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Freedom Scientific loses court case

Well, remember some years ago, we saw news that Freedom Scientific was sewing GW Micro because of the bookmark feature that Freedom put in jFW first? This Press Release from GW Micro talks about the dismissal of the case, they don’t go in to detail, but I’m sure that you can search for posts dealing with the suit. This is great news, the patent FS said GW claimed to be valid, is not a valid patent.

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Pacemaker hacker says worm could possibly ‘commit mass murder’ | Computerworld Blogs

What do you all think of this? I think this could be deadly as hell. I probably shouldn’t be shocked that hospitals aren’t using up to date software to protect themselves from the nasty stuff from the internet. Check this out.

Pacemaker hacker says worm could possibly ‘commit mass murder’ | Computerworld Blogs.

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Truth or fiction: Re: Virus Alert – Invitations to Join LinkedIn

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Re: Virus Alert – Invitations to Join LinkedIn

Invitations to Join the Social Network LinkedIn- Virus!

Invitations to join the social network for professionals called LinkedIn have gone viral on the World Wide Web this week.

Be very careful because these could infect your computer.

These cleverly disguised initiations have buttons to accept or ignore the invitation. Clicking them or any of the links in the email may reroute the computer user to a website that could possibly infect them with a computer virus.

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windows update is a dog!!!

I have various opinions on windows update.
Sure it keeps me up to date but for the last few months there have
been a bunch of errors.
The first one happened in june/ july when it according to the logs
tried to validate a obviously non validated or corrupt data file from
march 2012.
This required stopping windows update, then cleaning temp files,
software distribution folders etc then restarting again.
Then last month just before the certifficate updates windows update
failed again with a configuration error eventually leading to the now
all familiar 024402f codes for the interupted data synk.
Again the same as above.
Today for at least 15 minutes windows update failed because it had a
serverside access violation.
leading to same error code.
The the thing that really maddens me is that windows update will
happily corrupt the datafiles on the system it has run.
so this morning I got an antivirus update, no problem.
about 8.
I checked again at 9.
I tried on the win7 system I had, error!
I wasn’t going to try on the other xp system.
Then I finnished training about 10.30 today.
Tried the other xp system.
tried the other 2 system, error!
To fix this if you were unlucky to get caught in it.

using services.msc find and stop the automatic update service or the
windows update service depending on your os.
Now stop background inteligent transfer, or bits.
Using something like ccleaner clear all temp locations.
Restart bits
Restart windows update.
on win vista and above, check for updates as usual.
wait an age.
on xp and lower.
1. if you have the microsoft update icon, click that.
if not
http://update.microsoft.com is the link.
click microsoft update
click start
click continue
click check.
click find all optional.
eventually it will sort itself out.
hide all updates you don’t want.
My question is why windowsupdate is so unstable and so sensitive to change.
I know it had its issues, hardware id errors and the like.
But lately this has become flipping crazy!.
To feck up any fecking system it wants to just because you run it at
the wrong time seems a bit harsh.
To be honest if there was an alternitive program to hack into
windowsupdate and behave just like that but not use any ms
components, I’d take that.
Now, I suppose on friday when I finally get to work on my remotes I
will need to check for errors.
I actually am annoyed now.
There is no mention of when windowsupdate flakes.
It doesn’t mater if it decides to fudge up for an hour or 30 mins.
I know things fudge I am an admin of several remote networks, and a
local lan or 2.
But why does windowsupdate when it fails corrupt its entire systems?
You basically have to reformat windowsupdate just to make it work.
And even if they solve the issue you still have corrupted files.
I’m sure there is probably a less time consuming and data loosing way
of clearing windowsupdate.
I understand all that switch from microsoft and personally if my
family and myself were not so locked into windows programs and had
spent so much cash I’d switch over to macs or something.
The reality is though that I have spent far to much on windows to ever switch.
there is no support for windows games in a mac unless I run a vertual machine.
If I am going to run a vertual machine of a windows os I may as well have a pc.
Saying that I am seriously thinking of getting an ancient windows box
for games.
it won’t be that fast but it may have to do for the older games.

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and it goes on and on

If you have been keeping up with my blog you would have noticed my
posts on the certifficate issues I have had with windows installers.
One soni media one I suspect has my registry corrupted again and I
need to restore to 2 months back.
However after this also effected flash I decided to restore with
ninite and got the same error I had yesterday.
I have come to the conclusion that at least for now every windows
installer package up to october 2012 is now useless.
Everything that needs to validate itself and is a non ms installer
made with ms installer software is just bad.
I was going to go on a rampage restoring things but the net gods made
the decision for me.
I’m just going to wait I actually really don’t want to spend the day
fixing things so certifficates work for 1 day only.
I also suspect with some delays I am having during bootup that my
internal hdd is on the death road.
This in of itself it not an mabjor issue as I will in short order be
quiring a new laptop unit and at some point in the future a vary
crappy and useless junky vary slow xp desktop with crappy analog hardware.
This unit though totally crap is completely usefull as a blind games system.
Its crappy analog sb live card ensures that the old games I have
played for ages and ages will continue.
And to be fully truthfull I don’t need all the power that I have right now.
Though I do plan to have some sort of more powerfull laptop to.
later all

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security warning!

