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Security Issues with StickyKeys

by Marianna Schmudlach / March 14, 2007 5:27 AM PDT

March 14th, 2007 by Trend Micro
This is one of those things that go unnoticed until someone comes up with a deviously crafted malware to demonstrate its potential. If you?re on a Windows system, try hitting the SHIFT key five times and you?ll see a dialog box similar to the one below.


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by Seated / March 16, 2007 1:58 AM PDT

Thank you for alerting this dummy about StickyKeys. I couldn't resist trying this out and disabling StickyKeys. However, I now have sticky icons showing beside some locked discussions in this forum. These discussions are also perpetually at the beginning of the forum. Donna's welcome message has become the most recent addition to this list. Now, how do I get rid of these stickies and once again allow the most recent messages to show at the top of the forum? Help! and thanks.

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Will get rid of the other stickies
by Donna Buenaventura / March 16, 2007 2:03 AM PDT
In reply to: Stickies

We are in the process of organizing the sticky messages here so we will have 1 permanent sticky only instead of 3 or 4. The others will be 'unpinned' when we're done in placing them in 1 sticky thread only.

Thank you.

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by Seated / March 16, 2007 2:34 AM PDT

Thanks for this information. I had assumed that I had messed up again while pretending to know what I was doing.

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(NT) Thanks for the patience :-)
by Donna Buenaventura / March 16, 2007 2:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Stickies
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by tomron / March 16, 2007 2:53 AM PDT
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Thanks for the suggestion Tom :-)
by Donna Buenaventura / March 16, 2007 3:06 AM PDT
In reply to: Donna

Yes, it requires an update.

The plan (suggested by Bob Proffitt) is to have them per post so we don't need to worry in re-writing it in case there's change of URL or if there's new owner of the software. Example: CWShredder and HijackThis are now owned by Trend Micro.
Or if a particular is no longer supported due to acquisition and develope a new version instead of updating the old one e.g. Kerio v2

If other tools will be acquired by another group, person or company... posting it separately as response in the "Welcome message" will allow us to just delete the post that requires a change instead of re-writing it all or posting a new comment on the small change.

We will include most of the items mentioned in the said links you provided Tom.

Again, thanks!

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(NT) Your welcome
by tomron / March 16, 2007 3:12 AM PDT
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