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Ever wanted to sue a spammer? We’re doing it – read on for our announcement of how we’re testing Washington State’s new anti-spam laws on a prolific spammer. Also, Adam starts a two-part review of crash detection devices that keep servers running and editorializes about Symantec ignoring Visual Page for the Mac. News this week includes Apple’s third quarter profit, a patch for the much-publicized OLE bug, RAM Doubler 8, a security fix for NetCloak, and more.

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OLE Security Patch for Mac Office 98

OLE Security Patch for Mac Office 98 -- Microsoft Corporation has released an OLE update for English language versions of Microsoft Office 98 designed to prevent OLE applications from storing extraneous data - possibly including email, financial data, or other sensitive information - within document files

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Griffin iMates USB and ADB

Griffin iMates USB and ADB -- Griffin Technology last week announced the iMate, a $29 USB-to-ADB adapter that enables iMac users to use standard ADB devices such as keyboards, mice, trackballs, and joysticks

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Keep It Up More Often

Keep It Up More Often -- Karl Pottie has released Keep It Up 1.4.1, a minor bug fix for his useful application monitoring utility. Keep It Up watches selected applications and relaunches them if they quit or crash

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AutoShare 2.4 Released

AutoShare 2.4 Released -- Mikael Hansen has released AutoShare 2.4, his freeware mailing list server and auto-responder. New in version 2.4 are several additional process extender types, a sample process extender for vacation mail, enhancements to the automatic bounce processing module, plus minor improvements and bug fixes

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Tenon Revs Up WebTen 2.1

Tenon Revs Up WebTen 2.1 -- Last week, Tenon Intersystems released WebTen 2.1, a high-performance, Apache-based, Macintosh Web server, which also includes DNS, multihoming FTP, NFS, and SSL 3.0

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Newer Present at Macworld

Newer Present at Macworld -- Oops. We biffed it in TidBITS-438 when we said that Newer Technology wasn't present at Macworld. In fact, Newer Technology was sharing a booth with NewerRAM, which is now owned by Peripheral Enhancements Corporation

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Closing the Book on Visual Page

Normally in TidBITS we try to be calm and well-reasoned, but every now and then, we hear about a move so stupid that it makes our stomachs hurt. That's happened recently at Symantec (motto: "If you can't beat the competition, buy them and kill their product") with their highly regarded HTML authoring tool Visual Page

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The Battle of the Bouncers, Part 1

I run a number of Macintosh-based Internet servers, and for the most part, these servers are stable. Crashes aren't frequent, but they do happen often enough to be a nuisance, particularly on Web servers that need to run all the time