Internet Explorer 7 security warnings from Microsoft

Microsoft have issued several security updates for Internet Explorer 7. As exploits go, this one appears to be quite serious as they note that “consistent exploit code can be crafted easily”. This means that another outbreak of (possibly virus-related) attacks looks imminent.

If you use IE7 and don’t have automatic updating enabled, you should check for updates and install it manually. Instructions for updating your Windows Vista or XP computer can be found on the Microsoft Update page.

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Seventh Wave Systems Limited

Seventh Wave Systems is a City-based financial software company. It offers an innovative tool that allows investment professionals to easily manage reports from multiple research providers.

Following a phase of company restructuring, Seventh Wave Systems wanted an independent assessment of its IT infrastructure.

Testimonial from Michael Lobb, CEO:

“I had the privilege of working with Anthony Lopez-Vito [in 2005]. Anthony is industrious, dedicated and a highly competent technologist. Much of the stability in my IT today is due to his expertise and I would work with him again any time.”

My Role as a freelance

Technical Advisor and Systems Analyst, Mar 2005 to May 2005

My main responsibility was to analyse the company’s systems and provide technical advice to the managing director. I also acted as an interim network infrastructure manager.

Money Transfer Company (name withheld)

This is a UK-based money transfer company with branches in the US, Canada and the Philippines. It needed a front-office application for recording remittance transactions.

My Role as a freelance

Database Developer, May 2002 to Apr 2004

As a freelance developer, I designed and developed the application, saving the client money using existing office software. The application was created with Microsoft Access and VBA. After the first development phase, I also continued to maintain it, adding new features as required.

Technical skills important for this role were:

  • Microsoft Access 2000
  • VBA
  • UML
  • Microsoft Windows 98 and XP

The Richmond Adult & Community College

The Richmond Adult & Community College offers courses for adults in Richmond and Twickenham.

My Role as an employee

IT Facilities Administrator, May 1997 to Jun 1998

As an IT Facilities Administrator, I was responsible for:

  • Developing a departmental database using Microsoft Access.
  • Identifying and solving hardware and software problems.
  • Maintaining departmental IT equipment and Local Area Network.
  • Recommending the purchase of equipment according to tight budget.


  • Installed the department’s first Local Area Network within budget.
  • Spearheaded creation of a team for college-wide Millennium compliance.

Technical skills important for this role were:

  • Microsoft Access
  • Knowledge of PC hardware and Microsoft Office software
  • Networking