web

Fri
11
Nov
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$14M Malware Ad-Hijack Scam Infects 500k US PCs

Seven people have been indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice for allegedly infiltrating millions of computers and using them to pocket some $14 million in fraudulent advertising revenue. Six of the defendants hail from Estonia and one from ... Russia. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the seven were able to gain access to an estimated four million computers worldwide, and infect them with a form of malware that successfully diverted web traffic to sites that would pay the scheme's participants a percentage of advertising revenue. When users of these infected computers attempted to ... (view more)

Wed
06
Jul
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'NeoRouter Free 1.5.0.2810', and 'Dooble Web Browser 1.23'

NeoRouter Free 1.5.0.2810 NeoRouter is an ideal remote access and VPN (virtual private network) program. It mobilizes your office network and enables you and your teammates to work securely from anywhere. Access home computers securely from anywhere ... and work remotely with office applications, files, emails and printers. http://www.neorouter.com Dooble Web Browser 1.23 Dooble is a new Open Source Web browser that focuses on compactness, security, and stability. Dooble is the only Web browser that encodes a user's browsing information. http://dooble.sourceforge.net This freeware software ... (view more)

Tue
31
May
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'Macrium Reflect Free Edition 4.2.3584', and 'The Web Blocker 2.7'

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition 4.2.3584 Macrium Reflect is a freeware disk imaging program for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. It uses BartPE and Linux based recovery options. It allows you to create a disk image while running Windows using Microsoft ... Volume Shadow copy Service (VSS). http://www.macrium.com The Web Blocker 2.7 The Web Blocker is now a 100% free Internet parental control program. It is an easy-to-use, powerful free Internet Filter brought to you by Webstart Studios, LLC. The Web Blocker can block any site on the Internet, including Facebook and MySpace. It's one of the only free ... (view more)

Wed
25
May
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Microsoft: IE9 SmartScreen Measures Malware Probability

According to a new report from Microsoft, 1 in every 14 PC programs found on the web are laced with malware . The statistics come courtesy of the Redmond-based firm's Internet Explorer SmartScreen filter, which is designed to figure out a program's ... reputation before proceeding with a download. The SmartScreen filter first appeared in Internet Explorer 7 and continues to be developed with Internet Explorer 9. The latest edition of SmartScreen now checks the reputation of downloads. (Source: betanews.com ) "Using reputation helps protect users from newly released malware programs -- pretending ... (view more)

Fri
22
Apr
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Apple Safari Browser to Receive Anti-Ad-Tracking

Fans of Apple's Safari web browser will soon be able to mask their online activity from online marketers via a handy new Do Not Track feature. The tool will be available with the release of Lion, an upcoming version of the Mac OS X operating system ... (OS), currently only available to developers. The public will get their hands on Lion (and thus Do Not Track) this summer. We're learning of the browser feature through online discussions of Lion on Twitter and various online forums. Microsoft, Mozilla Beat Apple to Punch Apple is by no means the first company to bring a Do Not Track feature to its ... (view more)

Wed
13
Apr
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Microsoft Offers Early Glimpse of Internet Explorer 10

It's been less than a month since the release of Internet Explorer 9 . Nevertheless, Microsoft has already given a brief glimpse of Internet Explorer 10 and some of its nifty new features. Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) debuted on March 14 ... after months of anticipation. Despite the excitement surrounding its release, IE9 was quickly overshadowed by Mozilla's unveiling of Firefox 4 only five days later. In the hours that followed, Firefox demolished Microsoft's browser in total number of downloads. For some, the relatively lack-luster showing by Internet Explorer 9 is reflective of ... (view more)

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)

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