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12/10/13 08:13 Firefox 26 (betanews.com)
Setting plug-ins to click-to-play means the user must manually activate a plug-in when a web page attempts to use it. It’s a security measure, allowing users to pick and choose whether or not specific plug-ins get to run.
12/10/13 08:07 Qualcomm announces a gimmick-free 64-bit processor (www.theinquirer.net)
just months after one of its executives described the architecture as "a gimmick".
12/09/13 09:14 Facebook Videos Now Auto-Play On Mobile, Expect Video Ads Soon (techcrunch.com)
Facebook tells me it’s still testing this feature on desktop and doesn’t have schedule for when it will roll out there.
12/09/13 09:09 Google catches French govt spoofing its domain certificates (www.zdnet.com)
ANSSI states that the fraudulent certificates were a result of "human error, which was made during a process aimed at strengthening overall IT security".
12/09/13 08:04 'Why do I need to speak to a rocket scientist every time I buy Microsoft?' (www.channelregister.co.uk)
"The idea is that over time all licences will be brought under one roof," said a source close to Microsoft.
12/09/13 08:03 Samsung shrinks its 1TB EVO SSD (www.engadget.com)
12/09/13 08:02 Opera 18 review: This browser's seen radical changes (www.pcworld.com)
Because everything is page-based, you have to switch from what you’re looking at to go to the Start Page or the Stash. Want to browse your history? That also takes up a page.
12/09/13 07:50 Microsoft Patch Tuesday (www.pcworld.com)
Five bulletins ranked critical all hold the potential for enabling remote code execution on victimized machines and affect a wide range of platforms including most versions of Windows, Windows Server, Internet Explorer, SharePoint and Exchange.
12/09/13 07:48 Xbox One: Gamers DESTROY their own consoles in cruel hacking prank (www.mirror.co.uk)
Hapless Xbox One users were tricked after following online instructions to make their new console 'backwards compatible'
12/09/13 07:30 Apple Stores switch on iBeacon phone sniff spy system (www.theregister.co.uk)
The fruity firm's iSpy network allows Apple to watch fanbois as they walk around an Apple store and then send them various messages depending on where they are in the shop.
12/09/13 07:27 Microsoft Sells Dell's Venue 8 Pro Tablet For $99 (www.informationweek.com)
You're unlikely to find a better Windows 8 tablet deal. How does Dell's tablet stack up to the iPad?
12/09/13 07:27 Cybercriminals have access to 100 zero-day flaws on any day (news.techworld.com)
With as many as 58 affecting major vendors
12/09/13 07:26 Tech Titans Band Together in Effort to Limit Government Surveillance (techland.time.com)
The heads of eight of the U.S.'s largest tech companies have started a campaign for new limits on how the government collects user information
12/09/13 07:26 PayPal 13 plead guilty to launching DDoS attacks (www.theregister.co.uk)
the accused admitted using the Low Orbit Ion Cannon tool, Anonymous's favourite website flooding utility, to hit PayPal as part of “Operation Avenge Assange”
12/09/13 07:26 Facebook Considers Adding a 'Sympathize' Button (www.theatlantic.com)
For when you've seen something ... but can't 'like' it.
12/06/13 09:41 UPS, Google also testing delivery drones (www.latimes.com)
Reports this week say UPS and Google are two other companies that are also testing delivery drones for their services.
12/06/13 08:08 Flashlight app kept users in the dark about sharing location data: FTC (www.washingtonpost.com)
reaching a settlement with the maker of Brightest Flashlight Free for allegedly hiding the fact that it sold information about the location of its users and the unique string of numbers assigned to a device.
12/06/13 08:01 House votes 325-91 to pass Innovation Act (arstechnica.com)
The Innovation Act, a bill with measures aimed to stop "patent troll" lawsuits, passed the US House of Representatives this morning on a 325-91 vote. Several amendments that would have stripped out key parts of the bill were defeated.
12/06/13 07:57 Microsoft ends Windows 7 retail sales (www.computerworld.com)
Sets October 2014 cut-off for sales to OEMs
12/06/13 07:53 Microsoft's "Telepathwords" Tool Guesses Your Passwords (news.softpedia.com)
The tool basically lets you see how predictable your passwords are.
12/06/13 07:52 Russian Authorities Prosecute BlackHole Creator and 12 Other Suspects (news.softpedia.com)
12/06/13 07:43 'ZeroAccess' click-fraud botnet disrupted, but not dead yet (www.computerworld.com)
Microsoft, along with the FBI and Europol, said the botnet cost online advertisers $2.7 million a month
12/06/13 07:41 New website lets users check if their online credentials (www.pcworld.com)
What a good way to collect passwords.
