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Old 30. Sep 2010, 10:21 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Thanks for that link Sope. From the mentioned link, I found the changelog for PSI, where changelog, and features for 2.0 beta are also provided. Can be seen here :

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_sca...nal/changelog/

Auto updates is indeed implemented in the version 2.0. But, user has the option to deselect that feature while installation. That is good. I personally will use that option and deselect it.

Other features are improvements over the previous versions. Looks good.
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Old 01. Oct 2010, 03:16 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Ok, I know I said I wouldn't be trying the v2.0 beta any time soon, but I've been updating a relatives PC (XP SP3) and I couldn't resist.
So here are my initial thoughts/findings.

- You are asked to select if you want to use the auto update feature during the install process which is nice.

- I found scanning to be significantly quicker.

- IMO the new interface is more cluttered and confusing that the old one, and less intuitive to use.
It has changed considerably though the meaningless graphs remain although the pie chart has gone!

- The option to choose between a simple or advanced interface has been removed.

- Gone are the tabs across the top to easily select "insecure", "end-of-life" or "patched" programs.
Basically the scan results list shows all programs detected with the insecure ones moved to the top of the list.
The "secure browsing" info is not offered as default, but can be accessed by selecting it from the settings menu.

- I chose not to try out the automatic update feature.

- Oh, and last but not least, THE SOUND BUG IS STILL THERE!

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Old 01. Oct 2010, 04:08 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Thanks for the feedback on the new beta 2.0 Sope .

The sound bug is now a mystery for me, for which I really do not understand why PSI would need to change that. They do not respond to it on their forum, neither by mail to their support. How to bring it to their attention? And add to that, its present in their beta version too. I just hope they don't have any more surprises like this about which we don't know.

I am tempted to try the new beta 2.0 too, but, don't know.
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Old 01. Oct 2010, 05:10 PM   #24 (permalink)
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My thinking is that I might as well get used to using v2.0 (that is if I want to continue using PSI long term) as eventually the older version will become obsolete in any case. I'm not a fan of PSI but I do appreciate it's benefits when it comes to easily identifying security vulnerabilities on a machine.

The impression I get of Secunia, having experienced a few glitches, and posted a few times on their forum , is that they appear to show little interest in user involvement. I don't know, maybe it's just a time and resources thing? Most other freeware developers seem to be grateful for bug reports in my experience. After all, if your program is messing with peoples computers, surely you would want to fix it asap to maintain user confidence, not to mention keep the criticism and complaints down!

I may visit their forum later to add my comments on this, but unless the topic builds up significant momentum I'm beginning to doubt they will take much notice.
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Ok, I couldn't find any current thread on the Secunia forum that mentions the sound bug so I started a new thread here.

I wasn't sure whether it was appropriate to reference this TSA thread in my post over there, so I decided against it.
I couldn't actually find an obvious place on the Secunia website to specifically report bugs for this beta version (or indeed any other version) though I may have just overlooked it.
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Old 01. Oct 2010, 06:22 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Hi Sope,

You could try the following link:

http://secunia.com/community/advisor..._vulnerability

Even though this is supposed to be for reporting vulnerabilities, perhaps reporting the bug this way may at least illicite a response.
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Old 01. Oct 2010, 07:11 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Thanks Torresmagnifico, that's a devious ploy!

Maybe it's best to save it for use if there's no feedback from Anupam's email or my forum post. Don't want to get a bad rep just yet.
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Old 01. Oct 2010, 07:21 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Good of you to post about the bug on a new thread on Secunia forum Sope. I was also thinking along the same lines. Maybe this time, we will get a reply. I will also post there, and support the cause. They should take notice. I don't think I would be getting a reply to the mail I had sent to them.

I am against Torres's idea. Does not appeal to me. They do not reply to the support mails, or pay attention to the forum posts... how can we expect them to reply when we post about it on a place where we are supposed to post about vulnerabilities? Its not the right place to post too. They will just delete our post, and nothing else. Better to approach in the right way, and get their notice somehow.
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Old 01. Oct 2010, 07:34 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I have posted a reply there on the thread started by Sope in the Secunia forum. Lets hope we do get a reply.
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Old 02. Oct 2010, 02:20 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Failing a reply from Secunia there are the following contact details:

Secunia
Weidekampsgade 14A
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
Denmark

Phone: +45 7020 5144
Fax: +45 7020 5145
Office Hours: Weekdays 08:00 - 17:30 CET/GMT+1

If no joy with their forum then writing, phoning or faxing maybe viable alternatives!
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