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Tue
18
Sep
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New Law Would Block Authorities From Reading Emails

A U.S. senator wants to close a legal loophole that allows law enforcement officials to read private emails without first obtaining a warrant. If successful, the change would mean users of webmail services, such as Gmail and Hotmail, will receive ... extra protection against prying eyes. Private email content is currently protected by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986. However, email usage is far greater today than it was then, and new procedures leave open the opportunity for officials to read private emails in secret. Years ago most email users downloaded their messages, which ... (view more)

Tue
04
Sep
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'Live Hotmail Email Notifier 1.06', and 'SlimComputer 1.3.23129.20387'

Live Hotmail Email Notifier 1.06 This free utility can be configured to send an instant message to your desktop, alerting you whenever a new email has arrived in your Hotmail inbox. This program places a small figure in the bottom right of your ... screen. When a new email arrives, a red 'letter' symbol will appear in that position. http://thesz.diecru.eu SlimComputer 1.3.23129.20387 SlimComputer is a free software utility that scans your new PC to identify programs, toolbars, and startup entries you may or may not want on your computer system. You can use this information to decide what pre- ... (view more)

Wed
13
Jun
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Mitt Romney Hotmail Hack: Microsoft to Blame?

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's personal email account has reportedly been hacked. According to some observers, security weaknesses in Microsoft's Hotmail email service allowed the hack to occur. In reality, however, slip-ups by both ... Romney and Microsoft facilitated the hack. The incident occurred after the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) obtained and printed several emails sent to and from Romney during his time as governor of Massachusetts. The newspaper did not hack the account to obtain the emails, but rather made a legal request for Romney's office to hand them over. The WSJ ... (view more)

Fri
09
Mar
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PlayBook Update Allows Android Apps, Many Fixes

Research in Motion (RIM), best known for its BlackBerry smartphone, has recently released a highly-anticipated software update for its struggling PlayBook tablet computer. The updates help to resolve interactive features of the device. The PlayBook ... was first launched in April, 2011, in an attempt to siphon off sales from the iPad. Unfortunately, it sold just 500,000 units in its first quarter of availability, only 250,000 units in the next quarter, and a disappointing 150,000 units in its third quarter. (Source: thestar.com ) Email Issues, Lack of Apps Kept Down PlayBook Sales Several factors ... (view more)

Thu
12
Jan
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'dMaintenance 1.2', and 'Microsoft Outlook E-mail Signature Creator 4.0'

dMaintenance 1.2 dMaintenance is a tool designed to help automate "behind the scenes" maintenance tasks. It can be programmed to delete temporary Internet files, correct time zone settings, disable Internet Explorer toolbars, reset networking ... settings, and more. Note that dMaintenance makes no permanent modifications to the system. Click the "dMaintenance" link at the left of the page (link below), then scroll down and click the 'Download' link at the bottom of the page to obtain the software from the "Foolish IT" website. http://www.foolishit.com Microsoft Outlook E-mail ... (view more)

Thu
12
Jan
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Stratfor Military Intelligence Hack Turns Prank

A military and security intelligence firm that fell victim to a hacking attack has suffered another embarrassment, even while analysis reveals that hundreds of military and political officials had their digital details exposed by hackers. As ... reported last month , hackers struck Stratfor (or "Strategic Forecasting"), a Texas-based security consulting and analysis firm. They captured details of some 4,000 clients, cheekily using the stolen credit card information to make charitable donations. Stratfor customers recently received an email apparently sent by CEO, George Friedman, asking ... (view more)

Mon
19
Dec
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'Microsoft Junk Email Filter for Outlook 2003', and 'TeamViewer 7.0.12299'

Microsoft Junk Email Filter for Outlook 2003 This update provides Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 with a more current definition of which e-mail messages should be considered junk e-mail. Supported operating systems include Windows 2000, Windows ... Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. http://www.microsoft.com TeamViewer 7.0.12299 TeamViewer allows you to host online meetings with up to 25 people. The software connects to any PC or server anywhere in the world within a few seconds. You can then remote control your partner's PC as if you were sitting in front of it. More than 100 million ... (view more)

Fri
29
Jul
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'Iconix eMail ID 4.20.1.3', and 'WinSCP 4.3.4'

Iconix eMail ID 4.20.1.3 Tired of spam and junk email? Now you can verify email authenticity (to a certain degree) using industry standard technologies. Iconix uses technologies like DKIM, Domain Keys and Sender ID which are backed by companies such ... as Cisco, Microsoft and Yahoo. http://www.iconix.com WinSCP 4.3.4 WinSCP is an open source free SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) client, SCP client, FTPS client and FTP client for Windows. Its main function is file transfer between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this, WinSCP offers scripting and basic file manager functionality. http:// ... (view more)

Mon
30
May
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Hackers Intercept, Infect Hotmail Emails

A security firm reports that hackers have intercepted email messages from Hotmail user accounts after manipulating a bug found deeply rooted within Microsoft's website. While security officials admitted that victims needed to be logged into Hotmail ... for the attack to work, the virus was also found to affect those that had previewed the message for a short period of time before logging out. Attack Source: Cross-Site Scripting Flaw (XSS) The source of the attack was revealed to be a common web programming error called a cross-site scripting flaw . As security firm Trend Micro explained in a ... (view more)

Mon
02
May
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World's No. 2 Supercomputer Hit By Email Scam

In one of the more embarrassing security breaches of all time, a major government laboratory has fallen victim to a phishing scam . Fortunately, the stolen data wasn't among the most confidential information in the centre's database. The scammers ... struck at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, a town known for its role in the Manhattan Project. The laboratory works with the Department of Energy on subjects that require intense computing power to help simulate millions of possible outcomes to particular scenarios. The lab is host to Jaguar, the world's second-fastest ... (view more)

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