again…!

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Oh my… these day thunder storm is getting heavier and stronger. I thought i will be saved after installing the Belkin SurgeMaster Surge Protector where i just bought on last sunday but sad to said that my new all in 1 modem router spoiled.

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Windows 2003 with 4GB memory

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I’m installing a HP ML 370 G5 server with Windows 2003 R2 SP2 and the server upgraded to 4 GB memory. After done all the installation and updates, i check the system memory and on the “General” tab only display 3.25 GB memory.

I wonder where does the rest goes? So i dig in google.com and search for solution then i found out that we need to enable the PAE (Physical Address Extension) option on the boot.ini file.

WINDOWS=”Windows Server 2003, Standard” /PAE /noexecute=optout /fastdetect

You just need to add in the “/PAE” portion to your existing boot.ini file and reboot your server then you can see the full physical memory size display on the “General” tab.

Source : The Old New Thing

Auto power on vmware guest

I’ve been looking around ways to auto start my Linux router about few year back when I was using the VMware with Linux as my router. Its been a problem for me to manually start the VMware guest OS after I have waited the host machine to be started then only I can use. That time i’m looking way to auto start it but seem can’t, and lately I’ve downloaded the VMware Server edition and it has the feature to auto start the guest OS when the host machine start.

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WordPress 2.3.2

This is my first post of year 2008, and when i just log in to the site admin it ask for version upgrade after sometimes didn’t update my blog as too busy with my relative wedding. So I just updated my blog to version 2.3.2 where there is some security issue on the current version.

WordPress 2.3.2 is an urgent security release that fixes a bug that can be used to expose your draft posts. 2.3.2 also suppresses some error messages that can give away information about your database table structure and limits and stops some information leaks in the XML-RPC and APP implementations. Get 2.3.2 now to protect your blog from these disclosures.

As a little bonus, 2.3.2 allows you to define a custom DB error page. Place your custom template at wp-content/db-error.php. If WP has a problem connecting to your database, this page will displayed rather than the default error message.

For more detail on what’s new in 2.3.2, view the list of fixed bugs and see the changes between 2.3.1 and 2.3.2.

Special thanks to Alex Concha for his help on this release.

Source : WordPress

Xmgimage.com renamed to 72photos.com

I just get to know XMGimage.com have changed to 72photos.com when i update my blog and upload some photo to XMGimage.com.

As our public beta is coming to an end (official release slated for January 14th, 2008) XMGImage.com has been renamed 72photos.com as of Monday, December 10th, 2007. 72photos remains a subsidary of XMG Networks, Inc. and has not been sold, aquired or merged. We intend this transition to be as smooth as possible and assure you that no account information has been altered or deleted. The list below details the changes that have taken place.

Source : 72photos.com | XMGimage.com

icthis.exe trojan/backdoor

Today one of my customer PC infected lot of spyware and most of it can be removed using spyware doctor as this software is really pro in cleaning spyware. The system is extremely slow and the system keep popping up those advertisement pop-up on the screen plus the task bar there have an icon displaying info box said “your computer is infected with a lot of spyware and download this software to clean your pc” but the program itself is a spyware… so nice it.

I check the task manager to see any  unknown program running beside those normal program that we seen running on win XP, then i spotted 2 misc program running called “icthis.exe” and “icmnrt.exe”. It does not look familiar to a clean system, so i do a Google search to find what is this little program do and it come out is a trojan/backdoor program then i find for solution to clean/remove it from the system since spyware doctor doesn’t get rid of it.

Get into techguy forum where someone had request for a solution to get rid of the program and one of the Distinguished Member have solution for it and it really works with very simple steps written there. The following is the guide that i copy out for reference:-

You should print out these instructions, or copy them to a NotePad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site.

Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)
Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.

Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :

  • Restart your computer
  • After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
  • Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
  • Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press “Enter”.
  • Choose your usual account.

Once in Safe Mode, open the SmitfraudFix folder again and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #2 – Clean by typing 2 and press “Enter” to delete infected files.

You will be prompted: “Registry cleaning – Do you want to clean the registry?”; answer “Yes” by typing Y and press “Enter” in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.

The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found); answer “Yes” by typing Y and press “Enter”.

The tool may need to restart your computer to finish the cleaning process; if it doesn’t, please restart it into Normal Windows.

A text file will appear onscreen, with results from the cleaning process; please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.

The report can also be found at the root of the system drive, usually at C:\rapport.txt

Warning: running option #2 on a non infected computer will remove your Desktop background.

This SmitFraudfix not only fix this trojan/backdoor as it can fix others, please refer to this website.

  Source : TechGuy | SmitFraudFix

Firefox 3 beta 1

Firefox 3 releasing beta version 1 is for testing purpose only and can’t wait to try it out as the version 2.0 really lag my system down. Beside low memory usage they have gain a lot of improvement on the security, ease of use and make it more personal.

More Security
  • One click site info: Click the site favicon in the location bar to see who owns the site. Identity verification is prominently displayed and easier to understand. In later versions, Extended Validation SSL certificate information will be displayed.
  • Malware Protection: malware protection warns users when they arrive at sites which are known to install viruses, spyware, trojans or other malware. You can test it here (note: our blacklist of malware sites is not yet activated).

 Easier to Use

  • Easier password management: an information bar replaces the old password dialog so you can now save passwords after a successful login.
  • Simplified add-on installation: the add-ons whitelist has been removed making it possible to install extensions from third-party sites in fewer clicks.
  • New Download Manager: the revised download manager makes it much easier to locate downloaded files.
  • Resumable downloading: users can now resume downloads after restarting the browser or resetting your network connection.

Improved Performance

  • Reliability: A user’s bookmarks, history, cookies, and preferences are now stored in a transactionally secure database format which will prevent data loss even if their system crashes.
  • Speed: Major architectural changes (such as the move to Cairo and a rewrite to how reflowing a page layout works) put foundations in place for major performance tuning which have resulted in speed increases in Beta 1, and will show further gains in future Beta releases.
  • Memory usage: Over 300 individual memory leaks have been plugged, and a new XPCOM cycle collector completely eliminates many more. Developers are continuing to work on optimizing memory use (by releasing cached objects more quickly) and reducing fragmentation.

You can download from this link or more on the release notes.

Source :  MozillaSoftpedia

Firefox 2 takes up memory

Did you guys notice that Firefox 2.0 released a lot of upgrade and it still consume a lot of memory usage. I open 2 tab to surf and it already takes up 75 mb memory, sometimes it takes up more and make my system lag.

Because of that, I plan to test the Firefox 3 beta 1 and a lot of people mention is faster and does not takes up more memory. I go ahead to Google and search for the installer and get it downloaded from here , then install straight after downloaded and everything run smoothly with all the bookmark and setting imported from earlier version. Good thing is it does not overwrite the previous version, that’s mean you will have 2 copy of Firefox on your rig.

Here is the memory usage on the Firefox 3 beta 1 after i open 5 tabs browsing, compare to previous version if I have open 5 tabs it takes about 100 ++ Mb memory.

Source : Mozilla

Tmnet Modem default password

It’s very handy to know what is the username and password for all TMNet Streamyx supported modem. Sometimes you might need to do configuration on the modem or reset the setting. I’m looking for the default password for the billion modem so I google for it and found a blog site with all the info, so i just copy it and paste to my blog as a back.

Thanks for the info koneksen.com

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