Archive for October 13th, 2007

Boeing fires employee whose laptop was stolen

October 13, 2007

The Boeing Co. said Thursday it has fired the employee whose laptop was stolen with personal information about nearly 400,000 retired and current company workers. Files on the stolen computer contained salary information, Social Security numbers, home addresses, phone numbers and birth dates.

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Dolphin Stadium website trojaned

October 13, 2007

Websense Labs has discovered that the official website of Dolphin Stadium has been compromised with malicious code. The Dolphin Stadium is currently experiencing a large number of visitors, as it is the home of Sunday’s Super Bowl XLI. MS06-014 and MS07-004 exploits are used to download a payload of a NsPack-packed Trojan keylogger/backdoor

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US wants all your fingerprints

October 13, 2007

Brits planning a trip to the US will now have to surrender all 10 of their digits to the authorities for fingerprinting. The prints will then be added to the same FBI database which stores the prints of convicted criminals. This leads to our first fashion prediction of 2007: this season’s cool terrorists will mostly be wearing gloves.

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Microsoft: Windows Defender for Windows XP Released.

October 13, 2007

Its not been officially announced but Its out of beta and has been released. Windows Defender is a free program that helps protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software. It features Real-Time Protection, a monitoring system that recommends actions against spyware..

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New Plextor drive “obliterates” data on CDs/DVDs with laser blasts..

October 13, 2007

Plextor has announced a new drive that erases CDs and DVDs by blasting them with laser light. The PlexEraser PX-OE100E “obliterates” the data layer on almost every format of recordable CD and DVD and can even handle dual-layer discs. Each disc takes about three minutes to erase and the drive then marks the disc to show it has been processed.

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Big Brother to take the form of giant space blimps

October 13, 2007

If you’re one of those tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theorists worried about black helicopters spying you on the night, I have good news and I have bad news. The good news? There probably aren’t black helicopters spying on you. The bad news? There will soon be a small army of space blimps spying on you instead.

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WordPress 2.1.1 Security Hole Leaves Blogs Wide Open

October 13, 2007

A hacker managed to sneak into the WordPress server and modify the code in the 2.1.1 release, introducing an exploit that would allow for remote PHP execution. Although the 2.1.1 package does not seem to have been compromised when it was initially released, WP encourages all users to upgrade to 2.1.2 to patch the security hole.

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AT&T ‘Spy Room’ Documents Unsealed; You’ve Already Seen Them

October 13, 2007

A civil liberties group suing telecom giant AT&T for allegedly installing illegal secret surveillance rooms in its internet facilities at the behest of the National Security Agency published substantial portions of long-sealed case documents Tuesday.

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Skynet goes live in October 2008 – Judgement Day

October 13, 2007

US Airforce will be guarding cyberspace with an ambitious plan to guard civilian and military networks with a new command led by the 8th Air Force. They will be going live in October 2008. For some reason all I can think of is isn’t this the plot behind the Terminator films?

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Out of the top 5 search engines, Yahoo returns the riskiest sites for users

October 13, 2007

In research published on Monday by McAfee SiteAdvisor, 5.4 percent of Yahoo searches returned links to “risky” internet sites. AOL was found to be the safest of the top five, with 2.9 percent of sites.

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