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Researchers: Avoid Using USB Flash Drives

A new report suggests that most USB flash drives (also known as thumb drives) have a critical security weakness that allows them to be reconfigured, giving hackers an opportunity to silently infect targeted computer systems with malware . The report ... comes from Germany's Security Research Labs, which says that most companies making USB flash drives fail to protect the firmware installed on their devices. That means attackers could easily hack and replace the firmware with a malicious version of the firmware, which is then capable of delivering a payload onto a victim's PC - usually with ... (view more)

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Kaspersky Antivirus Son Kidnapped, Held for Ransom

According to news agencies, Kaspersky Antivirus founder Eugene Kaspersky's son has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom in Russia. Unconfirmed reports, including a bulletin from BBC News, state that 20-year-old Ivan Kaspersky was nabbed while ... on his way to work. Eugene Kaspersky is the founder of Moscow-based security company Kaspersky Labs, a world leader in software designed to protect PCs from viruses and malware. The firm says its products are currently being used by more than 300 million people around the world, making it the third-largest security software company in the world. ... (view more)

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'Hulu', and 'Google Labs'

Hulu Hulu finally opens its beta to everyone today. Watch the newest television series and movies on the web without fearing the feds breathing down your neck. It's all free, it's all legit. Google Labs Google's technology ... playground. Showcases a few of their favorite ideas that aren't quite ready for prime time. Your feedback can improve them. Play with these prototypes and send your comments directly to the Googlers who developed them. (view more)

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