Black Tuesday

It’s Black Tuesday once again, which means Microsoft has released new patches for their operating systems. Please got to Microsoft update and get patched, the updates are below:

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool – December 2007 (KB890830)
Update for Windows XP (KB942763)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB941568)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB941569)
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP (KB942615)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB944653)

You can also find more detail at Sans Internet Storm Center. There are three criticals and one Blazing hot PATCH NOW! warning, so get out there soon — don’t become some bot-driver’s bitch….

I’m a Fool to do Your Dirty Work, Oh Yeah

Israel sent ten tanks into Southern Gaza in a limited incursion to take out missile launching sites used by Hamas today. Hamas was thoroughly ineffective in stopping them, as you can see by the report. The kicker is at the end of the article however.

 The Islamic Jihad militant group said one member was killed and three others were wounded in an Israeli ground attack on a rocket-launching squad.
The violence came a day after Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert pledged to “forge a historic path” toward a final accord with the moderate Palestinian government in the West Bank, led by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

On Wednesday, the two sides are to launch their first formal peace talks in seven years. But Olmert has warned that Israel would not implement any peace deal until Abbas regains control of Gaza and reins in militants there and in the West Bank.

So no peace until Fatah gets HAMAS under reign in Gaza — well we’ve seen the fabled “bravery” of Fatah, so you know who’s going to do the dirty work in the end, the initials are IDF.

I’m a fool to do your dirty work
Oh yeah
I don’t wanna do your dirty work
No more
I’m a fool to do your dirty work
Oh yeah…

Like the castle in its corner
In a medieval game
I foresee terrible trouble
And I stay here just the same

Al Qaeda Attacks in Algeria, 40 or More Muslims dead

algerian-attacks.jpgTwin coordinated bombings in Algeria have the fingerprints of Al Qaeda in Algeria all over them. One against the UN refugee agency, the other was a car bomb near the supreme court building where most of the casualties took place – it was triggered to coincide with the passing of a bus full of law students. Story from AP:

One bomb tore apart the front of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) building. A second blew apart a bus packed with university students outside the Supreme Court.

Algeria has been hit by a number of bomb attacks this year — in which scores of people have been killed — and most have been claimed by Al-Qaeda.

Interior Minister Yazid Zerhouni said a suicide bomber triggered the explosion outside the Algiers office of the UNHCR.

The front of the red brick building was badly damaged and the UNHCR said staff were among the casualties.

In the second near-simultaneous attack, a car bomb was detonated outside the Supreme Court as a bus packed with university students passed by, heading for a nearby law faculty.

Security sources said the bus took the full force of the blast and most of the dead and injured there were students.

“The death toll is very high,” the minister told reporters without giving a figure.

Hospital sources said 52 people were killed in the two attacks but did not give a breakdown. They added that several foreigners were among the seriously injured.

UPDATE: Death toll Climbs to 62

UPDATE II: Jammiewearin Fool notes that AQ has now claimed credit.

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