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World AIDS Day website

Having worked in the past for IPPF as well as currently helping design and maintain ICW's website on a voluntarily basis, we are helping promote World AIDS Day via the Virtual Red Ribbon campaign.

Support World AIDS Day

The aim is to get 7,000 Virtual Red Ribbons worn online by 1 December 2006, one for every person who will be newly diagnosed with HIV this year. Please help achieve this target by wearing a ribbon on your website or promote it via your email signature.

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Verisign digital signature in Outlook in 2 minutes

  • Go to https://digitalid.verisign.com/client/class1MS.htm in Internet Explorer.
  • Fill in your first name, last name, email address and a simple memorable password (in the challenge phrase box)
  • Select "I'd like to test drive a 60-day trial Digital ID for free"
  • Scroll down and accept, check the details and agree.
  • When the email from Verisign comes in, copy the Digital PIN and click on the link.
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What really slows Windows down

This article suggests what we already knew (and what our customers quite often suspect) - Norton's products grinds your machine down to a snails pace while "Nod32 gets good security reviews and seems to leave the system fairly nippy".

The article and it's conclusion.

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Amazing email worms that are traced back to an email account.

Got an email from a customer today containing this.
From: serv@elamex.com [mailto:serv@elamex.com] 
Sent: None
To: xxxx@xxxxx.com
Subject: Mail server report.

Mail server report.

Our firewall determined the e-mails containing worm copies are
being sent rom your computer.

Nowadays it happens from many computers, because this is a
new virus type (Network Worms).

Using the new bug in the Windows, these viruses infect the
computer nnoticeably.
After the penetrating into the computer the virus harvests
all the e-mail addresses and sends the copies of itself to
these e-mail addresses

Please install updates for worm elimination and your computer
restoring.

Best regards,
Customers support service

I had to admit it made me chuckle, a customer asked me what it was. My reply was something along these lines.

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