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Ford develops its first electric bicycle | Techi.com

This ebike sounds like it could be a lot of fun, but a regular bike is better as you can go further. Sounds like fun.

Ford develops its first electric bicycle | Techi.com.

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Botnet Shutdown Success Story: How Kaspersky Lab Disabled the Hlux/Kelihos Botnet – Securelist

This is quite interesting, and look, two companies work together to stop something distructive. Check this out, and let me know what you think.

Botnet Shutdown Success Story: How Kaspersky Lab Disabled the Hlux/Kelihos Botnet – Securelist.

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another update of sorts

Hi.
flash 10.3.183.10
is out.
Also please note ms released an update for the windows malware tool
which is out of band, this is not security related usually, a new
tool is released each month for detection sake but its worth noting.

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September 9, 2011: the trend micro newsletter is of interest

The September 9, 2011 issue of the Trend Micro newsletter is of interest because it talks about certificates and how they work with authorities. It recaps what has happened with one such authority. Take a read of this.

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LulzSec Hacker Exposed by the Service He Thought Would Hide Him – Technology – The Atlantic Wire

This is quite interesting. I’ve never used any of these services, and I’m interested to hear if anyone here has. Check out this article to see how the company behind this one site cooperated with law enforcement to turn someone in. I would hope that companies such as this would do the right thing like they did.

LulzSec Hacker Exposed by the Service He Thought Would Hide Him – Technology – The Atlantic Wire.

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Mac OS X Trojan hides behind malicious PDF disguise | Naked Security

This article talks about something that has been plagueing
us Windows users for years. Now it is your turn to be notified about infected PDF files. Just be on the lookout.

Mac OS X Trojan hides behind malicious PDF disguise | Naked Security.

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Android bugs allow attackers to secretly install malware

Here is some Android news that people may be interested in. What do you think of this one?

Android bugs allow attackers to secretly install malware.

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Google opens its social network to all | Digital Media – CNET News

Well, I have heard this is not all that accessible, but I have never used the service. I want to pole my readers to read this one, and let me know if you sign up and how accessible it is to use.

Google opens its social network to all | Digital Media – CNET News.

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New Window-Eyes SMA Options Now Available from GW Micro!

Greetings!

In a continuing effort to help you maximize your budget, GW Micro has created an additional method for you to purchase Software Maintenance Agreements (SMAs).

Our current SMA provides the next three major upgrades of Window-Eyes. We recognize that budgets are tight for many government agencies as well as individuals, and we are doing our part to help you keep some of that hard earned cash in your pocket.

GW Micro is pleased to announce the new 2-count SMA. This SMA will provide the next two major upgrades to Window-Eyes for a much lower cost.

If you want a 3-count SMA, you can continue to purchase it for the same price you currently pay.

In addition to the 2-count SMA option, we are also pleased to announce an SMA Time Plan. It will start at a low cost for a 2-year plan and additional years may be purchased. All upgrades, major or minor will be provided at no additional charge during the “Time” period. If you renew before the time expires you can buy one additional year or multiple years – it’s your choice. If the time expires and you want to begin again, you must start over at the 2-year level. Of course, if the time expires and a major upgrade is released then you pay the regular price of that upgrade before you may buy the SMA Time Plan. Remember that with all SMAs, you must be at the latest version prior to purchasing an SMA.

For pricing information for customers located within the U.S., please refer to www.gwmicro.com/catalog, email us at sales@gwmicro.com, or feel free to contact GW Micro at 260-489-3671. For customers outside of the U.S., please contact your local dealer for pricing information. You can find your local dealer at www.gwmicro.com/dealers.

Get your SMA or SMA Time plan before it’s too late!

Sincerely,

The GW Micro Sales Team

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Cybercriminals find new ways to disguise spam

Cybercriminals find new ways to disguise spam.

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Skype users targeted with calls spreading fake AV

This is exactly what happened to me. I think all my readers should read this. Luckily I never gave such things, I am also going to pass this on to F-secure. Think they need to know.

Skype users targeted with calls spreading fake AV.

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Facebook users will soon be able to update Twitter – Neowin.net

Facebook users will soon be able to update Twitter – Neowin.net.

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Is this the end of the line for DigiNotar?

This has been talked about on Security now! for the last few weeks. I think Steve should have a copy of this, so I’m sending it to him through twitter. Its too bad that this company has been found to be untrustworthy. There will be others, and they will be found over time. Digital Security certificates is a serious business, and if you screw up, you’ll end up paying. The security companies should thank the government for doing the right investigation, and ultimately the right thing. Check this article out. Leave your comments.

Is this the end of the line for DigiNotar?.

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Windows 8 new security features

This is quite interesting. I’ve never used a program like MSE before though, but only time will tell what is really in Windows 8. Check this article out.

Windows 8 new security features.

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STAPLES Center Unveils New $3.4 Million JBL Professional Vertec Audio System – Los Angeles Kings – Press Releases

I normally don’t post press releases, but I thought this one, from the Los Angeles Kings and Staples Center here in Los Angeles have some tech news in a way dealing with sound systems and videos. I thought you guys might want to read what this sports and entertainment arena might have in store should you come down here for an event. Sounds like fun. Let me know your thoughts.

STAPLES Center Unveils New $3.4 Million JBL Professional Vertec Audio System – Los Angeles Kings – Press Releases.

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Scareware scams spill onto Skype • The Register

After getting a call from an interesting skype name, and following its link last night, Trend Micro blocked a portion of the page. Enquiring about this to Trend Micro and F-secure, F-secure send me a link to this story about skype. So now, we need to be worried about calls saying we’re infected. I knew I wasn’t but was curious on what this site was about. Since I knew I wasn’t infected, I would not be putting my payment details in such sites without running my own antivirus software. Take a look at this article.

Scareware scams spill onto Skype • The Register.

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updates

Hi all.
Most of the updates this month are office.
those that use office and not their compatability pack 2007 and up
will get a nice 82mb download of things.
Those that don’t will get 22mb, windows has about a mb of updates not
including the malware updates.
I have also submitted some more content for the podcast.
later

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FOIA Victory Will Shed More Light on Warrantless Tracking of Cell Phones | Electronic Frontier Foundation

FOIA Victory Will Shed More Light on Warrantless Tracking of Cell Phones | Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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E-mail typos result in 20GB of stolen data – CNN.com

This is interesting domain news.

E-mail typos result in 20GB of stolen data – CNN.com.

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Scammers demand $143 from Windows users, threaten with file deletion

I thought this would be a good read for you guys, so take a nice read on this.

Scammers demand $143 from Windows users, threaten with file deletion.

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