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mogs DailyCYBERCLIPS Earthdate 28th July '10
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The thread will usually begin on the 1st of each month !! taffy's sneezing bouts precluded !!!
Good day and welcome to the new thread. It has evolved in a very short time from the Open Door and Off Topic threads... like them, it will open/close on a monthly cycle.
In the coming months: unless evolution runs away with itself:I will continue to post here,(and not in Off topic);.......... updates/warnings/articles/product info, extracted from my own browsings, mostly with a security bias.
You should note however that these articles should not be taken as recommendations; tho' I may make comment if I feel I've something within my experience to add. You are also welcome to post articles/items to thread along similar lines.
Any ,one off, response/ feedback/comment, concerning specific items within the thread is welcome; tho' the Off topic* thread should be the place for arguements/debates concerning this thread's form/direction.
I don't want the CYBERCLIPS space getting cluttered with contentious junk !
Let's see how it evolves !
Scrolling daily or monthly I doubt you'll find anything methodically funny: tho' I hope you'll return to find something informative.

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Sumatra PDF is an ideal program for quickly reading PDF files. It is both small and fast.

Installation is simple and it is even possible to run it from a folder with no installation using the .zip download. A PortableApps version is also available.

There are plenty of keyboard shortcuts for browsing through documents without having to use the mouse. Advanced users can employ command-line arguments to specify which page it should open on and to change the background colour.

The publisher does admit that printing is quite slow and that this is unlikely to be fixed. Even so, Sumatra PDF is hard to beat if you want to read PDF documents onscreen without waiting around.



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Stable Channel Update
Monday, July 26, 2010 | 16:08
Labels: Stable updates
Google Chrome 5.0.375.125 has been released to the Stable channel on Linux, Mac, Windows, and Chrome Frame.

Security fixes and rewards:
Please see the Chromium security page for more detail. Note that the referenced bugs may be kept private until a majority of our users are up to date with the fix.
Aside from the listed security bugs fixed in Chromium, we have also deployed workarounds for two critical vulnerabilities where the root cause lies in external components. Credit and $1337 to Marc Schoenefeld for enabling us to work around a Windows kernel bug [48283]. Credit and $1337 to Simon Berry-Byrne for enabling us to work around a glibc bug [48733].
[$500] [42736] Medium Memory contents disclosure in layout code. Credit to Michail Nikolaev.
[$500] [43813] High Issue with large canvases. Credit to sp3x of SecurityReason.com.
[$500] [47866] High Memory corruption in rendering code. Credit to Jose A. Vazquez.
[$500] [48284] High Memory corruption in SVG handling. Credit to Aki Helin of OUSPG.
[48597] Low Avoid hostname truncation and incorrect eliding. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (Inferno).
If you find issues, please let us know: http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/entry

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Apple declares that the mouse is dead CClip4

Apple's intent is clear: multitouch is the way forward

By Craig Grannell
17 hours ago | Tell us what you think [ 11 comments ]

Magic Trackpad: the end of the mouse?
With its shiny new Magic Trackpad, Apple is saying more than you might think.
On the face of it, the £59 device is a rather innocuous accessory - an enlarged trackpad from a MacBook Pro, but with the same sculpted aluminium styling as Apple's wireless keyboards.
"Use it in place of a mouse or in conjunction with one on any Mac computer," burbles Apple on the Magic Trackpad product page, but what Apple's really saying is this: The mouse is dead. Multitouch is the future.


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CClip5 Facebook’s hustle and bustle can be daunting to newcomers
Set up and use Facebook safely
Find out how make the most of Facebook while protecting your privacy
Written by Computeractive staff, Computeractive
28 Jul 2010
Introduction
Though just a few years old, social-networking site Facebook has quickly become the web’s number-one destination for people who want to find lost friends, exchange photos, gossip, exchange links to their favourite websites or band together to support a club or society or campaign for a favourite cause.

However, while it’s clear that people love the idea of being able to keep up with their friends (both real friends and ones they’ve only ever met on Facebook), they also want to stay in control of how their personal information is shared across the site. Moreover, Facebook’s hustle and bustle can be daunting to newcomers.

In this Workshop we will show you how to set up Facebook, make friends and protect your privacy at the same time.



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CClip 6 How the internet works
Have you ever stopped to think how the internet works? Our Back to Basics guide explains all
Written by Scott Colvey, Computeractive
23 Jul 2010
You don’t need to be a mechanic to drive a car but it doesn’t hurt to know a bit about some of the basic principles. It’s much the same with the internet. There’s so much jargon, so many buzzwords and such complexity that it’s tempting to give up. That’s where our Back to Basics guide comes in – we’ll explain how the internet is set up, where your PC fits in, how web browsing works and what happens when you send an email to someone. We’ll also share some handy practical tips that lift the lid on the way the internet works.



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CClip 7 Picking up the thread.
Last post from Off topic 27/7/10 by Fred. SIW (System Information for Windows) shows (almost?) everything about Windows. I am amazed at the amount of info. It's portable too, just install to thumb drive. If you want to know something about your computer that Windows controls, this is it. http://www.gtopala.com/ (Credit Anthony for tip.)

Piriforms' Speccy is a handy utility that shows important data, like the internal temp of the CPU & VPU. It will tell you at a glance the important stuff. http://www.piriform.com/speccy

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Individual File/Folder Defrag for selective defrag
GUI and Console Command Line Defrag Supported
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Chrome and Firefox have received critical updates
Firefox and Chrome security patches released
Users urged to download Firefox 3.6.8 and Chrome 5.0.375.125 immediately
Written by Shaun Nichols in San Francisco, V3.co.uk
28 Jul 2010
Google and Mozilla have posted security updates for their respective Chrome and Firefox web browsers.

The Firefox 3.6.8 update addresses a single vulnerability in the browser's plug-in parameter array stemming from an earlier fix to the same component.

Mozilla classifies the vulnerability as 'critical', warning that a successful exploitation could allow remote code execution.

The Chrome 5.0.375.125 update, meanwhile, covers five vulnerabilities, three rated 'high' risk, one rated 'medium' and one rated 'low'.
Read more at:-http://www.computeractive.co.uk/v3/news/2267165/fi...



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Apple Releases Safari 5.0.1, Introduces Extensions Gallery CClip10
By Dan Moren, Macworld

Extensions fans, rejoice! On Wednesday, Apple released Safari 5.0.1, which officially enables Safari Extensions by default, and introduced the Safari Extensions Gallery. The gallery, located on a page on Apple's site, allows users to search for extensions, browse by category, and install them with just one click if the user is running Safari 5.0.1.

Safari 5.0.1 requires Mac OS X 10.5.8, 10.6.2, or 10.6.3; on the Windows side, you'll need Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7. The update is available from Apple's support download site or via Software Update. Apple also released Safari 4.1.1, which brings many of the same fixes and security patches to users on Mac OS X 10.4.11.

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Adobe fights exploits with MAPPs CClip 11
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Microsoft's advanced vuln notice
By Dan Goodin in San Francisco • Get more from this author

Posted in Security, 28th July 2010 16:33 GMT
Black Hat Following a path first taken by Microsoft, Adobe Systems plans to provide security partners with information about upcoming security patches to give providers of antivirus products and intrusion prevention systems a head start in warding off attacks that target the flaws.

Rather than create the program from scratch, Adobe will release the technical details through MAPP, short for the Microsoft Active Protections Program, which the software giant established two years ago. Under the program, Adobe will provide comprehensive vulnerability information to all 65 MAPP members to make sure they can distribute protective signatures to their customers before exploits become widely available.

Much more at :-http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/07/28/adobe_micr...

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How do I install new fonts in Windows 7? CClip 12
If you preferred the fonts used in Windows XP it's possible to use them in Windows 7. We show you how
Written by Computeractive staff, Computeractive
28 Jul 2010
Q I have just bought a desktop PC with Windows 7, after years of using a laptop with Windows XP on it. I’ve found it takes some time to get used to the new appearance, and one particular thing I’m not keen on is the new fonts.

I preferred some of the fonts in Windows XP, which I can’t find in Windows 7 so I presume they have been removed. I would prefer to use these and delete the ones I don’t like. How can I do this?


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"Details of 100m Facebook users collected and published!"

I am not with this lot - are you?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-10796584

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NoScript 2.0 beefs border patrol CClip 13
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'Saves your router's ass'
By Cade Metz in San Francisco • Get more from this author

Posted in Security, 29th July 2010 00:10 GMT
NoScript daddy Giorgio Maone has released version 2.0 of his popular Firefox add-on, a means of blocking JavaScript, Java, Flash, and other plug-in or script content from untrusted websites.

Maone is particularly pleased with a change to NoScript's Application Boundaries Enforcer (ABE) module, designed to guard against router attack. The new module protects against a new form of DNS rebinding attack that was able to bypass the old module.


"NoScript 2.0 is out, and among other things, saves your router's ass even if it's so flawed to expose its UI on the LAN with its WAN IP :P," Maone tweeted this week.
Read more at :-

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Scam phone calls continue CClip 14
Police close in on PC support fraudsters
Police close 19 websites as fraud trail leads from New Delhi to Blackburn
Written by Dinah Greek and Tom Royal, Computeractive
28 Jul 2010
A police crackdown has led to the closure of several websites linked to a scam offering unnecessary PC ‘support’.

The Metropolitan police force’s Police Central e-crime Unit (PCeCU) closed 19 websites linked to the scam in April. This action was taken because of the belief that offences were being carried out under the Fraud Act.

Despite this action, the fraudsters continue to plague consumers. Emails from readers show many other sites offering dubious computer support are still active, or being created. The evidence that we have gained clearly shows fraudulent activity.

Victims of the scam receive a cold call from India. The callers say they have been alerted to the fact that the person’s PC has been infected with malicious software. For more details of how the scam works, see the story on page 2 of this article.

http://www.computeractive.co.uk/computeractive/new...

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Dev Channel Update
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 | 16:32 CClip 15
Labels: Dev updates
The Dev channel has been updated to 6.0.472.11 for all platforms.