Hi all.
This note will be going on this and the smeveriss wordpress.
Before you update to the latest windows updates, please check out the
articles associated with the updates that limit security encription keys.
There is a list of rereleases that you need to download.
Also please load all flash, adobe acrobat, java, etc in fact
everything that uses an ms installer that is signed.
This is because everything that is now not using the certifficates
the newer ones will be expired and not work won’t even detect its loaded.
I just tried to reinstall flash and I got a 1721 on the installer so
well nothing works.
I suggest you check all manufacturer sites for updates, adobe, etc to
get the latest updates.
Other updates will probably filter down over the next few weeks I’d
imagine as those companies find they have certifficates that are less
than 1mb 1024 chars.
Most of the prereleases have to do with xp, not sure about 7 but well
there sill be updates as things go on.

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GW Micro Announces ReadEasy Move

From GW News. This sounds exciting.

GW Micro Announces ReadEasy Move



GW Micro, Inc. Announces ReadEasy Move!

GW Micro is proud to announce the ReadEasy Move, the first in a new generation of stand-alone digital capture reading systems specifically designed for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

The ReadEasy Move is compact, stylish, lightweight, and easy-to-use. The ReadEasy Move has an intuitive user interface consisting of only 6 buttons making it the ideal reading solution for people of all ages, whether they are 4 or 104.

“This system is the new generation in the ReadEasy product line,” said Dan Weirich, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for GW Micro. “It’s unique, compact design makes it one of the smallest reading machines available on the market.”

According to Weirich, a person who is blind or visually impaired can read any printed text by simply placing the text under the ReadEasy Move’s camera and pressing a button. The system takes a picture and then begins reading the text in a clear, human-sounding voice within a matter of seconds. The buttons located on the ReadEasy Move are tactile, making it easy to use regardless of your level of vision.

ReadEasy Move customers can add a Keypad Feature Pack to enable more advanced functionality to the ReadEasy Move, such as the ability to save and open files to and from a USB flash drive. Individuals with low vision can obtain additional benefits from using the ReadEasy Move Low Vision Pack, which allows you to connect the device to a computer monitor to magnify text in addition to reading it. Add the optional Low Vision Touch Pack (touchscreen monitor sold separately) and instantly turn the ReadEasy Move into a reading system that supports multi-touch gestures much like those used on the iPhone and iPad! Low vision users can quickly move around a document, adjust magnification and start reading using intuitive touch gestures!

For customers who need access to documents in foreign languages, such as Spanish, French, German, Italian, and others; additional languages can be easily added to the ReadEasy Move. The ReadEasy Move is the first stand-alone reading machine that can recognize and switch between multiple languages automatically (additional languages sold separately).

The ReadEasy Move is now shipping so place your order today! Customers within the U.S. can contact GW Micro or your local GW Micro dealer to order or for more information. You can reach GW Micro by phone at (260) 489-3671 or via email at , or learn more about the ReadEasy Move on the web at ReadEasy Move Information.

Dan Weirich, VP of Sales and Marketing

(260) 489-3671


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Re: Virus Alert – Faxes from eFax Corporation

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Re: Virus Alert – Faxes from eFax Corporation

Beware of Emailed Faxes Allegedly From eFax Corporation. They Could Result in Malware Infection – Virus!

You may have received a very convincing email that appears to look like a fax from eFax Corporate.

Do not click the links in the email to read the fax as they could redirect you to a web site that will infect your computer with malware.
This one went viral this week.

For more details and a tip on how to spot redirecting links in emails go to:

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Re: Phishing Scam Alert – Beware of emails from Intuit

I have gotten tons of these. From truth or fiction for your convenience.

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From: TruthOrFiction.com Team

Re: Phishing Scam Alert – Beware of emails from Intuit

Intuit Has Sent You an Email-Phishing Scam!

There are some very official emails that appear to come from from the accounting software company Intuit.
They contain a link and readers are encouraged to click them.

This is a scam called phishing and the purpose of the scam is to trick the reader of the email to divulge personal and financial information.
This one went viral yesterday.

Some links may take computer users to sites that may infected them with a virus.
This is a good reminder to keep anti-virus software up date and never click links in unsolicited emails.

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