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 Updated: Jnrzloader for MSN Messenger 6.1.0211
Updated: Jnrzloader for MSN Messenger 6.1.0211

dwergs says ( 13 Mar 2004 ):

 

Jnrzloader by Jnrz7 is a popular tool that will load MSN Messenger into memory and will modify some of its internal commands by changing bytes inside its memory space. As a result, it will open as many MSN Messenger instances as you want (aka polygamy or Multi MSN) and will sign you in under the "Appear Offline" status.

>> Download Jnrzloader for MSN Messenger 6.1.0211

[Reported by: Huuf]



 Updated: Windows Messenger v5.0.0482
Updated: Windows Messenger v5.0.0482

dwergs says ( 13 Mar 2004 ):

 

Yup, it's a new Windows Messenger v5.0. Just what we're all waiting for *ironic mode off* ;) Changes you ask? Microsoft is leaving us in the dark again on that one.

>> Download Windows Messenger v5.0.0482.



 Information about the mysterious Individuals group.
Information about the mysterious Individuals group.

timothy says ( 12 Mar 2004 ):

 

Some people with MSN Messenger 5, MSN Messenger for Mac and Windows Messenger were unpleasantly surprised when suddenly a new group called Individuals appeared on their list, and could not be deleted. Before you people start mailing Microsoft support we can tell you that this group has been made for MSN Messenger 6.1 and the upcoming 6.2 to make it possible to place contacts above your normal groups.

The only thing you could do to get rid of this new group is by start using MSN Messenger 6.1, or wait a short while for the release of MSN Messenger 4.0 for Mac OS.



 .NET Passport Services down
.NET Passport Services down

SLim_Shady says ( 12 Mar 2004 ):

 

.NET Messenger service down

Some users reported that they can not log in neither to MSN Messenger, nor to Hotmail.

I have just checked situation myself, and I indeed can not access any of MSN services requering .NET Passpot sign-in (like Messenger, Hotmail, My MSN, etc.)

UPDATE 2: After about eight hours, all services are back up'n'runnin'... My god, we just passed another Live Outside The Box Day :P

"It was a completely internal issue," the Microsoft spokesperson states in a PCWorld article. The problem had nothing to do with hackers or the security patch for MSN Messenger (6.1.0211) that Microsoft released earlier this week, she adds.

Service complaints came mostly from the U.S. and Canada, but users outside of North America may also have been affected, the spokesperson says. Users who were already connected to the services were for the most part able to continue using them, the issue primarily affected new log-ons, she says.



 Smiley Central 2.0, Share your mood with someone today
Smiley Central 2.0, Share your mood with someone today

dwergs says ( 12 Mar 2004 ):

 

smiley central for MSN MessengerA lot of you are already familiar with Smiley Central: this free software allows you to send animated emoticons and images to other Smiley Central users over e-mail and IM.

Version 2.0 just got out of beta-testing (in which Messers Cleric xtx & skot participated) and now works with MSN Messenger! Other supported platforms are MSN/Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, and most other HTML-based webmail interfaces, Outlook, Outlook Express, AOL Mail 9.0, IncrediMail, AIM and Yahoo Messenger.

If you downloaded Smiley Central prior to March 11th, be sure to upgrade now to Smiley Central 2.0! It's 100% FREE but it does install the "My Web Search" toolbar in Internet Explorer (removal instructions here --don't tell we didn't warn you).

>> Download Smiley Central (comes with My Web Search).

>> Download Ad-Aware for spyware problems.

[Reported by: Cleric xtx & skot]



 MSN Messenger 6.2 delay, and Deluxe Display Pictures.
MSN Messenger 6.2 delay, and Deluxe Display Pictures.

timothy says ( 11 Mar 2004 ):

 

It seems that Microsoft will not make it to release MSN Messenger 6.2 on April 8th. So they have delayed it to Thursday, April 22. We don't have any information why it has been delayed, so you will just have to wait a little bit longer.

But we can tell you that we have some more news regarding animated display pictures (officially called Deluxe Display Pictures), the new help files clearly tell us the following: Impress your friends with a custom, animated avatar. So this makes it 100% official. But we can even tell you how to select a animated avatar in MSN Messenger 6.2:

1. In the main MSN Messenger window, click the Tools menu, and then click Change Display Picture.
The My Display Picture window opens.
2. Scroll to the Deluxe Pictures list.
3. Select a picture from the list, and then click OK.



