RSSOwl 1.2.3 released

The RSSOwl development team is happy to announce a fresh new version.
Check out some of the cool new features and security enhancements:
  • Subscribe to feeds from Firefox 2.0
  • Maximum security on windows by disabling JavaScript in embedded browser
  • Support for Internet Explorer 7 as embedded browser
  • A lot of Bugfixes
Download for: Windows | Linux | Linux 64Bit | Mac | Solaris

May the owl be with you,
Ben

Feed Security and RSSOwl - Part 2

Here is an update on the progress of protecting RSSOwl from malicious JavaScript in feeds: Upcoming RSSOwl 1.2.3 will disable scripting when displaying news. Thanks to Nick who was writing about the solution.

Firefox 2 and subscribing to Feeds in RSSOwl *update*

Firefox 2 has just been released. Congrats to Mozilla and all the people involved, I am a very happy user since 1.0.

One of the interesting new features is a way of subscribing to feeds with your newsreader of choice. Beginning with the next version 1.2.3, RSSOwl on Windows will show up in the list of readers and subscribing to feeds out of Firefox will be supported.

Update: Of course this feature is available on other platforms as well. However, only Firefox on Windows is able to show RSSOwl automatically in the list of readers. But you can always add any reader by selecting "Choose application..." from the list.

False virus warnings again

During the past couple of days I received a lot of mails telling me that RSSOwl is reported as a potential virus or trojan. This is of course a false warning. In case this happens to you, please update your anti-virus application and try again. If the warning is not going away, please contact me.

RSSOwl 1.2.2 released

The RSSOwl development team is happy to announce a fresh new version.
Check out some of the cool new features and security enhancements:
  • Integrated Feed-Validator now using W3C-Service
  • Windows: Improved security of embedded Browser
  • Optimized integrated Feed-Search to return more results
  • Settings are now automatically backup'ed and restored after a crash
  • A lot of Bugfixes
Download for: Windows | Linux | Linux 64Bit | Mac | Solaris

May the owl be with you,
Ben

Feed Security and RSSOwl

As Nick already mentioned in his Blog, the Black Hat USA 2006 brought up the topic about security issues in newsreaders. RSSOwl was mentioned to be vulnerable on malicious JavaScript coming from a newsfeed. I am going to work in that area for upcoming RSSOwl 1.2.2, but if you are really concerned about the Internet Explorer being used, you can always disable it in preferences and use an external Browser instead.

For the future I am seriously looking into integrating Mozilla rather than the Internet Explorer.

Ben

Being in Zurich again...

...working for the next two months. It's fun, I met Matt and Kyle from RadRails. We are looking forward in attending the Streetparade next weekend. Our goal is to get as many people from the IBM Lab there as possible.

Sorry for not being very active the past months. The university made me work a lot, but I plan to blog more regularly in the future.

Ben