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Wed
30
Mar
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Second Facebook Search Box Likely Malware

A myriad of different brand-specific search boxes have been embedded in the most popular social media and entertainment websites in recent years, so it should come as little surprise that one of the most popular social networks, Facebook, would ... decide to implement one on their main page as well. But the company is bewildered by the latest presence of a second search box, dubbed "Search the Web", which is leading many to believe that the feature could potentially lead to the spread of malware. Facebook news blog AllFacebook was the first to report on the issue, after a number of ... (view more)

Wed
23
Mar
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Firefox 4 Released: 6x Faster, Lots of Changes

Great news for Windows XP users and especially Mozilla Firefox fans -- Firefox 4 (final version) has just been released to the public and is available for download. According to initial reports, the fourth version of Mozilla's Firefox was downloaded ... 1 million times in just its first three hours, putting it on pace to easily eclipse the popularity of Microsoft's IE9. For the record, users downloaded Internet Explorer 9 2.4 million times in its first 24 hours of availability. Surprisingly, this isn't the best Firefox launch to date. Instead, as Mozilla executive Mike Beltzner says that Firefox ... (view more)

Wed
16
Mar
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Judge Grants Sony Access to IP Logs of PS3 Pirates

Earlier this year, Jeremy Hotz, known to some as "GeoHot", made quite a name for himself by using his website to publish programming code that allows people to hack Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3) video game console. Hotz is currently in the middle of a ... lengthy legal battle with Sony as a result, and we've yet to see a final decision. However, it's a side story from the case -- a court order that allows Sony to see who is and has been visiting Hotz's web site and YouTube page -- which has drawn lots of attention lately. Hotz originally decided to publish a special hack for the PlayStation 3 that ... (view more)

Tue
22
Feb
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'PhoXo 7.1', and 'The Web Blocker 2.0'

PhoXo 7.1 PhoXo is a free and powerful image editing software. It's tiny, fast, easy to use, can be treated as a mini PhotoShop (made by Adobe). Its features include layers, undo, over 50 special effects, batch processing, and a wide variety of ... useful and powerful tools for selecting, crop, painting, retouching, measuring and navigation. http://www.phoxo.com The Web Blocker 2.0 The Web Blocker is a program that helps to block websites on the Internet with one click of the mouse button. This program can be used as "Internet parental control" software and can (for example) block ... (view more)

Wed
02
Feb
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New Flaw Affects All Windows, IE Users

Microsoft has issued a formal warning that all versions of the Windows operating system (OS) are vulnerable to a new exploit. The vulnerability could allow attackers access to sensitive data (such as passwords) after a user unknowingly clicks on a ... malicious web link. The flaw is related to the way online content is viewed via the web browser Internet Explorer (IE). According to the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft late last week admitted that the vulnerability exists and that it affects every version of Windows, from Windows XP to Vista, Windows 7 and even Windows Server. Malicious Web Link ... (view more)

Mon
24
Jan
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Microsoft Cuts Loose Bing Bait-And-Switch Scammers

Microsoft has refused to do future business with a company responsible for changing users' default web browser search without permission. The firm appears to have been one of the most prolific advertisers on Facebook. The company in question runs a ... website called make-my-baby.com, which includes a tool allowing users to simulate dressing a virtual baby. To use the tool, users had to install a plug-in for their browser. Unless users visited a link to a set of terms and conditions and read through the fine print, they wouldn't have been aware that the installation process also switched their ... (view more)

Wed
15
Dec
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Internet Explorer to include Do Not Track Feature

The next edition of Internet Explorer is said to include a new tool for users to restrict how their information is shared with websites. But it will likely mean that some web features and content will be unavailable to users if the special privacy ... feature is enabled. FTC Calls for "Do Not Track" Feature in Web Browsers Recently, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) called on web browser producers and website owners to make it easier for users to avoid having their online activity shared with other web sites. For example, a site might share what a user reads with an advertising agency ... (view more)

Thu
09
Dec
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Google OS Close to Release, Offers Free Netbook

Google's Chrome OS (operating system) moved one step closer to wider release on Tuesday. At a press conference in San Francisco, Google CEO Eric Schmidt revealed the company's new pilot program for the OS along with a Chrome Web Store for purchasing ... applications. "With Chrome OS, we have the development of a viable third choice for the desktop," announced Schmidt, referring to the widespread use to this point of Microsoft's ubiquitous Windows and Apple's cult-favorite Mac OS. He apparently thought Linux not worth mentioning. (Source: informationweek.com ) Chrome OS Summer 2011 Release Rumored ... (view more)

Thu
04
Nov
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Unethical URL Hijacking Nets Big Revenue for Scamsters

At one time or another, almost all of us have misspelled an URL (web address) in our web browser -- bringing us to a website that we did not intend to visit. Many of the misspelled web addresses are in fact set up for unintended visitors -- all with ... one goal in mind: to elicit as much cash from the visitor as possible, whether it's direct or indirect revenue. Often these pages peddle questionable links to visitors, where each link presented pays the web site owner every time it's clicked. Typosquatting: Also Known as URL Hijacking This age-old deceptive practice known as 'typosquatting.' ... (view more)

Thu
04
Nov
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'Dooble Web Browser 1.12', and 'Comodo EasyVPN 2.1.2.1'

Dooble Web Browser 1.12 Dooble is a platform-independent Open Source Web browser. One of the primary purposes of Dooble is to safeguard the privacy of its users. At its core lies the WebKit engine, another open source project. A compact and simple ... code base ensures that both developers and users have access to Dooble's internal functions. http://dooble.sourceforge.net Comodo EasyVPN 2.1.2.1 Comodo EasyVPN allows businesses and home users to quickly group multiple computers into a secure, peer to peer, network over the Internet. Comodo's Free VPN requires no expert configuration, is fast and ... (view more)

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