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Download Microsoft's new free antivirus software

Wed, 2009-06-24 06:19 by admin

Microsoft Offers Security for Free: But Only for Individuals
Windows & Net Magazine, OH
Instead, MSE tackles malware with a laser-like intensity, filling the one security hole in Windows that Microsoft hasn't plugged. MSE will be made free to all genuine users of Windows XP, Vista, and 7. It's a small, lightweight application that's ...

Free Microsoft Antivirus Software

Sat, 2009-06-20 09:56 by admin

Now available in selected countries.

Free Microsoft Antivirus Software Next Week
New York Times, United States
It will make the test-phase service, now officially named “Microsoft Security Essentials,” available for download onto properly licensed Windows PC in Brazil, Israel and the United States running Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating ...
Leak: Free Windows 7 Morro (Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0) Softpedia
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$100 'Midget' PCs

Thu, 2008-12-04 16:09 by admin

$100 'Midget' PC

Gizmodo – NETBOOKS

Coby to Release $100 'Midget' Laptop to Sell in Rite-Aid, Kroger

By John Herrman, 4:58 AM on Thu Dec 4 2008

Just as we're coming to grips with the entire netbook phenomenon, low end manufacturer Coby comes up with something even lamer. "[Midget PCs] are smaller than a netbook but not THAT small." Midget PCs. Lovely. …

Spam volumes drop by two-thirds

Thu, 2008-11-13 13:00 by admin

Brian Krebs on Computer Security
Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 11/12/2008
Spam Volumes Drop by Two-Thirds After Firm Goes Offline

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Another security breach—your door key

Fri, 2008-10-31 14:01 by admin

Hard to believe, but still true—not only your bank account may be hacked by digital means, but your door key as well.

The article here is an excerpt. Read the complete article.

Blu-ray is dead - heckuva job, Sony!

Thu, 2008-10-30 13:35 by admin

Posted by Robin Harris @ 12:31 pm on ZDnet blogs

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Blu-ray is in a death spiral. 12 months from now Blu-ray will be a videophile niche, not a mass market product.

Mail server spam blacklists

Fri, 2008-10-10 23:30 by admin

DNS spam blacklists are run by independent companies or small groups of private persons to help fight spam. They work like this:

  1. They find objectionable SMTP (sending mail) servers through various methods like spam traps or IP range qualifications. For example, at least one of the blacklists contains all known IP address ranges that are used for direct dial-in, so they catch spammers using hijacked computers for direct spamming, like botnets.
  2. The blacklisted IP addresses are put into a special DNS (Domain Name System) server.

Google's Chrome Browser Contains Microsoft Code

Sat, 2008-09-13 21:04 by admin

CBS News

Google's Chrome Browser Contains Microsoft Code
Redmond Channel Partner, CA
They wanted to turn on Data Execution Prevention in Windows XP SP2 and Windows Server 2003 SP1. To do so, they may have done a little reverse engineering. ...
Building Google Chrome: A first look InfoWorld
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Chrome - a new web browser from Google

Tue, 2008-09-02 19:08 by admin

The latest assault by Google is a new, open-source, lightning-fast web browser named Chrome—more information at:

OLPC Origin: … the XO Laptop

Sat, 2008-08-30 07:52 by admin

OLPC Origin: Bittersweet Success and Future of the XO Laptop

Gizmodo - Aug 28, 2008
They are also boosted by the negativity surrounding Windows Vista: By running Linux or Windows XP, they present a desirable alternative to the bulkier, ...