This release contains
UI tweaks and clean up
Additional stability fixes
Known Issues
PDF plugin does not load on Linux (Issue 49702) and Mac (Issue 49800)

More details about additional changes are available in the svn log of all revisions

You can find out about getting on the Dev channel here: http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-chann...

If you find new issues, please let us know by filing a bug at http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/entry

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CClip 16 The Internet has undergone a key upgrade that promises to stop cyber criminals from using fake websites that dupe people into downloading viruses or revealing personal data.

The agency in charge of managing Internet addresses teamed with online security services firm VeriSign and the US Department of Commerce to give websites encrypted identification to prove they are legitimate.
"This is, by any measure, an historic development," ICANN chief executive Rod Beckstrom said while breaking the news at a premier Black Hat computer security conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday.
"This security upgrade matters to everyone who uses a computer, and that means most of us."
The Domain Name System Security Extensions, referred to as DNSSEC, basically adds a secret, identifying code to each website address.

More to read at :-

http://www.physorg.com/news199596461.html

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CClip 17 Type: freeware Platform: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista Manufacturer:ZoneLabs Size: 44MB
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ZoneAlarm is probably the most well-known of firewalls, partly because it's free for personal use, but also because it's effective and very simple to use. This latest version now works with Windows Vista. The download is a small utility that is used to select the correct version of ZoneAlarm for your operating system.

Its main appeal stems from the fact that you can install it and forget about it, yet be securely protected from outside intrusions or attacks.

Wizards make the installation as painless as possible, and ZoneAlarm will remember your preferences once specified.

In other words, give permission for a program to access the internet and it will always allow it access in the future (unless you specify otherwise, of course).

When in Stealth Mode, ZoneAlarm renders your PCinvisible on the internet, increasing your security and privacy.

This is the latest ZoneAlarm Free v9.2 which will offer you basic firewall protection



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CClip 18 Type: freeware Platform:Manufacturer:Jeff Key Size: 509Kb
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Taskbar Meters take advantage of the improvements made to the Windows 7 taskbar.

Taskbar Meters displays a separate icon for CPU, memory and hard disk activity that gradually fills as the computer works harder.

The icons also serve as useful shortcuts to the Task Manager and Resource Monitor to get more information on how the computer is being us

The update frequency can be adjusted and you can also change the level at which the bars change colour from yellow or red to indicate utility-resource usage.



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Windows CClip 20
Access printers and solve common problems
Fix problems using the printer settings in Windows
Written by Will Stapley, Computeractive
29 Jul 2010
Introduction
If your printer stops working properly you can access its settings via the Control Panel in Windows. Follow our step-by-step guide below to find out how.



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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Researchers have uncovered new ways that criminals can spy on Internet users even if they're using secure connections to banks, online retailers or other sensitive Web sites.

The attacks demonstrated at the Black Hat conference here show how determined hackers can sniff around the edges of encrypted Internet traffic to pick up clues about what their targets are up to.

It's like tapping a telephone conversation and hearing muffled voices that hint at the tone of the conversation.

The problem lies in the way Web browsers handle Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, encryption technology, according to Robert Hansen and Josh Sokol, who spoke to a packed room of several hundred security experts.

Encryption forms a kind of tunnel between a browser and a website's servers. It scrambles data so it's indecipherable to prying eyes.

SSL is widely used on sites trafficking in sensitive information, such as credit card numbers, and its presence is shown as a padlock in the browser's address bar.

SSL is a widely attacked technology, but the approach by Hansen and Sokol wasn't to break it. They wanted to see instead what they could learn from what are essentially the breadcrumbs from people's secure Internet surfing that browsers leave behind and that skilled hackers can follow.

Their attacks would yield all sorts of information. It could be relatively minor, such as browser settings or the number of Web pages visited. It could be quite substantial, including whether someone is vulnerable to having the "cookies" that store usernames and passwords misappropriated by hackers to log into secure sites.

Hansen said all major browsers are affected by at least some of the issues.


http://www.topix.com/tech/computer-security/2010/0...


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By Ian Calcutt • Get more from this author CClip 22
30th July 2010 07:02 GMT
Review If a recent survey for HP is to be believed, Britons remain committed to packaged media, with 75 percent wanting hard copies of films in a box. So despite the advance of video streaming and downloading, perhaps it’s not yet time to write off conventional disc players, like Pioneer’s latest Blu-ray offering, the BDP-330.


Minimalist in more than just appearance: Pioneer's BDP-330
A mid-level machine, for which read: quite expensive, the BDP-330 has a glossy black finish with a minimalist outline and a front display that can be turned off during playback. The accompanying remote control borders on the plain. Main playback controls are easy to find but many buttons are small and it’s overloaded compared to players that hide lesser features in on-screen options.

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http://www.reghardware.com/2010/07/30/review_hd_pi...


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CClip 23 Former NSA Director: Countries Spewing Cyber Attacks Should Be Held Responsible
By Kim Zetter
July 29, 2010 | 3:52 pm |


LAS VEGAS — Attribution is one of the biggest problems on the internet when it comes to cyberwarfare. How do you hold a nation responsible for malicious attacks if you can’t determine whether or not the activity was state-sponsored?

Retired General Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency, said on Thursday that one solution being discussed in government is to simply forget about trying to determine if the source of an attack is state-sponsored or not and hold nations responsible for malicious activity coming from their cyberspace. His words were greeted with applause from the audience of computer security professionals.

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start-up can seem to take forever, but why? CClip 24
How to speed up your PC's start-up process
What happens when your PC starts up, and how can you speed up the process?
Written by Scott Colvey, Computeractive
30 Jul 2010
When you switch on your TV, the screen flickers to life almost instantly. Similarly, turn on a mobile phone and it’s ready to make calls within a couple of seconds. The typical Windows PC, though, can seem to take forever to get going after the power button has been pressed, but why?

The start-up process
The moment it’s switched on, a PC carries out a number of self-tests, checking that components such as the processor, memory and hard disk are present. Information about these tests may be displayed on screen or hidden behind a manufacturer’s logo.

All of this is handled by the Bios (or basic input/output system). This is built into the PC and has nothing to do with Windows – it’s just enough to get the computer into a state where it’s ready to run an operating system such as Windows.


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CClip 25 (CNN) -- When a series of video games is beloved by fans, it's risky for makers to put a new game in the series out for testing.
The fans can be brutal if a sequel doesn't live up to expectations about the franchise.
But sometimes the risk pays off.
Here are some of the best of the best upcoming sequels, set to be released this fall and in the spring. The list is based on interviews at the recent Comic-Con convention in San Diego, California, where professional gamers and amateurs got a chance to demo these new titles.
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By Adam Hadhazy, TechNewsDaily Staff Writer / July 30, 2010 CClip 26

In a move that seems inspired by "The Lord of the Rings," seven "keys" have been handed out to a trusted circle of people who might get called upon to "save" the Internet in the aftermath of a cyber attack.

But contrary to other news reports, the seven key holders have not been vested with the power to resurrect the entire Internet should it be sabotaged by hackers.

Rather, they have been given encryption keys necessary for restoring a long-touted Internet security protocol that finally came into force earlier this month.


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Microsoft reveals IE9 beta release set for September CClip 27
Firm also touts benefits of Azure and SQL database over VMware and Oracle Fusion 30 Jul 201



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Dev Channel Update CClip28
Friday, July 30, 2010 | 16:14
Labels: Dev updates
The Dev channel has been updated to 6.0.472.14 for All Platforms.

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PDF Plugin does not load - Issue 49702
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More details about additional changes are available in the svn log of all revisions.

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If you find new issues, please let us know by filing a bug at http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/entry.

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Slower than New Zealand
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Posted in Telecoms, 31st July 2010 22:24 GMT
So Australia is building a superfast fibre to the home (FTTH) national broadband network and not a minute too soon.

Last week's survey from Akamai, a company that charges clients hefty sums for making their websites run faster, shows the country ranked a dismal 50th place in the global broadband speed league with an average speed of 2.6Mbps, behind even New Zealand (42nd and 2.9Mbps).



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Attacks on rise
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Posted in Security, 30th July 2010 19:27 GMT
Warning of an uptick in attacks, Microsoft plans to issue an emergency update to patch a critical Windows vulnerability that hackers are exploiting to seize control of PCs.

The patch, which fixes the way Windows parses shortcut icons, will be released on Monday at around 10 a.m. California time. It comes two weeks after reports surfaced that unknown hackers were exploiting the flaw in an attempt to install malware on systems that control the operations of power plants and other critical infrastructure. At least two customer of SCADA, or supervisory control and data acquisition, software offered by Siemens have been hit by a computer worm that exploits the bug.


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30 July 2010 Last updated at 09:31 CClip 31
Call to check on mobile network security

The attack project aims to reveal the weaknesses in mobile security
Mobile phone users are being encouraged to find out if operators are doing enough to keep their calls secret.

Security researchers have released tools that, they say, make it easy to see what security systems operators use to stop eavesdropping.

The researchers want to expose those operators that have not updated security systems to prevent others listening in.


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Two years and 100 mln dollars buys winning cyber army
August 1, 2010 by Glenn Chapman
A computer espionage specialist has laid out blueprints for building a cyber army capable of crashing through US defenses.

Readying an unstoppable Internet invasion would take two years and a total of 100 million dollars, according to Charlie Miller, who spent five years with the US National Security Agency under then-director Michael Hayden.
Now a researcher with Baltimore-based Independent Security Evaluators, Miller on Saturday shared his battle plan with hackers at a DefCon gathering in Las Vegas.
"I pretended North Korea asked me to scope out the job of orchestrating a cyber attack on the United States," Miller told AFP. "I lay it out as I would do it realistically."
Miller explained that he had actually been asked by the Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Estonia to play general in the theoretical attack scenario.
He shared his results at a NATO briefing in that country in June.
"I already knew it was easy, but now I know in detail how easy it would be," said. "We are certainly very vulnerable."
Miller described the 100-million-dollar price tag as a bargain compared to how much money is spent on cyber defense.
He crafted a broad strategy to target smart grids, banks, communications and all other aspects of a nation's technology infrastructure.
The cyber army would number about a thousand soldiers ranging from elite computer commandos to basic college trained geeks, according to the plan.


