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Google researcher gives Microsoft 5 days to fix XP zero-day bug

Sat, 2010-06-12 09:09 by admin

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Google researcher gives Microsoft 5 days to fix XP zero-day bug
Computerworld - A Google engineer today published attack code that exploits a zero-day vulnerability in Windows XP, giving hackers a new way ...

Google tweaks search results with mystery site speedometer

Sun, 2010-04-11 10:43 by admin

Slow-to-loads get the drop

By Cade Metz in San Francisco
Posted in Music and Media, 9th April 2010 22:37 GMT

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Google is now using site speed—"how quickly a site responds to web requests"—as part of the criteria for ranking links on its world-dominating search engine.

Law enforcement appliance subverts SSL

Fri, 2010-03-26 16:24 by admin
Packet Forensics device - click to enlarge

By Ryan Singel March 24, 2010 | 1:55 pm | Categories: Surveillance, Threats

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That little lock on your browser window indicating you are communicating securely with your bank or e-mail account may not always mean what you think its means.

Microsoft's Free Sync Service

Fri, 2010-03-12 15:54 by admin

… The solution: Windows Live Sync. You designate one folder on Computer A, and another folder on Computer B. Then Sync keeps them synced with each other, magically, over the Internet, with no effort on your part. Add, change, or delete a file on your laptop; you'll find it added, changed, or deleted on your desktop. Edit some chapters or spreadsheets on your Mac at home; you'll find them edited the same way at work.

Microsoft ambushes Waledac botnet

Fri, 2010-02-26 17:16 by admin

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With legal nod, Microsoft ambushes Waledac botnet
Admittedly, from XP and earlier I always ran ZoneAlarm, but on Vista and up, I've only used Microsoft products (MS Security essentials + Windows Firewall), ...
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The Etherkiller and friends

Fri, 2009-11-20 17:44 by admin

At some time frustration over dysfunctional computers and networks boils over. What to do?

This web page, The Etherkiller and friends, shows a really nice way out. The self-made devices can solve a lot of problems very quickly and thoroughly.

Internet maps

Mon, 2009-11-16 20:46 by admin

TeleGeography has nice, but expensive large wall maps of various aspects of the Internet, like undersea cables, land connections, traffic, etc.

They also offer free versions for download, suitable as desktop backgrounds. finds familiar power

Mon, 2009-10-26 21:23 by admin

By Jamie Monday Oct 26, 2009 12:00pm

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If you have gone to since Saturday you may not have noticed any real changes. On the outside this is true, but underneath the hood they just replaced the entire engine and drive train.

eBay ends auctions prematurely

Sun, 2009-10-25 11:52 by admin

After the switch from daylight saving time back to standard time in Europe eBay's auction system apparently ends all auctions one hour early, while the remaining time for each auction still shows 60 minutes.

This means that many auctions got a low price, because many bidders customarily bid late because of the peculiar auction method eBay uses. (eBay auctions end at a predefined point in time, rather than being extended until there is no new bid for a certain time, as is usual in normal auctions.)