Thursday, May 17, 2012

Security Vulnerability in Pidgin-OTR


Versions 3.2.0 and earlier of the pidgin-otr plugin contain a security flaw.
This flaw could potentially be exploited by a remote attacker to cause arbitrary code to be executed on the user's machine.

The flaw is in pidgin-otr, not in libotr.

Other applications which use libotr are not affected.

The recommended course of action is to upgrade pidgin-otr to version 3.2.1 immediately.

The new version can be obtained here:

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Release: Protektor Services Manual [ ] Version 11.5

Protektor Services Manual version 11.5
A new edition of the Protektor Services manual series.

  • The Windows version is based on Windows 7.

  • The Mac OS X version is based on Mac OS 10.6.

  • The Linux version is based on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.

The individual manuals or a convenient zip file can be found in the download pages accessible at the top of this blog.

Protektor Services wants to assist by providing the right tools to help the people that need them without keeping them in the dark on how things actually work.

Protektor Services manual series aims to do this by:

  • Creating user friendly manuals

  • Providing manuals for all major operating systems, it doesn't matter if you use Windows, Apple or Linux.

  • Using only open source or open standards based software and solutions.

  • Releasing the manuals under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

  • Intermittent updates to the manuals to keep them current with real life computersystems.

  • Making the source-file of the manuals available on request.

In case you have any questions about the manuals do not hesitate to contact me.

If you or your organization would like customized manuals or want to receive a full training for your people, do not hesitate to contact me


Tuesday, March 8, 2011


It has become clear that a fair few people are confused by the FreeBSD documentation license.

I am currently in the final stages of clearing out the licensing issues of the Protektor Manuals.

More to come soon.