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Why does broadband speed vary so much?
By Jane Wakefield
Technology reporter

The actual speeds of UK broadband services are still falling short of those advertised Ofcom has found
If you are a night owl who enjoys surfing between the hours of 4am and 6am and are fortunate enough to live on top of a telephone exchange then you are probably very happy with your broadband speeds.

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Welcome to my little spot on the Internet! CClip 34

Feel free to wander around everything that I have to offer. With a few hundred pages scattered throughout the domain, something is bound to catch your attention.

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News ~ Quick notes on what has been happening with the domain, my life or the computer industry.

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Find Windows 7’s hidden Desktop themes CClip 35
Windows 7 includes themes that Microsoft doesn’t tell you about. Unearth them with our help
Written by Computeractive staff, Computeractive
22 Jul 2010
Introduction
Windows 7 includes various ‘themes’ that give a distinctive look and feel to the Desktop. The presence of some themes depends on where in the world the product was bought, so UK editions of Windows 7 includes some excellent pictures of things such as Tower Bridge and Stonehenge.

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Technology Races to Meet Tide of Data CClip 36
By KEVIN J. O'BRIEN
Published: August 1, 2010


BERLIN — As smartphones and video streaming double the crunch of data carried over mobile networks each year, big advances in optical transport, data filtering and networking are keeping the Internet from collapsing under its own weight.

The gains, often unheralded, have allowed mobile network operators to continue selling unlimited broadband packages to customers who, despite their often voracious data habits, have been spared from sharing the cost of the strains being put on the system.

Take for example the quick fix made in northern Spain in June 2008, when a 915-kilometer, or 570-mile, stretch of high-speed cable from Madrid to Marseille began to overload, threatening service to hundreds of thousands of Europeans.

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First looks: Visa codesure
Visa’s latest weapon in the battle against online fraud is coming soon. We find out how it works 27 Jul 2010



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CClip 38 Exposed: how a cold-call 'PC service' company tried to mislead us
A Computeractive reader was cold-called by the so-called "Windows Service Centre" - we called them back to see what they do, and filmed the results. 23 Jul 2010



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Users are sticking to Windows XP CClip 39

Shun support in favour of outdated features
By Lawrence Latif
Mon Aug 02 2010, 15:44
DEVELOPER OF MERELY GOOD ENOUGH SOFTWARE Microsoft is having some trouble luring its customers off Windows XP.
Even after dumping support for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2), they're still finding it hard to get people to move off Windows XP and onto Windows 7. According to figures released by Netmarketshare, usage of Windows Vista and Windows 7 combined fails to eclipse that of Windows XP. That's a disappointing statistic, given that Windows 7 has been available, in one way or another, for well over a year and Windows Vista has been knocking around for nearly four years.

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Google Chrome Frame is an open source plug-in that seamlessly brings Google Chrome's open web technologies and speedy JavaScript engine to Internet Explorer. With Google Chrome Frame, you can:
Start using open web technologies - like the HTML5 canvas tag - right away, even technologies that aren't yet supported in Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8.
Take advantage of JavaScript performance improvements to make your apps faster and more responsive.
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Team Releases Tools for Secure Cloud Computing CClip 41
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(PhysOrg.com) -- UT Dallas researchers have released software tools intended to help make cloud computing the standard way much computing is done.
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Cloud computing is a model for providing on-demand access to a shared pool of computing resources, including networks, storage and applications. It's meant to make it as simple to obtain an array of electronic data resources as it is to get electricity itself.
“In order to use electricity, we do not maintain electricity generators at home, instead we get the electricity on demand from the grid when we need it,” said Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham, director of the University’s Cyber Security Research Center. “The cloud computing paradigm tries to achieve the same result for computing.”
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New ID theft targets kids' SS numbers CClip 42
August 2, 2010 By BILL DRAPER , Associated Press Writer

Graphic outlines a new kind of credit fraud scheme involving credit privacy numbers.
(AP) -- The latest form of identity theft doesn't depend on stealing your Social Security number. Now thieves are targeting your kid's number long before the little one even has a bank account.
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taffy078 CRITICAL WINDOWS UPDATE.
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Microsoft has issued a "critical" security update to fix a flaw in the way Windows handles shortcuts.

The bug allowed attackers to craft booby-trapped shortcuts that allow them to take over a target computer. (Many users set up shortcuts to get to programs and places in Windows that they use regularly.)

Have you installed it yet?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-10837232



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Identify and avoid scareware to keep your computer safe CClip 43
How to identify and deal with scareware
Don't get caught out by computer scanning scams
Written by Anthony Dhanendran, Computeractive
03 Aug 2010
Computer viruses and their related threats are common enough and most people now have some sort of anti-virus software installed on their PCs.

But a new class of internet threat has emerged over the past few years that preys on the fears created by viruses in an attempt to scam computer users out of their money.

Such threats go by the catch-all name of ‘scareware’. This refers to internet activity that scares people into thinking their PC is unsafe.

What is scareware?
Scareware comes in many shapes and sizes. One of the most common is the pop-up advert, which will tell you that your PC has problems that need to be fixed immediately or terrible things will happen.

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Microsoft responds to IE8 privacy allegations
Report suggests privacy dumped in favour of advertising
Written by Iain Thomson in San Francisco, V3.co.uk
03 Aug 2010
Microsoft has responded to reports that it sacrificed user privacy for the sake of advertising revenue when developing Internet Explorer 8.



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Can I put bookmarks in alphabetical order? CClip 45
Keep Internet Explorer bookmarks in order with Delicious
Written by Computeractive staff, Computeractive
02 Aug 2010
Q Is there a way to organise my bookmarks in Internet Explorer 8 so they appear in alphabetical order, without having to manually drag them to another location? I would prefer that whenever I bookmark a site it automatically sorts the list in alphabetical order.


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Google warns Chrome Canary is only for the brave CClip 46
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Who wants a highly unstable browser which will often break entirely?
By Kelly Fiveash • Get more from this author

Posted in Applications, 3rd August 2010 10:07 GMT
Google is calling on extremely brave individuals to test drive the so-called Canary build of its Chrome browser.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/03/google_chr...

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If you like to live on the bleeding edge, give the Google Chrome Canary Build a shot and let us know what you think. The early feedback on crashes, performance regressions, broken features and other problems is incredibly valuable to us, so thanks! http://blog.chromium.org/2010/08/google-chrome-in-...

To enable you to continue using the same browser you love when the canary croaks, we’ve made it possible to install the Canary Build in addition to the Dev, Beta or Stable channel versions of Google Chrome.






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CClip 47 Hack uses Google Street View data to stalk its victims
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'Geo location gone terrible'
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Posted in ID, 3rd August 2010 17:54 GMT
A security researcher has devised an attack suitable for stalking and similarly creepy endeavors that uses JavaScript and geo location data from Google to pinpoint a victim's precise location.

In a talk titled “How I Met Your Girlfriend,” at the Black Hat conference last week, hacker Samy Kamkar demoed the technique, which he cleverly dubbed an XXXSS. Here's how it works:

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Security Exploit Can Give Hackers Control of Your iPhone or iPad [WARNING]
Full story: Mashable
By just loading a PDF file on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, you could be handing over complete access to your device in what could quickly become a major security breach.
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CClip 49 Adobe confirms remote code-execution flaw in Reader (again)
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Week of PDF code parsing vulns hits iPhone, too
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Posted in Malware, 4th August 2010 00:18 GMT
A security researcher has uncovered yet another vulnerability in Adobe Reader that allows hackers to execute malicious code on computers by tricking their users into opening booby-trapped files.
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PDF-XChange Viewer CClip 50
Those Wishing to View/Modify or perform simple editing of PDF files on their Windows PC's now have a FREE alternative ! The PDF-XChange Viewer is smaller, faster and more feature rich than any other FREE PDF Reader/Viewer available. This version also allows users to try the extended functionality offered by the PDF-XChange Viewer 'PRO' in evaluation mode - for free.
The FREE version may be used for both Private and Commercial use provided it is not distributed further for commercial gain without permission!

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BEIJING: Beijing hosts global cyber-security conference
Full story: Asia News Network
Top cyber - security analysts are gathering in the Chinese capital for a summit to boost security in the sector, amid the increasing threat of computer hacking worldwide.

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Wind back the Windows 7 Taskbar CClip 52
Change the new-style Windows 7 Taskbar
Make the Windows 7 Taskbar work like those in XP or Vista
Written by Computeractive staff, Computeractive
04 Aug 2010
Introduction
The way the Windows 7 Taskbar works is fundamentally different than in Vista or XP. For starters, application icons can be ‘pinned’ to the Taskbar, rather than appearing only when the associated program is running.

The Notification Area has also been rationalised, reducing the number of icons and alerts that appear here.

What of the Quick Launch toolbar where frequently used programs can be placed for easy access? Well, Microsoft ditched that entirely, replacing it with the aforementioned pinning method.

To some, these changes are very welcome. Others, though, like everything about Windows 7 except the new-style Taskbar.

This Workshop will explain how to make the new Taskbar look just like the old one. We’ll even show you how to restore the Quick Launch toolbar.

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CClip 53 Q The Windows Narrator starts every time I turn on my Windows Vista laptop. I do not need this and have to close it before I can start using the PC.

I cannot find the setting to stop this. Can it be disabled?

Lyn Wats

A It is possible to disable the Narrator, although the setting is buried deep in the Accessibility menu. If you run the Accessibility Wizard, an accidental setting can force the PC to automatically load the Narrator or on-screen keyboard when it starts.

Tools such as the Narrator are very helpful for people who are visually impaired, but it can be annoying for those who do not need it.

To disable it, left-click on the Start Icon then click on Control Panel. Click Ease of Access, then click on Ease of Access Center. Click on Use The Computer Without a Display. Untick the box next to Turn On Narrator, then click Save.

