internet

Fri
30
Apr
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Symantec Research Ousts Linux for Being Spam-Complacent

Symantec Message Labs has uncovered some interesting information in light of a new research project. Apparently, Linux computers are sending a disproportionate amount of spam in comparison to other operating systems. The news comes as a surprise, ... since Linux retains only a small market share. The research project consisted of Symantec taking a "snapshot" of spam rates from November 2009 through March 2010. This is done through a method called "passive fingerprinting" which involves analyzing the network traffic of a remote host, in turn revealing the operating system of that host. Linux's ... (view more)

Thu
22
Apr
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Government Considers New Approach Over Net Neutrality

A former presidential advisor has called for the US government to reclassify the legal status of the Internet. It follows concerns that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may not have the statutory authority to enforce "net neutrality" ... principles or to go ahead with proposed plans to expand Internet access. The FCC has historically sought to uphold the idea of net neutrality. This is the principle that, with the exception of illegal material, all Internet traffic should be treated equally by carriers. This would mean, for example, that an Internet service provider couldn't charge ... (view more)

Thu
15
Apr
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Tech Guru Predicts Launch of 3D Internet in 5-10 Years

Sean Koehl, a man known throughout Intel Labs as a technology guru, has raised a few eyebrows with his recent Nostradamus-like prediction that the Internet will "go three-dimensional" within the next 5 to 10 years. Of all the forthcoming technology ... projects underway at Intel Labs, Koehl said that he is most excited about the work being done on 3D technology and how it will change the way people interact with online information. According to Koehl, the only reason it is taking so long for this technology to evolve (if being 5 years away from a three-dimensional Internet can even be considered ... (view more)

Wed
24
Mar
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Symantec Ranks Cities by Cyber Crime Threat: Report

Security company Symantec recently compiled a list naming the 50 most dangerous cities in the United States for cyber crime. Some of the top entries are big surprises. The rankings are based on those cities Symantec determined were most susceptible ... to a cyber attack, and factor in the number of high-risk activities and crimes committed in a particular state and city. The study wasn't all just about where cyber attacks take place, however. The study also also investigated other factors -- for example, if a city has a high use of public wireless Internet or network access (WiFi), hosts many ... (view more)

Tue
16
Mar
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'JAlbum 8.7.2', and 'Internet Window Washer 2.6'

JAlbum 8.7.2 JAlbum makes web albums of your digital images and aims to be the easiest to use and most powerful tool in this category - and free! With JAlbum you have full control of the look of the generated album, not just color theme and basic ... layout, still making an album is just a matter of drag and drop + a button click if you prefer to use one of the many existing looks. JAlbum will make index pages, slide show pages and process your images and even upload the final album to the Internet for your friends to see. http://majorgeeks.com Internet Window Washer 2.6 Free Internet Window ... (view more)

Fri
12
Mar
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'Comodo Dragon Internet Browser', and 'Winx HD Video Converter'

Comodo Dragon Internet Browser Comodo Dragon Internet Browser is an alternative to Internet Explorer, Opera or Mozilla Firefox. It's main focus is performance and safety. It's based on Google's Chrome browser and infused with Comodo's unparalleled ... attention to security. http://www.comodo.com Winx HD Video Converter UPDATE: after publishing this entry online infopackets, users have reported that the "free" license being offered (link below) is restricted to 5 minutes of usage: please note this before downloading to avoid being disappointed. WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe builds in ... (view more)

Wed
03
Mar
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Critics Wary of Microsoft's Waledac Botnet Takedown

Microsoft recently administered a devastating blow to the Waledac botnet , one of the world's biggest networks of compromised computers and as such a huge contributor of spam and malware to the world wide web. One would think this was good news for ... Internet users everywhere (and in many ways, it is) -- however, some critics are wondering if the end justified the means. Microsoft Sidesteps ISPs According to Richard Boscovich, Microsoft's senior attorney within its Digital Crimes Unit, the attack on Waledac began when Microsoft filed a formal complaint with the U.S. District Court of Eastern ... (view more)

Fri
26
Feb
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Google Search Can Make You Smarter, Study Suggests

It's one of the most important and yet difficult questions of our time: does the Google Internet search contribute to our understanding of the world, or does its frantic quest for quick and easy answers make us less likely to seek out better, more ... in-depth responses to our questions? In short, does the Internet make us dumb, or not? According to a recent study, the answer appears to be 'no'. Internet Search: Skimming Versus Reading The study's roots reach back to summer 2009, when in an article for the publication Atlantic Monthly analyst Nicholas Carr asked himself the very same question. "I ... (view more)

Thu
04
Feb
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Hackers Post Online Ads in Search of New Recruits

Hackers are now hiring new recruits on a contract basis to carry out attacks. According to Kevin Stevens, a threat intelligence analyst for SecureWorks, the "hiring hackers" have no shame in listing exactly what their positions entail. Cash Offered ... for Infected Downloads The desired candidates must be willing to take malicious code and link it to something scandalous that people will likely click on. The incentive is there, however, as new malware peddlers will be compensated for every 1,000 times the compromised software is downloaded onto a computer. One recruiting website boasted a payment ... (view more)

Wed
20
Jan
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Internet Explorer Flaw Could Lead to Big Bucks for Microsoft

After the German and French governments cautioned against the use of its browser Internet Explorer (IE), Microsoft has issued a response that not only looks to reduce the amount of fear that has since surfaced because of the Chinese attacks on ... Google , but also hopes to land the company some added revenue in the process. On their Security Research ... (view more)

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