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Don't fall victim to the many telephone scams out there stating that you have malware on your computer. A few months ago I received a telephone call from Microsoft (Scammer) stating that my computer has malware on it and they wanted to help me remove the malware. I didn't fall for the scam but I kept him on the phone a long time. The following video made by a principal software engineer at Sourcefire when scammers phoned him shows how the scammers operate: [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb69H7l0vJA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb69H7l0vJA[/url]
[url=http://www.pcworld.com/article/262274/helium_filled_wd_drives_promise_huge_boost_in_capacity.html]Helium-filled WD drives promise huge boost in capacity[/url] [i]Western Digital is preparing to launch a line of hard drives filled with helium gas that is said to drastically reduce internal friction and thus lower power consumption by 23% while increasing capacity by 40%.[/i] [i] [/i] [i]The 3.5-in data center drives, developed by WD subsidiary Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST), are expected to be available next year.[/i] This strikes me as a novel approach to eliminating friction from the spin of the drive. It makes perfect sense being that Helium is lighter and doesn't react with other elements under most circumstances by nature of being a noble gas. I still prefer SSD's for speed, but for size, this should prove to be a pretty cool advancement for HDD's. Of course, it's also one more thing to worry about if it springs a leak. I
Somehow an add-on on my IE started showing up, it is called yontoo. I am not sure if it is bad or innocuous? I suspect it installed from some other program I installed in the last month. I did find it in the control panel and I did un-install it. I went to yontoo.com and it looked legit, but I am not sure. Has anyone heard of it? Thanks, Dan
Hey All! Happy Friday! The Community has stayed fairly low-key today so I thought I'd liven it with some news from everybody's favorite Cupertino company! Yes, this means another Apple story. In their quest to try to dominate seemingly every inch of the tech industry, the latest reports suggest Apple is now talking with music labels as they decide whether or not to introduce a new service that will stream music based on your tastes. This Pandora-esque move, although still in it's infancy, is already having it's effects, mainly in the form of Pandora shares falling 17% after the reports came out. Apple already dominates the music market with iTunes so a radio service that will give users a more custom music experience should be a great way to add that extra dimension to the iTunes experience that's currently missing. More songs (especially international ones) would be good too! The full story can be found [url=http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-09-07/app
[i]"iPhone 5"! "New iPhone"! "iPad mini"! "Apple here, Apple there, Apple everywhere"[/i]...In these last few months approaching the glorified 9/12 announcement day, these are the words I've been hearing and seeing absolutely everywhere from absolutely everyone.This must be a record-breaking amount of publicity, even for the fruit-named Cupertino company...It's inescapable and frankly, a bit overwhelming. Now don't get me wrong. I like Apple (the company and the fruit) and I think their products are top notch. But there are other companies out there announcing cool new products by the dozen, but which are being heavily overshadowed...So let's show them some love! Which leads me to today's announcements from Nokia and Motorola (and Microsoft and Google, respectively). I'll start with Nokia, who has struggled immensely as a company recently, going from industry leaders to hanging on for dear life as they watched Apple and Android products gobble up the market share. Nevertheless,
"In advance of one of the most significant waves of product launches in Microsoft’s history, today we are unveiling a new logo for the company. It’s been 25 years since we’ve updated the [url=http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/imagegallery/logos/logoguidelines.aspx]Microsoft logo[/url] and now is the perfect time for a change. This is an incredibly exciting year for Microsoft as we prepare to release new versions of nearly all of our products. From Windows 8 to Windows Phone 8 to Xbox services to the next version of Office, you will see a common look and feel across these products providing a familiar and seamless experience on PCs, phones, tablets and TVs. This wave of new releases is not only a reimagining of our most popular products, but also represents a new era for Microsoft, so our logo should evolve to visually accentuate this new beginning. The Microsoft brand is about much more than logos or product names. We are lucky to play a role in the lives of more than a billion
I can't thank y'all enough for helping me :`) I'm Amanda and I'm so sorry for the trouble my phone caused when I first joined. I never had a clue all that stuff was on my phone. I knew something was on it but I'm truly sorry. I was led here to find help and my goodness, AMAZING COMMUNITY is all I can say!!!