The next time your computer starts, the Narrator will not load.



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CClip 53 Finally the world has a hacker-proof communications device. The bad news? It's a brick in a glass case. The joke, told to a cyber conference Tuesday in New York, illustrates what top US experts describe as the dire state of online security.

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Is it a phone? Is it a Taser? No, it's a cattle prod! CClip 54
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Novel explanation for mobile stun gun
By Drew Cullen • Get more from this author

Posted in Mobile, 4th August 2010 17:38 GMT
A Queensland man yesterday pleaded guilty to possession of a Taser disguised as a mobile phone.

In his defence, Carl Townroe claimed the device was a cattle prod and not in disguise. Mind you, he also pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana, so the weed may have got to him.

" No two weeds or rods are alike ?!" Mogs
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Posted in Software, 4th August 2010 15:06 GMT
Gamers anxious to try out DC Universe Online ahead of its official release have become the targets of a scam designed to trick them into completing bogus surveys.
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CClip 56 Q I have a new laptop running Windows Vista. I have never used a touchpad before and there seems to be some strange behaviour when I move my finger over the right and bottom edges.

There is an icon called Synaptics Pointing Device in the Notification Area. Sometimes it scrolls web pages and other times it changes the zoom level.

Jill Liv, Computeractive Forum

A The side and bottom areas of the touchpad work in the same way as a mouse wheel. Normally this means scrolling up and down but if you are pushing the Ctrl button as you slide up and down in this area it will zoom in and out.

The scrolling areas can be disabled if they are causing problems. Click on Start, Control Panel, Hardware and Sound and then Mouse. Click on the Device Settings tab.

There should only be one device in the list so click on the Settings button. Click on the Virtual Scrolling text in the left-hand column and click in the boxes to remove the ticks and disable the scrolling motion.



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CCleaner 2.34 CClip 57
System cleansing & optimisation tool

Written by Chris Wiles/Tim Smith, V3.co.uk

CCleaner is one of the more popular system cleansing and optimisation tools available. This is the major v2 release incorporating a number of new enhancements. For instance, the new version is completely re-written and is much faster and analysing and cleansing your system. It ships with a brand new user-interface and is available in a compact version, so you could take it with you on a portable USB stick and use it to cleanse a PCthat you've used in a web cafe or other location. Of course, there are also a number of other tweaks and improvement

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There are often times when you want to record a telephone conversation and making the call through a computer seems an easy way to do this. Pamela is an addon for Skype that can record calls and has some other useful features.



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Wednesday, August 4, 2010 | 17:26
Labels: Dev updates
The Chrome Dev Channel has been updated to 6.0.472.22 for all platforms. It includes the following changes:

All Platforms
UI Updates
Stability Fixes
(Issue 49493) Fix some problems with SSL connections through HTTP proxies.

Windows
(Issue 49621) - some downloaded files are saved with double extension (ex: file.arj.arj)

Known Issues
(Issue 50577) Launching Chrome after installing may not work correctly if other browsers are running and set as default
(Issue 51187) Drag and Drop of large file may result in crash


More details about additional changes are available in the svn log of all revisions.

You can find out how to use the dev channel at http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-chann...

If you find new issues, please let us know by filing a bug at http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/entry

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Adobe plans emergency patch for critical Reader bug CClip 60
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By Dan Goodin • Get more from this author

Posted in Malware, 5th August 2010 17:25 GMT
Adobe plans to release an emergency update patching a critical vulnerability in its ubiquitous Reader application that was disclosed at last week's Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas.

The fix will be made available during the week of August 16 for Windows, Mac OS X, and Unix versions of Adobe Reader 9.3.3, company officials said on Thursday. It will patch a hole that security researcher Charlie Miller disclosed during a talk demonstrating a tool called BitBlaze, which streamlines the analysis of crash bugs. Adobe has rated the vulnerability as critical because it can be exploited with little user interaction to remotely execute malicious code on a targeted system.
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CClip 61 E9's Acid, speed and HTML5 trip to land lost surfers
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Microsoft back in the browser wars
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Posted in Applications, 5th August 2010 18:04 GMT
Review The browser wars have taken a fresh twist with Microsoft's release of the fourth - and final - preview of Internet Explorer 9 before the beta in September.


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CClip 62 Type: free for personal use only Platform: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista Manufacturer:OPSWAT, Inc Size: 3.3MB
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Maybe we’re just being paranoid, but it appears more difficult to remove security software than any other installed application. You would have thought that the security software developerswould never want us to remove their apps. Actually there are valid reasons. If you install a security suite, it will integrate deep in to your system. For example, an anti-spam add-on for your email client, messenger and your startup applications.

Run the uninstaller supplied with your security softwareand you’ll often find that it doesn’t always remove every aspect of an installed application. Installers aren’t that intelligent. If you leave your email client open, whilst you uninstall, it may not remove the anti-spam module. After this, you may be stuck with components from the old security application.

AppRemover is a specialist software removal tool that’s designed to remove installed security applications from various suppliers. It’s ideal for when you want to completely eradicate installed security software with the intention of installing fresh security tools. There’s no obvious information from the website regarding the security software it supports (and, thus, removes), but it supports the most obvious anti-virus and anti-spyware applications.



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Microsoft to set record with next Patch Tuesday CClip 63

14 patches, eight critical
By Dan Goodin in San Francisco • Get more from this author

Posted in Malware, 5th August 2010 18:43 GMT
Microsoft's security patch release scheduled for next week will include a record number of bulletins that fix dozens of vulnerabilities in several of its products, the company said on Thursday.

The next Patch Tuesday, scheduled for August 10, will include 14 bulletins, eight of which are rated critical, Microsoft's highest severity classification, generally reserved for bugs that can be exploited to remotely execute malware on vulnerable systems with little or no interaction on the part of the end user. Six of those bulletins apply to Windows, another one applies jointly to Windows and Silverlight and the last to the Office suite.
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mogs CClip 64 False sense of Security. WARNING
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Private browsing modes in four biggest browsers often fail

You've been warned
By Dan Goodin in San Francisco • Get more from this author

Posted in ID, 6th August 2010 06:02 GMT
Features in the four major browsers designed to cloak users' browser history often don't work as billed, according to a research paper that warns that users may get a false sense of security when using the built-in privacy settings.

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mogs CClip 65 Current Stable Chrome
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Stable Channel Update
Monday, July 26, 2010 | 16:08
Labels: Stable updates
Google Chrome 5.0.375.125 has been released to the Stable channel on Linux, Mac, Windows, and Chrome Frame.

Security fixes and rewards:
Please see the Chromium security page for more detail. Note that the referenced bugs may be kept private until a majority of our users are up to date with the fix.
Aside from the listed security bugs fixed in Chromium, we have also deployed workarounds for two critical vulnerabilities where the root cause lies in external components. Credit and $1337 to Marc Schoenefeld for enabling us to work around a Windows kernel bug [48283]. Credit and $1337 to Simon Berry-Byrne for enabling us to work around a glibc bug [48733].
[$500] [42736] Medium Memory contents disclosure in layout code. Credit to Michail Nikolaev.
[$500] [43813] High Issue with large canvases. Credit to sp3x of SecurityReason.com.
[$500] [47866] High Memory corruption in rendering code. Credit to Jose A. Vazquez.
[$500] [48284] High Memory corruption in SVG handling. Credit to Aki Helin of OUSPG.
[48597] Low Avoid hostname truncation and incorrect eliding. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (Inferno).
If you find issues, please let us know: http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/entry

Jason Kersey
Google Chrome


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mogs CClip 66 Adobe Reader alternatives
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Ditch the malware magnet

A sysadmin battles his nemesis
By Trevor Pott • Get more from this author

Posted in Desktop Management, 6th August 2010 09:13 GMT

"If you must use Adobe Reader, take the time to secure it. To do this, open the application and choose Edit and then Preferences. You will see several different categories of options to tweak. Under JavaScript a checkbox disables Adobe Reader’s ability to run dangerous JavaScript from a PDF. Under Security (Enhanced), another checkbox helps to secure the application. The Trust Manager category allows you to disable Acrobat’s ability to call external applications to handle non-PDF files - a setting change I heartily recommend."

"Regardless of which PDF application you choose, avoid Adobe: it simply isn’t worth the risk to keep this malware magnet around. ®"

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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/06/sysadmin_m...

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mogs CClip 67 You oughta read this !
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Clearing the cache and getting rid of cookies are just two things you can do to protect yourself
Protect your privacy while surfing the internet
When using the internet your computer shares lots of information with the sites you visit – we explain how to take control
Written by Julian Prokaza, Computeractive
06 Aug 2010
"If you thought staying anonymous online was simply a matter of not using your real name when posting comments, you could be in for a bit of a shock."

"In a moment we’ll explain exactly how you can control what personal information is shared when you use the internet. But first, let’s take a look at exactly what website owners can tell about you and your PC.

Read more: http://www.computeractive.co.uk/computeractive/fea...


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mogs CClip 68 Internet Protocol version 6
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Defcon speaker calls IPv6 a 'security nightmare'

Growing pains for next-gen address system
By Dan Goodin in San Francisco •

Posted in Enterprise Security, 6th August 2010 18:48 GMT
The internet's next-generation addressing scheme is so radically different from the current one that its adoption is likely to cause severe security headaches for those who adopt it, a researcher said last week.

With reserves of older addresses almost exhausted, the roll-out of the new scheme — known as IPv6 or Internet Protocol version 6 — is imminent. And yet, the radical overhaul still isn't ready for prime time — in large part because IT professionals haven't worked out a large number of security threats facing those who rely on it to route traffic over the net.


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mogs CClip 69 Leaks
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Private browsing modes leak data
By Mark Ward
Technology correspondent, BBC News

Most modern browsers have a private or incognito mode
The private browsing modes on modern browsers leak information about where people have visited, suggests a study.

Available in many browsers, the private modes are not supposed to log information about sites visited.

However, the study found that in many cases the privacy mode was compromised by additions to the browser or extra security on websites.

