internet

Fri
13
May
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Judge Questions IP as Evidence in Raunchy Case

Until recently, courts of law have had the power to force Internet Service Providers to hand over customer details based on IP (Internet Protocol) address information, which is used to identify a user connected to the Internet. But now one judge has ... refused to make such an order, questioning the accuracy of the method. An IP is a number that identifies a particular device such as a computer or a router connected to a network. In theory, there is a straight correlation between one device and one IP address. In practice, though, a single IP address does not necessarily mean one computer or one ... (view more)

Fri
06
May
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Antivirus Suites Compared: Microsoft Free A/V Inadequate

Microsoft Security Essentials has put on a mediocre showing in a series of recent tests run by international examiners AV-Test.org. The results were deemed so poor that Microsoft actually placed 20th out of 22 antivirus products tested. MSE Strong ... at Detecting Known Variants Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 (MSE) started off the testing procedures relatively strong when required to uncover malware drawn from industry-agreed Wildlist selection, including malware variants such as the Koobface virus . In this test, Microsoft Security Essentials finished with an impressive detection rate of 100 ... (view more)

Wed
13
Apr
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'Internet Explorer 10.0 Platform Preview 2.10.1000.16394', and 'Ocster Backup 1.7'

Internet Explorer 10.0 Platform Preview 2.10.1000.16394 The Internet Explorer Platform Preview Guide for Developers provides an early look at the developer features coming to the next version of Internet Explorer (version 10). By using the ... documentation and samples in this guide, web developers and designers can prepare to use these new features. http://www.microsoft.com Ocster Backup 1.7 Ocster Backup: Freeware Windows Edition is a great freeware backup software for Windows that was designed from the start to work fully automatic. You simply specify what you want backed up and when, and let ... (view more)

Wed
16
Mar
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'Internet Explorer 9 Final 9.0.8112.16421', and 'Roboreader 1.5'

Internet Explorer 9 Final 9.0.8112.16421 New from Microsoft: Internet Explorer 9 final version (open to public). IE9 makes websites instantaneous using one-click access to your favorite URLs right from the taskbar. Internet Explorer 9 now uses ... hardware-accelerated graphics and HTML5. http://www.microsoft.com Roboreader 1.5 Roboreader is a fast and free advanced image viewer. It supports CBZ, CBR, RAR, ZIP, 7z, animated GIF, JPG, JPEG, JPE, JFIF, BMP, PNG, TIFF, TIF, ICO files as well as JPEG image tag filtering. Features include ZIP archive image viewing and high quality bicubic image ... (view more)

Tue
01
Mar
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Internet Explorer 9 Anti-Tracking System Gets Thumbs Up

A new feature in Internet Explorer is a major boost for Microsoft's web browser "Tracking Protection" system. The feature, which will debut in Internet Explorer 9 , is a response to calls by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for Internet to make it ... easier for users to opt out of being tracked online . The FTC doesn't want sites to ditch all tracking activities, but rather desires site visitors to have the power to prevent their details being passed on to third parties. This is most relevant with advertising; for example, if a company wants to display an advertisement based around the ... (view more)

Thu
24
Feb
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Grad Students Theorize on How to Crash Internet

A computer science graduate student and his friends claim to have found a way to use distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks to take down large gateways of the Internet -- an act never before thought possible. The method, referred to as the ... "Coordinated Cross Plane Session Termination (CXPST) Attack," would require approximately 250,000 personal computers to target the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) network routers in the attack. This style of coordinated denial of service attack is referred to as utilizing botnet , or a virtual "robot" network of computers under the control of ... (view more)

Wed
23
Feb
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Libya Institutes Internet Curfew

Libya has followed Egypt's lead in restricting Internet access. But the operators of a service that helps foreign companies take advantage of the country's domain code says it will be unaffected. As with Egypt, the Internet crackdown is associated ... with anti-government protests. And as with Egypt, the measures mean all traffic into and out of the country appears to have been completely blocked. Internet Blocking: a Form of Curfew However, there is one key difference: the Egyptian incident involved net access going down and then not returning for several days, apparently after officials decided ... (view more)

Fri
18
Feb
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Denial Of Service Attack (DoS)

A denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) or distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack) is an attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to its intended users. Although the means to carry out, motives for, and targets of a DoS attack may ... vary, it generally consists of the concerted efforts of a person or people to prevent an Internet site or service from functioning efficiently or at all, temporarily or indefinitely. Perpetrators of DoS attacks typically target sites or services hosted on high-profile web servers such as banks, credit card payment gateways, and even root name ... (view more)

Fri
11
Feb
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'Prime95 26.5', and 'Internet Explorer 9 Build 9.0.8080.16413IC'

Prime95 26.5 Prime95 has become the de-facto standard for testing computer hardware for errors (especially RAM and CPU). This fine utility is commonly used by overclockers (computer enthusiasts that push the limits of their hardware), and features a ... "Torture Test" which allows maximum stress testing on the CPU and RAM. There are several options allowing the stress test to focus on the memory, processor, or a balance of both. http://www.mersenne.org Internet Explorer 9 Build 9.0.8080.16413IC The Platform Preview is an early look at the Internet Explorer 9 platform so some features ... (view more)

Tue
08
Feb
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Experts Say US Internet Kill Switch Highly Unlikely

Events in Egypt have shown how a citizenry will react when a government attempts to shut off local Internet access . Since then, there's been considerable discussion as to whether this could happen in the U.S., but experts say that even if such a ... move were legally possible, it would be practically unworkable. Connections between Egyptian computers and the outside world were cut off for a little over a week, almost certainly under government orders in an attempt to limit communications between protestors. It led to some creative responses from the public, ranging from using dial-up connections ... (view more)

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