Archive for the ‘VOIP’ Category

October

23

by Kaj Kandler

Siemens jsut annouced its latest offering in small business VOIP solutions and called it “HiPath OpenOffice ME”.

This has abolutely nothing to do with the free open source OpenOffice.org productivity suite for individuals, small and larg businesses as well as education or government.

October

09

by Kaj Kandler

This morning I was greated by this CHat message on my Skype.

WINDOWS REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ATTENTION
=============================

ATTENTION ! Security Center has detected
malware on your computer !

Affected Software:

Microsoft Windows NT Workstation
Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows Win98
Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Impact of Vulnerability: Remote Code Execution / Virus Infection /
Unexpected shutdowns

Recommendation: Users running vulnerable version should install a repair
utility immediately

Your system IS affected, download the patch from the address below !
Failure to do so may result in severe computer malfunction.http://www.XXXXXXXXX.org/?q=yyyyyy

I did replace the website and parameter so no one does click accidently on it.

The website linked is registered to a guy in Moscow. I did block this sender from any further communication, off course. I have gotten request to connect from harmless teenagers in China or Rumania before and simply declined. This is a new quality as it goes beyond a request to connect and might catch the unsuspecting user off guard.

Sad that a nother good service is vulnerable to Spam. I guess it is a function of popularity. Beware of any communication that comes from someone you don’t know.