Many extras that people add to browsers can "completely undermine" the anonymity of private browsing.
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mogs CClip 70 Disabling balloon tips
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One of the many ways Windows XP tries to be helpful is by popping up warnings every now and then. Many of these appear in the Notification Area, which sits at the far right of the Windows Taskbar.

Known as balloon tips, these little alerts are intended to be helpful but as more applications are installed so the frequency of these Notification Area alerts increases and can quickly become distracting.

With Windows 7, Microsoft has made it much easier to limit these alerts but that is no consolation for users of Vista and XP.

In this Workshop, we will show you how to switch off the Notification Area’s balloon tips.

We will be editing the Windows Registry, so novices should proceed with caution and a full Windows backup is a must in all cases before proceeding.


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mogs CClip 71 Secunia warning
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Unpatched kernel-level vuln affects all Windows versions

Code execution possible
By Dan Goodin in San Francisco • Get more from this author

Posted in Malware, 6th August 2010 22:23 GMT
Researchers have identified a kernel-level vulnerability in Windows that allows attackers to gain escalated privileges and may also allow them to remotely execute malicious code. All versions of the Microsoft OS are affected, including the heavily fortified Windows 7.

The buffer overflow, which was originally reported here, can be exploited to escalate privileges or crash vulnerable machines, IT research company Vupen said. The flaw may also allow attackers to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.


The bug resides in the “CreateDIBPalette()” function of a device driver known as “Win32k.sys.” It is exploited by pasting a large number of color values into an improperly allocated buffer, potentially allowing attackers to sneak in malicious payloads, vulnerability tracking service Secunia warned.
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mogs CClip 72 Digital heritage.
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Internet lifestyles leave digital estates for descendants
August 7, 2010 by Glenn Chapman
As lives move increasingly online, Legacy Locker is building virtual safe-deposit boxes where people can leave digital estates for descendants.


"I have young children that can't read yet," said LegacyLocker.com founder Jeremy Toeman. "One day my blog will have meaning to them in the same way you find an old photo of your grandfather and wonder what the story was.

http://www.physorg.com/news200370006.html

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Belarc Advisor 8.1.13.7
Get a free and detailed PC audit
Written by Lee Collins, V3.co.uk
04 Aug 2010
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Run this software and your PCwill be analysed before you are presented with a detailed audit of your PC.

The data is well presented and split into sections, detailing everything from the operating system and any installed Hotfixes from Microsoft, to software licences and processor details.

The analysis is done quickly, and with the information displayed in HTML format it is easy to print or save it for future reference.

"Find the programs you rarely or never run "!! mogs.

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mogs CClip 74 Thunderbird pros and cons
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Why has Thunderbird turned into a turkey?

Feathers fly over virus accusations
By Andrew Orlowski • Get more from this author

Posted in Applications, 8th August 2010 09:24 GMT
Comment An opportunistic and little-known software utility outfit has stuck another carving knife into Thunderbird 3.

The Performance Protector blog reckons the once-reliable email client has the profile of a virus. Let it loose on your systems, and wave goodbye to network performance and any spare CPU cycles.
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Anti-virus defences even shakier than feared

Most malware samples 'escape detection'
By John Leyden • Get more from this author

Posted in Malware, 9th August 2010 15:48 GMT
Anti-virus technologies may be even more ineffective than feared.

A study by web intelligence firm Cyberveillance found that, on average, vendors detect less than 19 per cent of malware attacks on the first day malware appears in the wild. Even after 30 days, detection rates improved to just 61.7 per cent, on average.


Cyberveillance argues its research shows that users ought to practice safe computing - such as avoiding unknown or disreputable websites and increasing security settings on their web browser - as a way of minimising security risks rather than relying on up to data anti-virus to protect them.

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mogs CClip 76 Can I use Flash with 64-bit Internet Explorer?
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Whether your web browser is 32-bit or 64-bit is a minor factor in speed
Can I use Flash with 64-bit Internet Explorer?
Flash is not yet compatible with 64-bit Internet Explorer, so what's the solution?
Written by Computeractive staff, Computeractive
09 Aug 2010
Q I recently bought a new computer with the 64-bit version of Windows 7 installed, which comes with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Internet Explorer. I use the 64-bit version, but when browsing the web I keep receiving messages saying the website wants to install Adobe Flash Player.

I click OK, then a message appears saying that Flash Player will not install because it requires a 32-bit browser. Are there any drawbacks of switching to the 32-bit version, and will it be slower?

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mogs CClip 77 Privacy Study
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Privacy top concern as users customize, personalize online experiences
August 9, 2010
Although many Internet services and sites allow customization and personalization that make visits online more efficient and enjoyable, two recent studies found that privacy concerns limit how both the most technology-savvy users and those with less expertise utilize opportunities to customize or personalize their online experiences.

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mogs CClip 78 Foxit Patch
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Adobe Reader unaffected
By Dan Goodin • Get more from this author

Posted in Malware, 9th August 2010 19:57 GMT
The Foxit document reader has been updated to fix the same critical bug that currently leaves iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches wide open to malware attacks.

Foxit Reader version 4.1.1.0805 “fixes the crash issue caused by the new iPhone/iPad jailbreak program which can be exploited to inject arbitrary code into a system and execute it there,” Foxit officials said. They recommend that users install the update to protect themselves.


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mogs CClip 79 Step by step instructions
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Use tick boxes for selections in Windows Explorer
Fed up with clicking and dragging to select files in Windows Explorer? Here’s an alternative
Written by Computeractive staff, Computeractive
10 Aug 2010
Introduction
When copying, moving, renaming or deleting files and folders in Windows most people call on Windows Explorer, the built-in file-management tool that’s been around since Windows 95.

While the version of Windows Explorer that’s included with Windows 7 has been updated to include variety of new ways to manage files, the basic mechanics of selecting items has never changed: a mixture of using the mouse to click and drag to select a group of items and holding down the Control (Ctrl) and Shift keys to select individual or consecutive groups of files and folders.

However, from Vista onwards Microsoft added a new way to select files in Windows Explorer using clickable tick boxes. In this Workshop we will show how to enable and make use of this handy feature.

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mogs CClip 80 User settings XP
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How do I change Limited User Account settings?
Change your settings for the Limited User Account in Windows XP
Written by Computeractive staff, Computeractive
10 Aug 2010
Q I have Windows XP Pro and for added security I use a Limited User Account when I connect to the internet through Sky Broadband. The connection automatically disconnects after 20 minutes of inactivity. I would like to change this but only an Administrator can make the change.

If I log in as an Administrator it only changes the options for that account leaving the setting unchanged when I log back in. How can I change the setting for the Limited User?
Lynne Moore

A Windows XP has a special function for this task. When you start a program to connect to the internet, right-click on the icon rather than left-clicking. Click on the ‘Run as…’ option in the menu that appears. Select the bottom option and select an Administrator account from the dropdown menu.

Enter the password in the text box below and click OK. The program will start as normal but with the rights of the Administrator account. This only works if the Administrator account you select has a password. It’s a good idea to protect the account in this way. You can watch a video on how to set a password.

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mogs CClip 81 Balance restored
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Microsoft purges Windows of serious SSL vuln

Balance in the force restored
By Dan Goodin in San Francisco • Get more from this author

Posted in Enterprise Security, 10th August 2010 21:15 GMT
Microsoft has updated a broad swath of products to fix a potentially serious spoofing vulnerability in the secure sockets layer (SSL) protocol that secures email, web transactions and other sensitive internet traffic.

The software company on Tuesday released MS10-049 to kill the bug in Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and 12 other versions of Windows that are still under support. The patch updates a part of the operating system known as SChannel, or Secure Channel, which is responsible for implementing SSL, which is also referred to as TLS, or transport layer security.

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mogs CClip 82 Record levels
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Malware is at record levels

So says McAfee
By Spencer Dalziel
Tue Aug 10 2010, 17:01
SIX MILLION malware infected systems have been found by the insecurity experts at McAfee over the last quarter, while spam volumes have leveled out.
McAfee's quarterly Threat Report said malware rocketed due to cybercriminals tapping into World Cup scamming, resurrected botnets and USB vulnerabilities.
The report claims that malware hit its highest recorded levels while spam grew by only 2.5 per cent since the first quarter of 2010.
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mogs CClip 83 Some explanation
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Nothing succeeds like XSS

Unless you use NoScript, that is
By Trevor Pott • Get more from this author

Posted in Desktop Mgmt Blog, 11th August 2010 07:49 GMT
Sysadmin blog Most users think the web works like a television. They go to a website and are presented with images, text and multimedia. What they don’t know is that, unlike a television, some of what they see executes on the server, and some on our own computers, and any time an application runs on our computers there is the potential for a vulnerability that could lead to the loss of our personal information or infection by malware.

Among other things, scripts that run on our local computers collect information such as location or configuration and report it back to websites to tailor our experience. Scripts can perform tasks such as spell checking or ensuring that you have typed your password and its confirmation identically. They can launch programs such as Adobe Flash or Reader. Depending on the level of permissions you have configured, scripts can read files from your computer, save files to your computer and even execute untrusted programs. Scripts can do almost anything your computer can do - if they have the permissions to do so.

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Google Chrome 5.0.375.126 has been released to the Stable channel on Linux, Mac, and Windows. This version contains an updated version of the Flash plugin.

If you find issues, please let us know: http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/entry

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But things don't always go smoothly, and faulty RAM causes its fair share of heartache. Repeated 'Stop' errors, freezes and other crashes may well be caused by duff memory.
Even if you've never upgraded your RAM, if your PC has difficulties like these, memory may still be the problem. Substituting it with some new RAM may help, but if your memory isn't actually the culprit, the expense may not be worth it.
To make sure that the RAM is at fault, you need to run some tests. The most efficient is MemTest86 – grab it from www.memtest.org.
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Google finally pulls Gmail contacts tool into line

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Posted in Applications, 11th August 2010 10:41 GMT Google has promoted its contact list by bumping it up to the top left-hand corner of Gmail – presumably because the company is now proud enough to display it prominently for users.

