Figthing Botnets

Slaying the Nemean Lion was the first of Hercules’s legendary twelve tasks set forth by king Eurystheus. The lion’s hide was so thick that weapons couldn’t penetrate it. An apt name for a new technology developed to detect botnets, one of the most fearsome beasts of the Internet underworld. Botnets come in various shapes and […]

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Firefox’s Appetite for Memory

Anyone who uses Firefox on Windows knows the browser has an almost insatiable appetite for memory, and it’s not unheard of for PCs to allocate a half GB or more of memory just to the browser alone. Mozilla continues to deny that Firefox leaks much memory, but Christopher Blizzard, a member of Mozilla’s board, says […]

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Microsoft drops IE’s ‘click to activate’ nag

Microsoft Corp. will strip a “click to activate” warning from Internet Explorer 7 starting next month, a company product manager said yesterday, a side benefit of the settlement that Microsoft struck with Eolas Technologies Inc. in August. Next month, Microsoft will preview the modified Internet Explorer (IE) that eliminates the warning that’s been popping up […]

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YouTube News

Search engine and internet giant Google has announced a new kind of video advertising format for YouTube to begin next year.YouTube just announced the availability for Windows users of a desktop uploader (install page here). Users will now be able to do bulk file uploads. The company also raised its file size limit from 100 […]

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Windows Live Suite Out of BETA

Microsoft’s Windows Live software package has been in beta for a while now and today Microsoft announced that Windows Live is officially out of beta status. Windows Live has many different pieces of software located centrally in one application. Possibly the most useful piece of the Windows Live puzzle for most users will be the […]

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Google enters mobile phone market

Google Inc said on Monday it would offer a software system to make the Internet work as smoothly on mobile phones as it does on computers, seeking to spur change in a tightly controlled industry. <img width=1 height=1 alt=”” src=”http://us.bc.yahoo.com/b?P=sLsau9G_Rt1F72E7RwOU1wF2Vn5ZC0cx0G0ABtn0&T=1et5t26tq%2fX%3d1194446957%2fE%3d15194913%2fR%3dnews%2fK%3d5%2fV%3d2.1%2fW%3dH%2fY%3dYAHOO%2fF%3d2069411182%2fH%3dY2FjaGVoaW50PSJuZXdzIiBjb250ZW50PSJHb29nbGU7aXQ7SW50ZXJuZXQ7RGV1dHNjaGUgVGVsZWtvbTtULU1vYmlsZTtDaGluYSBNb2JpbGU7Y2FycmllcjtOVFQgRG9Db01vO0FtZXJpY2FuO01vdG9yb2xhO21vbmV5O3RlY2hub2xvZ3k7ZGF0YTtXZWIgc2VydmljZXM7c3RhbmRhcmRzO05va2lhO01pY3Jvc29mdDtuZXR3b3JrO2VCYXk7bW9iaWxlIEludGVybmV0O0xpbnV4O05hc2RhcTtzdG9jazt2aWRlbztTYW47IiByZWZ1cmw9IiIgdG9waWNzPSIi%2fQ%3d-1%2fS%3d1%2fJ%3d7147BFD1&U=13bh8te22%2fN%3dfh5yIdG_RvE-%2fC%3d612212.11288331.12149312.2498248%2fD%3dLREC%2fB%3d4987455″> In its long-rumored entry into the mobile phone market, the world’s leading Internet company said […]

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Apple patches QuickTime

Apple Inc. patched seven bugs in QuickTime today as it updated the media player to version 7.3 for both Mac OS X and Windows. To quash yet another Java-related vulnerability, Apple zapped QuickTime for Java. All but one of the vulnerabilities would be ranked critical by other vendors, but Apple does not rate flaws or […]

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Leopard Needs Patches

The security features introduced in Apple’s Leopard operating system need work. That’s according to security experts who have been putting the new version of Mac OS X through its paces, since the upgrade was introduced last Friday. Leopard introduces a number of important security features to the Mac, but they are often implemented incompletely, leaving […]

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NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT

NVIDIA today is set to launch its newest midrange graphics card part, the GeForce 8800 GT, previously known by its codename G92. NVIDIA guidance states that its newest graphics card will be sold at a retail price in the $199 and $249 price range. Development around the G92 processor revolved around reducing the thermal and […]

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Microsoft Update Strikes Again

Microsoft installed a resource hungry search application on thousands of PCs Wednesday, bringing them to a standstill, according to The Register on Thursday. It happened even though administrators had configured their systems not to use the search tool. The incident is the second in as many months where administrators thought they had locked down their […]

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