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Massive drive-by download attack - The Register

Mon, 2008-03-17 12:45 by admin

Mass compromise powers massive drive-by download attack

Invasion of the password snatchers
By John Leyden
Thursday 13th March 2008 12:10 GMT

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More than 10,000 web pages have been booby trapped with malware in one of the largest attacks of its kind to date.

Compromised web pages include travel sites, government websites, and hobbyist sites that have been modified with JavaScript code that silently redirects visitors to a site in China under the control of hackers.

Ballmer Acknowledges Mistakes, Offers Insights

Thu, 2008-03-13 08:46 by admin

Ballmer Acknowledges Mistakes, Offers Insights on Roadmap at MIX08
2008-03-07

By Jeffrey Schwartz

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In a rare display of contrition, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer yesterday acknowledged frustration with the acceptance of Windows Vista and the company's failure to upgrade its Internet Explorer browser more routinely, as well the questionable decision to pursue separate development paths for Internet Explorer and the .NET Framework.

IE8 Beta 1: the screenshot tour - Australian Personal Computer

Tue, 2008-03-11 11:33 by admin

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IE8 Beta 1: the screenshot tour
Australian Personal Computer, Australia - 9 hours ago
Screenshots are from IE8 Beta 1 running on Vista without SP1; please keep your masochist jokes to yourself. We've ignored weird one-off operational problems ...

Oprah's Webcast - Huffington Post

Sat, 2008-03-08 09:49 by admin

Oprah's Webcast: State-of-the-Art, But Not What You Think

Posted March 7, 2008 | 09:57 AM (EST)

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Why falling Flash prices threaten Microsoft - Guardian

Fri, 2008-03-07 15:04 by admin

The surprise success of the Asus Eee could mark a change in how people view open source – and cause problems for Windows

Glyn Moody
The Guardian, Thursday March 6 2008

Article history: This article appeared in the Guardian on Thursday March 06 2008 on p5 of the Technology news & features section. It was last updated at 11:13 on March 06 2008.

Six Botnets Send 85% of Spam

Tue, 2008-03-04 07:06 by admin

By Greg McNevin

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According to the net security firm Marshall, a mere six botnets are responsible for a whopping 85 percent of the world's spam in February.

Out of this six, the Srizbi and Rustok botnets are heavyweights, sending out 39 and 21 percent of of messages respectively.

China To Disable Great Firewall For The Olympics?

Tue, 2008-02-26 08:02 by admin

from the firewall,-what-firewall? dept

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Free! Why $0.00 Is the Future of Business - Wired

Mon, 2008-02-25 20:55 by admin

By Chris Anderson

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Cold Boot Attacks on Encryption Keys

Sat, 2008-02-23 09:33 by admin

Ed Felten and his crew have shown that encryption methods used to protect laptops while travelling can often be cracked in minutes.

Web design: Bye bye embed

Thu, 2008-02-21 15:49 by admin

July 11, 2006
Bye Bye Embed
by Elizabeth Castro

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It has always gotten my goat that Internet Explorer’s non-standard use of the object tag has forced standards-loving browsers to use the non-standard embed tag in order to embed movies on a web page. Even on Apple’s site, the embed tag—a Netscape extension, for Pete’s sake!—is so entrenched that it’s hard to even find information about using the object element for QuickTime, except in a non-standard way.