Changes to the contacts feature include the ability to auto save if a page is closed prematurely.

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Browser hijack scam runs through rogue traffic broker
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Posted in Crime, 11th August 2010 11:50 GMT
Cybercrooks use of botnets to make money by sending spam or launching denial of service attacks has become a well-understood business model.

But the controllers of networks of compromised PCs have other ways of turning an illicit profit, including using rogue traffic brokers to defraud reputable brands. Trend Micro's write-up of a click fraud scam sheds light onto this less well-known but highly lucrative cyberscam.

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Adobe has patched six 'critical' vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player from version 10.1.53.64 downwards, warning that the flaws could allow attackers to take control of a user's system.

The company said in a security bulletin that Flash Player users should update to version 10.1.82.76, while users of Adobe AIR 2.0.2.12610 and earlier should update to Adobe AIR 2.0.3.

The issues are common across Flash Player on Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, and attackers could use memory corruption vulnerabilities to allow remote code execution or click-jacking attacks.

Adobe credited a handful of security researchers and organisations for bringing the issues to its attention, including the US Computer Emergency Response Team and TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative which pays a bounty for discoveries.

Adobe has also provided fixes for ColdFusion versions 8.0, 8.0.1, 9.0, 9.0.1 and earlier on Windows, Macintosh and Unix. The problems could lead to information disclosure, and Adobe recommends that users update immediately.

Finally, the company has issued patches for critical Flash Media Server vulnerabilities which could allow an attacker run code on an infected system.



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Facebook bug spills name and pic for all 500 million users

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Posted in ID, 11th August 2010 17:11 GMT
A bug in Facebook's login system allows attackers to match unknown email addresses with users' first and last names, even when they've configured their accounts to make that information private.

The information leak can be exploited by social-engineering scammers, phishers, or anyone who has ever been curious about the person behind an anonymous email message. If the address belongs to any one of the 500 million active users on Facebook, the social-networking site will return the full name and picture associated with the account.

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The growing use of graphics cards as surrogate supercomputers could spell trouble for users of short passwords.

Researchers say the growing number of processors on graphics cards will soon make it trivial for them to crack short passwords.

A password of seven characters or less will soon be "hopelessly inadequate" they claim. The researchers suggest passwords should be at least 12 characters long to be safe.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-10963967

(Mogs is having broadband problems - poor lad!)

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Given all the problems regularly posted here (& in Secunia News 3 days ago)regarding Flash, I found this interesting:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2010/08/htm...

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thedillpickl RE: DailyCYBERCLIPS Earthdate 28th July '10
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Hi Taffy;

Sorry to hear about mogs' bad luck. Hope he's back soon.

Looked at the BBC article you mention. What they fail to notice is who's driving the car (so to speak). Most all major companies that 'make things', that require a video player, use Flash for several reason. I'll list the biggies here:

> Adobe CS5, they have it.
> Adobe CS5, they know how to use it.
> This suite has everything they want in one place.
> Flash Player is already on most all PC's and Mac's.
> Flash Player is cross platform, including Linux.
> Flash Player is supported by Adobe not them.
> If something goes wrong, they call Adobe support, not their 'fault'.

That's just off the top of my head.

HTML5 will not (in my opinion) be a cure all remedy. Instead of one major supplier of a video player, there will be many. HTML5 is going to be Open Source, that means there may be different versions. (I support Open Source programming, BTW.) Adobe has announced HTML5 for Dreamweaver, their website development tool. http://cs5.org/?p=1028 Possibly turning out a 'Flash HTML5' in the future? Who knows?

What ever happens, I must say that I have change my attitude toward Adobe. They used to be totally unresponsive to security problems with their 'free' readers & players and such. Much easier to create a .pdf reader or processor, that is not a copyright infringement, than something to replace Flash. When some smaller companies discovered they could use Foxit Reader (among others) and then found Foxit Phantom could replace Acrobat, Adobe took notice. Their policy of 'we're the only game in town' changed to, 'we should be more responsive to the needs of our smaller customers'. Admittedly, the desire to keep almost all the market share is the driving motivation. At least now they appear to wish to update their free stuff promptly and also make it easier to accomplish.

Hope I've not went on too much. Just thought you might be interested.


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Anthony Wells RE: DailyCYBERCLIPS Earthdate 28th July '10
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Hey Fred ,

Interesting synopsis , especially as HTML5 is open source and several options may appear ; question is , will the big boys let them run or will they get their fangs into them §§ Pretty rhetorical I guess .

Well @miceyi seems to have passed to the dark side with @emi3166 , you've become an Adobe Sith and we'll both get to walk the plank when Mogs finds out we've hijacked his thread - keep the light sabre ready !!

Talking of which , this place is a bit like the curate's egg ; a shame there's no practical way to index and access it . Actually I'm surprised you even get down this low on dial up .

Sorry , back to caretaker taffy :))

Anthony

PS : did you see the ace job Emil P. did this morning claenng up the spammy breakfast leftovers . Bit like the Augean Stables - stuff everywhere .

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thedillpickl RE: DailyCYBERCLIPS Earthdate 28th July '10
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Hey Ant;

My one trivial concern with an open source vid player is that, this version will work with this website and not the other. This may leave us with multiple vid players, on our systems, to maintain. Oh well, will give Secunia Auto Updates something to do I suppose. :)

Answer is: Maybe, as stated above, Adobe is already adopting/developing HTML5 in an add in package for Dreamweaver (It's called "Citrus", I believe.) Haven't check anyone else.

Closed 'Aspirin' after the bazooka attack to miceyi. (Forget my double barrel.)

I pop in occasionally to skim. I click on it and take the dogs out, usually loaded by the time we get back. :)


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SSSHHHH , Fred ,

As Mogs is not back and the taaff is sleeping , I'll add that Google are looking to bin gears and seem to be staying close to Adobe because , I am told , they will need Flash and HTML 5 to run Chrome as an OS type system and run apps direct in the "browser desktop" ; probably need AIR or it's replacement as well for offline stuff.

Another wrinkle is that Oracle are suing Google over using mobile Java in Android (or something like that) so Open Source will have to take care of it's back , that's for sure and they have all the weight :)) of my support !!

Anthony

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taffy078 RE: DailyCYBERCLIPS Earthdate 28th July '10
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I've just woken up, Anthony - your "Sssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhh" to Fred was rather loud.

Poor Mogs must still be having problems with his broadband.

Hey, Mogs - just pay the ISP bill!

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thedillpickl RE: DailyCYBERCLIPS Earthdate 28th July '10
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@Ant, ssshhh >TAFFY'S AWAKE!!!< Also, odd that Java thing you mention, open source is open, unless... Oh, well.

@Taf, Good morning sunshine, but I guess it's afternoon there. Getting kind of late here, I really should be elsewhere. Tell mogs, if you call, my dial-up is only $10 US and is almost always up. On the fritz twice in five years and both times for about a day. Seriously, if & when I can get DSL, I will probably keep dial-up for a backup.


Better get going;

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taffy078 CClip#92 - Are your programs up to date?
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Regular checks are so important, as the more experienced here will tell you.

After seeing advice in this forum from Anthony Wells, I use Belarc to check that my Microsoft programs are up to date:

http://belarc.com/free_download.html

I also use File Hippo's free Update Checker. It appears to be quite a busy spell for updates - after all the Microsoft & Adobe criticals, File Hippo found eight programs that I needed to update.

http://www.filehippo.com/

So, to repeat the question:
Are your programs up to date?

PS I agree with you, Anthony about finding a better way to keep track of all of these updates. Mogs does too.

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Stable Channel Update
Thursday, August 19, 2010 | 15:11
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Google Chrome 5.0.375.127 has been released to the Stable Channel on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Security fixes and rewards:
Please see the Chromium security page for more detail. Note that the referenced bugs may be kept private until a majority of our users are up to date with the fix.
Aside from the listed security bugs fixed in Chromium, we have also deployed a workaround for a critical vulnerability where the root cause lies in an external component. Credit and $1337 to Marc Schoenefeld for enabling us to work around another Windows kernel bug [51070].

[$1337] [45400] Critical Memory corruption with file dialog. Credit to Sergey Glazunov.
[$500] [49596] High Memory corruption with SVGs. Credit to wushi of team509.
[$500] [49628] High Bad cast with text editing. Credit to wushi of team509.
[$1000] [49964] High Possible address bar spoofing with history bug. Credit to Mike Taylor.
[$2000] [50515] [51835] High Memory corruption in MIME type handling. Credit to Sergey Glazunov.
[$1337] [50553] Critical Crash on shutdown due to notifications bug. Credit to Sergey Glazunov.
[51146] Medium Stop omnibox autosuggest if the user might be about to type a password. Credit to Robert Hansen.
[$1000] [51654] High Memory corruption with Ruby support. Credit to kuzzcc.
[$1000] [51670] High Memory corruption with Geolocation support. Credit to kuzzcc.
If you find issues, please let us know: http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/entry


Evening taffy, Fred , Anthony and all !!! My bb is up and running again at long last....yipee !!!!! Just got back on tonight....lots of catching up to do...be gentle with me haha.





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Congrats mogs, glad you're back 'on the air'.

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Phew - glad you finally paid your ISP bill and are now back Mogs. I can go back to sleep now. ;0)

EDIT: added insult.

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Thanks Fred/taffy.....looks like you were up before me this morning ! I'll have you know me and my ISP are closer than ever...talked on the telephone for flippin' hours !!! They really helped with a persecution complex that I was beginning to develop !!!
Now all I've got to sort out is an ISATAP Network Adaptor problem !
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any use for starters?

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/i...

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mogs CClip 94 Flash/Java build
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Coder cooks up Java-built Flash Player

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Posted in Developer, 20th August 2010 05:02 GMT
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A version of Flash is being built using Java, two years after Adobe Systems opened the player's closed formats to external inspection.

Programmer Joa Ebert has demonstrated a Java build of Flash executing SWF. The player is apparently called JITB, and it was recently unveiled at an event in San Francisco.
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Ain't no cure for binary-planting blues
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Posted in Malware, 20th August 2010 00:31 GMT
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About 200 Windows applications are vulnerable to remote code-execution attacks that exploit a bug in the way the programs load binary files for the Microsoft operating system, a security researcher said Thursday.

