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,

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.