 Sure, TabMgr still works
Sure, TabMgr still works

dwergs says ( 11 Mar 2004 ):

 

Remember TabMgr, Daniel's web based tool for MSN Messenger 6.1 that allows you to manage and control your tabs (those buttons on the left of your MSN Messenger window)? Many people are waiting for an 6.1.0211 update to that patch, but that's pointless because the current patch still works! :p

>> Download TabMgr to customize your MSN Messenger tabs & MSN Today window.

>> You need to register first in order to use this free service.



 Now why did we have to update again?
Now why did we have to update again?

dwergs says ( 11 Mar 2004 ):

 

As you have read in our news on Tuesday Microsoft released a new build (0211) of its MSN Messenger software. Here's a little more info on this (hardly) new version because people keep asking me if it's worth the effort updating their clients.

MSN Messenger 6.1.0211 patches a security vulnerability first reported by qFox and Mephisto. The vulnerability exists because of the method used by MSN Messenger to handle a file request. An attacker could exploit this by sending a specially crafted request to another user. If exploited successfully, the attacker could view the contents of a file on the hard drive without the user's knowledge as long as the attacker knew the name of the file and only if the user had read access privileges. If the user has blocked receiving messages from anonymous users not on their contact list (by placing "All Others" in their block list), the attacker's messenger account must be on the user's allow list to exploit the vulnerability.

Because of these mitigating factors, Microsoft rates the upgrade non-critical but users are still advised to patch to minimize the risk of compromise.

Oliver Friedrichs, senior director of Symantec's security response team, disagrees and highlighted: "If a hacker could somehow harvest a large list of Messenger user names to exploit this vulnerability en mass, it has potential for widespread impact".

With such a list, it wouldn't be tough for an experienced hacker to combine code from a known worm to run amok amongst MSN Messenger users. "Although the attacker has to know the name of the file he or she wants to view, that wouldn't stop dangerous scenarios from developing", said Friedrichs:

"Documents with non-specific names would be safe from viewing, but an attacker could target password databases of known programs, for instance, or e-mail archives of Outlook."

The software giant will send notices about the Messenger patch through MSN Messenger itself "later", said Stephen Toulouse, security program manager for the Microsoft Security Response Center.

>> Download the new build 6.1.0211.

[Sources: Microsoft Security Bulletin & InformationWeek]



 Updated: Custom Games Patch v10.0
Updated: Custom Games Patch v10.0

dwergs says ( 11 Mar 2004 ):

 

This version of the Custom Games Patch by Koen re-enables support for v6.1.207 and in addition displays the list of supported MSN versions. There's no need to download and run this installer, when you succesfully used v0.9.

>> Download the Custom Games Patch.



 Added: Polygamy enabler and Ad Remover
Added: Polygamy enabler and Ad Remover

dwergs says ( 10 Mar 2004 ):

 

Here's a polygamy patch by Windows X which works with all MSN Messenger 6 versions up till the latest 0211 build. Polygamy means you will be able to run two or more MSN Messenger instances at once, one for every account or family member.

"Co´ncidentally" it includes a banner remover as well, but you didn't get that from us ok? ;) Thanks to EvilSeph for pointing me to this one.

>> Download MSN Messenger 6 All-in-One patch (multi MSN & adremover)



 Added: Veronica Zemanova display pictures
Added: Veronica Zemanova display pictures

dwergs says ( 10 Mar 2004 ):

 

babe display picturesIt's a bird. It's a chick. It's a super-hottie! Babespotter KeyStorm submitted another 54 display pictures featuring Veronica Zemanova, who's just starting a career as singer after leaving the erotic panorama. Due to the content (less = more) of these display pictures, they're members only (sorry! but it's free).

>> Browse the Veronica Zemanova display pictures.



 Updated: MSN Messenger Custom Games Patch
Updated: MSN Messenger Custom Games Patch

dwergs says ( 10 Mar 2004 ):

 

msn messenger chessKoen updated his Custom Games Patch for MSN Messenger 6.1.0211 right away! Enjoy the growing collection of extra MSN Messenger multiplayer games...

>> Download the custom games patch (for the latest 0211 build).

Also new on games.mess.be is a weekly refreshed highscore listing for Yahtzee. Congratulations to current Top 3 players Erin W (576 points!), Heath and (*) D I E U (*), but it might not be easy to maintain pole position guys!