The critical vulnerability, which has already been patched in Apple's iTunes media player for Windows and VMware Tools, will be especially challenging to fix, because each application will ultimately need to receive its own patch, Mitja Kolsek, CEO of application security consultancy Acros Security, told The Register. He agreed with fellow researcher H D Moore, who on Wednesday said the critical vulnerability is trivial to exploit.

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Linux kernel purged of five-year-old root access bug
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Posted in Enterprise Security, 19th August 2010 18:49 GMT
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The Linux kernel has finally been purged of a privilege-escalation vulnerability that for at least half a decade allowed untrusted local users to gain unfettered rights to the operating system's most secure locations.

Maintainers of the central Linux component issued a patch last week that killed the bug, which allowed unprivileged users to gain root access. While Linux overlords stopped short of declaring it a security vulnerability, they stressed that the patch should be installed as soon as possible.

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Google boss Eric Schmidt warns on social use of media
By Zoe Kleinman
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Mr Schmidt said society needed to think about the consequences of having so much data online
Young people may one day have to change their names in order to escape their previous online activity, Google boss Eric Schmidt has warned.

Mr Schmidt told the Wall Street Journal he feared they did not understand the consequences of having so much personal information about them online.

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Dev Channel Update
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 | 15:48
The Dev channel has been updated to 6.0.495.0 for all platforms.

Beta Channel Update
Monday, August 16, 2010 | 15:54
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The Beta channel has been updated to 6.0.472.36 for all platforms.

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Google Chrome 5.0.375.127 has been released to the Stable Channel on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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mogs CClip 99 Windows 7.....IPv6
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Can I get IPv6 working in Windows 7?
Allow Windows 7 to identify devices and other computers on a network
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Q I upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium from Windows Vista on both my laptop and desktop computers. The main reason for this upgrade was to use Homegroups in Windows 7, but when I typed the password into the Homegroup page a message appeared saying IPv6 is required. How can I get this working?
Bill Greenway

A IPv6 is a new way of identifying computers and other devices on networks. It has been created because the old system (IPv4) is running out of addresses. It should be set up in Windows 7 but it is easy to re-enable it if it has been disabled.

Click on the Start button and type network and sharing center and press Enter. Click on the blue text in the Connections section. This should say something like Wireless Network Connection. Click on the Properties button (you may need to confirm this action in a User Account Control window). Check the box labelled ‘Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)’ and click on OK and Close.



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Scareware tries to trick marks into dropping defences

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Posted in Malware, 20th August 2010 11:48 GMT
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Virus authors have developed a strain of malware that attempts to con users into uninstalling legitimate security packages.

A rogue package called AnVi Antivirus generates a cheeky pop-up message suggesting that legitimate apps are “uncertified" and ought to be removed. Failure to take action would result in drastically degraded computer performance, marks are disingenuously warned.

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mogs CClip 101 Firefox 4beta
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Firefox 4 beta 4 gets GPU acceleration

And tab candy too
By Spencer Dalziel
Fri Aug 20 2010, 14:15
A HOST OF GOODIES have been announced by Mozilla in the beta 4 version of Firefox 4, including GPU acceleration.
The open source software outfit revealed the updates in its online minutes report and set a release date for this next beta version of next Monday. The beta bump comes a mere couple of weeks after multi-touch support was addressed in beta 3 for "intuitive fun and browsing", no less.
Hardware GPU acceleration is being coded into nearly every web browser so this announcement isn't too much of a surprise.
"Hardware acceleration of video and other HTML and SVG content, as well as user interface, on by default for compatible hardware on all Tier-1 desktop and mobile platforms," blogged the Mozzarella Firebadger 4 development team.
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mogs CClip 102 Black Viper
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mogs CClip 103 Screenshots
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Many operating systems enable you to take a basic grab of your desktop. Within Windows, you can press the 'Print Screen' button on your keyboard and that should take an instant grab of your entire screen.

However, this doesn't always work and isn't always the best way to grab your desktop. Sometimes you might find that some applications (widgets, perhaps) don't show when you use this function.

If you want to grab a particular section of your desktop, such as a particular application, grabbing the entire screen is overkill and requires a lot of system resources if you've got a large monitor.

Screenshot Captor is a free tool that enables you to take a grab of your entire screen, a specific window or simply a section of the screen. It's a superb little tool that competes with the commercial screen-grabbing tools on the market.



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mogs CClip 104 Beta Ad-Aware
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Ad-Aware Free Edition is, as the name describes, free anti-spyware technology that has recently had a major revamp. It’s still in beta and this version is simply the first public preview of the forthcoming release. The technology has been around for ages, which is why we suggest it’s one of those tried-and-tested AV suites that we can recommend to both new and existing Ad-Aware users.

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mogs CClip 105 Chrome Beta
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Beta Channel Update
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The Beta channel has been updated to 6.0.472.41 for Windows, Mac and Chrome Frame. It contains additional stability fixes, UI updates, and an updated set of translations. More details about additional changes are available in the svn revision log.


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mogs CClip 106 App Remover
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Maybe we’re just being paranoid, but it appears more difficult to remove security software than any other installed application. You would have thought that the security software developers would never want us to remove their apps. Actually there are valid reasons. If you install a security suite, it will integrate deep in to your system. For example, an anti-spam add-on for your email client, messenger and your startup applications.



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mogs CClip 107 Cryptkickers
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(CNN) -- Say goodbye to those wimpy, eight-letter passwords.
The 12-character era of online security is upon us, according to a report published this week by the Georgia Institute of Technology.
The researchers used clusters of graphics cards to crack eight-character passwords in less than two hours.
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mogs CClip 108 Siphoned Cash
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SAN FRANCISCO - A US cyber security firm on Wednesday warned that hackers using a sophisticated "Zeus" virus were siphoning cash from online accounts at a British financial institution.

Cyber thieves have made off with more than a million dollars (675,000 pounds) since early July and "the attack is still progressing," California-based M86 Security said in a warning online Wednesday.

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mogs CClip 109 OLDER STORY
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BOSTON, July 7 (Reuters) - Sun Microsystems Inc will distribute an Internet-based PC backup service from tiny industry pioneer Carbonite, which competes with tech industry giants EMC Corp and Symantec Corp.
They are battling for dominance in a fledgling market that technology research firm Gartner projects will grow to about $820 million in 2013 from $300 million last year. The services use the Internet to copy important PC data onto remote servers.
Boston-based Carbonite said on Tuesday that Sun will offer U.S. customers a free one-month trial of the backup service when they download or update Sun's widely used Java software for personal computers.

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mogs CClip 110 Is it a virus ?
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'Regedit.sys' has nothing to do with the Registry Editor
How do I deal with a 'regedit.sys' message?
What does it mean when your PC warns that the 'regedit.sys' file is missing? We explain
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Q Every time my computer loads an error message appears that says ‘cannot find script file C:\Windows\System 32\regedit.sys'. What has caused this, and is there any way I can remove it?


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mogs CClip 111 Clean up move
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Virgin working to help clean up people's PCs

ISP to send letters to customers' who suspected of having malware on PCs
Written by Dinah Greek, Computeractive
23 Aug 2010
In a move that is likely to be mirrored by other ISPs, Virgin has decided to take a proactive stance against increasingly sophisticated computer attacks.

By working with not for profit organisations such as Shadowserver, the internet service provider (ISP) will be able to identify customers whose computers have been identified as being infected with malicious software.

These customers will be sent a letter with advice and guidance on how to clean up their PC using free software on the internet as well as the ISP’s Digital Help service.

The move comes after two extremely sophisticated attacks were launched against UK computer users last month.


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mogs CClip 112 Naomi
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There is plenty of suspect material on the internet and the people publishing it are not always careful in making sure that children don't stumble upon it accidently.

Naomi filters out all kinds of material inappropriate for children such as pornography (images and text), gambling, terrorism, hate and sects.

It includes heuristic technology to make decisions for itself as to whether material is unsuitable even if the text tries to hide the fact. Text scanningcan recognise more than 10 languages.

Naomi does not forget the ICRA labelling system either, a rating system for internet sites.

And as web browsers are not the only means by which inappropriate material can arrive on a computer, Naomi can also block peer to peer (p2p) software.

The Naomi icon can be shown in the Notification Area or it can be hidden to provide discreet protection.



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mogs CClip 113 Vulnerability
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Microsoft confirms code-execution bug in Windows apps

'Cannot directly be addressed in Windows'
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Microsoft on Monday warned of a vulnerability in Windows applications made by third-party developers that allows remote attackers to execute malicious code on end-user PCs.

The company's security team is still investigating whether any Microsoft programs are susceptible to the so-called binary planting or DLL preloading attacks. Until patches are available, it said admins should run a new software tool that changes the way Windows loads application library files or disable several networking features to blunt attempts to exploit the flaw.

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mogs CClip 114 Facial Recognition
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A software tool, which may have remained in Government hands up until now, is achieving popularity in the public sphere thanks to Face.com.
By Jennifer Scott, 23 Aug 2010 at 11:43

Software, used by the Government and social networks for facial recognition, is being released into the public domain, it was revealed this weekend.

The tool from Face.com analyses pictures, identifying the location of prominent features such as the nose and eyes, and can then search the internet for other pictures of the same subject.

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mogs CClip 115 Resource Monitor
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The Resource Monitor can identify a so-called bottleneck in your PC
Solve PC problems with the Resource Monitor
If your Windows 7 PC slows down and you want to find out why, the Resource Monitor can help. We explain how
Written by Tim Smith, Computeractive
24 Aug 2010
Understanding Windows 7's Resource Monitor can help you spot problems, fix them and even make the right decision when it comes to upgrading your computer. In this article we look at similar tools in Windows XP and Vista, and how to use the Resource Monitor tool in Windows 7.


