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Wed
09
Sep
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New 'Legit Looking' Spyware Appears as Flash Plug-In

New spyware disguising itself as a Flash plug-in for the Mozilla Firefox web browser is infiltrating computers in an attempt to monitor the search patterns of victims worldwide. The nameless spyware is being called "sneaky" because it also appears ... as legitimate. According to Sophos, everything about the new spyware is designed to dupe users. It even shows up in the list of Firefox extensions after download completion under the faux name "Adobe Flash Player 0.2". (Source: pcworld.com ) New Spyware: Anything but Legitimate However, what's installed is anything but legitimate. The spyware is ... (view more)

Fri
24
Jul
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Department of Homeland Security Warns Users to Disable Flash

Adobe has vowed to fix a critical security hole in its Flash software within a week. But the Department of Homeland Security (DoHS) has taken the extremely unusual step of advising users to switch off the feature until the patch is available. The ... hole can be used for so-called 'drive by' attacks occurring when a user simply visits an infected website. However, the relevant code is also shared with Adobe's Acrobat software, meaning it can cause security problems through PDF documents which have Flash embedded in them for greater interactivity. That technique had already been criticized as a ... (view more)

Thu
11
Jun
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Debunking USB Flash Drives: Comparing Cost, Performance

Infopackets Reader Brad B. Writes: " Dear Dennis, Regarding USB flash drives: how do I know which USB thumb drive is a good one? I bought a 4 gig flash drive that is incredibly slow, and another that is much faster. They both say they are USB 2.0 ... and cost about the same price. So how can one know which to buy? " My Response: There are a few things to consider here. Regarding USB specifications: USB is simply an interface. If a product says it's USB 2.0 compliant, that doesn't necessarily mean it will operate at full USB 2.0 speeds. What determines the speed is the memory chip inside which ... (view more)

Fri
17
Apr
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'Returnil', and 'USB Flash Drive Write Protection'

Returnil Returnil is similar to a virtual machine program: it allows you to use a virtual copy of your operating system, with the real system being preserved and untouched in the background. This provides two key advantages: protection against ... threats (malware, exploits, etc), as well as convenience incase you need to revert your system. Returnil's personal edition is packed with all kinds of exciting features and is free of charge. http://www.returnilvirtualsystem.com USB Flash Drive Write Protection Windows has a registry setting that can utilize USB write protection. Without the feature ... (view more)

Thu
12
Mar
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'Flash Crypt', and 'Read Memory Dump Files'

FlashCrypt FlashCrypt is effective and reliable folder security software for Microsoft Windows users. It allows you to lock any folder on your computer with a couple of mouse clicks. A military-grade 256-bit AES algorithm guarantees the highest ... level of data protection and FlashCrypt provides extremely easy-to-use, but safe and secure folder protection solution. http://www.fspro.net Read Memory Dump Files This step-by-step article describes how to examine a small Windows memory dump file. You can use this file to determine why your computer has stopped responding and to prevent issues like ... (view more)

Wed
17
Dec
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'Flash Folder', and 'Disk Heal'

Flash Folder FlashFolder extends the file-related common dialogs (e.g. open/save dialog) seen in most Windows programs. A small toolbar docks onto these dialogs that provides menus for quick access to recently-used folders, favorite folders and ... more. http://zett42.de Disk Heal Disk Heal is a useful tool that fixes common computer problems. Initially, it was a program that fixed disk problems that occur after a virus has been removed, but a host of other, equally exciting features have been added. Click to find out more. http://www.computer-realm.net/ Today's fresh software picks were provided ... (view more)

Wed
29
Oct
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'Hd Hacker', and 'Flash Player Settings Manager'

Hd Hacker HDHacker is a stand-alone micro-utility that saves, visualizes, and restores the MBR (from a physical drive), the BootSector (from a logical drive) or any specified sector from any disk (even removable disks). HDHacker can be used, for ... example, to save and restore a particular boot manager (such as Linux's LILO) before a new Windows setup (which overwrites it). http://dimio.altervista.org Flash Player Settings Manager Use this panel to specify storage settings for any or all of the websites that have requested permission to use your camera or microphone or to store information on ... (view more)

Fri
24
Oct
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'Touchless', and '150 Best Online Flash Games'

Touchless Touchless enables touch without touching by using a webcam to track color based markers. There are 4 fun demos: Snake, where you control a snake with a marker; Defender, with up to 4 player version of a pong-like game; Map, where you can ... rotate, zoom, and move a map using 2 markers; and Draw, which is pretty self-explanatory. http://www.officelabs.com 150 Best Online Flash Games It was a long and exhausting task: playing hundreds of online games for hours in a row, day after day. A tough job, but the people at techcult.com have an exhaustive list for those of you looking for a ... (view more)

Tue
08
Jul
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'Microsoft Location Finder', and 'Usb Flash Drive Manager'

Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City. Please note that the below software descriptions are provided solely from the developer and are absent from any guarantee or warranty. You are encouraged to ... review the Shell Extension Software Policy for more details. Microsoft Location Finder Turn your laptop into a GPS-type device without having to purchase extra hardware. Microsoft Location Finder is a client-side application that turns a regular WiFi enabled laptop, Tablet, or PC into a location-determining device without the addition of any ... (view more)

Tue
11
Mar
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Jobs Fed Up with Flash

Steve Jobs is not a fan and is actively encouraging the computer industry to abandon Flash in favor of open source standards that can do the same job. Jobs' reluctance to use Flash became apparent last week in a conference call with shareholders, ... when he said that Flash Lite, the version for mobile phones, was "not capable of being used with the web" and therefore would not be showing up on the iPhone. (Source: betanews.com ) There are a multitude of invisible applications and codes buzzing around your computer when you visit the web. Some of the most popular include Java, JavaScript (no ... (view more)

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