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Posted by quietman7 on Feb 26 2015, 04:52 PM
Jason Weber, the Group Program Manager for the Internet Explorer team posted a blog post today outlining Microsoft's upcoming browser codenamed "Project Spartan". Jason outlines the goal of the project and how they are designing a rendering engine that focuses on interoperability and displaying web pages as they meant to be displayed. As we announced last month, Project Spartan will be the new browser across all Windows 10 devices, from phones to tablets, PCs and beyond. Youll hear about the new browsers features in the coming months but in this post, we want to tell you more about what motivated ...

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Posted by buddy215 on Feb 26 2015, 01:38 PM
SOURCE: FCC adopts net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination - Yahoo Finance   By Aaron Pressman 21 minutes ago   Federal regulators moved forward on Thursday with a net neutrality plan to protect openness on the Internet by treating the online world more like heavily regulated telecommunications markets.   New rules from the Federal Communications Commission adopted on a 3-2 vote will prohibit Internet service providers like Comcast (CMCSA) and Verizon Communications (VZ) from discriminating against any web site or online service. That means sites like Netflix (NFLX) or Google’s ...

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Posted by on Feb 25 2015, 02:29 PM
In 2012 it was reported that CNET's Download.com started wrapping safe 3rd party software with an installer that would also install adware unless a developer opted out. This allowed CNET to generate extra revenue for each installation of an adware program on a user's computer. It appears, though, that even for downloads that are commonly bundled with the adware installer, some browsers are giving their users safer and preferential treatment. This is the case for users of Google's Chrome browser who are only offered a clean adware-free download. On the other hand, if you visit the same page with ...

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Posted by Broni on Feb 24 2015, 10:25 PM
BetaNews has a posted a story stating that OS X, iOS, and Linux have more vulnerabilities than Windows. This information was based off of a GFI blog post where they analyzed the information found in the National Vulnerability Database. The National Vulnerability Database is a repository of known vulnerabilities found in operation systems and applications. This site is a product of the NIST Computer Security Division, Information Technology Laboratory and is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Securitys National Cyber Security Division. In fact, in 2014 it is OS X that was found to be riddled ...

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Posted by on Feb 12 2015, 06:51 PM
It was reported today that there is a scareware program being distributed that pretends to be the popular AdwCleaner adware cleaning tool, but is in fact nothing more than a scam. Unlike the free and legitimate AdwCleaner tool, this scareware version displays fake scan results and then prompts you to purchase it for $59.99 before you can remove the threats. If you purchase the program, it will then display a page that prompts you to download the registered program, which is nothing more than the legitimate and free AdwCleaner. It is important to note that the only legitimate locations to download ...

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Posted by on Feb 03 2015, 03:22 PM
What does the Coin Locker Ransomware have in common with Julius Caesar? The answer is an easily decrypted encryption method called the Ceasar Cipher which was used by Julius Caesar to encrypt confidential messages. This encryption method uses letter substitution where each character is replaced with another letter a certain amount of places before or after it in the same alphabet. For example, if the cipher was shifting to the right by 4, A would become E and B would become F. An example of cipher shifting by four characters to the right is shown in the figure below. As this type of cipher simply ...

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Posted by jhayz on Jan 29 2015, 10:22 PM
You can download Microsoft's Office for Android tablet apps today   Microsoft's Office for Android tablets suite has emerged out of beta after three months in the labs and can be downloaded to your mid-sized tablet of choice for free. So long as you have a Microsoft account and a tablet with a display that's between 7 and 10.1-inch in size, you can download and use the free (basic) versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint to your heart's content.     Need to test this on my Galaxy Note tablet...

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Posted by on Jan 29 2015, 04:11 PM
As ransomware infections continue to evolve with more sophisticated technology and payment systems, today we introduce a new one called CryptoTorLocker2015 that throws all of these advances out the window. A member recently posted about CryptoTorLocker 2015 on our forums and I was able to track down a sample of the installer. Once installed, I could only stare at its barely intelligible ransom note, patched together wallpaper image, static payment address, and easily defeated XOR encryption. Unfortunately, people have paid the ransom from this infection, which means ransomware doesn't have to look ...

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Posted by on Jan 28 2015, 02:38 PM
Recently the FTC has been quite interested in all things data stream related. One of those things being the throttling of whats known as 'Unlimited Data'. Seems most people's interpretation of unlimited is just that, UN Limited.Well we all know that carriers do not seem to follow conventional definitions of terms. And it looks like the FTC wants the definition of Unlimited Data to mean the same thing to everyone. Consumers and carriers alike. So with backing of a $40 Million Dollar fine to TracFone. The FTC is sending a message that Unlimited means UN Limited. Not throttled.TracFone advertised ...

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Posted by on Jan 21 2015, 06:32 PM
At today's Windows 10 press event Terry Myerson, Microsoft's Executive Vice President of Operating Systems, announced that Windows 10 would be a free upgrade for all user's of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 who upgrade during the first year of launch. This is a significant move by Microsoft and aims to deliver the OS into as many hands as possible. This is especially profitable for coporations who typically take a long time to upgrade to new versions in order to ensure compatibility with legacy programs and procedures. By providing a free upgrade path, the cost savings may be to large ...

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