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mogs CClip 116 Plague Removal
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Removing Stubborn Viruses That Plague Your PC
By Jay Dougherty
August 10, 2010 9:34AM


Scrubbing recalcitrant viruses and worms from your computer system requires the right antivirus and computer security products. Find trusted sites on the Internet for manual virus-removal instructions. Rebooting your Windows 7 computer in Safe Mode is recommended, as it loads only essential drivers and disables all network connections.

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mogs CClip 117 Firefox Beta
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Posted in Applications, 24th August 2010 19:27 GMT
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Mozilla has released a fourth Firefox 4 beta, adding in its seasoned bookmark-syncing service, Firefox Sync, and its new tab-sorting interface, originally dubbed Tab Candy and now known as Tab Panorama.

"This release lets you own and control your personal Web experience by syncing your data across devices, and by helping you organize your tabs in order to juggle and prioritize your busy online life," reads a blog post from Firefox development head Mike Beltzner.

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mogs CClip 118 DLL Bug
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Firefox, uTorrent, and PowerPoint hit by Windows DLL bug

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A day after Microsoft confirmed a vulnerability in Windows applications that executes malicious code on end-user PCs, the first exploits have been released targeting programs including the Firefox browser, uTorrent BitTorrent client, and Microsoft PowerPoint.

The attack code was posted on Tuesday to the Exploit Database. It included exploits for the Wireshark packet sniffer, Windows Live email and Microsoft MovieMaker, in addition to those for the most recent versions of Firefox, uTorrent and PowerPoint.


As many as 200 applications may be vulnerable to the so-called binary planting or DLL preloading attacks, according to Mitja Kolsek, CEO of Acros Security, the Slovenia-based company that warned Microsoft of the issue some four months ago. Microsoft said on Monday that the flaw stems from applications that don't explicitly state the full path name of DLL files and other binaries associated with the program. As a result, each application will have to be patched separately, rather than there being a single Windows update.


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mogs CClip 119 Scam
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24 August 2010 Last updated at 11:07
Web scam hits iTunes and Paypal users
By Maggie Shiels
Technology reporter, BBC News, Silicon Valley

iTunes app store has millions of users
ITunes accounts linked to Paypal have been targeted in a scam with a number of users complaining that they have been cleaned out.

Apple and Paypal refused to discuss the details of the incident.

Experts told the BBC that victims had most likely fallen for an e-mail scam, rather than being targeted via a flaw in iTunes or Apple servers.

"I just got hacked for $1,000 worth of software, videos and music," tweeted one victim.

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mogs CClip 120 IE 9 News
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Stripped-down IE9 interface leaks in Russia
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Internet Explorer 9 is getting a stripped down interface, if a screenshot leaked online is to be believed.

The next IE will feature a back button, a combined URL and search box at the top, and do away with "Favorites, "Suggested Sites," and "Get More Add-Ons" items, according to Microsoft watcher Mary-Jo Foley here.


The peak came courtesy of a post to Microsoft Russia's web site on August 25, which has been removed.

IE9's interface has not been released to developers despite the delivery of four developer previews. Microsoft plans to unveil the interface at the browser's official beta launch on September 15 in San Francisco, California.


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mogs CClip 121 Bogus Pages
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The fake YouTube pages have been indexed by Google
Three million bogus YouTube pages discovered
Zscaler warns of fake AV threat
Written by Phil Muncaster, V3.co.uk
25 Aug 2010
Security firm Zscaler has discovered nearly three million phony YouTube pages all pushing unsuspecting users towards fake anti-virus (AV) downloads.


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mogs CClip 122 CCleaner Update
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Give your system a deep cleanse with this superb optimisation tool
CCleaner 2.35
System cleansing & optimisation tool
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Just as regular exercise is good for your health, a regular workout for your hard disk is recommended. Windows has its own tools for doing this, but CCleaner makes a slightly better job of it.

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mogs CCip 123 British Spam
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UK moves up to fourth in world spam league



by Darren Allan

The UK is on its way up in the world, but unfortunately, the particular global league which we’re leaping and bounding up is the one that measures a nation’s spam output.

These were the findings of anti-virus experts Symantec in the company’s just published MessageLabs Intelligence Report for August.

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mogs CClip 124 FF4 beta attack
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Firefox 4 beta crack ruse spreads Trojan to total idiots

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Posted in Malware, 6th August 2010 11:12 GMT
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Scammers are trying to con gullible marks into getting infected via a fake Firefox 4.0 beta download scam.

Preview editions of the next version of Firefox are available for download directly from Mozilla at no charge (natch). So it's pretty obvious that offers of Firefox 4 beta cracks or a keygen are entirely bogus and almost certainly malicious.

Fraudsters are therefore hoping the hoodwink the truly clueless into running a supposed Firefox 4 keygen tool or crack, both of which are being promoted via scam-boosting Twitter accounts.

The crack and keygen are both infected with a Trojan downloader, warns Sunbelt Software.

Surfers who follow through with the scam are also directed towards a site hosting a smorgasbord of other digital parasites, as explained in a blog entry by Sunbelt researcher Tom Kelchner here. ®

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/06/firefox_cr...

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mogs CClip 125 Scareware
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by Janet Harris
Security firm Symantec has warned travelers using public internet-access terminals to be aware of possible Scareware attacks.

One of its software engineers noticed that a terminal in an unnamed UK airport was infected with “Defense Center Installer” which issues a false warning that a user is infected with a virus and asks them to buy fake software to remove the infection.

This software will then block legitimate security programmes and could install TDSS rootkits.

Sophos has also issued a Scareware warning, after discovering a fake anti-virus attack circulating globally via email.

The email contains an HTML attachment which takes the user to a website where messages will falsely claim that there is a virus on the PC.

A gullible user could then be persuaded to buy dangerous software and reveal their credit card details at the same time.

Story link: Sophos and Symantec issue Scareware warnings

http://www.techwatch.co.uk/2010/08/26/sophos-and-s...

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mogs CClip 126 Buggy USB's
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One-in-four infections down to USB devices
Panda Security report finds growing threat to enterprises
Written by David Neal, V3.co.uk
27 Aug 2010
Almost half of all businesses had been infected by a worm in the past year, with a quarter of these spreading via USB devices, according to the 2nd International Security Barometer from security vendor Panda Security.



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mogs CClip 127 Messenger Worm
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Yahoo Messenger is just one of the clients affected
Kaspersky Lab spots new breed of IM worm
Cyber criminals able to wreak havoc on several IM clients simultaneously
Written by Phil Muncaster, V3.co.uk
27 Aug 2010
Security experts are warning users to be on guard against a new family of computer worms spreading via a variety of instant messaging (IM) clients.

Kaspersky Lab said it has detected four variants of the IM-Worm.Win32.Zeroll worm so far.

The malware is unusual because it is multi-lingual and is able to spread over several IM clients simultaneously, including Yahoo Messenger, Skype, Paltalk Messenger, ICQ, Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk and the XFire client for gamers.

The attack appears as a malicious link in an instant message that comes from an infected machine. Following the link takes the user not to the interesting picture they were promised, but an infected file and once the malware gains access to the user’s PC it opens the IM address book and sends itself to all clients.
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mogs CClip 128 Beta Chrome
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Beta Channel Update
Friday, August 27, 2010 | 15:45
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The beta channel for Chrome has been updated to 6.0.472.51 for all platforms. It contains many stability fixes, UI updates, and some additional translation work.

Interested in seeing all the changes? Check out the full svn revision log.

Change the release channel you are currently on.

Found a bug? Please let us know!

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mogs CClip 129 Realtime
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Google’s Realtime search service goes live
New option promises 'up-to-the-second' search results
Written by David Neal, V3.co.uk
27 Aug 2010
Google has gone live with its Realtime search feature, which is designed to provide users with up-to-the-minute social updates, news articles and blog posts.



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mogs CClip 130 Diaspora
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Facebook alternative Diaspora eyes launch date

Many believe that it will be difficult to challenge Facebook
An open alternative to Facebook will be launched on 15 September, the developers of the project have said.

Diaspora describes itself as a "privacy-aware, personally-controlled" social network.

The open-source project made headlines earlier this year when Facebook was forced to simplify its privacy settings, after they were criticised for being overly complex and confusing.

The project, developed by four US students, raised $200,000 (£140,000).

"We have Diaspora working, we like it, and it will be open-sourced on September 15th," the team wrote on their blog.

The team said they had spent the summer "building clear, contextual sharing"
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mogs CClip 131 Facebook app.
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Alan McGuinness, Sky News Online
The launch of an application on Facebook has led to a surge of abuse reports on the website, according to figures.


Users can access the panic button by downloading a Facebook app
More than 200 users have clicked on the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (Ceop) link to report suspicious behaviour since it was introduced on July 12.
The ClickCeop button appears on a user's homepage after they install the application, which has been downloaded 55,000 times.
In the month before its launch, only 28 people reported abuse through the social networking site.
Facebook bowed to intense pressure to install the application after the death of teenager Ashleigh Hall.

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mogs CClip 132 Another Scam
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Scammers are exploiting FedEx's global brand
Malware hiding behind phoney FedEx messages
Malicious email attachment delivers infection
Written by Shaun Nichols in San Francisco, V3.co.uk

Security experts are issuing warnings following the discovery of a malware scam using email attachments.

The attack uses emails claiming to be from delivery service FedEx. The message claims that the user was unable to receive a package due to an address error and instructs users to print out an attached form to claim the package.

The attachment, however, contains a malicious .zip file which, when opened, triggers the malware attack. Security firm Sunbelt Software identified the malware as zbot.
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mogs CClip 133 Black Viper Update
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mogs CClip 134 Apple flaw.
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Apple QuickTime backdoor creates code-execution peril

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Posted in Malware, 30th August 2010 19:27 GMT
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A security researcher has unearthed a “bizarre” flaw in Apple's QuickTime Player that can be exploited to remotely execute malicious code on Windows-based PCs, even those running the most recent versions of operating system.



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Last edited on 31st Aug, 2010 13:31
Please note that this thread will be closing today.....the new CYBERCLIPS for September will also open later.
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