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Wed
22
Sep
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Google Beefs Up Online Security Using Cellphone SMS

With many tech analysts predicting that cloud computing will be an important part of how companies conduct their future business, Google has intervened by clamping down on potential hackers and would-be identity thieves. Second Password Code Sent ... via SMS, Cell Phone Using simple passwords for an online account makes you prone to hackers, and this is especially true for corporate accounts. In response to the call for greater security, Google has implemented an additional (and optional) security measure which requires users enter a random six-digit code after entering their password. The random ... (view more)

Tue
31
Aug
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All Windows Users at Risk of Quicktime Flaw

Shortly after announcing a severe iTunes flaw that affects over 40 Windows applications just last week, it now appears Apple's popular media player, QuickTime, also includes a flaw that could be exploited by hackers to execute malicious code on PCs ... using the Windows operating system (OS). Even systems running more recent versions of the OS, Windows Vista and Windows 7, are vulnerable. "At present the security vulnerability seems to be with users that run Internet Explorer. Given the relative ease with which [the exploit was demonstrated], the chance for drive-by [download] attacks to ... (view more)

Tue
29
Dec
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Researchers Crack GSM Cell Phone Security

Hackers could soon be listening to your cellphone call. That's the word from the Chaos Communication Conference in Berlin, an annual get-together for hackers. Cryptographers at the conference say they've been able to crack a code that, on a normal ... day, prevents the interception of mobile phone calls by forcing those phones to consistently change frequencies across a list of about eighty channels. Since those not working for a cellphone company would have an almost impossible time knowing the sequence of this frequency change-up, hackers usually have no way of intercepting more than a few ... (view more)

Mon
21
Dec
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MS Pulls Plug on Blog Service after Cries of Plagiarism

Microsoft has apologized after a contractor appeared to copy code from a rival company to use in a microblogging service. But Plurk, the company claiming its material was stolen, says it is considering taking the matter to court. Juku, a ... Twitter-style blogging feature on Microsoft's MSN site in China, was taken down this week after the complaints. Plurk's staff had written that Juku's design had involved "blatant theft of code, design, and user interface elements." As Much as 80% of Code Stolen Not only did Plurk staff believe Juku's look and feel was remarkably similar to its own site, but ... (view more)

Wed
27
May
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Rootkit

A rootkit is a set of software tools frequently used by a third party (usually an intruder) after gaining access to a computer system. The tools are are intended to conceal running processes, files or system data, which allows the intruder maintain ... access to a system without the user's knowledge. Rootkits are known to exist for a variety of operating systems such as Linux, Solaris and versions of Microsoft Windows. A computer with a rootkit on it is called a rooted computer. Functions of a Rootkit A rootkit typically hides logins, processes, files, and logs and may include software to ... (view more)

Fri
01
May
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Release Candidate

Release Candidate (RC) The term release candidate (RC) refers to a software version with the potential to be a final product, ready to be released to the public for final testing. In this stage of product stabilization, all product features have ... been designed, coded and tested through one or more Beta cycles with no known software bugs (defects). During the 1990s, Apple Inc. used the term "golden master" for its release candidates, and the final golden master was the general availability release. Gamma, Delta, Omega, Zenith Release Candidates Other terms include gamma (and occasionally also ... (view more)

Mon
16
Feb
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New Malware 'Virux' Spreading Rampant in US

A new strain of malware that can spread rapidly from machine to machine using a variety of infection techniques, including the poisoning of web servers which then go on to contaminate visitors, has reportedly been identified by Security Researchers. ... (Source: theregister.co.uk ) The malware, dubbed VIRUX by security researchers at Trend Micro, is spreading around the globe, but seems to be propagating faster in the U.S. than anywhere else. (Source: trendmicro.com ) VIRUX appears to be more complex than its cousin VIRUT and has the ability to circumvent Microsoft's Windows Firewall security ... (view more)

Tue
26
Aug
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Create a Macro in MS Excel Using MS Visual Basic

This is a different method for creating a macro in MS Excel 2007. You can use this method if you want to write your own script or if you want to copy and paste a part of another macro into an existing macro. You can also use this method to copy and ... paste a new macro. Follow the steps below:If the Developer tab is not available, do one of the following to display it: Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Excel Options. In the Popular category, under Top Options for working with Excel, select the Show Developer tab in the Ribbon check box. Click OK. To set the security level ... (view more)

Tue
17
Jun
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Hyperlinks that Open in a New Window

Using hyperlinks makes it much easier for readers to quickly visit a Web page without abandoning their MS Word document. Can you imagine how much easier still it could be if the Web page opens in an entirely new window? Follow the steps below to ... learn how to make this happen: Click anywhere in your document where you would like to insert a hyperlink to a Web page. Click CTRL + F9. Key in the code below: HYPERLINK" http://www.microsoft.com " no "Thisi Web Page will open in a new window." Select the Field code. Click in the code. Click F9. Using the F9 function key will convert the code to a ... (view more)

Tue
31
Jul
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Windows Genuine Advantage Causes More Problems for Vista

At a time when Microsoft didn't need any more bad Windows Vista news, reports are beginning to surface about problems with the product activation system. For some users of the not-ready-for-prime-time operating system, updating some hardware drivers ... can cause the Software Protection Platform code in Windows Vista to require reactivation. No changes are made to the hardware itself, just the drivers. Software Protection Platform code in Windows Vista is part of the Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA). It's a program required by Microsoft as part of their fight against software piracy. It gets ... (view more)

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