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Spyros

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Interesting PC & security news
« on: October 19, 2005, 04:59:40 PM »
1) If this thread is really off-topic, mods feel free to remove it.
2) I want us all to write some good news about PC's & security in this thread.
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Re: Interesting PC & security news
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2005, 05:00:36 PM »
Laser printer dot code revealed
Yellow marks on documents can identify when and where they were printed.
http://www.nature.com/news/2005/051017/full/051017-9.html

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Re: Interesting PC & security news
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2005, 10:48:18 AM »
OpenOffice.org 2 Final released

SOURCE: Beta News

http://www.betanews.com/article/OpenOfficeorg_20_Final_Launches/1129819229


EDIT: Not sure if this belongs here but i'm so happy it was finnaly released i thought i'd share the good news...  ;D

Spyros

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Re: Interesting PC & security news
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2005, 10:49:56 AM »
Shouldn't this be in "Updates" ?  ;D

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Re: Interesting PC & security news
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2005, 11:25:05 AM »
Shouldn't this be in "Updates" ?  ;D

I'll delete it if you want...

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Re: Interesting PC & security news
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2005, 02:37:41 PM »
Tempted by blogs, spam becomes 'splog'
The scourge of e-mail--spam--has reinvented itself for the world of blogs, in a phenomenon experts have dubbed "splog." And Google is in the hot seat.
http://news.com.com/Tempted+by+blogs%2C+spam+becomes+splog/2100-1032_3-5903409.html?tag=nl

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Re: Interesting PC & security news
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2005, 04:39:43 PM »
Accused Spyware Installer Settles Lawsuit
http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SPITZER_SPYWARE?SITE=OHCIN&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2005-10-20-18-03-30

Dutch Say Suspects Hacked 1.5M Computers
Three suspects in a Dutch crime ring hacked 1.5 million computers worldwide, setting up a "zombie network" that secretly stole credit card and other personal data, prosecutors said Thursday.
http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/N/NETHERLANDS_HACKERS_NETWORK?SITE=OHCIN&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2005-10-20-13-13-01

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Re: Interesting PC & security news
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2005, 10:01:23 PM »
Google is hiring two programmers who will work on upgrading OpenOffice.org!!!
http://download.bg/news_view.php?id=3941 ( the url is on Bulgarian language )
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Re: Interesting PC & security news
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2005, 01:18:20 AM »
Google is hiring two programmers who will work on upgrading OpenOffice.org!!!
http://download.bg/news_view.php?id=3941 ( the url is on Bulgarian language )
Google is planning to add OpenOffice to be used on-line, without local installation.
They're making a deal with Sun Corporation.
Microsoft, to not stay behing, is planning to release in 2006 the Office Live. A stripped version of MS Office to be used on-line by the small companies that can't (or don't want to) buy full Office. I don't know if it will be allowed to home users (probably will).
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Re: Interesting PC & security news
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2005, 01:33:09 PM »
Microsoft's Other OS
Microsoft Research has developed a prototype of a microkernel operating system, code-named 'Singularity.' Its most surprising feature: It has nothing to do with Windows.
http://www.microsoft-watch.com/article2/0,1995,1882174,00.asp?kc=MWRSS02129TX1K0000535

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Re: Interesting PC & security news
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2005, 09:19:03 PM »
Microsoft are changing the name of Microsoft Antispyware, the new name will be Microsoft Defender.
From Microsoft says that there will be and some new thing along with the new name!!!

http://download.bg/news_view.php?id=3945( the url is in Bulgarian language )
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Re: Interesting PC & security news
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2005, 10:54:11 PM »

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Re: Interesting PC & security news
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2005, 12:33:36 AM »
Couldn't agree more ;D

I have also got the flashblock extension for firefox, so all I see is an icon to indicate there is flash content (very handy on dial-up). I click if I want to see it, but more and more sites are using flash for navigation and not just ads. So it could become a bit of a lottery.

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An attacker who manages to entice a user to a malicious Web site with a malformed Flash file could grab control of the PC, said eEye, if that user was running Windows with Administrator rights.
Mind you common sense, again plays a big part in the avoidance, backed up of course by DropMyRights.
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Re: Interesting PC & security news
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2005, 09:25:13 AM »
NB The new Flash update will not display if you have Obj-Tabs ticked under Adblock options in Firefox. The Mozilla site says this is because of increased security in the Flash plug-in.

S.Z. Craftec's avatar also seems to be broken- it just judders like a paused video. I don't know if this could be Flash related?

Edit: avatar working again now. Unrelated glitch?
« Last Edit: November 08, 2005, 10:15:46 AM by FreewheelinFrank »
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« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2005, 02:33:58 PM »
That is handy Frank as the Obj-Tab is selected by default id you have the AdBlock extension installed and I assume updated to the latest version.
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