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Re: Interesting
« Reply #960 on: March 22, 2010, 07:22:19 PM »
I meant what you said.

I was just asking myself. How come a bead can protect against EMP?

Careful with your use of abbreviations as the one I associate with EMP, is Electro Magnetic Pulse in connection with nuclear explosions, I think you would need more than a bead or YoKenny's tin foil hat to combat that ;D
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #961 on: March 23, 2010, 12:56:19 AM »
Malware delivered by Yahoo, Fox, Google ads
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20000898-245.html

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Re: Interesting
« Reply #962 on: March 23, 2010, 01:22:24 AM »
Hi mkis,

You can request a search query here for malvertising activities: http://www.anti-malvertising.com/ResearchEngine
I performed it for this Chinese site: http://bbs.ngacn.cc/ (game site for e.g. World of Warcraft)
and got the following results:
http://www.google.com/cse?cx=002208759246055724436%3Aw7urz92c-5e&ie=UTF-8&q=http%3A%2F%2Fbbs.ngacn.cc%2F&sa=Search

Nice to have this Investigative Research Engine for Malverstising bookmarked for specific investigation

Also gave that in for knownsec and got this: https://webmon.knownsec.com/report?id=7700
That is all green but the dubious advertisers there are not beyond suspicion,

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Re: Interesting
« Reply #963 on: March 23, 2010, 02:15:58 AM »
Yes thank you, I now have the address bookmarked.

I believe advertising channels will increasingly become targeted for malware dissemination, especially those channels that are available for broadcast to mass audience. In which case we will need some tool like this on hand even when reading the local newspaper online. ;D

But seriously, some parts of the web are intensively advertising top-heavy - our computer industry being one of the worst culprits when it comes to setting  pages with hidden or deliberately misleading iframes, which redirect to seller sites. There will all hell to play if the malcreants get to run amok in these channels.
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #964 on: March 23, 2010, 11:54:29 AM »
I meant what you said.

I was just asking myself. How come a bead can protect against EMP?

Careful with your use of abbreviations as the one I associate with EMP, is Electro Magnetic Pulse in connection with nuclear explosions, I think you would need more than a bead or YoKenny's tin foil hat to combat that ;D

Thanks for pointing this out. I edited it

I am Double-minded sometimes ::)

Electromagnetic pulse may be the greatest strategic threat that we face because without adequate preparation its impact would be so horrifying that we would basically lose our civilization in a matter of seconds.

EMP bursts can literally “fry” electronic components in everything from our cell phone and car ignitions, to the electric power grid, satellites and air traffic control.
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #965 on: March 23, 2010, 12:14:19 PM »
Taiwan recently finished construction on a solar-powered stadium that will generate 100% of its electricity from photovoltaic technology Designed by Toyo Ito, the 50,000-seat arena will officially open later this year to welcome the 2009 World Games which features many sports not included in the Olympics Such as parachuting, tenpin bowling and rugby sevens
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #966 on: March 23, 2010, 12:35:34 PM »
Malware delivered by Yahoo, Fox, Google ads
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20000898-245.html

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Malware that exploits holes in popular applications is being delivered by big ad delivery platforms including those run by Yahoo, Fox, and Google, according to Prague-based antivirus firm Avast.

This is I believe related to the avast blog article, http://blog.avast.com/2010/02/18/ads-poisoning-%e2%80%93-jsprontexi/. I think there was also another not so technical piece on the avast web site (not the blog) about this also. Edit: found it - This is the one, http://www.avast.com/pr-online-ads-put-web-users-at-risk.
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #967 on: March 23, 2010, 01:32:56 PM »
yes, you will be right David. There has been quite a few articles conveying much the same message over last year or so. Not exactly a steady stream, but suffice to say, reminders enough that the issue of 'big ad delivering platforms' unwittingly conveying malware, is still with us (and may always be).

I took some time out to read through my igoogle feeds this morning, something I do about once a month. In which case, the reminder often comes not from a media article, but rather from not being able to go back a page without having to clamber through a whole bunch of hidden iframes.
And this in an IT publication!!  ???  I wont bother to  name the magazine
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #968 on: March 25, 2010, 03:12:20 PM »
20 PC Shortcuts You Need to Know
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/explore/20-pc-shortcuts.aspx

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Re: Interesting
« Reply #969 on: March 26, 2010, 01:49:32 AM »
20 PC Shortcuts You Need to Know
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/explore/20-pc-shortcuts.aspx

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Re: Interesting
« Reply #970 on: March 26, 2010, 02:19:00 AM »
20 PC Shortcuts You Need to Know
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/explore/20-pc-shortcuts.aspx

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Re: Interesting
« Reply #971 on: March 26, 2010, 04:38:00 AM »
For more windows key  shortcut combinations, go to:
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #972 on: March 26, 2010, 11:03:29 PM »


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« Reply #973 on: March 27, 2010, 02:03:32 PM »
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