Microsoft deal alert! If you recently bought or plan to buy a computer with Windows 7 on it, you can get a Windows 8 Pro upgrade for $14.99. Quite a bit better than its $119 Windows 7 upgrade in 2009! [url=https://windowsupgradeoffer.com/en-US]Check out the deal.[/url]
[b]Bill Gates: Reinvent the toilet, save the world:[/b] [url=http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-bill-gates-reinvent-the-toilet-save-the-world-20120815,0,776312.story]http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-bill-gates-reinvent-the-toilet-save-the-world-20120815,0,776312.story[/url] Bill Gates wants to turn Waste into energy. I'm hoping this comes true and every Politician gets a free toilet. We wouldn't have to worry about energy anymore. :D
[b][url=http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/134672-harvard-cracks-dna-storage-crams-700-terabytes-of-data-into-a-single-gram]story link[/url][/b] [b] [/b] [i]A bioengineer and geneticist at Harvard’s Wyss Institute have successfully stored 5.5 petabits of data — around 700 terabytes — in a single gram of DNA, smashing the previous DNA data density record by a thousand times.[/i][b] [/b] I wonder how much longer it will be until we have DNA hard drives or we all become walking datacenters. Absolutely fascinating!
The recent court battle between the two tech giants has certainly been a buzz-worthy topic for many (tech sites and consumers alike) these last couple of weeks. Who's right, who's wrong, who wins, and who loses, are all questions still unanswered at this point and everyone will have to wait until at least the the of the month before getting a better idea as to who will win the battle. Nevertheless, new evidence and arguments from both sides emerge daily so I thought I'd include two interesting Slashgear articles from earlier today. The [url=http://www.slashgear.com/judge-koh-suggests-apple-is-smoking-crack-in-samsung-case-16243128/]first article[/url] suggests that Judge Lucy Koh's patience is reaching it's limit after she was quoted asking Apple if they were "smoking crack" after they presented her a 75 page document in an attempt to call 22 witnesses for rebuttal testimony. While not the most professional way to put it, Koh's words proved to be popular on Twitter accordin
[i]"In a filing with the US Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), Microsoft admitted something it has been silent about with the public: Yes, the first Surface tablets will ship to customers on October 26, the same day that Windows 8 arrives.[/i] [i]"The next version of our operating system, Windows 8, will be generally available on October 26, 2012,” the filing reads. “At that time, we will begin selling the Surface, a series of Microsoft-designed and manufactured hardware devices.”[/i] [i]Presumably, this means only the base Surface version, which runs on ARM hardware and utilizes the ARM version of Windows 8, called Windows RT. Surface Pro, which runs Windows 8 Pro on Intel-based hardware, will arrive about 90 days later, according to a previous Microsoft statement.[/i] [i]Of course, there are still so many questions about Surface, not the least of which is pricing. The ARM-based Surface versions will come in 32GB and 64GB variants, and the Intel Pro versions will ship w
Alright my technology-obsessed friends... Looks like Apple is diving head first into their next groundbreaking "project" in the form of TV and 5D tech. That's right, it's no misprint...I said 5D!!! According to a [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57478805-37/apple-gets-patent-for-tv-and-5d-tech/?tag=FD.epic]CNET article,[/url][b][i] "The U.S Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple a patent today for a way to connect human beings to computers using sensors, touch screens, and virtual reality gloves."[/i][/b] So apart from sounding like it came out of quantum physics (how there can even be a fourth dimension?), what does it actually mean? Basically, the patent outlines that this kind of advanced 5D technology can be used for anything from interactive gaming to starting a car by recognition of a particular signature. Crazy cool-sounding stuff. Read the full article by clicking above and let me know what you think! Cheers,
[i]"The secretary of state's office said Tuesday it will have an application on [url=http://www.facebook.com/WashingtonStateElections]its Facebook page[/url] that allows residents to register to vote and then "like" the application and recommend it to their friends. It's expected to launch as early as next week."[/i] [url=http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48217987/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/#.UAY70ZGD81I]Full Article Here[/url][i][/i] [u]Interesting things to note:[/u] [list] [*]They already had online voter registration - just not via Facebook until now. [*]Users must allow Facebook to access their information. [*]Users must provide a driver's license or state ID card number in the process. [*]According to the "co-director of elections," Facebook does not have access to the state's database itself. [/list]On the positive side, this might make registering to vote easier for some people, and it might increase the overall number of registered voters. On
[url=http://www.neowin.net/news/firefox-dev-claims-everybody-hates-firefox-updates][b][u]Ex-Firefox Dev Claims "Everybody Hates Firefox Updates"[/u][/b][/url] As of the most recent round of updates, Mozilla has already moved to updating in the background. So I'm somewhat inclined to agree with the Mozilla rep that "Jono's (the ex-dev's) analysis is interesting, but outdated." However, as the ex-dev points out, "People who got fed up and ditched Firefox are going to be hard to win back." Google definitely beat them to the punch as far as automatic updates operating in the background is concerned. However, a lot of the Firefox improvements, to their credit, have been really good improvements. On the other hand, the ex-dev raises a valid concern about breaking extensions fairly quickly with new updates being released at a pretty rapid pace. Background or not, that will probably still be a concern going forward. I'm not really bothered by t
We finally have a date! [url=http://mashable.com/2012/07/09/microsoft-windows-8-shipping-october/]Mashable reported[/url] today that Microsoft is set to begin shipments of Windows 8 by the end of October. [i]Microsoft has finally set a date — actually a couple of dates — for delivery of Microsoft [url=http://mashable.com/follow/topics/windows-8]Windows 8[/url] to customers. The eagerly anticipated operating system overhaul is set to “RTM” (Release to Manufacturing) the first week in August and then ship at the end of October.[/i] Are you looking forward to getting your hands on it? Do you think this will motivate people to stay on Windows PCs?
