Wednesday, November 30, 2011

HTC rootkit discovered phoning home with user data

"Remember Locationgate? Well, that might be nothing compared to a rootkit that’s been discovered pre-installed on some Android handsets."

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Kindle Fire vs. iPad heats up for holiday shoppers (survey) | ZDNet

"To buy a Kindle Fire or an iPad? That is the question on the minds of many consumers this holiday season, according to new research from consumer electronics shopping site"

Geist: U.S. could claim millions of Canadian domain names in piracy battle

"SOPA’s potential impact on the Internet and development of online services is enormous as it cuts across the lifeblood of the Internet and e-commerce in the effort to target websites that are characterized as being “dedicated to the theft of U.S. property.” This represents a new standard that many experts believe could capture hundreds of legitimate websites and services."

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Microsoft issues temporary fix for critical Windows hole - Win7 and XP

Trojans attacking Windows 7? Yep. And XP too......
A flaw in the Win32k TrueType font-parsing engine affected every version of Windows from XP throughWindows 7. The vulnerability is related to the spread of the Duqu malware, a Stuxnet-like Trojan infecting computers via a Word document. "An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in kernel mode," the advisory warned. "The attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights."