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.


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.


Back from JAX

It was a very exciting week in Wiesbaden with a lot of cool Sessions and Workshops. I took some pictures with my new camera, however most of the pictures really have a bad quality:

This Week @ JAX

This week I am attending the Java conference Jax in Wiesbaden. With the Eclipse Forum, a small EclipseCon is taking place here with some interesting talks and workshops. I am looking forward for this evenings Eclipse Night and will post some more news about what is happening here over the week.


Linux RPMs are online

Thanks to Kay, the RPMs for RSSOwl 1.2.1 on Linux 32 and 64 Bit are now online as well and available from here.


RSSOwl 1.2.1 released

The RSSOwl development team is happy to announce a fresh new version.
Check out some of the cool new features:
  • Drag and drop reordering for tabs
  • Open Feeds of a Folder in seperate tabs with one click
  • Improved Look and Feel
  • Favorites remember unread News even after a restart
  • Shipped as universal binary on Mac supporting both PPC and Intel
  • A lot of Bugfixes
Download for: Windows | Linux | Linux 64Bit | Mac | Solaris

May the owl be with you,

Post to del.icio.us from RSSOwl

There is an interesting tutorial on how to setup RSSOwl to easily post to del.icio.us using the "Blog News" command. Find it here.