 MSN Messenger 6.1 Build 211 Released
MSN Messenger 6.1 Build 211 Released

dwergs says ( 09 Mar 2004 ):

 

MSN Messenger 6.1 has been updated to build 0211. No real changes in this version, but expect them (possibly animated display pictures and "Music Exchange") in MSN Messenger 6.2, due the 8th of April.

Customers should update to this MSN Messenger client so they're not at risk from information being disclosed with older clients as discussed in MS04-010.

>> Download MSN Messenger 6.1.0211

NOTE: Please be aware of the fact that current polygamy and other patches, skins, etc. might not (yet!) be compatible with this new version.

>> What you should know about the update for March 2004.

[Source: Neowin] [Reported by: ZiPP, R-Style, SuCh ThE fOoL, AVOCADO & Ashley]



 Jaedon: Recoded
Jaedon: Recoded

dwergs says ( 09 Mar 2004 ):

 

Clcool's digital ego Jaedon is back, 24/7 and better than ever before. This chatterbot has about 900 lines of replies and each of those has an average of three random responses. Jaedon is learning every day and you can teach him yourself!

>> Find out about Jaedon's commands.

>> Add jaedonclcool.co.uk to your contact list.



 Your new MSN Messenger pet: XVision Bot
Your new MSN Messenger pet: XVision Bot

dwergs says ( 08 Mar 2004 ):

 

There's a new MSN Messenger bot called XVision Bot and it was created by JoeX. This bot has the regular features (guestbook, quotes, fun commands, profiles,...) but I particularly liked the pets command (.petcmd). It's not a chatterbot as it only reacts to commands (remember the .leave command if its annoying you).

The bot now has over 300 users and the crew is looking for more staff as well as users who will bring friendlyness to XVision Bot and the chatroom participants (.chat) ;) Feel free to share your ideas for new commands with the creators in the chatroom.

>> Add botxxvision.co.uk to your contact list.

Note to bot developers: I still have a lot of submitted chatbots left to review, please have patience and keep improving yours so I will be stunned when talking to him/her/it. Also, I'm not impressed with bots that can be used for spamming alert toasts because they annoy the hell out of me.

[Reported by: MrPacman]



 Added: 42 Buffy Tyler display pictures
Added: 42 Buffy Tyler display pictures

dwergs says ( 08 Mar 2004 ):

 

buffy tyler display picturesA Playmate gets her own subcategory in the Babes category (+18 members only): enjoy 42 Buffy Tyler display pictures submitted by Keystorm!

More babes and babes and babes... and other kind of display pictures are coming to Mess.be every day!



 FAQ: How can I uninstall the MSN Handwriting plugin?
FAQ: How can I uninstall the MSN Handwriting plugin?

dwergs says ( 08 Mar 2004 ):

 

Unlike the countless hours of fun most people are having with sending and receiving ink messages, others have encountered nothing but annoyances trying to get the MSN Handwriting plugin to run properly. The Blasphemer has asked us to post instructions how to uninstall the plugin created by him and wtbw. Of course, this is the most drastic solution for those having problems since they enabled ink messages, but more troubleshooting will follow.



 Added: over 100 Mortal Kombat display pictures!
Added: over 100 Mortal Kombat display pictures!

dwergs says ( 07 Mar 2004 ):

 

mortal kombat display picturesTop display picture submitter ScOnE sent me a zip (to submitmess.be) with 112 Mortal Kombat display pictures. I hope the MK fans among you enjoy them.

Our collection of thousands of FREE display pictures and custom emoticons is having a rough time at the moment because of massive traffic. Please have a little patience and try again a bit later if it isn't working for you :)



 MSN Messenger 6.2 expected features
MSN Messenger 6.2 expected features

Johnny_Mac says ( 07 Mar 2004 ):

 

MSN Messenger 6.2 which is set for release on the 8th April is widely known not to be a major update. However, thanks to Neowin, we can bring you a list of some modifications/features which have been changed in the new version:

- Animated Display Pictures
- Renaming of 'Launch Site' to 'Fun & Games'
- Additions to Fun & Games: Music Exchange. (Music file sharing facility, no more details available at present)
- MSN Subscribers only: Shared Browsing activated
- MSN Messenger 'Connection Troubleshooter' (Lets you solve some connectivity issues automatically).

Unfortunately, no more details available on these changes for MSN Messenger 6.2 yet, however we'll give you more information when we get it!

[Source & thanks to: creamhackered @ Neowin]



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