Sorry, this isn't a rumor or a myth (yet). It's a question and this seemed like the best area for it: I've searched, but I can't find a clear answer on which files get hashed and submitted to the cloud. Imagine a scenario where you receive a sensitive Word document or PDF--let's say it's the Pentagon Papers--as an email attachment. Does this file ever get hashed and submitted? If so, can Webroot be subpoenaed to reveal which accounts submitted that hash for inspection?
Hey everyone :D I wanted to make a post about headphones because of an office discussion about which headphones give you the most bang for your buck! [b]So far in the last 2 years I have tried:[/b] [url=http://beatsbydre.com/products/Products.aspx?pid=B5616&cat=1][b]Beats by Dre:[/b] [/url] $299-$399 The sound quality was really good and I loved that they cancelled [b]most[/b] of the noise. I did however blow the speakers out within a week of purchasing them. Thank goodness for Best Buys return policy! ;) [url=http://www.bose.com/controller?url=/shop_online/headphones/noise_cancelling_headphones/quietcomfort_15/index.jsp][b]Next I tried the Bose Quiet Comfort Noise Cancelling headphones[/b]:[/url] $299 These were fantastic headphones and had excellent sound quality as well as near perfect noise cancelling qualities. I did however re-evaluate my splurging with a credit card and wanted to keep looking at different headphones. [url=http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/ser
Hey All, Happy Friday! While this is not exactly "breaking news" (June 18 is considered old news by now), I'm sure you all have seen (or at least heard) of Microsoft's brand new toy, the "Surface" tablet. With the Windows 8 release looming, Microsoft decided to build the tablet themselves. While not known for their hardware prowess, I must say, from a completely neutral technology-appreciating perspective, this thing looks pretty cool. How about you?? Let me know what you think! One (of the many) articles can be found [url=http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-06-18/microsofts-surface-tablets-raise-the-bar-for-pc-rivals]here[/url]. Cheers and have a great weekend!
According to multiple web sources [url=http://blogs.computerworld.com/smartphones/20576/motorola-droid-razr-razr-maxx-ice-cream-sandwich](my favorite here) [/url] The Verizon Droid Razr and Droid Razr Max are to start receiving the update today and throughout the next week.
Hello: There appears to be some sort of anomaly in the way this message board handles copy/paste of clipboard contents into replies. I can copy text from my text editor and paste here (after clearing a warning by IE8). But I don't appear to be able to copy the contents of another post on this forum into this text box. I had to copy/paste it into Word, and then use the "Paste from Word' to get it into the message (didn't try to pass it through the text editor, which I assume might have worked.) TIA -- Roy Zider
There is a lot of talk about Cross Site Scripting(XSS) vulnerabilities and I thought an introduction might be helpful to some in our community. Simply put an XSS exploit is caused by a coding error in the web page that lets attacks add unwanted code to a page which is executed by the victims browser. This post will cover the anatomy of an attack, techniques for detecting vulnerabilities and methods for mitigation. An XSS exploit can take many shapes, but the most common is phishing emails. The attack scenario looks something like this: [list=1] [*]Phishing email from fake trusted domain includes a link to the trusted domain[list=1][list][url=http://example.com/index.php?i=%E2%80%9D%3e%3cscript%3ealert%28%27XSS%27%29%3c/script]http://example.com/index.php?i=”><script>alert(‘XSS’)</script>[/url][/list][/list] [*]User hovers over link, notices it goes to example.com and clicks on link [*]The web page does not handle the user input in the URL correctly and it adds it to
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