Archive | February, 2006


23 February 2006 | 6,581 views

Advertisers may face public humiliation over adware

Companies could find themselves put up for public humiliation by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission if they continue to advertise through insidious ad-serving software. Such a move might help in the battle against adware, FTC Commissioner Jon Leibowitz said Thursday at an event here hosted by the Anti-Spyware Coalition. Adware is software that displays pop-up [...]

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22 February 2006 | 4,156 views

who is backbone?

This is just an introductory article about myself, nothing interesting (for the most of you) will be revealed in this article, I re-edited it because it had to meet the EU standards (you know Romania will be part of it on 1st of January 2007). A long time ago… …I was a big game addict, [...]

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22 February 2006 | 5,120 views

Phishing Sites Getting More Advanced with SSL

Phishing is a difficult enough form of fraud to avoid for most computer users, but when some of the biggest names in the financial industry fail to do their part to detect and eliminate these online scams, consumers often are placed in an untenable situation. Case in point: A source recently forwarded a link to [...]

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22 February 2006 | 5,369 views

Jan 2006 Virus and Spam Statistics

January at a glance: Vicious and Varied The numbers are indeed concerning: 19 new email-born significant virus attacks, of which a troubling 8 (42%) were graded “low intensity”, 7 (37%) “Medium Intensity” and 4 (21%) were massive attacks & a rare phenomenon for a single month. One outbreak of specific interest, consisting of 7 variants, [...]

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21 February 2006 | 4,177 views

Google has no license for China service

Internet search giant Google Inc.’s controversial expansion into China now faces possible trouble with regulators after a Beijing newspaper said its new Chinese-language platform does not have a license. The Beijing News reported on Tuesday that Google.cn, the company’s recently launched service that accommodates the China’s censorship demands, “has not obtained the ICP (Internet content [...]

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21 February 2006 | 4,122 views

Antitrust case against Apple approved

Back in September, we posted about Thomas Slattery, an unhappy iTunes user who filed a class action lawsuit against Apple alledging that Apple has a monopoly over the digital music and digital music player market with iTMS and iPods. Back then, the judge dismissed a number of items in Apple’s favor, but didn’t dismiss the [...]

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21 February 2006 | 5,485 views

Severe Security Hole in Apple Mac Safari Web Browser

As the German IT portal heise online conveys, a new security hole in the Safari webbrowser for Apple’s Mac OS X has been discovered. This security hole is rather severe, as it invokes the execution of shell scripts under certain circumstances. Once again the Safari option “open safe” files automatically after download bears the blame. [...]

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20 February 2006 | 16,708 views

Google’s Defense of Privacy – Tells Feds to BACK OFF

Google has offered multiple reasons why it shouldn’t have to comply with a Justice Department subpoena. One is privacy. An excerpt: If Google is forced to compromise its privacy principles and produce to the Government on such a flimsy request, its search query and URL data, Google will, without a doubt, suffer a loss of [...]

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20 February 2006 | 175,770 views

Browse Anonymously at Work or School – Bypass Firewall & Proxy

AnonymousInet has relaunched! A nice clean FREE web based proxy service. http://www.anonymousinet.com/ Works great for me, it’s fast and free! It also encodes the URL so stupid simple content filters wont stop it.

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19 February 2006 | 7,706 views

Spanish ‘Super’ Hacker Jailed for 2 Years over DoS attack

A Spanish hacker who launched a denial of service attack that hobbled the net connections of an estimated three million users has been jailed for two years and fined 1.4m. Santiago Garrido, 26, (AKA Ronnie and Mike25) launched the attack using a computer worm in retaliation for been banned from the popular “Hispano” IRC chat [...]

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