network

Thu
30
Jun
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MySpace Sells for $35M: Report

According to reports, MySpace has been sold by News Corp to advertising network Specific Media for an estimated $35 million. The total sum is apparently a mix of stock and cash, with News Corp holding on to about 5 per cent of MySpace. Unfortunately ... for MySpace staff, the move won't be a happy one. The deal between News Corp and Specific Media is reportedly contingent on MySpace cutting half of its 400 staff members, meaning that layoffs should come down hard by the end of this week. It's likely MySpace management, like CEO Mike Jones, will stay on for an interim period to help with the ... (view more)

Wed
15
Jun
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'SoftPerfect Network Scanner 5.2', and 'Preferred Filter Tweaker for Windows 7 4.2'

SoftPerfect Network Scanner 5.2 SoftPerfect Network Scanner is a free multi-threaded IP, NetBIOS and SNMP scanner with a modern interface and many advanced features. It is intended for both system administrators and general users interested in ... computer security. The program pings computers, scans for listening TCP/UDP ports and displays which types of resources are shared on the network (including system and hidden). http://www.softperfect.com Preferred Filter Tweaker for Windows 7 4.2 Windows 7 uses its own codecs for decoding several audio and video formats. Using third party DirectShow ... (view more)

Mon
18
Apr
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Infected Windows PCs Steal $100M; Feds Mollify Botnet

The FBI and Justice Department have shut down a network of infected Windows machines used for stealing money. The 'Coreflood' botnet was one of the largest and most longstanding networks of its type. Despite the network shutdown, the malicious ... software used to infect PCs remains in the wild. Over 2 Million PCs Infected with Malicious Software The botnet at one point held control over two million PCs which were infected by malicious software, often downloaded unknowingly by users online the Internet. The malicious software (also known as "malware") easily penetrated Windows defenses ... (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)

Mon
15
Nov
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New Firefox Plug-in Detects Browser Hijack Attacks

Cloud-based security company "Zscaler" has launched a new Firefox web browser plug-in called "BlackSheep" designed to protect users against a recent browser hijacking tool that allows just about anyone to potentially hijack your web browser session. ... Firesheep: A 'Peculiar' Extension In order to explain the details of how "Blacksheep" came to be, we need to take a few steps back. In October of this year, a Firefox plug-in dubbed "Firesheep" was created. It was an extension put together by developer Eric Butler and demonstrated at the Toorcon security conference. ... (view more)

Tue
26
Oct
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'Network Activity Indicator for Windows 7 v1.6,' and 'Super 2010 Build 39'

Network Activity Indicator for Windows 7 v1.6 In previous versions of Windows, network activity was represented in the Windows taskbar icon which used two computer monitors to demonstrate network activity. However, this icon / feature was later ... removed by Microsoft in Windows Vista and Windows 7. Network Activity Indicator brings back the old 'two monitors' icon in Windows 7, which flashes blue to show network activity on the System Tray. Unlike the original Windows XP utility (that has individual indicators for each interface), this program indicates outgoing and incoming network packets on ... (view more)

Mon
12
Jul
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Honeypot

In computer terminology, a honeypot is a trap set to detect, deflect, or in some manner counteract attempts at unauthorized use of information systems. Generally it consists of a computer, data, or a network site that appears to be part of a ... network, but is actually isolated, (un)protected, and monitored, and which seems to contain information or a resource of value to attackers. Honeypot Function A honeypot is valuable as a surveillance and early-warning tool. While it is often a computer, a honeypot can take other forms, such as files or data records, or even unused IP address space. ... (view more)

Wed
03
Mar
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'Network Search Engine', and 'Mute on Lock'

Network Search Engine Network Search Engine is a self-contained index-based network search engine that indexes all files in your local area network and provides users with the ability to locate necessary files within a few seconds. It returns ... blazingly fast search results to users, even when large numbers of shared files and folders are present. http://www.softperfect.com Mute on Lock Mute on Lock is a tiny resident utility that sits in the system tray allows you to lock your Windows workstation and mute the sound of your speakers. With the help of this program you can quickly mute or un-mute ... (view more)

Fri
19
Feb
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US Gov't Pushes for Warrantless CellPhone Tracking

The United States government is in court fighting for the right to track people's location via their cellphone, without warrant. It says the powers are needed to hunt down criminals, but civil rights activists say that tracking shouldn't be allowed ... without ."probable cause." Cellphone Tracking Uses Triangulation The case doesn't involve monitoring conversations or reading text messages, but rather using call records to track a user to within 150 feet. That's usually done by triangulation, which involves finding a cellphone's distance from the three nearest network towers. Cellphone ... (view more)

Fri
19
Feb
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'Network Windows Live MovieMaker', and 'OkMap'

Network Windows Live MovieMaker Windows Live MovieMaker is a good tool for creating videos in Windows 7, however, one problem is it doesn't allow you to import videos directly from network locations. How-To Geek explains how to perform a quick ... registry hack that will enable network support. http://www.howtogeek.com OkMap OkMap is interactive software which allows you to work on your computer screen with digital maps that you have either bought or scanned. OkMap lets you organize paths by creating waypoints, routes and tracks on your computer monitor, and upload this data to your GPS. http:// ... (view more)

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