12/05/13 17:02 Teen 'super-hacker' in Argentina arrested in mass raid (www.cbc.ca)
Alleged fraudster was earning 50K monthly
12/05/13 17:02 Microsoft lines up critical Windows, Office and IE fixes for next week (www.computerworld.com)
With the 11 slated for release on Dec. 10, Microsoft's update tally for the year will reach 106, tying the record from 2010 and representing a 28% increase over 2012.
12/05/13 17:01 Obama says he's not allowed iPhone for 'security reasons' (www.reuters.com)
The troubled mobile phone maker BlackBerry still has at least one very loyal customer: U.S. President Barack Obama.
12/05/13 16:38 Microsoft to harden networks, code against government snooping (arstechnica.com)
Company will show code to prove there's no backdoors and to fight gag orders.
12/05/13 16:36 Users Can Now Download Google Calendar, Gmail Data (www.pcmag.com)
Visit your personal Google account page, then click the "Download your data" option in the left-hand menu bar.
12/04/13 08:24 Next USB plug will finally be reversible (www.theverge.com)
12/04/13 08:06 Logins stolen from Facebook, Google and payroll processor ADP (www.computerworlduk.com)
Two million logins and passwords from services such as Facebook, Google and Twitter have been found on a Netherlands-based server
12/04/13 07:44 Air gap malware (arstechnica.com)
Malware communicates at a distance of 65 feet using built-in mics and speakers.
12/04/13 07:41 Flying hacker contraption hunts other drones (arstechnica.com)
turns them into zombies
12/03/13 09:41 Stuxnet 2 in the works, claims Iranian news agency (www.theregister.co.uk)
Citing “an informed source close to the Saudi secret service”,
12/03/13 08:51 Windows 7 market share still growing despite newer operating systems (www.latimes.com)
12/03/13 08:50 We are out of 4 letter .com domains (whoapi.com)
12/03/13 08:49 Wisconsin man sentenced for participating in Anonymous DDoS (www.pcworld.com)
he took part in a denial of service attack for about a minute on a Web page of Koch Industries
12/03/13 08:48 96,000 Bitcoins Reportedly Stolen from Sheep Marketplace (news.softpedia.com)
Others report that $40 million (€30 million) worth of Bitcoins have been stolen.
12/03/13 08:45 Google Nexus Phones Vulnerable to SMS Denial-of-Service Attack (threatpost.com)
If a phone receives a certain number of these messages, around 30 in this case, the phone will restart itself.
12/03/13 08:41 Google: Compute Engine now ready for prime time (news.cnet.com)
For a company with as much expertise in running massive data centers packed with computing power, It's got to sting that Amazon Web Service gets all the glory when customers need cloud-computing infrastructure
12/02/13 15:22 DLink patches some of its routers. (securityadvisories.dlink.com)
12/02/13 13:17 Next Windows release reportedly codenamed 'Threshold' (www.zdnet.com)
As we've heard before, Microsoft is working to deliver a single app store across its myriad Windows platforms. Company officials also are laboring to make the developer toolset for all three of these platforms more similar.
12/02/13 10:07 Study Finds Men With Beards Choose The Worst Passwords (www.ubergizmo.com)
12/02/13 10:07 Google’s frightening patent (www.ghacks.net)
Automated generation of suggestions for personalized reactions in a social network
12/02/13 10:00 Amazon to deliver by drone? Don't believe the hype (www.theguardian.com)
Jeff Bezos's 'plan' for drone deliveries is little more than a publicity stunt – timed for the biggest online shopping day of the year
12/02/13 08:24 Amazon Reveals "Prime Air", Their Plans For 30-minute Deliveries By Drone (tech.slashdot.org)
but Bezos predicts it'll be available to the public in the next 4-5 years
12/02/13 08:22 NSA Snares Americans Porn Viewing Histories in Effort to Target Muslims (www.dailytech.com)
12/02/13 08:22 Dell outs professional 4K monitor (www.techradar.com)
UltraSharp 32 PC monitor takes flagship crown
11/30/13 16:15 An inside look at Stephen Wolfram’s utterly new, insanely ambitious language (venturebeat.com)
In other words, “South America” is not a variable to be assigned, or an object or class to be instantiated. It’s a phrase that is known and understood, which significance and meaning and connections that can be pulled into your program with very little effort
11/30/13 16:09 Intel Linux Driver Now Nearly As Fast As Windows OpenGL Driver (tech.slashdot.org)
performance between the competing platforms when using the latest drivers for each platform
11/30/13 16:07 Bitcoin miners bundled with toolbars (blog.malwarebytes.org)
Potentially Unwanted Programs or PUPs as we like to call them, are things like Toolbars, Search Agents, etc
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